Jeffrey R. Smith

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in San Francisco, CA

Abramson Smith Waldsmith, LLP
 | 19 Tehama St, Suite A
San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone: 415-325-2535
Fax: 415-421-0912
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2010 - 2016
Licensed Since: 2006
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
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Attorney Profile

The managing partner at Abramson Smith Waldsmith LLP, Jeffrey R. Smith focuses his practice exclusively on personal injury and wrongful death litigation. Located in San Francisco, California, he provides representation to clients throughout the Bay Area who have incurred economic and noneconomic losses due to the negligence or recklessness of other persons or entities.

The types of cases that Mr. Smith has been involved in have arisen out of such incidents as construction site accidents, spinal cord and sport injuries, defective products, premises liability, medical malpractice, airplane crashes, and truck and other motor vehicle collisions. He has been able to obtain numerous favorable results for his plaintiff clients, both in front of the jury at trial and outside the courtroom through negotiated settlements. Mr. Smith has lectured frequently on trial strategies and other topics related to his practice area, and he has had several articles published. He has devoted his practice to this area of the law ever since his admission to The State Bar of California in 2006, and he has been with his current firm since that time.

As an undergraduate, Mr. Smith attended the University of Oregon in Eugene, where he majored in graphic design and journalism and received a Bachelor of Arts in 1998. Subsequently deciding that he wanted to be an attorney, he enrolled at the University of San Francisco School of Law, and he was awarded his Juris Doctor in 2006. In order to keep abreast of current developments in personal injury and wrongful death litigation and to forge connections with fellow members of the bar, he is an active participant in the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association and other professional groups.

Outside of work, Jeff enjoys coaching his three daughters in soccer.  For the 2019 season, Jeff was selected as the AYSO's Coach of the Year, division 36 (San Mateo).  

Practice Areas
  • 100%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death


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Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2020 Rising Stars: 2010 - 2016

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About Jeffrey Smith

Admitted: 2006, California

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  • Recipient, American Jurisprudence Award, Sports Law, 2004
  • Selected as coach of the year for the 2019 soccer season by AYSO, division 36., Coach of the Year, AYSO, division 36, 2019
  • Northern California Rising Star, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2010 - 2018 

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • California, 2006 
  • American Association of Justice (AAJ) 
  • Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC)
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Other Accidents: relevance and admissibility, Advocate Magazine , March, 2012
  • Other Accidents: relevance and admissibility, Plaintiff Magazine , March, 2012 
  • Speaker, "Demonstrative Evidence in the 21st Century", Regional TLA Conference, Olympic Valley, CA, 2009
  • Speaker, "Jill and Ned's Excellent Constitutional Convention Adventure", Edward J. McFetridge American Inn of Court, San Francisco, 2009
  • Speaker, "The Effective Use of Visual Evidence in Litigation", Bar Association of San Francisco, Estate Planning, Probate and Trust - Litigation Subsection, San Francisco, 2010
  • Speaker, "An Immigration Carol", Edward J. McFetridge American Inn of Court, San Francisco, 2010
  • Speaker, "Technology in Trial, Powerpoint, Trial Director and Beyond", San Francisco Trial Lawyer Association, 2010
  • Speaker, "Suing Public Entities", Santa Clara Trial Lawyers Association Program, San Jose, 2011
  • Speaker, "Strategies for Sports and Recreation Cases", San Francisco Trial Lawyer Association, 2011
  • Speaker, "Communication: Clients, Opposing Counsel, and the Boss," Berkeley Law: Boalt Advocates Alumni, San Francisco
  • Speaker, "Brown v. Plata: Judicial Activism or Cruel and Unusual Punishment?", Edward J. McFetridge American Inn of Court-2012
  • Speaker, “Tech Tools at Mediation,” San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association , 2012
  • Speaker, “Using Technology in Mediation,” Consumer Attorneys of California, 2012. 
  • The Unlevel Playing Field: Releases, Waivers & Assumption of Risk in Sports Premises Cases, written for the Premises Seminar of the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, November 2007
  • California Uninsured Motorist Practice, (Co-Author) 2009-2011, Continuing Education of the Bar, Chapter 2

Educational Background:

  • University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, B.S., Major: Graphic Design and Journalism , 1998
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Office Location for Jeffrey R. Smith

19 Tehama St
Suite A
San Francisco, CA 94105

Phone: 415-325-2535

Fax: 415-421-0912

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Last Updated: 4/6/2020

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