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Kyle Dalton Smith

Employment and labor Attorney at Irvine, CA

5.0   4 reviews

also known as Work Lawyers

  • Licensed for 11 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2011
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Kyle

Learn Kyle’s areas of practice.

Practice area
  1. Employment and labor
    I represent employees in disputes against their employers.

    9 years

Kyle D. Smith firmly believes in a client-centered approach to legal work. The starting point for every case should be the needs and wants of the client. Because those vary with every person, it’s important for lawyers to take the time to understand their clients. By taking the client-centered approach to each case, Kyle seeks to achieve the most desirable results for each employment law client.

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19200 Von Karman Avenue
Sixth Floor
Irvine, CA, 92612


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Posted by Alexandra | February 25, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great advocate for clients
Kyle is an extremely intelligent attorney who knows how to efficiently evaluate and pursue the legal rights and claims of each client. As an attorney, having worked with Kyle on certain matters, I can attest that he is thorough, professional and conscientious.
Posted by anonymous | March 13, 2015
Kyle smith is the most caring , compassionate and competent attorney I have ever seen .
Kyle represented me on a criminal case appeal. I was utterly satisfied with the outcome of my case . he also informed me of a new law that had just passed that would have been a dream come true for me . He completely handled that so quickly and efficiently as well . He is incredibly hard-working ,knowledgeable ,competent , caring and creative in his approaches . The out come of my cases were all in my favor and I know for a fact that this would not have happend without Kyle Smith as my attorney. he was there for me always taking time out of his day to call me and explain things to me , answer all my questions very patiently and never rushing me. I am for ever greatfull to him and I would recommend Kyle Smith to anybody who wants A conscientious and truly good and solid attorney that will get them each and every possible favorable out come .
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Posted by Bernadette | February 9, 2013
Attorney Review
We needed a power of attorney right away for our uncle. Mr. Smith responded to our request quickly. Not only was he knowledgeable, he was able to tailor the power of attorney to our uncle's unique situation. Mr. Smith was very honest with the information he provided to us and made sure that we were all well-informed of our rights. I would highly recommend Mr. Smith to anyone who needed an attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | October 9, 2012
Professional and Dedicated
I was a client for a civil case. Kyle is one of the hardest working, enthusiastic professionals I have ever employed. He is articulate and creative. His briefs are well constructed and researched. He prosecuted my case vigorously navigating the judicial system easily. I prevailed over defense demur because of Kyle's scrupulous detail and preparation for court hearings. Kyles's dedication to my interest was obvious from day one. Defense's million-dollar legal team was embarrassed by Kyles's command of the law.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 676-676 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.8 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Sole Practitioner
  • Kyle D. Smith, Attorney at Law
  • 2012 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Alvarez-Glasman & Colvin
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Judicial Extern
  • U.S. Court Of Appeals, 9th Circuit
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Law Clerk
  • Pacific Legal Foundation
  • 2009 - 2009
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  • University of California at Los Angeles School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • Northern Arizona University
  • Bachelor of Science
  • 2007

Legal Cases

  • People v. Banos, Case No. G050542 (Cal.App., 4th Dist., Div. 3, 2016)
  • Gang enhancement reversed
  • People v. Flores, Case No. C076882 (Cal.App., 3rd Dist., 2016).
  • Restraining order overturned.
  • People v. Arevalo, Case No. G047523 (Cal.App., 4th Dist., Div. 3, 2014).
  • Conviction fully reversed.


  • California Appellate Defense Counsel
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Top 7 South Bay Lawyers
  • Locale Magazine
  • 2018
  • Dean's List
  • McGeorge School of Law
  • 2009

Speaking Engagements

  • People v. D.K.
  • Oral Argument before California Court of Appeals
  • 2016
  • People v. J.H.
  • Oral Argument before California Court of Appeals
  • 2015
  • People v. M.P.
  • Oral Argument before California Court of Appeals
  • 2014
  • People v. R.G.
  • Oral Argument before California Court of Appeals
  • 2014
  • People v. P.A.
  • Oral Argument before California Court of Appeals
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (10)
Endorse Kyle
Employment and labor Attorney | Dec 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kyle Smith is an attorney known for paying attention to detail and striving to provide the best result for his clients. I would not hesitate to refer a matter Kyle."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Kyle. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Business Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Smith is a zealous advocate for his clients. His intelligence, hard work, and enthusiasm are assets for any client or matter. I have worked with him on several matters and would highly recommend him."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kyle is a lawyer who truly cares about his clients and works hard with each one every step of the way. More importantly, I have known him for many years and he has always impressed me with his hard work, knowledge and dedication. You will be thoroughly satisfied if you choose Kyle as your lawyer."
Business Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kyle Smith is a bright and energetic lawyer who quickly finds solutions and is effective in addressing his clients' needs. He is creative, dedicated and dependable. I am happy to recommend Kyle."
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Class action
Employment and labor
Employment and labor
Employment and labor
General practice
Employment and labor
Criminal defense
Criminal defense