Glenn M. Smith

Top rated real estate attorney in Santa Rosa, California

Smith Dollar, PC
Glenn M. Smith
Smith Dollar, PC

Practice Areas: Real estate, Business litigation, Construction litigation; view more

Licensed in California since: 1981

Education: Western State University College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2023
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Smith Dollar, PC

418 B Street
Fourth Floor
Santa Rosa, CA 95401 Visit website


Attorney Glenn M. Smith is a partner with Smith Dollar PC law firm in Santa Rosa, California. A top-rated trial and transactional attorney with more than 40 years of experience, Mr. Smith provides exceptional counsel and support to clients across his region who have legal needs involving any of the following:

· Construction disputes and claims

· Contract disputes and issues 

· Real estate litigation

· Business litigation

· Commercial transactions

· Real estate transactions

Over the course of his legal career, Mr. Smith has represented thousands of clients with the important and pressing legal matters affecting their businesses and property. As the owner of several small businesses himself, he fully understands the unique struggles and challenges business owners can face. As such, he can more readily address his clients' issues while delivering unmatched representation to help them achieve their goals and the favorable outcomes they seek for their legal issues as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible.

Honored for his outstanding professionalism and service, Mr. Smith has earned consistent top rankings and endorsements from his peers, and he is the recipient of the American Jurisprudence Award as well as the Unsung Hero Award from the Sonoma County Bar Association. He has also received numerous testimonials and referrals from his satisfied clients.

A 1975 graduate of Marist College, Mr. Smith obtained his Juris Doctor with honors from Western State University College of Law in Irvine in 1980. He is admitted to practice before all California state courts as well as before all U.S. District Courts in the state. 

A leader in his legal community, Mr. Smith serves on the board of directors of the Northern California Engineering Contractors Association and the Legal Aid of Sonoma County, and he is the former president of the Sonoma County Bar Association. He is also an active member of the American Bar Association, the American Subcontractors Association, the North CoastBuilders Exchange and the Sonoma County Alliance, among his other professional affiliations.


Practice areas

Real estate: business, Business litigation, Construction litigation: business

Focus areas

Construction defects

  • 40% Real estate: business
  • 30% Business litigation
  • 30% Construction litigation: business

First Admitted: 1981, California

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Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Sonoma County Superior Courts Committee, 1997-2000
  • Empire College of Law Scholarship Committee (2000-2004), 2004
  • Leadership Santa Rosa Alumni Association (1985 to present), 2019
  • Board Member, American Subcontractors Association Redwood Empire Chapter (1988-2000), 2000
  • Board Member, Legal Aid of Sonoma County (2016 to present), 2019
  • Vice-President, Legal Aid of Sonoma County (Incoming 2020 President), 2019
  • Board Member, Sonoma County Convention & Visitors Bureau (1984-1987), 1987
  • Board Member, Redwood Empire Boy Scouts of America (1985-1988), 1988
  • Board of Directors, Northern California Engineering Contractors' Association (2012 to present), 2019
  • Chairman, Sonoma County Republican Central Committee (1986-1990), 1990
  • Board Member, Blood Bank of the Redwoods (2000-2003), 2003
  • Board Member, North Coast Builder's Exchange (2014-2016), 2016
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • President, Sonoma County Bar Association, 2008
  • Member, Sonoma County Alliance
  • Board of Directors, Legal Aid of Sonoma County
  • Member, Sonoma County Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court of California 
  • Member, North CoastBuilders Exchange
  • Board of Directors, Northern California Engineering Contractors Association
  • Member, American Bar Subcontractors Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • California 
  • Secretary, Sonoma County Bar Association, 2006
  • Sonoma County Careers of Distinction Nomination Committee, 2008 - 2019
  • Vice-President, Sonoma County Bar Association, 2007
  • President of the Sonoma County Bar Association, 2008
Educational Background:
  • Bachelor of Science in Business, Marist College, 1975
  • Received American Jurisprudence Award in Contracts., American Jurisprudence Award, 1980
  • Glenn Smith was selected to receive the Sonoma County Bar Association's second annual Unsung Hero Award for his many years of work with the mentally ill and homeless, Unsung Hero Award, Sonoma County Bar Association, 2017
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • California Real Estate Broker, licensed continuously since 2008., 2008

Office location for Glenn M. Smith

418 B Street
Fourth Floor
Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Phone: 707-986-5209


3 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2023

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