Awards & Recognition

  • Alice Chen Smith admitted to the American Board of Trial Advocates

    The American Board of Trial Advocates is a national association of experienced trial lawyers and judges dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the civil jury trial right provided by the Seventh Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. First and foremost, ABOTA works to uphold the jury system by educating the American public about the history and value of the right to trial by jury.

    Membership requirements are rigorous; admittance is a great achievement and honor.

  • Yoka & Smith Recognized By Best Lawyers for 2020 - Product Liability Defense
  • Yoka & Smith Recognized By Best Lawyers for 2020 - Personal Injury Defense
  • Alice Chen Smith Has Been Selected as a Super Lawyers Southern California Rising Star for 2019
  • Alice Chen Smith appointed to the Los Angeles County Bar Association President's Advisory Committee on Women in the Legal Profession

    Alice Chen Smith was recently appointed to the LACBA President's Advisory Committee on Women in the Legal Profession, and will serve on a committee of highly accomplished professionals, law professors and judicial officers. She will be working with the Women Litigators/Change in the Court and Law School Outreach sub-committees, whose mission is to promote diversity in the legal profession and provide law students throughout Los Angeles with support and guidance from women in various fields of practice.

  • Yoka & Smith Recognized By Best Lawyers for 2019
  • Walter M. Yoka Recognized By Best Lawyers - 2019
  • Walter M. Yoka Recognized as Best Lawyers 2018 Lawyer of the Year - Product Liability Litigation-Defendants Los Angeles, California
  • Yoka & Smith Recognized By Best Lawyers for 2017
  • Walter Yoka CHOSEN 2016 Champion of Justice
  • 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 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 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
  • 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
  • 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 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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