Business Minded, Results-Oriented Legal Services

Clifton E. Smith


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Practice Areas:

  • Employer Defense
  • Human Resources-Labor Relations


  • Western State University College of Law, Fullerton, California
    • Juris Doctor
  • California State University, Fullerton, CA
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts
    • Major: Spanish
  • La Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain
    • Honors: Diploma of Studies for Foreigners

Bar Admission

  • California
  • Supreme Court of California
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

Professional Associations

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association


  • 2022 Lawyers of Distinction, Recognizing Excellence in Labor Law
  • American Institute of Trial Lawyers, Litigator of the Year, 2022, Employment Law