Hi and Thanks for checking my profile. I'm an experienced Personal Injury Attorney who ONLY handles serious personal injury cases. If you have a soft tissue case or minor injury, I likely can't represent you..although I'd be glad to assist you in finding another attorney or help you free in pressing your case in Small Claims Court.
The best way to select any lawyer is meet him in person & trust your gut. Look at past results. Speak to his past clients.
Call me at 916-921-6400 anytime for Free Friendly Advice.
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
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.
I also am grateful for the opportunity to help seriously injured clients regain their health and their spirit. Our offices maintain a large lending library of books, cd's and dvd's that encourage our clients to see their injuries in a different fashion.
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 myself, I know that what appears negative in the moment..is not always destined to turn out that way in the end.
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.
Languages Spoken: Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese, Hmong, Armenian, English
Licensed since 1982
Contingent (29-40%), Free Consultation (120 minutes)
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.
Neal Goldstein Car Accidents Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|California Member||Million Dollar Forum||2013|
|Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|Outstanding Graduate Award||Bank of America||1972|
|Airman's Medal||U.S. Airforce||1968|
|Vietnam Service Medal||U.S. Armed Forces||1968|
|Law Offices of Ed Smith||1982 - Present|
|Sales Manager||Jay Gleason Advertising||1974 - 1978|
|Airborne Combat Support||US Air Force||1968 - 1970|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Million Dollar Forum||Member||2005 - Present|
|Allexperts.Com||Personal Injury Volunteer||1998 - Present|
|Capital City Trial Lawyers Association||Member||1987 - Present|
|Consumer Attorney's of California||Member||1987 - Present|
|American Trial Lawyers Association||Member||1987 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Member||1982 - Present|
|Sacramento County Bar Association||Member||1982 - Present|
|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|
|Legal Guide||California Motorcycle Accident Handbook||2013|
|Legal Guide||The Ultimate California Auto Accident Handbook||2010|
|California AutoAccident Guide||A Consumers Guide to California Accident Law||2008|
|Law Office Computing||20 Web Sites All Injury Attorney's Should Know||1999|
|Law Office Computing||Top 20 Internet Sites For Attorneys||1996|
|Institute of Brain Potential||Behavioral Medicine: Managing Chronic Disease||Certificate||2004|
|University of Northern California||Biomechanics of Injury Causation||Certificate||1994|
|McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific||Law||J.D.||1982|
|University of California - Davis||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1974|
|St. Mary's College of California||Preparing Medical Aspects of Legal Cases||2010|
|Sacramento's Small Business Meet-Up Group||Small Business Masterminds||2009|
|Continuing Education for the Bar Lecture||Investigation of Personal Injury Cases||2006|