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Alice Chen Smith

Alice Chen Smith

Partner
Location:
Los Angeles, California
Phone:
213-427-2300
Fax:
213-427-2330
Email:

Alice Chen Smith is an experienced litigation attorney who has successfully tried multiple cases to verdict. Her primary focus is litigating and defending personal injury cases, with an emphasis on premises liability, product liability and catastrophic injury/wrongful death cases. She practices throughout Southern California, including Los Angeles County, Orange County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County, Kern County, Santa Barbara County and San Diego County.  Her great results and dedication to her clients has led to her selection as a Super Lawyers – Southern California Rising Star.

Alice obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies from the University of Chicago in 2002. While in college she participated in the University Chorus music program and sang in an a cappella group. Since graduation, Alice has conducted alumni interviews of college applicants on behalf of the University for more than five years. Alice obtained her Juris Doctor degree from Loyola Law School in 2007. While in law school, Alice was extremely involved in the Asian American community and received two scholarships from the Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association. She also served for two years as a board member for the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association and mentored first-year law students at Loyola. Alice also completed the Dispute Resolution Program Act (DRPA) training requirement and is a DRPA certified mediator.

Alice is an active member of the State Bar of California, the American Bar Association and the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel. She has provided pro bono service to the Alliance for Children's Rights representing parents in the adoption process. She is admitted to the United States District Courts for the Central, Northern, and Southern Districts. She is also admitted to practice in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Areas of Practice

  • Products Liability
  • Civil Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2007
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 2008
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 2012
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 2012
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 2011

Education

  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California
    • J.D. - 2007
  • University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
    • B.A. - 2002
    • Major: International Studies

Honors and Awards

  • Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2012, 2013, 2014

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Association of Southern California Defense Counsel, Member
  • Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association, Member
  • California State Bar
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Pro Bono Activities

  • Alliance for Children's Rights, 2009 - 2010

Languages

  • Mandarin Chinese
  • French
  • Taiwanese

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