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Robin H. Smith, Associate

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Robin H. Smith
Practice Areas

Business Litigation
Insurance Defense
Employment Law
Dealer Automotive Law

Employment History

Judicial Extern, Honorable Luis R. Vargas (Ret.), Superior Court of California County of San Diego, January 2011-May 2011
Judicial Extern, Honorable William McCurine Jr. (Ret.) United State Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, January 2012- April 2012
Pestotnik + Gold, LLP, February 2013 – May 2013  
English & Gloven, APC, May 2013 -March 2014
Goode, Hemme & Peterson, APC, March 2014- January 2018
Balestreri, Potocki & Holmes, February 2018 – Present

Professional Affiliations & Admissions

State Bar of California, December 2012
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
Member, San Diego County Bar Association
Member, San Diego Defense Lawyers


University of San Diego, Bachelors of Arts, cum laude, May 2008
California Western School of Law, Juris Doctor, cum laude, April 2012

Associate, Robin H. Smith, represents individuals and business entities in civil litigation matters relating to premises liability, employment, and business disputes.  More particularly, Ms. Smith’s practice includes:

  • Representation of individuals and business entities in complex personal injury matters;
  • Representation of employers on a wide range of employment issues including discrimination, wrongful termination, harassment, and wage and hour violations;
  • Representation of business entities in breach of contract, unfair competition, and defamation claims; and
  • Representation of new and pre-owned automobile dealers in breach of contract, unfair business practices, CLRA, and UCC litigation.

Ms. Smith graduated cum laude from California Western School of Law.  While in law school, Ms. Smith’s superior research and writing skills earned her membership with the California Western Law Review where she served as an associate notes and comments editor.  Early in her career, Ms. Smith gained valuable experience when she worked on the “inside” as a judicial extern for the Honorable William McCurine, Jr. (Ret.) in the United States District Court for the Southern District of California and the Honorable Luis R. Vargas (Ret.) in the Superior Court of California, County of San Diego.  Having worked closely with the judiciary provides her with a unique perspective when analyzing litigation issues.