Will Smith

The Firm

At Will Smith Law we are zealous advocates who prepare for every case as if it is going to go to trial. Full preparation for trial puts Will Smith Law’s clients in the strongest position to discuss options along the way (such as mediation or alternative dispute resolution), so that they achieve the best possible outcome in each case.

Will Smith Law Litigates Trust and Estate Disputes, Financial Elder Abuse, Wrongful Death and Personal Injury.

Will M. Smith

Attorney Will M. SmithWill is one of San Diego’s probate litigators to whom other attorneys routinely refer their contested cases. He is a trial attorney who began his career in general civil litigation but now focuses exclusively on trust, estate, elder abuse and significant personal injury litigation. Will’s practice history includes cases in various federal and state courts at trial as well as the Courts of Appeal. Will served as lead trial counsel in the precedent-setting case Carne v. Worthington 246 Cal. App.4th 548.

Will M. Smith graduated cum laude from California State University, San Marcos with a Bachelor of Arts in History. Following graduation, Will honed his presentation skills in the financial services industry where he funded over 2,260 mortgage loans. Will earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of San Diego School of Law where he was a member of the San Diego International Law Journal. During his final year of law school, Will interned for the Honorable Richard G. Cline in the Probate Division of the North County San Diego Superior Court.


  • State Bar of California 2012
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of California


  • Juris Doctorate from the University of San Diego School of Law
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in History, cum laude, in 2002 from California State University San Marcos

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

  • State Bar of California
  • Fiorenzo V. Lopardo American Inn of Court
  • North County Bar Association
    • MCLE Section Co-chair of New Lawyers Section


  • Carne v. Worthington 246 Cal. App.4th 548
  • “Plaintiff claimed conflict with neighbor led to emotional distress,”Intentional Torts Assault and Battery – Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress, Verdict Search California,  16, Issue 42 (October 2017)