G. Craig Smith is a Senior Associate in the Orange County office of Manning & Kass. Mr. Smith's practice areas include Governmental Entity Defense and Premises Liability.
Mr. Smith received his undergraduate degree from California State University Long Beach where he graduated in 2006 with a Bachelors in Science, Business Administration and a Minor in Political Science. In 2009 Mr. Smith obtained a Juris Doctor from Whittier Law School where he graduated Cum Laude earning a CALI award in criminal procedure. During law school Mr. Smith was a member of law review, a 3L student body representative, a research assistant and law clerk for Case Ibrahim and Clauss, LLP.
Mr. Smith has been a civil litigator for over 8 years in which he has tried several cases to verdict, and recently submitted argument before the California Court of Appeal in a published decision Santa Ana Police Officers Association vs. City of Santa Ana, 13 Cal. App. 5th 317 (2017).
Mr. Smith is a member of the State Bar of California and the United States District Court for the Central District, Eastern District and Northern District of California, as well as the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.