Stephen Smith

Partner

  • location icon San Diego, CA
    701 B Street
    San Diego, CA 92101

Stephen Smith is a partner in the San Diego office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Healthcare Practice. Mr. Smith specializes in health care law, with emphasis on medical, psychiatric, hospital and nursing home litigation. Mr. Smith has handled hundreds of high-exposure cases, including binding arbitration, mediation and trial.

  • Medical and hospital malpractice litigation
  • Psychiatric malpractice litigation
  • Long term care and elder abuse litigation
  • Administrative hearings
  • Regulatory matters, including ACA, HIPAA, EMTALA and ADA compliance
  • Catastrophic injury cases

Legal Experience

  • Judge Pro Tem, San Diego Superior Court
  • Adjunct Faculty, Thomas Jefferson School of Law
  • Founder and Director, Interfaith Community Services Legal Clinic
  • Faculty Member, NITA National Conference on Deposition Practice
  • Numerous lectures to attorneys, clients and health care providers on various aspects of health care law
  • Founder, Pro Bono Legal Advocates, University of San Diego School of Law
  • Past Student Body President, University of San Diego School of Law

Admissions

California

Associations

  • American Bar Association, State Bar of California, and San Diego Bar Association
  • San Diego Volunteer Lawyers Association
  • Lawyers Club San Diego
  • Defense Research Institute
  • San Diego Association of Healthcare Risk Managers

Awards & Honors

  • Law Alumni Service Award, University of San Diego School of Law
  • ADA Primer for Health Care Providers, San Diego County Medical Society
  • Adjunct Faculty, Thomas Jefferson School of Law
  • Member, Interfaith Community Services Board of Directors
  • Co-Founder and Director, Interfaith Community Services Legal Clinic
  • Faculty Member, NITA National Conference on Deposition Practice
  • Law Alumni Service Award, University of San Diego School of Law
  • Founder, Pro Bono Legal Advocates, University of San Diego School of Law
  • ADA Primer for Health Care Providers, San Diego County Medical Society
  • Numerous lectures to attorneys and clients on various aspects of health care law

Education

University of San Diego School of Law

Juris Doctor, 1991

University of San Diego

Bachelors of Arts, 1985

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