Kathleen J. Smith advises clients on and handles all types of civil litigation,... more
Kathleen J. Smith advises clients on and handles all types of civil litigation, including employment matters, business, real property, trademark disputes, class action defense, trust and probate, and homeowners association disputes. Kathi is experienced in all types of dispute resolution, from mediation to arbitration to jury trial. Following graduation from law school, Kathi served two years... view profile
I have been an attorney and resident of Ventura County since 1982, providing clients... more
I have been an attorney and resident of Ventura County since 1982, providing clients with 31 years of civil and criminal experience. I am a former Ventura County Senior Deputy District Attorney and a civil litigation and trial practice attorney who has represented victims of personal injury, wrongful death, insurance disputes and other civil disputes. I have 15 years of civil litigation... view profile
If you have issues with someone and want to sue, you will need a litigation lawyer. Litigation lawyers handle the litigation process and understand all of the ins and outs of the courtroom. A litigation lawyer can also help you decide whether your case is appropriate for a lawsuit, or if it might be better handled through the mediation or arbitration process. The litigation lawyer will research the facts that caused the dispute, and analyze them to identify the appropriate law and how it applies. After this preliminary review, the litigation lawyer gives you an analysis of your rights and an estimate of your ability to be successful in court. The litigation lawyer will know the information you need to present in court as well as the process, procedures, and deadlines you must meet to keep your lawsuit on track.