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Tyler Smith

Tyler Smith received his J.D. from Golden Gate University School of Law in 2012, where he was the Executive Articles Editor for the Law Review, published a Comment on the Fourth Amendment vis-à-vis GPS tracking on vehicles, and was heavily involved in the school’s respected litigation program.  He earned his undergraduate degree in Sociology from Duke University in 2003, where he also competed on the university’s Division I wrestling program at the 165 lb. weight class.


Background and Experience

Mr. Smith represented Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow, along with J. Tony Serra, and Curtis Briggs, in a two and a half month long trial, against false allegations of murder and racketeering, among other charges. During the trial, Mr. Smith cross-examined six FBI agents, and the Government’s tong expert. 


Mr. Smith also successfully represented a disabled, elderly homeless veteran, who was brutally beaten by a San Francisco Sheriff’s Deputy, in a civil suit against the deputy and the City and County of San Francisco. Working closely with Randolph Daar and Kyndra Miller, Mr. Smith helped to successfully settle the case for an amount that will significantly improve the life of this victim.


Prior to joining Pier 5, Mr. Smith worked in plaintiffs' side medical device products liability cases, personal injury actions, and on whistleblower actions against fraudulent healthcare actors.



"Reasonable Suspicion Plus": A Framework to Address Chief Judge Alex Kozinski's Concerns of Mass Surveillance Without Compromising Police Effectiveness, 42 Golden Gate U. L. Rev. (2012). http://digitalcommons.law.ggu.edu/ggulrev/vol42/iss1/7


Mr. Smith is dedicated to zealously advocating for the rights of his clients.


Tyler Smith

Tyler Smith

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