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Kathleen Janetatos Smith

Litigation Attorney at Oxnard, CA

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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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Licensed for 37 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 1985
Updated 09/09/2022

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Schneiders & Associates, L.L.P.
300 E. Esplanade Drive
Suite 1980
Oxnard, CA, 93036


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AVVO RATING 8.1 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Schneiders & Associates, L.L.P.
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Associate
  • Norman Dowler, LLP
  • 2008 - 2013
  • Associate
  • Reboul MacMurray Hewitt Maynard & Kristol
  • 1986 - 1994
  • Judicial Law Clerk to Hon. Wm. J. Rea
  • U.S. District Court, Central District Of Calif.
  • 1984 - 1986
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  • Georgetown Univ Law Ctr
  • law
  • N/A
  • Coll of the Holy Cross
  • undergraduate
  • N/A


  • Women Lawyers of Ventura County
  • President
  • 2014 - Present
  • Jerome H. Berenson Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Women Lawyers of Ventura County
  • Program Chairperson
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Ventura County School Boards Association
  • President
  • 2005 - 2014
  • Ojai Unified School District Board of Trustees
  • Board Member
  • 1998 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Speaking Engagements

  • Lunch Speaker
  • Collecting Judgments
  • 2012
  • Candidate Academy
  • Conflicts of Interest and Financial Disclosure for Public Officials
  • 2012
  • Dinner Speaker
  • E-Discovery
  • 2011

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Litigation Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Co-worker
"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."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"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."
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Oxnard Litigation Lawyer Kathleen Janetatos Smith
Kathleen Janetatos Smith
Litigation Attorney
Oxnard, CA
Licensed for 37 years