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Janelle Smith

Business Attorney at Berkeley, CA

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I represent clients from all walks of life, from individuals involved in business disputes to employees with wage and hour claims. If you are looking for employment or business counseling, need to resolve a dispute, or have been served with a lawsuit, find out how I can help.

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Licensed for 11 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2011
Updated 02/13/2012

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

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Buffett-Kennedy & Smith LLP
1808 Sixth Street
Berkeley, CA, 94710

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Posted by Michael | August 6, 2012
Start-Up Company utilizes J. Smith's legal services
Janelle's services were the key to our company's success. Her knowledge base and professionalism kept us from making any errors and in correctly and before the deadline filing a U.S. patent application for a non-provisional patent claim. The results of her work have proved spot on and we can confidently without question recommend her services.
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Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Buffett-Kennedy & Smith LLP
  • 2015 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Stall Parker LLP
  • 2012 - 2015
  • Attorney
  • The Law Office of Janelle J. Smith
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Judicial Extern
  • United States District Court (N.D. Cal)
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • The Sustainable Economies Law Center
  • 2010 - 2013
  • Law Review Comments Editor
  • University Of San Francisco School Of Law
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Law Clerk
  • Law Office of Anthony J. Sperber
  • 2008 - 2010
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Education

  • University of San Francisco School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • University of California - Berkeley
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2007

Legal Cases

  • Contract dispute
  • Settled
  • Sexual Orientation Discrimination
  • Settled in client's favor
  • Joint Employer Wages
  • All parties satisfied

Associations

  • California Lawyers for the Arts
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Alameda County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • California Employment Lawyers Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • California Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • California Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Attorney Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Bar Association of San Francisco
  • Attorney Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom
  • Attorney Member
  • 2010 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Legal Research and Writing
  • CALI Award
  • 2008

Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (15)
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Litigation Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Janelle has that rare combination of not only being exceptionally smart, but also enjoyable to work with. That is why we refer clients to her and her team without hesitation. We know they will go above and beyond to help their case and will be a valuable member of their committee of trusted advisers."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Janelle is an amazing person and an amazing attorney. She advocates rigorously for her clients and I never hesitate to refer any of my clients with business litigation needs into the capable hands of Janelle. I trust her 100%."
Business Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Janelle is a determined litigator. Janelle also has an uncanny business sense, always seeming to find just the right path for businesses to take regardless of whether it's a question about entity selection or concerns about employee issues."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Janelle Smith is a sharp, professional and highly-motivated attorney. She genuinely cares about her clients, and I've observed firsthand her tireless devotion to achieving the best possible results for them. I feel privileged to count her among my colleagues and strongly endorse her work."
Business Attorney | Jul 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I had the pleasure of working with Janelle on several matters in 2012. I was immediately impressed by her diligence, smarts, and excellent manner with clients. I have since succeeded in convincing Janelle to join my practice. It was one of the savviest moves I have ever made."
Business Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly respect Janelle as a fellow practitioner and as someone you would want to get to know. She is very approachable, compassionate and a strong advocate. Janelle is someone who cares about her clients and will go the extra mile to make sure the job is done right on all the matters she works on."
Business Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I love sending clients to Janelle! She is knowledgeable, calm, and always very professional. The clients I have sent her way seem happy after working with her. I wouldn't hesitate to work with Janelle, and am lucky to have her a colleague."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"As collegues, Ms. Smith and I have had the opportunity to discuss innumerable aspects of professional life. These interactions have given me a clear understanding of Ms. Smith’s character, intelligence, and work ethic, and a substantial sense of her knowledge of law in particular. I have the utmost trust and respect for Ms. Smith’s competence and integrity. Her moral character is unimpeachable."
Employment and labor Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Janelle is an incredibly thoughtful and thorough attorney and I would recommend her to anyone seeking legal counsel in the areas of employment law or entity formation. In my experience, Janelle has always been honest and direct with both her clients and opposing counsel while providing first rate advocacy for her clients."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Janelle is bright, motivated, and passionate. She will take care with your matter and is willing to work hard."
Unknown Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Janelle is an intelligent, motivated attorney whom I highly respect both as a person and as a professional. You can count on Janelle to do a good job on any case she takes on."
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Employment and labor