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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Preeminent 5.0 out of 5||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|Founder and CEO||Smart Law, APLC||2003 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|State Bar of California||Attorney Member||N/A|
|California Association of Community Managers||N/A||N/A|
|Orange County Bar Association, Real Esate Law||Attorney Member||N/A|
|Orange County Bar Association, Business Litigation Section||Member||N/A|
|Orange County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|California Associations Institute||Attorney Member||2000 - 2011|
|California St Univ Fullerton||N/A||undergraduate||N/A|
|Pepperdine Univ SOL||N/A||law||N/A|
|Orange County Housing Opportunities Collaborative Monthly Meeting||HOA Requirements for Conducting Business with Members||2014|
|California Associations Institute Monthly Meeting||Board and Homeowner Hearings||2010|
Posted by Renee
After hiring an attorney that I felt did not care about my case and more about the money, we found Dean Smart, terminated our relationship with the other attorney, and hired Dean Smart. This was the best thing I ever did. Dean Smart and his associate Adam Craemer did the best for us, not only did they advise me upfront what they anticipated would happen at ADR, it was exactly what happened, The Threating letters and bullying had finally stopped, they made sure to help me put an end to it. I would recommend his law firm in an related HOA/real estate matters, not only protects the rights of the Home Owners and also in a sense protects the HOA from wasting the homeowners $$'s on further litigation when it can be settled in ADR. They are most honest and have integrity. A lot of lawyers don't care, they would assume drag things out, to pocket more money. Dean Smart Law Firm gets 5 starts from us, and only because that is all the stars there are..We were victorious.
thank you so much for all your efforts, because of you, we can now live in quiet enjoyment and have peace...
R & H
Lake Forest, CA
Posted by Maria
Our family highly recommends Mr. Dean Smart's services for HOA and other legal issues. Dean has demonstrated exceptional sense and candor throughout our issue/dispute with the HOA. He had always put our best interests ahead of everything else. He had always carefully presented all available options and possible consequences/outcomes for every concern that we may have. He never pushed us toward one way or the other, but enlightened us regarding which direction we wanted to take. We are truly fortunate that we found Dean, and grateful that we benefited from his expertise. Our experience with Dean and his office is very pleasant, and we will no doubt seek his services again, should we run into another issue with this HOA.
Roger Moss, Mediation Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Dean Smart gives generously to the community by offering many contributions to the pages of Avvo. His answers are always thoughtful and concise. They show deep understanding of human and business elements that must be considered first, in order to provide sound legal advice. I applaud him for toiling in the emotionally difficult world of HOA law, and would immediately engage his services if I faced an HOA problem. I am grateful for his service.