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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 as a judicial law clerk to the Hon. William J. Rea of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, and then spent several years in Los Angeles defending product liability lawsuits and enforcing copyrights and trademarks of international designers and software producers.  In 1995, Kathi moved to Ventura County where she continued practicing her practice of civil litigation, dispute resolution and business representation.


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Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 40%
  2. Employment: 30%
  3. Business: 20%
  4. Arbitration: 10%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Theodore Jason Schneider

    I highly recommend Kathleen Smith as a business litigation attorney. Kathi is experienced, hard-working, and trustworthy. She is an asset to her clients and our firm. I endorse this attorney.


    Theodore Schneider Business Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Elroy Schneider

    I have worked with Kathi for four years and cannot say enough good things about her work as a litigation attorney. She has excellent litigation skills, and she always produces a great end result for her clients. I endorse this lawyer.


    Elroy Schneider Business Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Schneiders & Associates, L.L.P.

300 E. Esplanade Drive
Suite 1980
Oxnard, CA, 93036


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneySchneiders & Associates, L.L.P.2013 - 2015
AssociateNorman Dowler, LLP2008 - 2013
AssociateReboul MacMurray Hewitt Maynard & Kristol1986 - 1994
Judicial Law Clerk to Hon. Wm. J. ReaU.S. District Court, Central District Of Calif.1984 - 1986
Association namePosition nameDuration
Women Lawyers of Ventura CountyPresident2014 - Present
Jerome H. Berenson Inn of CourtMember2011 - Present
Women Lawyers of Ventura CountyProgram Chairperson2012 - 2014
Ventura County School Boards AssociationPresident2005 - 2014
Ojai Unified School District Board of TrusteesBoard Member1998 - 2014
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgetown University Law CenterN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Holy Cross CollegeN/AOther - BachelorsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Lunch SpeakerCollecting Judgments2012
Candidate AcademyConflicts of Interest and Financial Disclosure for Public Officials2012
Dinner SpeakerE-Discovery2011