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Robert Smith

“The leading rule for the lawyer, as for the man of every other calling, is diligence. Leave nothing for tomorrow which can be done today.” – Abraham Lincoln

Robert grew up in Lodi, a small town located in Northern California. Following high school he attended California State University, Sacramento earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in History with a minor in Government. Robert then completed a graduate program in Education at CSU Sacramento.

After graduating from college Robert spent 10 years teaching Middle School U.S. and World History in Sacramento. In addition to his teaching responsibilities Robert served as the middle school athletic director. This opportunity allowed him further his passion for basketball, coaching both middle and high school basketball teams to multiple league and tournament titles.

From a young age Robert had an interest in serving his community and the law. His interest in serving his community led him to teaching history, a subject that he loved. In 2000 Robert applied to and was accepted to the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. He continued to teach a full a course load and attended law school at night. While attending McGeorge he was a member of the Traynor Honor Society and graduated with honors. In 2005 he graduated and accepted a position with one of the largest defense firms in the state of Nevada. He then passed the bar exam in both California and Nevada. The practice of law continues to allow Robert to serve his community by assisting people who have been injured by someone else’s negligence.

Prior to coming to coming to Bertoldo, Baker, Carter & Smith, Robert worked for a multistate insurance defense firm with offices in Nevada and California. He eventually became a partner with the firm managing its Las Vegas office. There he defended hospitals, doctors, dentists, nurses and other healthcare providers in both litigated and board matters. In addition to representing medical providers Robert represented clients who were involved in Automobile Accidents, Slip and Fall incidents, Home Owner Association Disputes, Contract Disputes and Construction Defect cases. This provided him the opportunity to take a number of cases to trial in both California and Nevada as lead counsel and second chair counsel.

Robert’s fifteen years of experience representing the insurance companies allows him to see cases from the insurance companies point of view and use this knowledge to better represent his injured clients.

In addition to his work representing clients Robert also serves as a court appointed Arbitrator for the Eighth Judicial District Court, assisting parties to cost effective resolutions of their legal disputes.

When Robert isn’t at work he enjoys going to the gym, playing tennis and basketball. He also enjoys traveling and spending time with the love of his life Lisa, his three children and nieces and nephew.

EDUCATION

  • UNIVERSITY OF THE PACIFIC, MCGEORGE SCHOOL OF LAW, 2001-2005, Juris Doctorate
  • CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, SACRAMENTO, 1994-96, California Single Subject Teaching Credential, Graduate Degree
  • CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, SACRAMENTO, 1992-1994, Bachelor of Arts in History, Minor in Government

LICENSES

  • State of Nevada
  • State of California
  • United States District Court, District of Nevada
  • United States District Court, Northern District of California

 

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