• Smith LC Welcomes a New Shareholder

    8 May 2017 Smith LC Comments Off on Smith LC Welcomes a New Shareholder

    Effective April 3, 2017, attorney Stephanie P. Alexander has joined Smith LC. Stephanie is a former partner in the Orange County Office of Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani.

    Stephanie is an experienced trial lawyer specializing in employment and employment related claims including defense of harassment and discrimination claims (including wrongful termination, retaliation, and breach of employment contract claims), defense of individual wage / hour / Labor Code violation claims, and defense of wage / hour and other consumer class action claims. She also has substantial experience in products liability matters and premises liability matters.

    Ms. Alexander has also handled over 60 appeals in the last 10 years, and has obtained extraordinary relief in writ proceedings on numerous occasions, including two that resulted in published opinions. See Fortunato v. Superior Court, 114 Cal.App.4th 475 (2003); Hunt v. Superior Court, 81 Cal.4th 901 (2000). She has also obtained complete reversals on three occasions. See Jaimes v. Am. Indian Health & Servs., 2012 Cal. App. Unpub. LEXIS 364; Smith v. Teague, 2009 Cal. App. Unpub. LEXIS 5062 (pro bono); Korea Expert Ins. Corp. v. Center Bank, 2006 Cal. App. Unpub. LEXIS 11220.

    “We are pleased to welcome Stephanie back to our firm. Stephanie left our firm as a young associate over 13 years ago. Over the last decade our firm has had the opportunity to work with Stephanie on several occasions. She is a talented attorney and we couldn’t be happier that she has agreed to join us. We believe our firm has some of the best trial lawyers in the business and Stephanie’s track record adds to that belief. In addition to her excellent work in the courtroom, Stephanie has substantial experience in advising employers on employment law issues and she will be a great asset to our corporate clients.”

    Stephanie earned her B.S., cum laude, in Business Administration from San Francisco State University and her J.D., cum laude, from Seattle University School of Law. Stephanie is licensed to practice law in both California and Hawaii.

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