Taylor Smith is a supervising attorney in the pre-litigation department of Banafshe Law Firm. Taylor has been assisting victims of personal injury accidents since 2018. Before becoming a plaintiff’s attorney, Taylor was an associate with premier civil litigation firm. She was given a tremendous amount of latitude and independence handling wide-ranging catastrophic cases, and as a result, she has litigation experience well beyond her years. Taylor previously handled the defense of cases concerning all areas of personal injury law. She was responsible for the case management and handling these lawsuits from their inception up until the time of trial. Taylor’s litigation experience includes defending and taking hundreds of expert and other depositions, drafting and opposing demurrers and motions including Motions for Summary Judgment, and significant pre-trial preparation including preparing and opposing motions in limine, exhibit and witness lists, and trial briefs.
Taylor’s experience from both sides representing Plaintiffs and Defendants has prepared her to take on the role of supervising attorney at the esteemed Banafshe Law Firm.
A member of the California State Bar, Taylor received her law degree from Southwestern Law School. While attending Southwestern, she received the Dean’s Merit Award, demonstrating academic excellence for students who are in the top 30% of their class. During law school, Taylor took on several extracurricular activities. Most notably, she had the privilege of working for a federal district court judge, the Honorable Judge Algenon L. Marbley.
Taylor is an active member of the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA), the Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC), and the Los Angeles Trial Lawyers’ Charities (LATLC). Taylor was named a member of the National Trial Lawyers’ (NTL’s) Top 40 Under 40 Lawyer in California.
- State Bar of California
- Consumer Attorneys of California
- Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
- Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Charity
- National Trial Lawyers’ (NTL’s) Top 40 Under 40 Lawyer in California