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  Zachary Smith
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Zach Smith is a Partner in the firm’s San Francisco office. He is a highly experienced trial lawyer who has tried more than 35 cases to verdict. He has been honored as the Distinguished Defense Attorney of the Year by the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association. 

Mr. Smith brings his reputation as a premier courtroom attorney to an array of high-exposure litigation involving real estate, technology, trucking, hospitality, construction, products, assaults and catastrophic injury, and HOA disputes. He has defended some of California’s most significant businesses in commercial disputes arising out of contract and tort claims concerning fiduciary duty, intellectual property, trade secrets, confidential information, business defamation, trademark, advertising injury, FCA, FDCPA, TCPA, RICO, and Fair Business Practice Act and landlord-tenant claims.

He also defends a wide range of corporate officers in officer and director breach of duty claims as well as professionals including doctors, real estate brokers, lawyers, technology executives and insurance agents in errors and omission claims. His practice also includes coverage and extra contractual defense.

Mr. Smith is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). When he was inducted into ABOTA in 2010, he was the youngest member of the San Francisco chapter of ABOTA. 

Mr. Smith earned his law degree from the University of Michigan in 1997 and his undergraduate degree from University of California, Berkeley.

Mr. Smith lives in Oakland with his wife, son and two golden-retrievers. In addition to the practice of law, he enjoys restoring his classic car, travel, and keeping up with the latest in consumer technology.

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