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Paul Charles Smith

Paul Charles Smith

Practice areas:

Lawsuits & Disputes, Real Estate, Land Use & Zoning, Residential, Construction & Development

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1988

  1. Land Use & Zoning: 25%
    27 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Real Estate: 25%
    27 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. Lawsuits & Disputes: 25%
    27 years, 1 thousand cases
  4. Residential: 15%
    27 years, 400 cases
  5. Construction & Development: 10%
    27 years, 150 cases



Hourly ($380-400/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • Kate Warner

    I've worked with Paul in cases both on the same side and as an opponent going on to 15 years now, and I've referred out clients to him when there was a conflict. He's smart, fair, efficient, and honest. I have found him to cut to the chase, and work towards the right/best/ most workable outcome that can be crafted with the elements a case presents.


    Kate Warner Construction & Development Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Keegin Harrison Schoppert Smith & Karner LLP

1000 Fourth Street Suite 600
San Rafael, CA, 94901




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerNorthern California Super Lawyers2006
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2006
Super LawyersNorthern California Superlawyers2005
Super LawyerNorthern California Super Lawyers2004
Super LawyerNorthern California Super Lawyers2003
Super LawyerNorthern California Super Lawyers2002
Super LawyerNorthern California Super Lawyers2001

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerKeegin Harrison1998 - Present


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Marin County Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1988 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Lombard vs. Town of San Anselmoseven figure settlement

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Publication NameTitleDate
Pacific Law JournalReview of California Legislation1986


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
University of California, Los AngelesN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1982

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Marin County Bar Association, Real Property SectionGot Mud? Handling landslide cases2012
Marin County Bar Association, Real Property SectionTop ten tips when appearing before design review boards2011