Jonathan L. Smoller - Clark & Trevithick | Full Service Boutique Law Firm in Los Angeles, California | Southern California
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Jonathan L. Smoller



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Jonathan Smoller is a shareholder in the Litigation practice group at Clark & Trevithick. Jonathan  is an experienced civil litigator with an emphasis on real estate, contract, aviation, and business litigation. Jon has represented individual and corporate clients in a wide variety of disputes involving, among other things, commercial leases, residential purchase and sale agreements, title and real property, accounting, construction law, defamation, unfair competition, partnerships, and creditors’ rights in state and federal courts.

Jon currently sits on the Central City Police Booster’s Advisory Board.  Jon is an active Rotarian and a two-time past president of the Downtown Los Angeles Rotary Club.

  • Represented secured lenders in mechanic’s lien litigation involving Southern California condominium and hotel projects
  • Defended Fortune 500 title insurance company in Southern California mortgage fraud cases
  • Defended NY real estate firm in commercial lease dispute with global fashion company
  • Represented iconic American toy manufacturer in a lawsuit filed by Hollywood celebrity

  • JD, UCLA School of Law; Managing Editor, UCLA Journal of Environmental Law & Policy, 1988
  • BA, UCLA, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, History and Political Science Double Major, 1983

  • Member, California State Bar Association
  • Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Board Member, Central Police Booster’s Advisory Board, 2003 – 2015
  • Treasurer, Downtown Los Angeles Rotary Club, 2012 – 2015
  • President, Los Angeles Morning Rotary Club, 2001 and 2003

  • Co-author, Bribe?!? – What Bribe?!?, 2012
  • LA Business Law Examiner, Arbitrator Immunity, July 15, 2010

  • Co-Speaker, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, 2012
  • Co-Speaker, The Effects of Forgery on Real Estate Transactions, 2010