Mr. Smithers is the founding partner of Smithers Law Firm. He practices in the area of commercial litigation, with an emphasis on employment and trade secret litigation.While in law school he was on the Dean’s List from 1982-85, and also served on the Honors Moot Court Board. Mr. Smithers was also an Emery Law Scholarship Winner, as well as an ABA Appellate Regional Moot Court Semi-Finalist.
Mr. Smithers served as a law clerk to Judge William A. Ingram, U.S. District Court, for the Northern District of California, from 1986-87.
Mr. Smithers currently sits as an arbitrator and judge pro tem for the Santa Clara County Superior Court. He has served on the Executive Committee for the Santa Clara County Business Litigation Section, and was Chairperson of that committee in 2001.
J.D., Santa Clara University School of Law
B.A., University of California, Berkeley