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Year founded: 1995
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Yoka & Smith, LLP is a firm of trial attorneys dedicated to providing the highest quality representation in civil litigation matters. We specialize in trial practice and the defense of general tort litigation, including personal injury, products liability, premises liability, business and transactional, professional malpractice, insurance, employment, construction defect, subrogation, and toxic and environmental tort litigation. The firm is dedicated to providing our clients with a zealous and creative protection of their interests on a cost-effective basis, providing both results and value.
Our primary emphasis has and continues to be our trial practice. All of our members are experienced trial attorneys and we possess the technological infrastructure that enables us to successfully litigate extremely complex and high exposure matters that were once only the province of much larger firms. Utilization of technology in a flexible and focused way has allowed us to provide this higher level of capability without sacrificing the personal contact and attention our clients have come to expect.

Within our litigation practice, we have a particular emphasis on product liability defense. Our clients include tire and aftermarket wheel companies, manufacturers, retailers and lessors of heavy equipment such as forklifts, specialty process engineering firms, manufacturers of petrochemical and electrical equipment, and fitness equipment manufacturers and retailers. We are well equipped for 21st century trial practice and make wide use of state of the art trial presentation software and hardware.

Our attorneys are extremely familiar with the industries in which we practice; we hold memberships in our clients’ trade organizations and we actively follow developments within those industries. This familiarity allows us to partner with our clients in pursuing a result that considers not only the immediate matter but the total impact upon their business as a whole.


Yoka | Smith, LLP is metro ranked in 2 practice areas. Best Law Firms rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process.

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Metro Rankings

Los Angeles, CA
Tier 1 for Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Tier 1 for Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

About Our Clients

Athens Insurance Service, Inc.
Benelux-Apex, B.V.
Blackwell Igbanugo, P.A.
Carl Warren & Co.
Colorado Casualty Group
Conco Cement Company
Continental Teves, Inc.
Continental Tire North America, Inc.
Cooper Tire and Rubber Company
County of Los Angeles
Denman Tire Corporation
Dover Resources
Fireman's Fund Insurance Company
Golden Eagle Insurance Corporation
Hertz Claim Management Corporation
ICON Health & Fitness, Inc.
Indiana Insurance Company
ISKCON of California, Inc.
Jarden Inc.
J.T. Thorpe & Son, Inc.
L.A. Fitness, Inc.
Liberty Mutual Insurance Group
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority
Manchester Tank & Equipment Company
McKesson Water Products
Quanta Services
Rental Industry Association
Sigma Chi
Sturm Ruger & Co., Inc.
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
The Jacmar Companies
The Ruby Restaurant Group
U.S. Xpress Enterprises, Inc.
Utility Trailer Sales, Inc.
Wausau Insurance Companies
Weider Health and Fitness, Inc.
Western Parcel Express


Metro Rankings

Los Angeles, CA
Tier 1 for Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Tier 1 for Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

Practice Areas

The below are areas of legal specialty volunteered by the firm and do not designate a specialty in which a Best Law Firms ranking is held.
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

Individuals Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®

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Main Location

Los Angeles, CA
445 South Figueroa Street, 38th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071
United States
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