Attorney Profile

Nicholas W. Smith Download vCard

Areas of Emphasis

Labor & Employment
Land Use

Bar Admissions
U.S. District Court
Northern, Eastern and Central Districts of California
Practice Emphasis
Mr. Smith focuses his practice on litigation and business matters, assisting individuals, companies and governmental agencies to solve problems and resolve disputes. 
Service to Clients
Mr. Smith is a skilled practitioner with significant trial and hearing experience. He represents clients in state and federal courts, before administrative agencies, and in arbitration or mediation. 
Professional Affiliations
  • State Bar of California
  • Monterey County Bar Association (past Executive Committtee member)
JD, University of California, Hastings College of the Law, 2005
BA, with honors, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2002
Community Service Activities
Mr. Smith currently serves on the Pacific Grove City Council since being elected in November 2016. He previously served on the Pacific Grove Planning Commission from 2014-2016.  In addition, he has served on the boards of the Monterey County Bar Association and Foundation.

Other Experience Highlights
Prior to joining Noland Hamerly Etienne & Hoss, Mr. Smith practiced law for over 10 years in Santa Barbara and Monterey counties.  From 2006 to 2013, Mr. Smith served as a deputy district attorney, prosecuting a range of criminal matters and handling numerous jury trials through verdict. He was selected as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers attorney rating service in 2016.