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Danielle Lauren De Smeth

Personal injury Attorney at Ventura, CA

5.0   9 reviews
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2009
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Danielle

Learn Danielle’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    Bring lawsuits on behalf of those wrongfully injured, including sexual abuse. Negotiate settlements and try cases through jury verdict.

  2. Employment and labor
    Represent people who have been wrongfully terminated, demoted or discriminated against by their employer.

  3. Criminal defense
    Defend clients accused of criminal law violations through jury verdict.

  4. Environmental and natural resources
    Help secure recovery for those injured by pollution; help clients pay for and clean-up contamination through litigation.

  5. Family
    Resolve divorce, custody, support and restraining order issues for clients.

Danielle De Smeth has experience with a wide range of legal matters, from personal injury to complex environmental litigation to criminal law.

 No matter the case, Danielle fiercely represents her clients in court.  While working for Bamieh & De Smeth, Danielle has represented clients through jury verdict.   Prior to joining B&D, Danielle investigated and prosecuted criminal matters through jury verdict at the Santa Barbara County District Attorney’s Office.  Before that she worked in civil litigation and boutique law firms practicing environmental, personal injury and employment litigation.  Learn more at

Raised in Ventura, Danielle loves the Central Coast.  She works to better her community through many volunteer and leadership roles.  Outside of work, Danielle enjoys hiking, swimming, and exploring, often with her labrador rescue, Stella Bella.

Photos and videos

With Stella Bella at the Grand Canyon December 2020
At the beach with Monster and Izzy

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  9 customer reviews
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Posted by Miles | November 27, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Consultation with Ms. De Smith
At last minute I met with Ms. De Smeth with some questions about how I could receive compensation and services after being injured by a drunk driver. Ms. De Smeth and her staff were accommodating and arranged an appointment with me on short notice. Ms. De Smeth was very helpful and did not charge me for the initial consult. I am glad I went to her office and feel better after having talked with her. I recommend anyone else who has been unfairly injured to call Bamieh & De Smeth right away.
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Posted by Mr T Rock | July 18, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Service!!
Let me tell you a true story about a Law firm that literally saved my LIFE!! Just know I had a very serious situation based off of deception, but Attorney Danielle De Smeth wasn't deceived by the false allegations and represented me as if it was a personal case for herself. She is simply brilliant!! I can't begin to tell you how much stress was taken off my shoulders. I really felt like she was a true friend throughout this entire ordeal that took over 2 years to complete! I owe everything to her and I'm just happy I found a law firm that is honest, professional, tactful, and friendly! 10 stars to Attorney Danielle De Smeth and the entire staff at Bamieh & Erickson!
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Posted by anonymous | November 3, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Danielle and everyone at her firm were extremely helpful, knowledgeable, professional, and were great lawyers. They keep you informed on your case and are really concerned with your well being. I found Danielle to have the perfect amount of sensitivity to her clients needs, but an intelligent, not to be messed with lawyer. 100% would recommend and undoubtedly will be my lawyer in the future if any other problems arise. You will not regret hiring her as your attorney. Huge thanks to Danielle and her team
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Posted by Gage | May 12, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
My case was definately unusual to say the least. Danielle handled it with ease. From Law enforcement filing untruthful and bias declarations to the plaintiff perjuring herself repeatedly. The billing was spot on and more than fair. My hearing lasted less than 30 minutes and was dismissed. Had I not hired Danielle and the resources her firm has to offer, I would have not had the same outcome. She will be my attorney from here on out.
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Posted by anonymous | March 15, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
100% Professional
Ms. De Smeth walked us through the legal process in an utterly professional and caring manner. Her assistance was focused, informative and resulted in charges being dropped. She followed up quickly regarding any additional questions we posed, to include her interactions with the full spectrum of the legal process. I would hire her in an instant to represent those closest to me.
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Posted by Chelsea | August 20, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Civil Harassment Restraining Order
I called Danielle utterly lost at how to handle harassment I was personally faced with. At the time I did not know what was approachable with the law and what wasn't. She explained everything I needed to know and didn't know. She made herself available to listen, ask the right questions, and give me the next step to walk into. Throughout the whole process Danielle was efficient with her time, never left me waiting for any part of the process, and informed me with ample information on what was happening in the process. She fought for me the whole way through. Her ability to write is clear, precise, and very intelligent. She is organized and is 100% a team player and supportive. She was out of town for a week during the thick of this case and went the extra effort to keep me in touch with her co-worker asking if they would reach out to me to make sure all was going as planned. Danielle is intelligent, dedicated, approachable, and very hard working. She is a true professional in her field making leaps and bounds for people. She invites team work and has a strong but gentle nature. I would highly recommend her to anyone!
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Posted by anonymous | January 26, 2015
An excellent lawyer!
Danielle helped me go through my divorced proceedings. She and her staff were very professional. Danielle was like a real friend and a great legal support. I totally recommend her.
Posted by Fred | January 21, 2015
Ms. Excellance
“Danielle De Smith has been very helpful every time I have called for info or help. She is very knowledgeable and did not hesitate to explain every step she was taking to help our case. Danielle would call and keep us informed of each procedure. I have recommended your office a few times. Keep up the good work.”
Posted by Duane | September 23, 2013
Review Danielle Lauren De Smeth
Danielle is talented with communications skills. Her attention to a legal situation is wide, and has the ability to use multiple avenues to achieve court case success.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Bamieh & De Smeth, a Professional Law Corporation
  • 2013 - Present
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • Santa Barbara County District Attorney
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Associate Attorney
  • Greben & Associates
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Associate Attorney
  • Ritz & Hall LLP
  • 2009 - 2010
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  • Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • University of California - Berkeley
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003

Legal Cases

  • People of the State of California v. Rodriguez and Leon
  • Dismissal
  • Abarca, et. al. vs. Merck&Co.,
  • $5,000,000 settlement
  • Hinds Investments LP et al. v. Team Enterprises Inc. et al., cases 10-15605, 10-15607, U.S. Court of Appeals Ninth Circuit
  • Settled


  • Santa Barbara Women Lawyers Association
  • President. Board of Directors
  • 2015 - Present
  • Championship Mock Trial Academy
  • Faculty
  • 2010 - Present
  • California Women Lawyers
  • Regional Governor
  • 2014 - 2020
  • Santa Barbara County Bar Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2011 - 2012
  • William L. Gordon American Inn of Court
  • Associate Member
  • 2011 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • 5 Stars Recognizing Excellence in Criminal Defense
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2021
  • Top 50 Women in Business
  • Pacific Coast Business Times
  • 2019
  • Holly Spevak Award
  • Women Lawyers of Ventura County
  • 2018
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • Pacific Coast Business Times
  • 2018
  • Who's Who in Professional Services
  • Pacific Coast Business Times
  • 2018
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Speaking Engagements

  • Continuing Legal Education series
  • Aligning Your Practice with Court Operations
  • 2020
  • Continuing Legal Education series
  • Litigation Tools During a Pandemic
  • 2020
  • Elect to Run
  • Elected Officials
  • 2017
  • Run Like a Woman
  • Communication & Messaging
  • 2016
  • Learning at Lunch MCLE
  • What the Frick is Fracking?
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (2)
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Personal injury Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Danielle is a talented attorney who is as hardworking as she is compassionate. She truly cares for her clients and advocates on their behalf to the fullest extent possible. If you're looking for an attorney to go above and beyond, look no further than Danielle. I fully endorse her."
Family Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. De Smeth is hardworking, extremely well versed in the law, and a strong advocate for her clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Danielle is a hard working talented lawyer. She gets great results for her clients and she is very active in the community. I would recommend her to anyone looking for an experienced attorney."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Friend
"Danielle is not only an excellent attorney but a kind and thoughtful person. She is hard working and serves her clients well. I would recommend her without hesitation."
Nursing home abuse and neglect
Criminal defense

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Ventura Personal injury Lawyer Danielle Lauren De Smeth
Danielle Lauren De Smeth
Personal injury Attorney
Ventura, CA
Licensed for 14 years
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