About Perry Smith

Perry Smith was named one of Southern California’s best young lawyers in the 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2011 Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars Editions. For more information about this honor, click here.

Mr. Smith is a partner in the law firm of Barritt Smith LLP and represents employees in wrongful termination, retaliation, unpaid wages, discrimination and other kinds of cases against employers.  These results have often been obtained as settlements without significant litigation.  However, when necessary, Mr. Smith will take a case all the way through the jury trial process.  For example, Mr. Smith obtained a substantial jury verdict in a wrongful termination case on behalf of an employee who was terminated for making legally-protected complaints.  The jury awarded substantial punitive damages to Mr. Smith’s client. 

Mr. Smith has a distinguished academic background, having received his law degree, cum laude, from the University of Georgia School of Law, which is consistently ranked as one of the top law schools in the country.   In law school, Mr. Smith obtained a scholarship for ranking in the top ten percent of his first year class and was selected, based on his academic performance and writing skills, to serve as a General and Articles Editor of the Georgia Law Review – the University’s most respected legal publication. 

Mr. Smith has lectured on employment law subjects including wrongful termination, discrimination and harassment, employee privacy issues and wage and hour law, among other topics. Mr. Smith has also written articles on employment law issues for various publications.

Mr. Smith is experienced in representing employers, which has assisted him greatly in his representation of employees.  Mr. Smith started his career at the well-respected firm of Payne & Fears LLP in Irvine, California, where he represented employers in labor and employment litigation.   

In addition to his law practice, Mr. Smith has served as a mediator of employment-related disputes on the Alternative Dispute Resolution panel of the Los Angeles County Superior Court.  

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