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Jefferson S. Smith Attorney at Law
San Diego Office
619-544-6838 x209
619-544-1568 fax
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Bar Admissions

  • California, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1995
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 1992


  • University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, California (J.D., 1991)
  • University of California, San Diego, California (B.A., 1987)

Jefferson S. Smith

Jefferson S. Smith is a Partner in the San Diego Office of Murchison & Cumming, LLP. Mr. Smith is the Co-Chair of the General Liability & Casualty Practice Group and a member of the Hospitality Law practice group. He focuses his practice in the areas of commercial litigation, product litigation, hospitality, medical malpractice litigation and general litigation. Mr. Smith has experience representing self-insured entertainment, landowner, hotel, restaurant, and commercial venues, entities, and individuals.

Mr. Smith is "AV" rated by Martindale Hubbell, and has arbitrated in excess of 100 cases and has tried numerous jury trials. He has been listed as a Top Lawyer for seven consecutive years by San Diego Magazine.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Association of Southern California Defense Counsel
  • San Diego Defense Lawyers
  • Defense Research Institute, Trial Tactics Committee

Published Works

  • "Evaluating a Defendant's Personal Injury Case: Key Strategies for a Successful Resolution Through Settlement or Trial," Inside the Minds: Representing Defendants in Personal Injury Cases, Aspatore Books, 2011

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