Matthew C. Smith

Senior Counsel

Matthew C. Smith has extensive experience in all aspects of civil litigation, including trials, arbitrations, and mediations. Matt represents individuals and business clients on a wide variety of professional and business litigation matters. He has served as lead counsel or co-counsel in more than a dozen trials and arbitrations. Matt also handled several successful appeals and has argued before the Fourth District Court of Appeal.

Matt earned his Juris Doctorate from Washington & Lee University School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. While attending law school, Matt was awarded the American Bankruptcy Institiute Medal of Excellence and won both the John W. Davis Moot Court Competition and the American Bar Association Negotiation Competition.

Matt’s primary focus is professional liability and business litigation matters. He is admitted to practice before all California State Courts and the U.S. District Court for the Southern & Central Districts of California.

Affiliations +-

  • American Inns of Court, Louis M. Welsh, Barrister
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers of San Diego
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • University of Washington Alumni Association
  • Washington & Lee Alumni Association

Education +-

  • Washington & Lee University School of Law (J.D., 2000)
  • University of Washington (B.A., 1996)

Speaking Engagements +-

  • “Ethics in Litigation,” Lorman Education Services, (August 2005)
  • “Ethical Issues and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Compliance,” 8th International Conference on Family Violence, (September 2003)

11622 El Camino Real, #300
San Diego, CA 92130
Tel: (858) 755-8500
Fax: (858) 755-8504

Tel: (858) 704-7104
Fax: (858) 755-8504
msmith@pettitkohn.com

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