Attorney Paul J. Smoot focuses his practice in the areas of personal injury, employment law and elder law. The founder of the Law Office of Paul J. Smoot, based in San Mateo, California, he represents clients in the San Francisco Bay Area and throughout Northern California.
After graduating from the University of San Francisco, Mr. Smoot went on to earn his law degree at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. For 18 years, Mr. Smoot worked at the law firm of Anderlini, Finkelstein, Emerick & Smoot, eventually becoming a named partner. When the firm dissolved in 2008, he started a new firm under his own name.
Today, Mr. Smoot is admitted to practice in state courts in California, as well as all four of the federal district courts in California and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.
In addition to his law practice, Mr. Smoot has been involved in a number of professional and community organizations. He has been especially active with the San Mateo County Trial Lawyers Association, serving in multiple leadership roles for the organization over the years, including a term as its president. Mr. Smoot has also served with the Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County and other organizations that provide legal services to people who could not otherwise afford them.
Mr. Smoot has participated in a number of pro bono activities during his legal career. He previously served as a Federal Emergency Management Agency representative for the San Mateo County Bar Association. He is also a longtime member of the World Jurist Association, an organization affiliated with the United Nations and dedicated to promoting the rule of law as a path toward peace.
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Admitted 1992, California
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1720 South Amphlett Boulevard
San Mateo, CA 94402
Last Updated: 12/18/2015