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Jason Kelly Smith

Jason Kelly Smith

MK Smith, APC
  • Arbitration & Mediation, Business Law, Cannabis & Marijuana Law ...
  • California, Utah
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Jason K. Smith is one of the founding shareholders of MK Smith, APC. He has been admitted to practice in state and federal courts of both California and Utah. Mr. Smith focuses his practice in civil litigation and has successfully represented clients in matters involving business litigation, construction litigation, patent litigation, contract disputes, employment issues, false advertising, unfair business practices, personal injury, medical malpractice, family law, education law, and special education law.

Mr. Smith obtained his Bachelors degree in Political Science from the University of Utah, graduating Cum Laude in 2008. In 2011, he received his Juris Doctorate degree from the Pepperdine University School of Law. At Pepperdine, Mr. Smith was a Fellow with the Geoffrey H. Palmer Center for Entrepreneurship and the Law, and was a student representative with the Special Education Advocacy Clinic for the Pepperdine School of Law wherein he assisted special needs children resolve disputes about educational services.

Mr. Smith has extensive trial and litigation experience. For example, Mr. Smith was trial counsel in a 30 day federal jury trial, he was trial counsel in a 20 day state court trial, and has worked as counsel on several other cases from the beginning all the way through trial. Mr. Smith has also handled several appeals, including an oral argument before the California Court of Appeal in Santa Ana, California.

Mr. Smith is well-recognized by his peers and clients as being a sharp and dedicated attorney who always strives to achieve the highest level of legal representation for his client.

Practice Areas
Arbitration & Mediation
Business Arbitration, Consumer Arbitration, Family Arbitration
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Cannabis & Marijuana Law
Marijuana Business Formation, Medical Marijuana
Civil Rights
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Discrimination, Employment, Fair Housing, Police Misconduct, Privacy Law
Consumer Law
Class Action, Lemon Law
Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights , Victims Rights
Employment Law
Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
Family Law
Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Foreclosure Defense
Intellectual Property
Landlord Tenant
Evictions, Housing Discrimination, Landlord Rights, Rent Control, Tenants' Rights
Legal Malpractice
Medical Malpractice
Birth Injury, Medical Misdiagnosis, Pharmacy Errors, Surgical Errors
Nursing Home Abuse
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Products Liability
Drugs & Medical Devices, Motor Vehicle Defects, Toxic Torts
Real Estate Law
Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
Stockbroker & Investment Fraud
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  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
State Bar of California
ID Number: 277923
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Utah State Bar
ID Number: 14323
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9th Circuit
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10th Circuit
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
MK Smith, APC
- Current
Founding shareholder.
Pepperdine University School of Law
J.D. (2011) | Law
Activities: Geoffrey H. Palmer Institute for Entrepreneurship and the Law, Fellow Pepperdine Special Education Advocacy Clinic, Student Advocate
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University of Utah
B.S. (2008) | Political Science
Honors: Cum Laude
Activities: Hinckley Institute of Politics
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Rising Star
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Lawyers of Distinction
Rising Star
Top Attorney
Los Angeles Magazine
Professional Associations
State Bar of California  # 277923
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Bar License
State Bar of Utah
Bar License
State Bar of California
Websites & Blogs
Legal Answers
8 Questions Answered
Q. Any recourse for a shipper - FedEx denies claim "No damage to contents" but contents broken, box crushed, but unopened?
A: Sounds like it could be a good candidate for the California Unfair Competition Law as being a course of practice that is unfair, unlawful and/or fraudulent. (See California Business and Professions Code sections 17200 et seq.) There might even be some recourse under state consumer protection laws.
Q. A collection Agency is including old debts two old accounts that were included in my bankruptcy almost 10yrs ago.
A: If the other accounts were discharged in bankruptcy then those debts have been extinguished. It is a violation of the state and federal debt collection practices laws if a collector pursues bad debt.
Q. Can a company come after me legally for negative social media or internet posts?
A: Yes and No. Anyone can threaten to file or file a lawsuit. That does not mean the lawsuit has merit. There is a balance between free speech and false statements that is at the heart of these online review cases. If you are truthful and accurate in your statements they would have a hard case, but that doesn’t mean they won’t file anyway and make you spend time and money.
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Contact & Map
MK Smith, APC
9891 Irvine Center Drive
Suite 200
Irvine, CA 92618
Telephone: (949) 299-2500