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Larry Dean Smith Jr.

Personal injury Attorney at Woodland Hills, CA

5.0   6 reviews

also known as L. Dean Smith, Jr., "Dean"

  • Licensed for 17 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Larry

Learn Larry’s areas of practice.

Mr. Smith specializes in matters involving catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death, sexual harassment, race/national origin discrimination, disability discrimination, and pregnancy discrimination.  Mr. Smith has represented numerous clients resulting in settlements of six and seven figure amounts.  Mr. Smith also has the unique perspective of defending these types of cases, so he has developed and implemented strategies and tactics to combat the well-financed and experienced defense counsel employed by corporations and insurance companies whose primary goal is to defeat your claim or lawsuit. 

If Mr. Smith takes on your employment or personal injury case, you will not have to advance any money or pay for Mr. Smith's services until the claim or lawsuit is successfully resolved.

Time is of the essence so do not delay in getting the advice you need to protect your rights. 

The consultation is free.

Location

Solucion Legal
22440 Clarendon Street, Ste. 200
Woodland Hills, CA, 91367

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Reviews

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Posted by Tanya | December 8, 2014
One of the good ones!
L. Dean Smith is, without a doubt, a fantastic attorney. He is very professional, but he also makes you feel like you're a true friend. He will go above and beyond to help you. Even the mediation judge was incredibly impressed with how thorough and precise Mr. smith was in handling my lawsuit. I obviously prevailed, thanks to Dean. He cared enough to always return my phone calls, no matter how trivial my questions, and even kept in touch with me after my lawsuit was resolved. I wasn't just dollar signs in his eyes and forgotten about as soon as I signed by the X. My only regret is passing up the opportunity to see Dean in action in the courtroom! He is not only a great attorney, but a great guy as well. Trust him. You won't be disappointed.
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Posted by Virginia | April 3, 2014
Excellent! Brilliant! Honest litigator!
Mr. Smith is a brilliant and genuine professional! Excellent, experienced, well-versed attorney with compassion to boot. I highly recommend Mr. Smith! He is a great listener, responsive and was timely during my time of need. If you need a reliable, competent, smart attorney.. .call Mr. Smith!
Posted by anonymous | March 26, 2014
Great sexual harrasment attorney!
Dean Smith is an excellent attorney. He handled my sexual harassment case and obtained results that surprised even me. He always returned my calls within a very short time and his advice and knowledge of the law is superior. Dean is not only an exceptional attorney, but he's also a kind and compassionate human being. He truly cared about me and my family and for that I never forget him. I can't thank him enough for helping me through one of the darkest periods of my life. He's truly a "knight in shining armor".
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Posted by Carlos | March 24, 2014
Exceptional Discrimination attorney
I highly recommend Mr. Smith. He handled a discrimination and wrongful termination case for me and i am very, very happy with the results. I was referred to him by a close friend who had also used his services previously. Before I met Mr. Smith i thought all had been lost-I was out of work and very stressed out. But Mr. Smith changed all of that. From our first meeting I knew i had the right attorney. He is extremely knowledgeable in the law and knows how to handle the attorneys hired by my previous employer. Mr. Smith was always one step ahead of them and it wasn't long before my former boss wanted to settle. This was after vowing to never pay a dime! Mr. Smith is an expert on the law, is aggressive, and a highly effective attorney. If it hadn't been for his counsel I'm quite certain my situation would have turned out differently and my previous employer would have gotten away with breaking the law! If you need an attorney, call Mr. Smith now!
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Posted by anonymous | March 22, 2014
Excellent attorney!
Mr. Smith is an extraordinary attorney with extensive knowledge in his respective fields. He was always quick to respond to my calls and emails (if he wasn't able to answer at that moment). I felt very comfortable with Mr. Smith and I would recommend him to my friends/family in a heartbeat. With legal matters, times aren't always easy to handle - but, Mr. Smith made me feel at ease and was very up front with me the entire process. I really appreciate his services and I was very lucky to hire/have such a great attorney.
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Posted by Patricia | March 5, 2012
"Great Defense Attorney"
Mr. Smith has help me in a way no one else could, he gained my trust and loyalty. Although the case took months, Mr. Smith worked rapidly and diligently. He made sure i was well informed at all times. He is an amazing defense lawyer and highly recommend him.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 120 minutes
  • Contingency 25%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Herzfeld & Rubin LLP
  • 2010 - Present
  • Volunteer Deputy City Attorney
  • Los Angeles City Attorney's Office
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Attorney
  • Kussman & Whitehill
  • 2007 - 2010
  • Attorney
  • Baker, Keener & Nahra
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Research Assistant
  • Loyola Law School - Professor Laurie Levenson
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Legal Intern
  • The Disability Rights Legal Center
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Litigation Paralegal
  • Baker, Keener & Nahra
  • 1998 - 2006
  • Litigation Paralegal
  • Gordon, Edelstein, Krepack, Grant, Felton & Goldstein
  • 1996 - 1998
  • Litigation Paralegal
  • Law Offices of Richard M. Lester
  • 1993 - 1996
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Education

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Trial Advocacy Project
  • 2013
  • Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • California St Univ Northridge
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2002

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Wrongful Termination
  • Confidential Settlement - Settled for in excess of 10 times client's annual income.
  • Motorcycle v. Auto
  • Settled $100,000 policy limits
  • Severe Burns - Product Liability
  • $1,000,000 - Policy Limits

Associations

  • Alliance for Children's Rights
  • Pro Bono Volunteer Attorney
  • 2014 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Association of Southern California Defense Counsel
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • State Bar of California, Litigation Section
  • Member
  • 2007 - 2010
  • Loyola Law School - Entertainment Law Review
  • Staff Writer
  • 2005 - 2006
  • California Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - 2006
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - 2006
  • American Trial Lawyers Association chapter
  • Member
  • 2002 - 2006
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - 2006
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • "10 Best" Attorneys for California
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star 2015
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • Rising Star 2015
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Featured Attorney Divorce
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Top Contributor - Sexual Harassment
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Dean's List
  • Loyola Law School
  • 2006
  • Staff Writer
  • Loyola Law School - Los Angeles Entertainment Law Review
  • 2005
  • Dean's List
  • Loyola Law School
  • 2005
  • Dean's List
  • Loyola Law School
  • 2004
  • Dean's List
  • Loyola Law School
  • 2003
  • First Honors - Legal Research & Writing
  • Loyola Law School
  • 2002
  • Dean's List
  • Loyola Law School
  • 2002
  • Client's
  • avvo
  • N/A
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Publications

  • AVVO Legal Guides
  • Car Accident Guide
  • 2015
  • AVVO Legal Guides
  • Workplace Investigation/Complaint Guide
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • Consumer Attorneys
  • Litigation - Discovery
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (6)
Endorse Larry
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dean is a highly-skilled attorney who fights hard for his clients and results."
Discrimination Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Talented and well versed attorney and well respected in legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Smith is a highly respected member of the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Mr. Smith. He is very aggressive and dedicated to his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Larry Dean Smith Jr. is an experienced attorney whose participation and comments in Avvo show his commitment to serving clients very well. He is an excellent attorney that I recommend wholeheartedly."
Employment and labor Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse and recommend this top notch litigator. Mr. Smith is honest, smart, aggressive, well prepared, and most importantly, a great listener."
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