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Perry Smith received his juris doctor, cum laude, from the University of Georgia School of Law, where he served as Notes Editor and Articles Editor of the Georgia Law Review and was the recipient of the Newell Edenfiled Scholarship for his achievement of ranking in the top ten percent of his first year class. Mr. Smith received his B.A. in Political Science from Brigham Young University .

Mr. Smith is a partner in the law firm of Barritt Smith LLP, where he continues to represent employers and employees, and is a member of the Los Angeles Superior Court ADR Panel. Mr. Smith has completed the Mediating the Litigated Case program at Pepperdine Law School's Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution.

As an employment litigator, Mr. Smith has obtained favorable verdicts in jury and bench trials (with no losses). Mr. Smith has also had success in the court of appeal, having recently obtained the complete reversal of a trial court’s order denying class certification in a wage and hour case. Mr. Smith has achieved successful resolutions in lawsuits in state and federal court for discrimination, retaliation, sexual harassment, wrongful termination, unpaid wages, and other employment-related claims on behalf of major employers (including Fortune 20 companies). Mr. Smith has also represented many individual employees and obtained millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts in their favor. Mr. Smith also contributes significant pro bono hours to worthy defendants who cannot afford representation at all or who cannot afford representation at current market rates.

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



 

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