Zachary R. Smith received his B.A. in Public Administration from San Diego State University in 1996. In college, Mr. Smith was a four-year letter winner and team captain for the San Diego State University Aztec football team, starting 27 games as a tight-end. Zach earned his J.D. from California Western School of Law in San Diego in 2002 where he was awarded Dean’s Honors. In law school, Zach served as a Certified Law Clerk for the Los Angeles City Attorney, Civil Liabilities Division. He is admitted to practice in all courts of the State of California, the United States District Courts for the Southern, Central and Eastern Districts of California and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Mr. Smith has extensive experience in litigating and trying a broad range of Common Interest Development (CID) disputes such as, construction defect claims, CC&R enforcement actions, vendor disputes and developer disputes, including failure to establish adequate reserve budgets, and breach of fiduciary duty. Zach’s vast experience in business and general civil litigation matters makes him a valuable resource to the firm in handling unique and complex issues. This ability coupled with his competitive nature allows him to intelligently and aggressively represent our clients in any type of dispute with proven results. Zach resides in Encinitas with his wife and two children.