The Law Offices of Charles J. Smith III is a Redwood City, California, based law firm founded by Charles J. Smith. Mr. Smith handles civil litigation matters in the areas of business, employment, probate, real estate and trust litigation. He also practices criminal defense law and has experience litigating misdemeanors and felonies such as assault, DUI, drug crimes, homicide, insurance fraud and white collar crimes.
Mr. Smith serves clients in Redwood City, Peninsula and throughout the Silicon Valley, including San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. He has been licensed to practice law since 1976 and is admitted before all California state courts and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.
Dedicated to serving his clients, Mr. Smith has recovered substantial sums in verdicts and settlements over the course of his career. He achieved the highest rating of AV Preeminent* from the peer review organization Martindale-Hubbell. He has provided legal commentary on many local and national media outlets, and he was elected to the American Board of Trial Advocates in 1992.
Mr. Smith enjoys being involved in his community. He serves as a volunteer coach and teacher at the local high school and lectures to legal organizations on various topics. He is a member of the Santa Clara County Bar Association and the San Mateo County Bar Association.
After graduating from Santa Clara University School of Law, Mr. Smith began working for the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office. He went on to practice insurance defense with a private firm before founding his solo practice in 1991.
*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.