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Edward A. Smith

Edward A. Smith

 
  • Personal Injury, Products Liability, Workers' Compensation...
  • California
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Lawyer Rating and Reviews
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5.0
Legal Analysis
5.0/5.0
Communication Skills
5.0/5.0
Ethics and Professionalism
5.0/5.0
Rating: 10 Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
I rated Ed as high as possible because he has earned my trust and confidence as a personal injury lawyer. He is not about, "the money" but truly desires to serve his community with honesty and integrity.
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Q. How do you know this lawyer?
  • Current or Former Co-Worker/Colleague

We have worked together for years on several cases and have maintained a great professional relationship. 

Q. In the cases you were involved in with this attorney, which of the following apply?
  • Same Client
  • I Represented Them

I represent some of his clients on several occasions and often refer any issues back to Ed. He is a knowledgeable lawyer with excellent communication and problem-solving skills. 

Q. When did you work with this lawyer?
2016 to present
Q. Was this lawyer an effective advocate/counselor and why?
Yes

Ed truly works for the communities he serves. He strives to get the most exceptional value in all his cases, no matter how big or small. His wisdom and leadership branded him as a phenomenal personal injury lawyer.

Q. Please rate this lawyer on the following:

Legal Knowledge: Excellent

Ed is a self-starter who continues to work hard in his profession by remaining up to date with the latest case law and issues.

Legal Analysis: Excellent

Ed will explore every angle to determine the best course for his cases.

Communication Skills: Excellent

Great communication is one of Ed’s greatest skill sets. He remains in constant contact with his clients to keep them informed throughout the case.

Ethics and Professionalism: Excellent

Ed is one of the nicest and most honest people I’ve known and worked with. He had applied that approach in his practice since 1982 and continues to maintain high ethical and professional standards. 

Q. For which practice area(s) would you recommend this lawyer?
Personal Injury 
Q. Which of the following skills does this lawyer possess?
  • Arbitration
  • Client Relations
  • Legal Writing
  • Litigation
  • Mediation
  • Negotiation
  • Problem Solving
  • Project Management
  • Trials
  • Use of Technology
Q. Please provide any additional comments about this lawyer
Ed is a unique individual. Not only does he have a great working relationship with his staff and peer, but he also maintains a close personal relationship with past clients. Ed has become good friends with most of his former clients.
Q. I would recommend this lawyer to my family and friends
Yes
Rating: 10 Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
One of the best PI attorneys in California. He can be depended upon when you are in need
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Q. How do you know this lawyer?
  • Current or Former Co-Worker/Colleague
  • Friend

I worked for him years ago and we have maintained a business and friend relationship since

Q. In the cases you were involved in with this attorney, which of the following apply?
  • I Represented Them

I represented several of his clients in other fields and refer many matters to him

Q. When did you work with this lawyer?
from 1989 to present
Q. Was this lawyer an effective advocate/counselor and why?
Yes

Ed works hard to get the best value in his cases. I am friends with several of his employees and clients and all have had wonderful experiences with Ed and his office

Q. Please rate this lawyer on the following:

Legal Knowledge: Excellent

I have performed some research for Ed in the past and his current staff are familiar to me. They all work hard and well by staying up with the current law and continuing to be innovative in their approach

Legal Analysis: Excellent

No one can analyze the value of a case like Ed and his staff. they successfully argue the case at an early stage to gain leverage for settlement

Communication Skills: Excellent

Ed and office is constantly in communication with clients and reaches out after the case is concluded to further serve their needs

Ethics and Professionalism: Excellent

Ed has practiced for over 35 years and all people in our legal community praise his temperment and professional way he proceeds to handle each matter

Q. For which practice area(s) would you recommend this lawyer?
Plaintiff Personal Injury
Q. Which of the following skills does this lawyer possess?
  • Client Relations
  • Document Review
  • Litigation
  • Mediation
  • Problem Solving
  • Project Management
  • Use of Technology
Q. Please provide any additional comments about this lawyer
His firm cares and services the clients every need. All ex clients seem to have a long term relationship with him. In all matters in which we have worked together we have successfully settled matters and I am and always has been pleased to work with him and his staff.
Q. I would recommend this lawyer to my family and friends
Yes
Rating: 10 Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
Ed Smith is the one of the best, if not THE best personal injury lawyer in the State of California. He’s knowledgeable, his staff is superb, and he is, on top of all this, a great human being. I cannot recommend him more highly to anyone needing legal counsel for a personal injury claim.
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Q. How do you know this lawyer?
  • Current or Former Co-Worker/Colleague
  • Friend

Ed and I have had a number of cases together where he has handled the personal injury claim and I have handeled the workers’ compensation claim.

Q. In the cases you were involved in with this attorney, which of the following apply?
  • Same Client

Sometimes injured workers are hurt by a third party (someone other than the employer.) Ed has done a phenominal job handing the civil claim.

Q. When did you work with this lawyer?
2010 to Present
Q. Was this lawyer an effective advocate/counselor and why?
Yes

He gets top dollar for his clients and leaves nothing to chance. He has excellent experts at his disposal and can finance very complex cases through to trial.

Q. Please rate this lawyer on the following:

Legal Knowledge: Excellent

He is always up to date on latest case law affecting his clients and their issues.

Legal Analysis: Excellent

He knows the strengths and potential weaknesses in every case and maximises every element at his disposal.

Communication Skills: Excellent

His clients always know the status of their case and what needs to happen next.

Ethics and Professionalism: Excellent

Ed is fair minded and professional. He is a pleasure to work with and can be counted on to maintain the very highest standard of legal ethics.

Q. For which practice area(s) would you recommend this lawyer?
Personal Injury. Ed is, bar none, the best of the best.
Q. Which of the following skills does this lawyer possess?
  • Arbitration
  • Client Relations
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Legal Writing
  • Litigation
  • Mediation
  • Negotiation
  • Problem Solving
  • Trials
Q. I would recommend this lawyer to my family and friends
Yes