Awards & Recognition

  • Yoka | Smith, LLP recognized by US News & World Report - Best Lawyers - 2023
    Yoka | Smith, LLP recognized by US News & World Report - Best Lawyers - 2023
  • Walter M. Yoka, Christopher E. Faenza, Alice Chen Smith and Lauren A.R. Lofton Recognized by Lawdragon 500 Leading Litigators in America

    Walter Yoka, Christopher Faenza, Alice Chen Smith and Lauren A.R. Lofton are among the all-star litigators selected for the the inaugural guide to the Lawdragon 500 Leading Litigators in America.

    The guide is dedicated to those attorneys who excel representing principally corporations and other organizations in litigating claims involving Antitrust, Securities, Financial, M&A, Intellectual Property and Patents, Product Liability, Mass Tort, White Collar, Government Investigations and Energy disputes.

  • Walter M. Yoka Recognized By Best Lawyers - 2023
    Walter M. Yoka Recognized By Best Lawyers - 2023
  • Aaron S. Case - Ones to Watch -  Best Lawyers 2023
    Aaron S. Case - Ones to Watch -  Best Lawyers 2023
  • Lauren A.R. Lofton - Ones to Watch - Best Lawyers 2023
    Lauren A.R. Lofton - Ones to Watch - Best Lawyers 2023
  • Lauren A.R. Lofton Elected as District 7 Governor for California Women Lawyers

    YOKA | SMITH is pleased to announce that partner Lauren A.R. Lofton was elected as the District 7 Governor for California Women Lawyers. CWL is the only statewide organization with the mission of advancing women in the legal profession and in society. She will serve for two years on the board. 

  • Alice Chen Smith has just been included in the list of very impressive women determined to be Women of Influence: Attorneys by the Los Angeles Business Journal.

    The Los Angeles Business Journal received hundreds of nominations from which their publisher determined who was worthy of this honor.  To be included speaks volumes for Alice and the firm. The list, including Alice, will be published on April 18th by the Los Angeles Business Journal.

  • Walter Yoka, Alice Smith and Christopher Faenza selected as 2022 Super Lawyers
  • Yoka & Smith, LLP recognized by Best Lawyers - 2022
    Yoka & Smith, LLP recognized by Best Lawyers - 2022
  • Walter M. Yoka Recognized By Best Lawyers - 2022
    Walter M. Yoka Recognized By Best Lawyers - 2022
  • US News & World Report has named Yoka & Smith, LLP to the 2021 list of Los Angeles Metro Tier 1 “Best Law Firms.”
    US News & World Report has named Yoka & Smith, LLP to the 2021 list of Los Angeles Metro Tier 1 “Best Law Firms.”
  • Yoka & Smith Recognized By Best Lawyers for 2021 - Product Liability Defense
    Yoka & Smith Recognized By Best Lawyers for 2021 - Product Liability Defense
  • Yoka & Smith Recognized By Best Lawyers for 2021 - Personal Injury Defense
    Yoka & Smith Recognized By Best Lawyers for 2021 - Personal Injury Defense
  • Alice Chen Smith and Chad Chen Have Been Selected as a Super Lawyers Southern California Rising Stars for 2020
  • Yoka & Smith Recognized By Best Lawyers for 2020 - Product Liability Defense
    Yoka & Smith Recognized By Best Lawyers for 2020 - Product Liability Defense
  • Yoka & Smith Recognized By Best Lawyers for 2020 - Personal Injury Defense
    Yoka & Smith Recognized By Best Lawyers for 2020 - Personal Injury Defense
  • Yoka & Smith Recognized By Best Lawyers for 2019
    Yoka & Smith Recognized By Best Lawyers for 2019
  • Yoka & Smith Recognized By Best Lawyers for 2017
    Yoka & Smith Recognized By Best Lawyers for 2017
  • Walter Yoka, Stephen Smith, Anthony Latiolait, Christopher Faenza, Jeffrey Gordon selected as 2016 Super Lawyers
    Walter Yoka, Stephen Smith, Anthony Latiolait, Christopher Faenza, Jeffrey Gordon selected as 2016 Super Lawyers
  • Walter Yoka, Stephen Smith, Anthony Latiolait, Christopher Faenza, Jeffrey Gordon Selected as 2015 Super Lawyers
    Walter Yoka, Stephen Smith, Anthony Latiolait, Christopher Faenza, Jeffrey Gordon Selected as 2015 Super Lawyers
  • Walter Yoka, Stephen Smith, Anthony Latiolait, Christopher Faenza, Jeffrey Gordon Selected as 2014 Super Lawyers
    Walter Yoka, Stephen Smith, Anthony Latiolait, Christopher Faenza, Jeffrey Gordon Selected as 2014 Super Lawyers
  • Yoka & Smith Again Chosen by U.S. News — Best Lawyers ® "Best Law Firms" 2014
  • Walter Yoka Chosen as the 2014 "Lawyer of the Year" by U.S. News — Best Lawyers ® for Los Angeles Personal Injury Litigation — Defendants
    Walter Yoka Chosen as the 2014 "Lawyer of the Year" by U.S. News — Best Lawyers ® for Los Angeles Personal Injury Litigation — Defendants
  • Walter Yoka Named to Southern California's Top Rated Lawyers
  • Walter Yoka Selected as One of the Best Lawyers in America
  • Yoka & Smith Selected as a U.S. News - Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms"
  • Yoka & Smith Selected as a 2013 All Star Go-To Law Firm of the World's Leading Companies
  • Alice Chen Smith Has Been Selected as a Super Lawyers Southern California Rising Star for 2013
    Alice Chen Smith Has Been Selected as a Super Lawyers Southern California Rising Star for 2013
  • Walter Yoka, Stephen Smith, Anthony Latiolait, Christopher Faenza, Jeffrey Gordon Selected as 2013 Super Lawyers
    Walter Yoka, Stephen Smith, Anthony Latiolait, Christopher Faenza, Jeffrey Gordon Selected as 2013 Super Lawyers
  • Yoka & Smith Chosen as a Fortune 500 Go-To Law Firm of the World's Leading Companies
  • Alice Chen Smith Has Been Selected as a Super Lawyers Southern California Rising Star for 2012
    Alice Chen Smith Has Been Selected as a Super Lawyers Southern California Rising Star for 2012
  • Walter Yoka, Stephen Smith, Anthony Latiolait, Christopher Faenza and Jeffrey Gordon Chosen as Southern California Super Lawyers
  • Walter Yoka, Stephen Smith, Anthony Latiolait, Christopher Faenza, Jeffrey Gordon Selected as 2012 Super Lawyers
  • Walter M. Yoka Has Been Selected as the Best Lawyers' 2012 Los Angeles Product Liability Litigation — Defendants Lawyer of the Year
    Walter M. Yoka Has Been Selected as the Best Lawyers' 2012 Los Angeles Product Liability Litigation — Defendants Lawyer of the Year
  • Walter Yoka, Stephen Smith, Anthony Latiolait and Christopher Faenza Chosen as Southern California Super Lawyers
  • Walter M. Yoka Selected as One of the 2010 Los Angeles Area's Best Lawyers
  • Walter Yoka, Stephen Smith and Anthony Latiolait Chosen as Southern California Super Lawyers
  • Walter M. Yoka Selected as One of the 2010 Los Angeles Area's Best Lawyers
  • Walter Yoka and the Firm Chosen as Go-To Lawyers by the Fortune 500 Companies
  • Walter Yoka, Stephen Smith and Anthony Latiolait Chosen as Southern California Super Lawyers
  • Walter M. Yoka Selected as One of the 2009 Los Angeles Area's Best Lawyers
  • Walter Yoka Honored as the Initial Inductee to the ASCDC Hall of Fame
  • Walter Yoka, Stephen Smith and Anthony Latiolait chosen as Southern California Super Lawyers
  • Walter M. Yoka selected as one of the 2008 Los Angeles Area's Best Lawyers
  • Walter Yoka and the Firm Chosen as "Go-To" Lawyers by the Fortune 500 Companies
  • Walter Yoka, Stephen Smith and Anthony Latiolait Chosen as Southern California Super Lawyers
  • Walter M. Yoka Selected as One of the 2007 Los Angeles Area's Best Lawyers
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