BRADLEY SMITH RETIRED FROM LAW PRACTICE IN JANUARY 2014. HIS FILES HAVE BEEN TRANSFERRED TO THE DAYTON LAW FIRM, P.C. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT RICHARD C. DAYTON AT THE DAYTON LAW FIRM, P.C. HIS CONTACT INFORMATION IS:
Richard C. Dayton
Dayton Law Firm, P.C.
1754 Technology Drive, Suite 230
San Jose, CA 95110
ABOUT BRADLEY SMITH
Bradley Smith has over 30 years experience practicing business law, real estate law, and wills, trusts and estate planning, as well as most forms of alternative dispute resolution such as mediation and arbitration. While also experienced in litigation, he concentrates on the counseling side of the law - devoting himself to the needs of his clients. Most of his work is in the areas of establishing and representing small businesses and creating living trusts and wills for individuals and families. He also handles many kinds of real estate transactions.
Before moving to the Bay Area, Brad practiced law in Minnesota for seventeen years, concentrating in estate planning, real estate, business law, and litigation. He was also a municipal lawyer and assistant city attorney for much of that time. While in Minnesota he was certified by the Minnesota State Bar Association as a Real Property Law Specialist. Receiving his law degree in 1977 from the University of Minnesota, consistently ranked among the top 25 law schools in the country, he practiced law in Dakota County, Minnesota, becoming a senior partner with a firm which grew to become Scheide, Smith, Lofstrom & Lowe. In 1993 he joined the firm of Severson, Wilcox & Sheldon, now called Dougherty, Molenda, Solfest, Hills & Bauer, P.A., a highly respected law firm in Dakota County.
In 1995, after Brad and his wife moved to California, Brad established his law practice in San Jose. He was an arbitrator for the Better Business Bureau in the Twin Cities and continues that practice in Santa Clara County. He is a volunteer mediator for Santa Clara County Small Claims Court. He is a member of the Santa Clara County Bar Association and State Bar of California, in addition to being a member of the Filipino American Chamber of Commerce of Santa Clara County and an associate member of the California Association of Business Brokers.
Prior to his law studies, Brad received his Bachelor of Arts degree with Distinction in Political Science in 1974 from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota. Brad loves travel, golf, and music of all kinds.