Firm Overview

David G. Smith, Attorney at Law, has been helping seriously injured people recover the financial compensation they deserve for 40 years. His decades of experience and our firm's successful track record inspire confidence in our clients. Clients also value our simple philosophy:

  • David G. Smith handles every case personally
  • We keep clients informed about the status of their case
  • We pursue the maximum compensation possible

If you have been injured due to someone else's carelessness, then we can help. You will find solace in knowing you will work one-on-one with an experienced personal injury attorney from the start. To arrange a free personal consultation, please contact us today online. You can come to our Oakland office or we can come to see you at your home or in your hospital room.

Winning Claims For Clients Since 1978

One of the keys to our success is that our clients receive a great deal of personal attention. Your case will be handled directly by attorney David G. Smith, not a case manager or legal assistant. From the very beginning, we are honest and straightforward with our clients about what they can realistically expect to recover in their personal injury claim. We won't promise you the moon just to get your case.

We will listen carefully to your concerns and fully explain the areas of law involved and the steps in the legal process. It's important to us that you are prepared to make informed decisions about your case. Many cases come to us by referrals from former, satisfied clients who have benefited from our expertise and efforts.

Do not just take our word for it, read our client testimonials.

"My husband was very seriously injured in a bus accident and for a number of months he was incapacitated so it was left to me to try and handle his affairs. At my first meeting with Mr. Smith he answered all of my questions and others I hadn't even thought of. He helped us every step of the way and kept us fully informed throughout the process. He obtained a favorable settlement for us that we were certainly satisfied with. I continue to recommend him to anyone I know who is looking for a lawyer who specializes in personal injury or wrongful death. " - S.K. San Leandro, CA

Taking The Worry Out Of Personal Injury

As your advocate, it is our job to deal with the insurance companies, defendants, medical billing services, and any other people or businesses that you may have to deal with as a result of your injury. This approach leaves you free to focus on recovery.

Consultations are free and can be arranged in our offices, your home or apartment, or in your hospital room. We represent clients on a contingency basis. Unless we win compensation for your injuries, you will pay no fees whatsoever. If you do recover damages, our fees come out of the total. The amount will always have been agreed on beforehand, and no fees will ever be charged unless we have signed an agreement with you.

If you have sustained a serious personal injury or if a member of your family died a wrongful death due to the negligence of another, please contact us today by phone at 510-431-2598 or email us.