Matthew C. Smith

Matthew C. Smith

Pettit Kohn Ingrassia Lutz & Dolin PC

Recognized since 2021

San Diego, California

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation

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Matthew C. Smith has extensive experience in all aspects of civil litigation, including trials, arbitrations, and mediations. Matt represents individuals and business clients on a wide variety of professional and business litigation matters. He has served as lead counsel or co-counsel in more than a dozen trials and arbitrations. Matt also handled several successful appeals and has argued before the Fourth District Court of Appeal.

Matt earned his Juris Doctor from Washington & Lee University School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. While attending law school, Matt was awarded the American Bankruptcy Institiute Medal of Excellence and won both the John W. Davis Moot Court Competition and the American Bar Association Negotiation Competition.

Matt’s primary focus is professional liability and business litigation matters. He is admitted to practice before all California State Courts and the U.S. District Court for the Southern & Central Districts of California.


  • 11622 El Camino Real, Suite 300
    San Diego, CA 92130


  • Washington and Lee University, J.D., graduated 2000

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2000

Recognized in The Best Lawyers® in America 2023 for work in:

  • Commercial Litigation


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