Kime H. Smith


With over a decade of experience representing clients in California, Kime Smith is associated with high-profile construction and personal injury litigation receiving national and international media coverage. Kime’s diverse practice experience includes complex toxic torts, personal injury, product liability, construction liability, and professional liability (including architects and engineers). Throughout the years, he has represented national and international clients and firms ranging from construction entities to product manufacturers and construction material suppliers.

Kime enjoys active involvement in all phases of litigation, including fact discovery, arguing dispositive motions, and participation in claim resolution negotiations. Realizing that creative and strategic approaches are necessary for efficient case resolution, he encourages active client engagement and participation in the litigation process. 

During law school, Kime earned a certificate from his studies at Tsinghai University in Beijing, China. After graduating from Syracuse University College of Law, he returned to Northern California, where he grew up.

While clients come first, Kime is an avid Golden State Warriors fan and should not be expected to immediately return calls during the NBA Finals.



  • Syracuse University College of Law  (J.D.)
  • University of California, Los Angeles  (B.A.)

Bar Admissions

  • California


  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

Professional Affiliations

  • State Bar of California