Practice Areas

Education

  • University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, J.D.
       UCLA Law Review, Articles Editor
       Pacific Basin Law Journal, Articles Editor
       UCLA Moot Court Program, Board

  • University of Iowa, B.S., Political Science, High Honors; B.A., Philosophy, High Honors

State Bar Admissions

  • California

Michael L. Smith

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Michael Smith is an Associate in Glaser Weil’s Litigation Department. 

Mr. Smith's practice includes defending insurance agents, financial advisors and benefit plan administrators in professional liability litigation against claims of professional negligence, fraud, breach of contract and other causes of action.  His experience extends into general liability, landlord-tenant, insurance defense and personal injury law. He has also worked at the Orange County District Attorney's office where he tried cases involving driving under the influence of alcohol, resisting arrest and assault on a peace officer.

  • University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, J.D.
       UCLA Law Review, Articles Editor
       Pacific Basin Law Journal, Articles Editor
       UCLA Moot Court Program, Board

  • University of Iowa, B.S., Political Science, High Honors; B.A., Philosophy, High Honors

  • California

  • "Regulating Law Enforcement’s Use of Drones: The Need for State Legislation," 53 Harvard Journal on Legislation 423 (2015)

  • "Arbitration by Combat," co-authored with Raj Shah (Peer Reviewed), 20 Media & Arts Law Review 164 (2015)

  • "The Second Amendment Implications of Regulating 3D Printed Firearms," 31 Syracuse Journal of Science & Technology Law 60 (2015)

  • "Search Engine Liability for Autocomplete Defamation: Combating the Power of Suggestion," 2013 Journal of Law, Technology & Policy 313 (2013)

  • Comment: "Second Amendment Challenges to Student Housing Firearms Bans: The Strength of the Home Analogy," 60 UCLA Law Review 1046 (2013)

  • "Prosecuting the Undead: Federal Criminal Law in a World of Zombies," 61 UCLA Law Review Discourse 44 (2013)