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Paul J. Smoot

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Practice Areas

  • Business & Commercial Law
  • Business Organizations
  • Personal Injury - Plaintiff
  • Employment Law -- Employee
  • Employment Law -- Employer
  • Real Estate Law

Education

  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, California
    • J.D. – 1992
    • Law Journal: Hastings Communications & Entertainment Law Journal, , 1990 – 1991
  • University of San Francisco, San Francisco, California
    • B.S. – 1983
    • Major: Biology

Bar Admission

  • California, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1992
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1992

Honors

  • American Jurisprudence Award, Corporations and Corporate Law

Pro-Bono Activities

  • F.E.M.A. Representative, San Mateo County Bar Association, 1996 to 2002
  • World Jurist Association, 1992 - Present
  • Chairman Office of Technology Assessment, 2000 to 2001

Professional Associations

  • San Mateo County Trial Lawyers Association, President, 2009
  • San Mateo County Trial Lawyers Association, First Vice President, 2008
  • San Mateo County Trial Lawyers Association, Second Vice President, 2007
  • San Mateo County Trial Lawyers Association, Secretary, 2005 to 2006
  • San Mateo County Trial Lawyers Association, Treasurer, 2004 to 2005
  • San Mateo County Trial Lawyers Association, Executive Board, 2004 - Present
  • San Mateo County Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Directors, 2001 - Present
  • San Mateo County Barristers, President, 1996 to 1997
  • San Mateo County Barristers, Executive Board, 1992 to 1998
  • San Mateo County Community Affairs, 1995 to 1998
  • Legal Aid Clinic, Chairman
  • Legal Aid Clinic, Member, Executive Board, 1994 to 1998
  • San Mateo County Legal Aid Society, 1993 to 1998
  • California State Bar, Real Estate, Business Litigation, Labor/Employment Law Sections
  • American Bar Association, Employment Law Section