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Christian Jason Smith

Christian Jason Smith

also known as C. Jason Smith

Practice areas:

Litigation, Business

About Me

Although a Sonoma County native, Jason rooted himself in Sacramento in 2002 to attend law school at the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. Prior to law school he graduated with honors and awards from University of California, Santa Barbara. While in Santa Barbara his interest in the law manifested following volunteer work for California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. – a non-profit program that provides free legal service to California’s rural poor. He now has a diverse practice focusing on areas such as business law, commercial litigation, construction, employment, entertainment and intellectual property.


 


Since 2005, Jason has formed and/or reorganized nearly 100 businesses, processed dozens of trademarks and obtained numerous favorable results – whether plaintiff or defense – given he has helped clients recover nearly $30,000,000 and avert millions more.  In 2012 Jason received the "40 Under 40 Award" by Sacramento Business Journal and in 2013 was selected as a "Northern California Rising Star" by Superlawyers Magazine. 


 


Jason seeks to provide his firm’s clients candid, responsive and thorough advice and prides himself on tireless preparation, fearlessness and work ethic. He is an avid sports fan, loving husband and father and remains actively involved in the community wherein he frequently volunteers for various organizations and serves as the President of the East Sacramento Chamber of Commerce. 

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Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2005

  1. Litigation: 60%
    10 years
  2. Business: 40%
    10 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($200-275/hour), Contingent (30-40%), Free Consultation (60 minutes), Pro Bono (10%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Paul D. Ticen

    Jason achieves results for his clients by an efficient and effective approach to practicing law. As lawyers we're hired to resolve problems for clients. Jason recognizes this, and does a great job for his clients.

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    Paul Ticen Trademark Application Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Jaclyn Leigh Powell

    I endorse this lawyer.

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    Jaclyn Powell Business Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Smith, McDowell & Powell, A Law Corp.

cjsmith@smplawcorp.com
100 Howe Avenue, Suite 208 South
Sacramento, CA, 95825

Resume

License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive200505/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers

Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
Top Attorneys in SacramentoSacramento Magazine2015
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
40 Under 40 AwardSacramento Business Journal2012
Jenkins Stark AwardUC - Santa Barbara2002

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing ShareholderSmith, McDowell & Powell, A Law Corporation2012 - Present
Senior AssociateRadoslovich | Krogh2004 - 2012

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
East Sacramento Chamber of CommercePresident2011 - 2013
Sacramento Regional Builders ExchangeMember2011 - Present
Sacramento County Bar AssociationAttorney Member2010 - Present
SCOREVolunteer Attorney2010 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Gold Mining DisputeMulti-Million Award
Film Distribution Dispute$1.08 Million Award
Financial Abuse of an ElderMulti-Million Settlement

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Not ApplicableNone2013

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
McGeorge School of Law, University of the PacificLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
University of California Santa BarbaraEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts2002

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
SeminarChange Orders from A to Z2013
Guest SpeakerState of East Sacramento Business Climate2013
SeminarYour Legal Partner2011