Roman Smith is an associate in the Los Angeles office of Manning & Kass and member of the Complex Litigation Team where he focuses on affirmative litigation cases involving insurance fraud, high exposure and catastrophic personal injury matters, and transportation litigation.
Prior to joining Manning & Kass, Roman practiced insurance defense at a boutique law firm in Sacramento. He then worked at a Los Angeles firm representing thousands of plaintiffs in mass tort claims against large utilities companies. His unique professional experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants has given him great perspective as he advises clients and litigates zealously on their behalf.
Roman earned his J.D. from Pepperdine University School of Law in 2019 and was admitted to the State Bar of California the same year. While attending Pepperdine, Roman received a certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution as part of the nationally recognized Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution. He won first place in the 2018 Otto Cipolla Closing Argument Competition which gained him a spot on the nationally ranked interschool Trial Team. For a summer, Roman clerked for Hon. Allison Claire at the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California. He also served as the Business Editor for Pepperdine's Journal of Business, Entrepreneurship and the Law as well as his class representative for the Student Bar Association. Before law school, Roman received a B.A. in English from California State University, Sacramento where he graduated with honors.
Roman enjoys coffee, bicycling, and watching Seinfeld. He also goes to the beach whenever possible.
Pepperdine University School of Law