Business and employment clients appreciate my honest assessment of a litigation... more
Business and employment clients appreciate my honest assessment of a litigation strategy that will give the best return on investment. When I am not in court or researching and writing motions, I teach at California State University, Channel Islands in the Martin V. Smith School of Business. My courses this year are: Business Law and Biotechnology Law. If you are considering litig... view profile
I litigate, arbitrate and mediate business disputes. Business disputes typically... more
I litigate, arbitrate and mediate business disputes. Business disputes typically concern the ownership, management or control of a business, diverse contractual issues, financial torts, and/or government regulatory issues. I also handle many cases in the media and technology industries, with particular experience in First Amendment defense (anti-SLAPP motions) and motion picture, TV and video ... view profile
EDUCATION Universityof California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, CA... more
EDUCATION Universityof California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, CA Juris Doctor, 2007 Hastings Business Law Journal, co-Editor-in-Chief, 2006-2007 -Civil Litigation Concentration CaliforniaPolytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA Bachelor of Science, cum laude, Journalism, 2004 PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE Take and defend depositions. ... view profile
Before I was an attorney, I spent approximately 10 years in the restaurant industry.... more
Before I was an attorney, I spent approximately 10 years in the restaurant industry. I also started and ran a painting contracting company during college. Even in those non-legal positions, I found myself advocating for others who did not have much of a voice. Often these were low-level employees whose employers took advantage of because they were young, female, immigrants, or did not speak flu... view profile
Your initial consultation is always FREE so you have nothing to lose. My firm mostly... more
Your initial consultation is always FREE so you have nothing to lose. My firm mostly represents Small Business Owners and individualswith online defamation which is a very complicated area of the law and one which changes constantly. This requires that the attorney be up-to-date with the law and have a complete understanding of the changes in the law. I have been successful in having defama... view profile
I am an attorney with over 30 years experience in trial practice. I live and work in... more
I am an attorney with over 30 years experience in trial practice. I live and work in Laguna Beach, but my practice is nation wide. Our clients range from Florida to Washington state. Lawyers frequently call on me to mediate and arbitrate cases, and in each case, I use the most effective methods of dispute resolution that are consistent with the goals of the client.
Attorney Dean E. Smart has over 25 years of experience helping clients with... more
Attorney Dean E. Smart has over 25 years of experience helping clients with Homeowners Associations and Property Owners in a variety of HOA Disputes. We are one ofOrangeCountys premiere HOA Law Firms. Call today to schedule your Free initial Consultation and speak with an experienced HOA attorney. AttorneyDean Smartcan also help with your Business Law matters. From Business Contracts, B... view profile
Libel and slander are forms of “defamation.” Defamation is when someone intentionally lies about you and harms your reputation. Libel is written defamation and slander is spoken defamation. Lawyers who handle libel lawsuits and slander lawsuits know how to spot lies, and know the information you will need to prove the liar intended to hurt you. While our freedom of speech rights can make defamation difficult to prove, libel and slander lawyers can help you with these cases. They can also defend you if you've been wrongfully accused of lying about someone.