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Giving Back to the Local Community

For close to four decades, the legal professionals at the Law Office of Edward A. Smith ( have fiercely advocated on behalf of injured residents of Sacramento and other Northern California cities. In keeping with our community-oriented ethos, the attorneys and staff employed by our firm have engaged in numerous service projects throughout our region.  Below are some ways the staff at have worked to give back to the local community:

Pandemic Food Assistance

In May of 2020, the folks at recognized that many vulnerable residents within our community were having trouble getting out and getting groceries due to COVID-19 quarantine orders. We wanted to figure out a way to help at a grass-roots level, so our firm started a food assistance program for our clients (both past and present). We offered to purchase and deliver up to $100 worth of groceries to their homes at no cost.  The press release about this program can be read here.

College Scholarships has awarded several scholarships to high school seniors and college students. Below are our most recent awards:

  • Click here to read "Seven Moves Ahead," the winning entry in our 2020 scholarship essay contest.
  • A talented dancer was awarded our 2021 Art of Healing scholarship after she submitted a stunning video entry.
  • Currently, our firm is accepting essay entries for the Joanne Norris Scholarship. Entries are due by December 31, 2021. Additional information about this pending scholarship can be found here.
Supporting Schools and Youth Sports has sponsored several local schools and youth organizations,  including:

  • El Camino Stingrays Swim Team (2017)
  • Laguna Creek High School (2018)
  • Foothill High School (2019)
Foothill High School
Operation Valentine

In February 2020, participated in Operation Valentine, an opportunity to honor 104-year-old World War II veteran "Major Bill" White. Read our story about our special visit with this American hero in our blog post on the subject.

veteran valentine
Shriners Trunk or Treat

In October 2019, our firm hosted a booth filled with candy and treats at the Trunk or Treat event benefitting Shriners Hospital. The mission of Shriner's Hospital is to provide the best quality health care to children with a variety of medical challenges, including orthopedic, gastrointestinal, and neuromuscular conditions, burn injuries, spinal cord injuries, and craniofacial disorders. This top-quality medical care is provided regardless of the patient's family's ability to pay.

Wreaths Across America

In December 2018, staff from volunteered at Wreaths Across America at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetary, which is located 20 miles west of Sacramento, in Dixon.  Every year volunteers gather at veteran cemeteries across the nation to lay commemorative wreaths at each gravesite. The mission statement of the Wreaths Across American organization is multi-fold:

  • To remember fallen American veterans
  • To honor those who have served
  • To teach our children the value of freedom
Wreaths Across America
Fundraising Road Races

Many members of our firm regularly participate in community road races that benefit several causes - including Run to Feed the Hungry and the Walk to End Alzheimer's. We have also participated as a team in the Walk for Thought, a fundraiser for brain injuries, a cause that is near to our hearts because we have so many affected clients.

Run for Thought
Reduced Attorney Fees for Veterans

The founder of, Edward A. Smith, served in the airborne division of the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. Our firm offers veterans a reduced attorney's fee of 25% if the case can be settled outside of litigation (before a lawsuit is filed) to honor those who have served. 

Continuing Service

The nation continues to slowly emerge from the restrictions enacted in response to the pandemic. Our staff is looking forward to engaging in additional activities that benefit our community as more and more organizations return to their regular fundraising and volunteer efforts. To keep up with our ongoing community service endeavors, follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

Client Reviews
"Me and my wife; had a car accident. We were amazed how easy, professional, friendly attorney Ed Smith is along with his staff. Everybody is amazing. Thank you so much, we are very impressed!" Alex & Dinah M.
"Ed Smith and his office team took on a difficult personal injury case on my behalf and for the passenger in my car. Ed is a top- notch attorney. His staff couldn't have been more helpful and kind. No need to look elsewhere. I give Ed Smith my highest recommendation." Beverly
"Ed and Robert have been taking great care of my husband and I for the past 5+ years. They are always there when you have a problem and a quick resolution! Even when the issues have nothing to do with them. They are willing to help ease the pain off your shoulders. They are as good as it gets! Thank you again for everything." Annie T.
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