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|TX||Not Eligible to Practice - Administrative Suspension||1970||04/01/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Volunteer in Dispute Settlement||Superior Court of Contra Costa||2013|
|Attorney * Mediator||Smith Law Offices||1972 - Present|
|Sales||First Hospital Products||1971 - 1975|
|Law Clerk||US District Court, ED Tex||1968 - 1970|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Contra Costa County Bar Association||member||1972 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Member||1972 - Present|
|State Bar of California, Real Property Law Section||member||1972 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Litigation Section||1972 - Present|
|Contra Costa County Bar Association, Conservatorship/Guardianship, Probate and Trust Section||member||1972 - Present|
|Contra Costa County Bar Association||Real Estate Section||1972 - Present|
|State Bar of California, Probate Law Section||member||1972 - Present|
|Mediation Society of Contra Costa County||Board Member, President||2009 - 2014|
|Contra Costa County Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section||Chair||2008 - 2011|
|Contra Costa County Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section||Board Member||2004 - 2013|
|Contra Costa County Bar Association, Litigation Section||Board Member||1998 - 2002|
|Executives Association of Contra Costa County||Board Member, President||1978 - 2013|
|Verlis B Smith Estate||Resolved by global settlement|
|Thomas Ranch Estate||Resolved by global settlement|
|Frank Estate SF Superior Court||Settled|
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|Contra Costa County Bar Journal||Alter Ego - Myth and Law||2011|
|University of Texas School of Law||Law||LL.B - Bachelor of Laws||1968|
|University of Waterloo||Economics, Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1965|
|Contra Costa County Bar MCLE||ADR Mediation Practices||2012|
|Brown Bag Lunch Dept 9||Mediating with Selp Represented Litigants||2012|
|Contra Costa County Bar Association MCLE||ADR Mediation Skills Workshop||2011|
Posted by Carolyn
I highly recommend Mr. Smith for any of your legal needs and advice on any subject. I was from the East Coast handling the affairs of a relative on the West Coast and Mr. Smith handled all of the multiple problems and real estate in 2 other states to my satisfaction.
Posted by John
Wayne Smith updated my will and trust after my divorce. He did an excellent job and I would recommend Wayne to anyone in need of Estate Planning.
Posted by Donna
Wayne has been our attorney for many years....always our
"go to" guy. He's personable, professional, honest, and obviously very knowledgeable about the law. He has provided invaluable guidance not only during a lawsuit (which we won), but on other issues needing positive resolution. He is honest and straightforward (even if we might not want to hear it) and trustworthy.
We highly recommend him as legal counsel, advisor, etc.
William Kelly, Landlord or tenant Attorney
I enthusiastically endorse and recommend Wayne Smith as a Mediator. My client was the injured party in a dispute with a neighbor after the neighbor;s retaining wall failed causing damage to my clients property. The other party was uninsured and damages amounted to over $70K and my clients' retaining wall was 50 years old. Wayne skillfully guided the parties and three lawyers through a process that enabled us to resolve the case in less than 7 hours. The case had been pending for over two yrs Great job.