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Edward Albert Smith

Personal injury Attorney at Sacramento, CA

5.0   43 reviews

Licensed for 40 years

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About Edward

Learn Edward’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    30%

    41 years, 10,000 cases

  2. Car accident
    25%

    41 years, 125 cases

  3. Brain injury
    20%

    41 years, 25 cases

  4. Trucking accident
    13%

    36 years, 15 cases

  5. Motorcycle accident
    5%

    41 years, 25 cases

  6. Wrongful death
    5%

    41 years, 25 cases

  7. Medical malpractice
    1%

    41 years, 25 cases

  8. Slip and fall accident
    1%

    41 years, 25 cases

AT AUTOACCIDENT.COM, WE'RE THE "PERSONAL" PERSONAL INJURY FIRM. CALL TODAY FOR FRIENDLY ADVICE.

Hi and Thanks for checking my profile. I'm an experienced Personal Injury Attorney in Sacramento and Elk Grove since 1982.

 

I’m also the founder of , one of the most comprehensive motor vehicle accident websites in California.

 

I was born in Brooklyn, New York to a working class family. My dad was a plumber with a 3rd grade education. My uncles were Irish cops. Which is to say, I understand and work well with people who work for a living.

 

I enjoy law because it gives me a continual opportunity to learn new skills and disiplines. Personal injury law touches on medicine, psychology as well as accounting and engineering. I'm grateful to be in a field where I have

 

the opportunity for continued personal growth.

 

 

You may be wondering the best way to find a good personal injury lawyer.

 

I wrote a good guide on that subject at .

 

 

 The best way to select any lawyer is meet him in person & trust your gut. Look at past results. Speak to his past clients.

  

From personal experience, I know that what appears at first glance to be a setback can often be turned into a breakthrough experience.

 

As someone who has had several near death experiences and serious injuries  myself, I understand how difficult  unexpected circumstances can be.

 

If you come to me, I’ll try to help you navigate this possibly unfamiliar ground.

 

In my leisure time, I enjoy hiking, music, reading, travel (Can you say Fiji!) art and good wine. Weekends you will often find me in the ocean on the north coast, spearfishing or going for abalone.

 

 

 

Awards

Client's Choice 2015,2012
Client's Choice
2015 2012
Top Contributor 2012
Top Contributor
2012

Photos and videos

Good Day Sacramento Interview with Edward A. Smith
Driving While Texting is Like Driving Blind
Auto Accident Victims Describe Their Experience with the Law Offices of Edward A. Smith
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Licensed for 40 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 1982
Updated 12/13/2019

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

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Edward Albert Smith
1900 Point West Way #200
Sacramento, CA, 95815
Law Office of Edward A. Smith
1900 Point West Way #200
Sacramento, CA, 95815
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Reviews

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Client's Choice 2015
Client's Choice
Edward received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2015
Posted by Doug | October 24, 2009
Excellence in litigation.
If you are need of a "Truly" professional, excellent and caring legal team, then Ed Smith inc. is your team. Ed, Alex, Mary, and Kurt stood by me every inch of the way to getting the "Proper" settlement in my personal injury case. Please, without reservations, give them a call for your legal needs. Thanks, again ! Doug Ratliff
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Posted by anonymous | January 23, 2009
Very Individual care
I was in involved in an emotionally and physically debilitating car accident, and was referred to Ed's office. I had never sought the services of a lawyer before, and didn't know what to expect. I was impressed with paralegal Kurt McCrum and attorney Alex Lichtner's compassion toward me and my case, and desire to thoroughly understand my circumstances and answer my questions. In addition to following up regarding my well being, Kurt fought to get me the largest settlement he was able, given the specifics of my case. And he succeeded!
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Posted by Kirilliab | December 20, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Какая сегодня погода?
Как вы прогнозируете погоду? ЛИчно я смотрю вечером на закат, но если ничего не вижу, тогда иду на сайт https://www.gismeteo.ua/ и там получаю весь прогнозируете. И было несколько раз когда сайт был не прав. Так что доверй, но проверяй.
Posted by Nicholl | March 20, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you!
I am absolutely pleased to say that my family has had a very positive experience with Edward when we we lost my brother due to a fatal car accident over a year ago. It was up to me to find a wrongful death attorney near me since my parents were grieving and too distraught to handle anything and I couldn't be more thankful for his compassion and service. He is friendly, professional, caring and had full knowledge of the law. We can't thank him enough for what he did for us in a very trying time in our lives. Highly recommended just as I would recommend the team at https://thebennettlawgroup.com/wrongful-death-attorney/ in NM.
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Posted by anonymous | January 4, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Definitely Recommend!
Mr. Edward become extra special in managing my case. He is immediately to the point and will virtually fight for you.
Posted by  Myers | December 12, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic!
Mr. Smith is a consummate expert! I contacted him about my federal incapacity retirement application and he kindly offered me some of options. We worked together for the duration of the whole software procedure and my claim was authorised directly and without trouble. Mr. Smith continually handled me with recognize and kindness and you could tell he is a deeply empathetic individual. He become usually prompt in responding to my emails or cellphone calls and essentially held my hand through the entire process. I could strongly suggest him to any character searching for federal disability retirement.
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Posted by Perez | January 26, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
#1 lawyer in Sacramento Area
Had a work related auto accident in March of 2017 in which resulted in a broken leg and ankle. Ed Smith and his team took care of me. No such thing as a case too small or too big in their books, whatever your concern may be, Ed Smith and his team can get it done! Dont hestitate to give them a call, Any question you may have they’ll have an answer to it. I myself was a bit hestitant as i never had an attorney in my life, but when i called i couldnt have been more satisfied, the work they put in is 2nd to none. They will be my first choice in the future!
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Posted by rachel | January 8, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing
I absolutely adore my lawyer Edward Albert smith and his associates. He went above and beyond. He helped me get as much money as possible for my case. Absolutely best lawyer ever. If you get into a car accident call him
Posted by Ossie | January 5, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Law Firm
Great caring people, with great results. My calls never went unanswered and they took care of everything for me.
Posted by Sebastian | December 29, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent customer service.
I was in a car accident recently and I had no idea what to do. I contacted Ed Smith's office and his team helped me every step of the way. Julie helped me understand everything. They always kept me informed of what was going on and I received my settlement in a timely manner. Thank you to the great people there.
Posted by Henry | October 25, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Auto Accident Attornies
Ed and George was super nice and helpful. It is very stressful to be in a car accident and deal with all the calls and paperwork. The team was super helpful in handling all the calls and dealing with all the paperwork. Made my life so much easier. Will definitely recommend these guys to friends who are in need of an auto accident attorney.
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Posted by Alex & Dinah Morales | January 27, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing service
Me and my wife; had a car accident. We were amazed how easy, professional, friendly attorney Ed Smith is along with his staff. Everybody is amazing. Thank you so much, we are very impressed! Sincerely, Alex & Dinah Morales
Posted by David | October 8, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Follow-up
'Your office represented my daughter with good results, I called after I had stopped to help a rollover accident, when another vehicle struck the original accident causing me to fall to ground and fracturing 2 lower vertebrae. Initially the first person I spoke with said that I had no legal recourse, however you called my back later to state that I did have legal recourse. I appreciated that you followed up, however I chose not to pursue legal action. Thank you for everything.'
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Posted by Todd | September 14, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent
Ed assisted us on very short notice with a troublesome and non-responsive drunk driver/insurance accident. He personally took action and got the process moving again within two days of our request. We very much appreciate his willingness to work through our issues with us.
Posted by Beverly | September 1, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you for everything!
Ed Smith and his office team took on a difficult personal injury case on my behalf and for the passenger in my car. Ed is a top- notch attorney. His staff couldn't have been more helpful and kind. No need to look elsewhere. I give Ed Smith my highest recommendation.
Posted by Jana | August 27, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Review your lawyer
Everyone at Edward A. Smith was helpful, friendly, knowledgeable and professional. They took the time to explain things and acted in a timely manner. All my questions were answered and, for a situation such as mine, this was a very stress-free and enjoyable encounter. I would definitely recommend this attorney if you need representation after an auto accident.
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Response from Edward Smith August 27, 2015
Thanks so much Jana. I really appreciate great client's like you.
Posted by Todd | August 18, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Let Ed's team handle it--you'll thank me!
No exaggeration--this man and his team are the best around! I was referred to Ed more than 25 years ago and I have been a loyal client ever since. I've referred several friends and they were also very pleased with his (and his team's) care, managing their casses--both large and small. He truly cares about the people he and his office have helped, even if all they did was refer you to other lawyers or businesses that could better serve your needs. He is always asking for feedback and always trying to improve. And by the way, they are very good at what they do--fighting insurance companies for just compensation. If you are ever injured in an accident of any kind, call Ed and his team FIRST!
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Response from Edward Smith August 27, 2015
Thanks so much for the Kind words, Todd
Posted by Tanya | August 17, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thankful for the wonderful, helpful attorney Edward A Smith
This was our first accident, so we didn't know what to do. We thought we can just take care of it ourselves as we paid full coverage monthly but it was frustrating talking to insurance companies and timely. Then my sister recommended that we get an attorney and referred us to this office. They took really good care of us and stayed in touch through out the whole process. We received everything we hoped for. We recommend contacting Edward A Smith office if you get into any type of accident and contact right away to avoid any types of addition headaches from insurance companies.
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Posted by anonymous | August 17, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Caring and professional...
...every step of the way. You can't ask for a more positive experience; Ed and his staff take the time to explain the process to you in a caring and compassionate manner. There's lots of law offices out there but you need look no further than Ed and his staff.
Posted by David | August 9, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Ed Smith Offices
Ed Smith is a highly competent and courageous attorney. Ed is an advocate for the rights of victims of personal injury. Victims of personal injury are often intimidated by the medical profession and the courts. Ed and his associates settle the stress victims of injury experience by providing compassionate services to their clients. I recommend Ed Smith Offices to anyone who suffers from personal injury.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 120 minutes
  • Contingency 29%-40%
  • Retainer Sometimes

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Offices of Ed Smith
  • 1982 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency
  • 1980 - 1982
  • Intern
  • Joaquin County Counsel's Office
  • 1978 - 1980
  • Sales Manager
  • Jay Gleason Advertising
  • 1974 - 1978
  • Airborne Combat Support
  • US Air Force
  • 1966 - 1970
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Education

  • Institute of Brain Potential
  • Certificate
  • 2004
  • University of Northern California
  • Certificate
  • 1994
  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific
  • J.D.
  • 1982
  • University of California - Davis
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1974
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Legal Cases

  • Rear-end Motor Vehicle Collision
  • $250,000.00
  • Motor vehicle collision - Headlights Off
  • $300,000.00
  • Folsom Car Accident
  • $4,200,000.00
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Associations

  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Assn
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • LA Trial Lawyers Assn
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Allexperts.Com
  • Personal Injury Volunteer 9.90 Rating
  • 1998 - Present
  • Capital City Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1987 - Present
  • Consumer Attorney's of California
  • Member
  • 1987 - Present
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1987 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1982 - Present
  • Sacramento County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1982 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • Russian
  • Vietnamese
  • Hmong
  • Armenian
  • English
  • Korean
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Honors and Awards

  • California Member
  • Million Dollar Forum
  • 2015
  • Clients Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Top Attorney Trucking Accident
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Top Attorney Car Accident
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Top Rated Injury 5 Star Attorney
  • Yelp
  • 2015
  • Top Rated Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Google Plus
  • 2015
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Nominated for Advocate of the Year
  • Capital City Trial Lawyer Advocate
  • 2015
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2000
  • Outstanding Graduate Award
  • Bank of America
  • 1972
  • Airman's Medal
  • U.S. Airforce
  • 1968
  • Vietnam Service Medal
  • U.S. Armed Forces
  • 1968
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Publications

  • Legal Guide
  • The Attorney's Guide to Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • 2015
  • California AutoAccident Guide
  • A Consumers Guide to California Accident Law
  • 2008
  • Law Office Computing
  • 20 Web Sites All Injury Attorney's Should Know
  • 1999
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Speaking Engagements

  • St. Mary's College of California
  • Preparing Medical Aspects of Legal Cases
  • 2010
  • Sacramento's Small Business Meet-Up Group
  • Small Business Masterminds
  • 2009
  • Continuing Education for the Bar Lecture
  • Investigation of Personal Injury Cases
  • 2006

Attorney endorsements

Received (34)
Given (43)
Endorse Edward
Car accident Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Worked with Ed on a car accident case. He was very knowledgeable and has been a great mentor. Excellent attorney."
Car accident Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. A great lawyer and a great person. Well respected in the legal community for his zealous representation of injured Californians. A+"
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"When I stopped handling personal injury matters over a dozen years ago, I felt completely confident to refer all my callers to Ed based on the experience, individual care, and careful research I had seen him devote to his clients as my colleague in past years. He is especially skilled in dealing with traumatic brain injuries, one of the most difficult for both victims and lawyers to handle."
Personal injury Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Edward Smith has an impressive list of accomplishments and is a highly regarded attorney. I am honored to write this endorsement. ."
Personal injury Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Nov 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Ed Smith. Ed has many years of experience in personal injury law and is caring and compassionate towards his clients. He offers many ways to support his clients through both the lawsuit stage as well as physical recovery stage."
Brain injury Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Edward. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 27
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I had the pleasure recently to sit down with Ed and talk to him about his law practice. He is extremely passionate about what he does and obviously well versed after 30 years in the business. I endorse Ed Smith."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is very diligent."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ed Smith is a highly knowledgeable and excellent lawyer who advocates forcefully and zealously for his clients. He is generous as well, giving of his time to make his community a better place."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"There's nobody that cares more about his clients than Ed. And not only that, be he gets results. If it can be done, you can bet Ed will make it happen. I highly recommend him."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ed is a compassionate attorney who is dedicated to his practice."
Car accident Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ed is a thoughtful, caring litigator who will carefully guide you through a painful process with compassion and skill. I hope you will be lucky enough to have him represent you."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ed is extremely competent in his specific niche of auto accident personal injury. If you have been injured in a car accident, Ed will take great care of you."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Friend
"Ed has an obvious compassion for people - not only his clients but his entire staff. His knowledge of the law is important, but his compassion for people separates him from many other lawyers. If you hire Ed as your lawyer, you will receive not only his expertise but also the help of a well-trained, highly motivated staff who help him help his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ed Smith has my whole hearted endorsement. He is an incredibly intelligent, competent and caring attorney. Additionally, he has a wonderful support staff and together they form one of the finest personal injury law firms in the state."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Edward Smith's experience and results in pursuing major injury cases speak for itself, and his legal skills and knowledge is nothing less than superior. I, however, have been equally impressed with his personality, charisma and generosity as a fellow lawyer and as a mentor, who is always there to guide and provide with very useful, candid advice. Mr. Smith has a fairly large staff, some of whom I have gotten to know. Most of them have been with Ed for many years. They love working for Ed, feel appreciated, have no intention of leaving, and have genuine respect for their boss. This is not something you hear very often from people about their boss, and yet another reason to admire Mr. Smith not only as a lawyer, but as a human being."
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Sacramento Personal injury Lawyer Edward Albert Smith
Edward Albert Smith
Personal injury Attorney
Sacramento, CA
Licensed for 40 years
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