Of Counsel

Kimberly A. Smith

Ms. Smith is Of Counsel to Adams, Silva & McNally LLP. For over fifteen years, she has proudly represented school districts in a range of legal matters including labor and employment, special education, student issues, governance, facilities, and personal injury litigation. Prior to practicing education law, Ms. Smith represented individuals, families, public entities and private businesses in litigation involving civil and constitutional rights, personal injury, construction and real estate, employment, insurance coverage and professional liability. She has considerable jury trial, administrative hearing, arbitration, and mediation experience. She has also handled numerous matters on appeal to the California Court of Appeal and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. 

Ms. Smith’s passion for education also led her to become a volunteer tutor with School on Wheels, which provides academic tutoring to children living in shelters, motels, cars, group foster homes and on the streets in Southern California. She continues to assist and mentor one of her students who is now preparing to go to law school.


  • Syracuse University College of Law (Juris Doctor, magna cum laude)
  • University of California Berkeley (Bachelor of Arts, Sociology)


  • California State Bar
  • Pennsylvania State Bar
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • United States District Court, Southern District of California
  • United States District Court, Central District of California
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of California
  • United States District Court, Northern District of California