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Spencer Smith

Spencer Smith

Spencer F. Smith has earned a reputation for being one of the top young employment litigators in Northern California. Mr. Smith has settled seven figure cases with Fortune 500 companies. Mr. Smith has also reached six figure settlements with Parsons Brinkerhoff, In-In-Out, and other Fortune 500 companies.

Mr. Smith's practice also includes public sector employment, including the City and County of San Francisco, Contra Costa County, and various municipalities and governmental entities throughout California.

Mr. Smith has successfully argued cases before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the California Court of Appeals. Mr. Smith has co-counseled with several high profile civil rights firms, serving as adviser and chief strategist in the majority of cases.Now in his own firm, Mr. Smith continues to vindicate employment rights throughout California. In the past two years Mr. Smith has represented a wide range of clients in many different types of situations: whistle blowing, wage-and-hour law, retaliation, sexual harassment, wrongful termination, and gender, disability, race, sexual orientation, and age discrimination. Get in touch with experienced employment lawyer San Francisco, North California.


Member, State Bar of California
Admitted, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Admitted, United States District Court for the Northern District of California
Admitted, United States District Court for the Central District of California
Admitted, United States District Court for the Eastern District of California
Admitted, United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois General Bar
Admitted, Trial Bar of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Admitted, Supreme Court of the United States


Member of NAACP


Latest News

July 21, 2014: Pryor v. United Airlines: Smith Patten files appeal on behalf of African American Flight Attendant who received racially hostile death threats in company mailbox.
July 7, 2014: Smith IV, et al. v. United Airlines et al.: Defendant United Airlines Files Second Motion To Dismiss Claims of Minority Ramp Servicemen Not Being Paid For Working Out of Class.
June 27, 2014: Johnson v. United Airlines: Court rules that African American Pilots and Operation Supervisors can move forward with their claims of race discrimination.
June 9, 2014: Bonillas v. United Airlines: Plaintiff requests additional briefing on Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment after Defendant serves in excess of 6000 comparator documents after the close of discovery.
May 14, 2014: Boardmoor House Inc. v. Regional Center of The Eastbay: Settlement reached in case involving African American vendor alleging discrimination in assignments of consumers.
April 30, 2014: Ingram v. PG&E: Plaintiff alleges that his Supervisors forced African Americans out of Martin Substation through unfair disciplinary practices. When Plaintiff requested information about his Supervisors' reasons for disciplining African Americans unfairly, PG&E's counsel instructed the Supervisors not to answer the questions. As a result of PG&E's counsel's obstruction of discovery the Court denied PG&E's Motion for Summary Judgment.
April 21, 2014: Veloz v. PG&E et al.: Plaintiff files Opposition to PG&E's Motion For Summary Judgment. Plaintiff alleges that PG&E utilized PG&E corporate security for illegal surveillance every time he requested FMLA leave.
February 28, 2014: Henry v. UCSF: Smith Patten files appeal of District Court ruling that a supervisor hanging a noose in the workplace did not constitute race harassment.

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