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Edward Albert Smith

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Car Accidents, Brain Injury, Trucking Accident, Wrongful Death, Motorcycle Accident, Medical Malpractice, Slip and Fall Accident

About Me

Hi and Thanks for checking my profile. I'm an experienced Personal Injury Attorney in Sacramento and Elk Grove since 1982.


 


I’m also the founder of www.AutoAccident.com, one of the most comprehensive motor vehicle accident websites in California.


 


I was born in Brooklyn, New York to a working class family. My dad was a plumber with a 3rd grade education. My uncles were Irish cops. Which is to say, I understand and work well with people who work for a living.


 


I enjoy law because it gives me a continual opportunity to learn new skills and disiplines. Personal injury law touches on medicine, psychology as well as accounting and engineering. I'm grateful to be in a field where I have


 


the opportunity for continued personal growth.


 


 


You may be wondering the best way to find a good personal injury lawyer.


 


I wrote a good guide on that subject at http://www.autoaccident.com/7-mistakes-in-selecting-an-accident-lawyer.html.


 


 


 The best way to select any lawyer is meet him in person & trust your gut. Look at past results. Speak to his past clients.


  


From personal experience, I know that what appears at first glance to be a setback can often be turned into a breakthrough experience.


 


As someone who has had several near death experiences and serious injuries  myself, I understand how difficult  unexpected circumstances can be.


 


If you come to me, I’ll try to help you navigate this possibly unfamiliar ground.


 


In my leisure time, I enjoy hiking, music, reading, travel (Can you say Fiji!) art and good wine. Weekends you will often find me in the ocean on the north coast, spearfishing or going for abalone.


 


 


 

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Languages Spoken: Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese, Hmong, Armenian, English, Korean

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1982

  1. Personal Injury: 30%
    33 years, 10 thousand cases
  2. Car Accidents: 25%
    33 years, 125 cases
  3. Brain Injury: 20%
    33 years, 25 cases
  4. Trucking Accident: 13%
    28 years, 15 cases
  5. Other: 12%
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Payment

Fees:

Contingent (29-40%), Retainer (Sometimes), Free Consultation (120 minutes)

Attorney Endorsements

31 total 

  • Neal A. Goldstein

    I met Ed several years ago at a legal conference in New Jersey. I was immediately impressed with his abilities as a personal injury attorney and his management of his office. After the conference Ed called me and we had discussions about a personal injury matter he wanted to refer to my office. I was impressed with Ed's concern for his client which clearly a priority. On another occasion I called Ed for a recommendation for an attorney in San Francisco (an area that he did not practice in) and he went out of his way to find the best lawyer in the area and who had top credentials. In addition to the above I can tell you(I had the opportunity to talk to one of his employees at the conference) that Ed treats his employees with great respect and together they work as a great team to the benefit of their clients. In sum, Ed represents the best of our profession and I would not hesitate to refer him a personal injury client or to seek his advice on a number of matters.

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    Neal Goldstein Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Peter Robert Stone

    I endorse this lawyer's work. When I was a rookie starting out he took time to advise and counsel me about personal injury practice.

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    Peter Stone Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Office of Edward A. Smith

1900 Point West Way #200
Sacramento, CA, 95815

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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive198205/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Clients Choice AwardAvvo2015
California MemberMillion Dollar Forum2015
Top Rated Personal Injury LawyerGoogle Plus2015
Top Rated Injury 5 Star AttorneyYelp2015
Top Attorney Car AccidentAvvo2015
Top Attorney Trucking AccidentAvvo2015
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2000
Outstanding Graduate AwardBank of America1972
Vietnam Service MedalU.S. Armed Forces1968
Airman's MedalU.S. Airforce1968

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerLaw Offices of Ed Smith1982 - Present
AttorneySacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency1980 - 1982
InternJoaquin County Counsel's Office1978 - 1980
Sales ManagerJay Gleason Advertising1974 - 1978
Airborne Combat SupportUS Air Force1966 - 1970

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
San Francisco Trial Lawyers AssnMember2008 - Present
Million Dollar Advocates ForumMember2005 - Present
LA Trial Lawyers AssnMember2005 - Present
Allexperts.ComPersonal Injury Volunteer 9.90 Rating1998 - Present
Capital City Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1987 - Present
Consumer Attorney's of CaliforniaMember1987 - Present
American Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1987 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1982 - Present
Sacramento County Bar AssociationMember1982 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Multiple Semi Trucks and Trailers Colliding After Sliding on Black Ice$4,100,000.00
Motor vehicle collision$1,900,000.00
Multi-motor vehicle collision$1,697,273.26

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Legal GuideCalifornia Motorcycle Accident Handbook2013
Legal GuideThe Ultimate California Auto Accident Handbook2010
California AutoAccident GuideA Consumers Guide to California Accident Law2008
Law Office Computing20 Web Sites All Injury Attorney's Should Know1999
Law Office ComputingTop 20 Internet Sites For Attorneys1996

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Institute of Brain PotentialBehavioral Medicine: Managing Chronic DiseaseCertificate2004
University of Northern CaliforniaBiomechanics of Injury CausationCertificate1994
McGeorge School of Law, University of the PacificLawJ.D.1982
University of California - DavisPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1974

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
St. Mary's College of CaliforniaPreparing Medical Aspects of Legal Cases2010
Sacramento's Small Business Meet-Up GroupSmall Business Masterminds2009
Continuing Education for the Bar LectureInvestigation of Personal Injury Cases2006