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Tyler R. Smith

Criminal defense Attorney at San Francisco, CA

5.0   2 reviews
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2013
    Active No misconduct found

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About Tyler

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Tyler Smith received his J.D. from Golden Gate University School of Law in 2012, where he was the Executive Articles Editor for the Law Review, published a Comment on the Fourth Amendment vis-à-vis GPS tracking on vehicles, and was heavily involved in the school’s respected litigation program.  He earned his undergraduate degree in Sociology from Duke University in 2003, where he also competed on the university’s Division I wrestling program at the 165 lb. weight class.


Mr. Smith represented Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow, along with J. Tony Serra, and Curtis Briggs, in a two and a half month long trial, against false allegations of murder and racketeering, among other charges. During the trial, Mr. Smith cross-examined six FBI agents, and the Government’s tong expert. 


Mr. Smith also successfully represented a disabled, elderly homeless veteran, who was brutally beaten by a San Francisco Sheriff’s Deputy, in a civil suit against the deputy and the City and County of San Francisco. Working closely with Randolph Daar and Kyndra Miller, Mr. Smith helped to successfully settle the case for an amount that will significantly improve the life of this victim.


Prior to joining Pier 5, Mr. Smith worked in plaintiffs' side medical device products liability cases, personal injury actions, and on whistleblower actions against fraudulent healthcare actors.


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Pier 5 Law Offices
506 Broadway
San Francisco, CA, 94133

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Posted by anonymous | August 6, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Above and Beyond Expectations
I've never needed an attorney before and wasn't looking forward to hiring one... because you just don't always know what you're going to get. Well, I got lucky finding Tyler. Long story short, I was involved in an accident that I needed an attorney to help me deal with. I had just gotten out of the hospital with my jaw wired shut, and could not speak. Tyler met me at my house for a consultation conducted my notepad, and also drove me to (and represented me in) a meeting with investigators. Throughout, Tyler was honest, helpful, and knowledgeable. He helped me through a difficult time, was communicative, and easy to reach. Couldn't have asked for more.
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Response from Tyler Smith August 7, 2016
Thanks for the review, good sir.
Posted by steve | June 17, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Tyler Smith - Highly reccomended attorney
First of all Tyler is very friendly and knowledgeable. A very good friend of mine referred me to Tyler, and I am very happy with Tylers advice. Tyler consulted me on an incident concerning medical marijana growing and collective growers involving a shooting and robbery. It was a complicated problem and Tyler was all over it. Tylers skills, resources, his team, his reasonable pricing, and his honest approach are the main reasons I would highly recommend Tyler Smith.
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Response from Tyler Smith June 21, 2016
Thanks brother! Your case was an interesting one, and something no one should ever have to go through. Hopefully you won't need me again in the future, but don't hesitate to give me a holler if you do!


  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.6 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Solo Practitioner
  • Pier 5 Law
  • 2014 - Present
  • Law Clerk
  • District Attorney's Office San Mateo County
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Law Clerk
  • District Attorney's Office, San Francisco
  • 2011 - 2011


  • Golden Gate University School of Law
  • JD
  • 2012
  • Duke University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003

Sample of Legal Cases

  • United States v. Kwok Cheung "Raymond" Chow

Languages Spoken

  • English

Speaking Engagements

  • Oaksterdam University Class
  • Outdoor Marijuana Cultivation and the Law
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (11)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Smith is an extremely zealous advocate for his clients. He has a reputation in the legal community for producing quality work and obtaining favorable results for his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A strong advocate in criminal defense and procedure. Experienced and a credit to the profession. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An esteemed colleague in the Pier 5 Law community, Tyler is a passionate and knowledgeable lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tyler is intelligent, hard working, and dedicated to his clients. He is a great attorney and I would highly recommend him."
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San Francisco Criminal defense Lawyer Tyler R. Smith
Tyler R. Smith
Criminal defense Attorney
San Francisco, CA
Licensed for 11 years
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