Daniel U. Smith

Senior Partner, Smith & McGinty
San Francisco, CA

Daniel U. Smith is the senior partner at Smith & McGinty and is a Certified Appellate Specialist with 35 years of experience representing plaintiffs on appeal. He belongs to the California Academy of Appellate Lawyers. He serves on CAOC's Board and CAOC's Amicus Curiae Committee. Dan represented CAOC in the Supreme Court in Salgado v. County of Los Angeles (1998) 19 Cal.4th 629, and in two punitive damage cases: Simon v. San Paolo (etc.)(2005) 35 Cal.4th 1159, and Johnson v. Ford Motor Co. (2005) 35 Cal.4th 1191. For 2002, the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles named him “Appellate Lawyer of the Year.”