Stephen Smith

Partner

  • location icon San Diego, CA
    701 B Street
    Suite 1900
    San Diego, CA 92101

Stephen Smith is a partner in the San Diego office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Elder Law and Healthcare Practices. Mr. Smith specializes in health care law, with emphasis on long-term care, medical, psychiatric, hospital, and nursing home litigation. Mr. Smith has served as lead counsel on hundreds of high-exposure cases, including binding arbitration, mediation and trial.

  • Long-term care and elder law litigation
  • Medical and hospital malpractice litigation
  • Behavioral health litigation
  • Administrative hearings
  • Regulatory matters, including Title 22, ACA, HIPAA, EMTALA and ADA compliance
  • Catastrophic injury cases
  • General liability

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

  • State Bar Admissions
    • California

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

  • 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
  • Numerous invited lectures to attorneys and clients on various aspects of healthcare law

Education

University of San Diego School of Law

Juris Doctor, 1991

University of San Diego

Bachelors of Arts, 1985

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