Moksha Smith

Top rated Criminal Defense attorney in San Jose, California

Magdalena Law Group
Moksha Smith
Magdalena Law Group

Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, Family Law; view more

Licensed in California since: 2014

Education: Santa Clara University School of Law

Selected to Rising Stars: 2021 - 2023

Magdalena Law Group

300 South First Street
Suite 228
San Jose, CA 95113 Visit website


Moksha Smith is a senior attorney with Magdalena Law Group in San Jose, California. A top-ranked lawyer with more than six years of total legal experience, Ms. Smith provides exceptional counsel and support to clients throughout the greater San Jose and San Francisco metros and across the state who have legal needs involving any of the following:

·  Family law and divorce

·  Criminal defense

Ms. Smith began her legal career as a Deputy District Attorney with the Napa County District Attorney's Office and then later with the Sonoma County District Attorney's Office. As such, she has invaluable insight into the state's criminal justice system, which helps her devise the most effective defense strategies possible for the accused. During this time, she gained extensive experience handling matters involving substance abuse, domestic violence and restraining orders, and other areas that span both family law and criminal defense.

Equally effective as a family law attorney, she has deftly guided her clients through the divorce process with the utmost compassion and integrity, and she has gained a reputation for her unwavering commitment to her clients' needs. No matter the issues her clients are facing, Ms. Smith delivers highly personalized counsel to help them make the best-informed decisions as she aggressively pursues the favorable outcomes they expect and deserve as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible. 

Honored for her outstanding professionalism and service, Ms. Smith has earned consistent top rankings and endorsements from her peers as being among the top 2.5% of lawyers in her region. She has also received numerous testimonials and referrals from her satisfied clients, and she finds satisfaction in helping people during some of the most difficult and uncertain times in their lives.

A 2010 graduate of the University of California, San Diego, Ms. Smith obtained her Juris Doctor from Santa Clara University School of Law in 2014. While in college, she volunteered with AmeriCorps, where she assisted many clients with their divorce and custody-related litigation.

Practice areas

Criminal Defense, Family Law

Focus areas

Criminal Law

  • 50% Criminal Defense
  • 50% Family Law

First Admitted: 2014, California

Professional Webpage:

  • Selected as a Top 40 under 40 criminal defense trial attorney by the National Trial Lawyers Association, 2021
Educational Background:
  • Bachelor of Science in Cognitive Neuroscience with minors in Psychology and Biology from UCSD

Office location for Moksha Smith

300 South First Street
Suite 228
San Jose, CA 95113

Phone: 408-201-4468


3 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2021 - 2023

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