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Women Of Influence: Attorneys – Alice Chen Smith

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Alice Chen Smith
Managing Partner
Yoka | Smith, LLP

Alice Chen Smith is a first generation immigrant from Taiwan raised in the US by a single mom. As an attorney, she has become one of the go to young trial attorneys in Los Angeles. She has tried 12 first chair civil jury trials to verdict. She has never been one to back down from a fight. In one jury trial, Smith obtained a defense verdict while eight months pregnant. In another jury trial, she obtained a defense verdict during the height of the pandemic while everyone in the courtroom was fully masked.

Based on her consistent results and stellar reputation in the community, Smith has been recognized as a master in trial by the LA chapter of the American Board of Trial Attornies. Beyond courtroom skills, Smith has also achieved success on appeal. Her skills in the courtroom and effective leadership have seen Smith promoted to managing partner.

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Paola Mendez graduated from Los Angeles Valley College, then transferred to University of California, and now serves as a Receptionist and Office Assistant to the Los Angeles Business Journal. Paola wears many hats in different departments and is trilingual in English, Spanish and French.

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