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Ann M. Smith

Ann M. Smith


Practice Areas: Injury Law, Labor & Employment Law, Workers’ Compensation, Public Employee Pension Rights, Retirement Benefits

Phone: 619-239-7200

Fax: 619-239-6048

Email: asmith@ssvwlaw.com


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Simmons College; Monterey College of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1985)

Admitted To Bar

1985, California and U.S. District Court, Southern District of California; U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.




  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Consumer Attorneys of San Diego
  • San Diego County Bar Association.

Reported Cases

Salgado v. Atlantic Richfield Co. (9th Cir. 1987) 823 F.2nd 1322. Branch v. HomeFed Bank (1992) 6 Cal.App.4th 793. San Diego Municipal Employees Association v. Superior Court of San Diego County (City of San Diego) (2012) 206 Cal.App.4th 1447.

Of Note

1993 Recipient, Outstanding Trial Lawyer Award, San Diego Trial Lawyers Association. Labor Negotiator for United Farm Workers of America 1976-1981. Labor Negotiator for San Diego Municipal Employees Association 1986-current. Lead Counsel in Defending City Employee Pension Rights in Michael J. Aguirre and City of San Diego v. San Diego City Employees Retirement System, SDSC Case No. GIC 841845 (2005-2011). Most Recent Jury Verdict (2012): $4,500,000 in favor of Plaintiffs Haley Colombo and Jessica Slagel in product liability/failure to warn case against Bombardier Recreational Products and BRP US, Inc. (Sea-Doo Personal Watercraft), SDSC Case No. 37-2007-00077350-CU-PO-CTL, including $3,000,000 in punitive damages.