Kevin D. Smith is an active trial lawyer who has spent the majority of his professional life trying cases on behalf of Fortune 500 companies and major corporations. In his 30 years of practice, Kevin has defended commercial,  professional liability, employment, product liability, transportation and catastrophic matters in state and federal courts. Despite having to frequently overcome difficult challenges on liability and damages in high exposure cases,  Kevin has obtained victories on behalf of his clients in an impressive ninety four percent of the cases he has tried. This has resulted in Kevin being elected to the prestigious American Board of Trial Advocates and regularly honored as a Southern California "Super Lawyer."




  • Pepperdine University School of Law (J.D., 1983)
  • Pepperdine University (B.A., 1980)

Licensed to Practice in

  • California



  • Author, Recent Developments Affecting Self Insurers and Risk Managers, (1999, 2000) Tort & Insurance Law Journal, Annual Survey of Tort and Insurance Law, ABA Section on Tort & Insurance Practice



  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
  • The International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC)
  • Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS)
  • Professional Liability Defense Federation (PLDF)
  • Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow
  • Trucking Industry Defense Association
  • ABA (Professional Liability; Product Liability; Commercial Transportation)
  • American Trucking Association
  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel (NARTC)
  • DRI (Commercial Litigation; Commercial Transportation; Professional Liability; Product Liability)
  • Court Appointed Arbitrator & Mediator, Los Angeles County Superior Court

Honors & Recognitions

  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Named a Top Attorney by Pasadena Magazine (2015)
  • Named a Southern California Super Lawyer (2006 – 2012)

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