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Previous Years News & Recognition

February 2014Walter Yoka is sworn in as the President of American Board of Trial Advocates, Los Angeles Chapter.
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February
2014
Walter Yoka, Stephen Smith, Anthony Latiolait, Christopher Faenza, Jeffrey Gordon selected as 2014 Super Lawyers.
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November
2013
Yoka & Smith again chosen by U.S. News — Best Lawyers ® "Best Law Firms" 2014.
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November
2013
Walter Yoka chosen as the 2014 "Lawyer of the Year" by U.S. News — Best Lawyers ® for Los Angeles Personal Injury Litigation — Defendants.
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November
2013
Walter Yoka named to Southern California's Top Rated Lawyers.
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November
2013
Walter Yoka selected as one of the Best Lawyers in America.
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November
2013
Yoka & Smith selected as a U.S. News - Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms."
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October
2013
Yoka & Smith selected as a 2013 All Star Go-To Law Firm of the World's Leading Companies.
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October
2013
Yoka & Smith chosen as a Fortune 500 Go-To Law Firm of the World's Leading Companies.
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May
2013
Alice Chen Smith has been selected as a Super Lawyers Southern California Rising Star for 2013.
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February
2013
Walter Yoka elected as the incoming President of American Board of Trial Advocates, Los Angeles Chapter.
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February
2013
Walter Yoka, Stephen Smith, Anthony Latiolait, Christopher Faenza, Jeffrey Gordon selected as 2013 Super Lawyers.
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November
2012
Yoka & Smith selected as a U.S. News — Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms."
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November
2012
Walter Yoka selected as one of the Best Lawyers in America.
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November
2012
Walter Yoka named to Southern California's Top Rated Lawyers.
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October
2012
Yoka & Smith chosen as a Fortune 500 Go-To Law Firm of the World's Leading Companies.
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May
2012
Alice Chen Smith has been selected as a Super Lawyers Southern California Rising Star for 2012.
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February 2012Walter Yoka, Stephen Smith, Anthony Latiolait, Christopher Faenza and Jeffrey Gordon chosen as Southern California Super Lawyers.
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February
2012
Walter Yoka, Stephen Smith, Anthony Latiolait, Christopher Faenza, Jeffrey Gordon selected as 2012 Super Lawyers.
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November 2011Walter M. Yoka has been selected as the Best Lawyers' 2012 Los Angeles Product Liability Litigation — Defendants Lawyer of the Year. Only a single lawyer in each specialty in each community is being honored as the "Lawyer of the Year."
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July 2011Chris Faenza and Sean Kim obtain a defense verdict in breach of contract action.
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June 2011Tony Latiolait and Steve Smith obtain consecutive defense verdicts in Oakland.
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February 2011Walter Yoka, Stephen Smith, Anthony Latiolait and Christopher Faenza chosen as Southern California Super Lawyers.
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November 2010Walter M. Yoka selected as one of the 2011 Los Angeles Area's Best Lawyers.
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February 2010Walter Yoka, Stephen Smith and Anthony Latiolait chosen as Southern California Super Lawyers.
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November 2009Walter M. Yoka selected as one of the 2010 Los Angeles Area's Best Lawyers.
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October 2009Walter Yoka and the firm chosen as Go-To Lawyers by the Fortune 500 Companies.
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February 2009Walter Yoka, Stephen Smith and Anthony Latiolait chosen as Southern California Super Lawyers.
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November 2008Walter M. Yoka selected as one of the 2009 Los Angeles Area's Best Lawyers.
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August 2008Court of Appeal affirms court order mandating reimbursement of attorneys' fees and costs.
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August 2008Court of Appeal upholds summary judgment.
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June 2008Walter Yoka Honored as the Initial Inductee to the ASCDC Hall of Fame.
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February 2008Walter Yoka, Stephen Smith and Anthony Latiolait chosen as Southern California Super Lawyers.
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November 2007Walter M. Yoka selected as one of the 2008 Los Angeles Area's Best Lawyers.
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October 2007Walter Yoka and the firm chosen as Go-To Lawyers by the Fortune 500 Companies.
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February 2007Walter Yoka, Stephen Smith and Anthony Latiolait chosen as Southern California Super Lawyers.
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January 2007MORA V. HOLLYWOOD BED & SPRING MFG. CO., ET AL.
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November 2006Walter M. Yoka selected as one of the 2006 Los Angeles Area's Best Lawyers.
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October 2006Even Small Firms Represent America's Biggest Companies.
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September 2006Who Represent's America's Biggest Companies.
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  • Best Lawyers - Best Law Firms - US News 2016
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • AV- Lexis Nexis - Martindale Hubbell- Peer review rated - For Ethical Standards and legal ability
  • 10 Years selected to superLawyers - Southern California 2013 - Walter M Yoka
  • Yoka & Smith LLP Top Listed in Best Lawyers - Linking Lawyers and clients worldwide
  • SuperLawyers - Risong Stars
  • Walter M Yoka - Best Lawyer Of the Year 2014 - Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants - Los Angeles, CA
  • Walter M Yoka - Best Lawyer Of the Year 2012 - Product Liability Litigation - Defendants - Los Angeles, CA
  • SuperLawyers
  • Southern California Best Lawyers
  • ISB - Coin

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