Marilyn M. Smith

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Top Rated Civil Litigation Attorney in Pasadena, CA

Law Office of Marilyn M. Smith
 | 301 E Colorado Blvd, Suite 620
Pasadena, CA 91101 1972
Phone: 626-387-0785
Fax: 626-683-8702
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1976
Practice Areas:
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Family Law (40%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (10%),
  • Elder Law (10%)
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    Founder of The Law Office of Marilyn M. Smith, Marilyn M. Smith represents clients in Pasadena, California, along with the Los Angeles County and metropolitan area. Her practice is focused on legal issues related to conservatorship litigation, probate litigation, elder law and family law. This includes elder abuse, mental health issues, substance abuse and civil litigation such as personal injury or insurance cases.

    Ms. Smith attended the University of Southern California, where she graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in political science. She then moved on to the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, where she graduated third in her class with her Juris Doctor.

    Admitted to practice in the state of California, Ms. Smith is also admitted before several federal courts. These include the United States District Court for the Southern District of California, the United States District Court of the Northern District of California, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California, the United States District Court for the Central District of California and the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.

    Within the Convalescent Aid Society, Ms. Smith is on the Finance Committee and the board of directors. She is also a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, the American Board of Trial Advocates, the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, the Pasadena Bar Association and the Los Angeles County Bar Association. Within this organization, she is on the Executive Committee of the Small Firms and Solo. She is also a board member of the Opera a la Carte and the La Canada Flintridge Chamber of Commerce and Community Association.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 40%Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
    • 40%Family Law
    • 10%Estate Planning & Probate
    • 10%Elder Law
    Focus Areas

    Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Marital Property, Same Sex Family Law

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    Selected to Super Lawyers for 2 yearsbottom-image

    Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2021

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    About Marilyn Smith

    Admitted: 1976, California

    Professional Webpage: https://www.marilynsmithlaw.com/our-firm/marilyn-m-smith/

    Honors/Awards:

    • Member, American Board of Trial Advocates
    • Selected each year from 2010 - 2020, Top Attorney, Pasadena Magazine
    • Phi Beta Kappa

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
    • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
    • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
    • U.S. District Court Central District of California
    • American Board of Trial Advocates
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
    • California
    • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
    • Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles
    • Member, Los Angeles County Bar Assn., Member, Executive Committee - Small Firms and Solo Section
    • Member, Pasadena Bar Association, 2020

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Member, Board of Directors, Pasadena Convalescent Aid Society; Member, Finance Committee
    • Opera a la Carte, Board Member
    • La Canada Flintridge Chamber of Commerce
    • Public Safety Commission, City of La Canada Flintridge 

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • $2 million jury verdict against assisted living facility; breach of contract and negligence, 2019
    • $6.4 million verdict for bad faith against insurance company; served as plaintiff's lead trial counsel 
    • $1.12 million settlement for abuse of dependent adult ["elder abuse"](Los Angeles County)

    Educational Background:

    • University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, Bachelor of Arts (Political Science); Magna cum laude
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    Office Location for Marilyn M. Smith

    301 E Colorado Blvd
    Suite 620
    Pasadena, CA 91101 1972

    Phone: 626-387-0785

    Fax: 626-683-8702

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    Last Updated: 7/15/2020

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