Smith & Benowitz - Employee & Personal Injury Lawyers

Serving employees and personal injury victims in Los Angeles and throughout California and New York.

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No matter the case, we will always do our best to help you in your time of need.

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Benjamin Smith and Louis Benowitz

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Millions in recoveries

for our clients and class members

Advanced case costs

no recovery = no fee

Multiple published opinions

we’ve shaped the law to protect employees

Highly educated attorneys

graduates from Cornell, USC and Loyola

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Fight back against law-breaking employers.

Practice Area: Employment Law

At Smith & Benowitz, our employment lawyers are committed to protecting the rights of employees who have suffered injustice at work. When employers violate California or federal employment laws, we help employees fight back against illegal practices and pursue all available remedies.

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Get support when you are injured.

Practice Area: Personal Injury

Our Personal Injury practice focuses on helping individuals who have sustained injuries due to the negligence of others, recover from their injuries and receive compensation to which they are entitled.

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Stand together in a class action.

Practice Area: Class Action

We can help people with claims that might not otherwise be large enough for most lawyers to pursue on an individual basis to pool their claims together on a collective basis.

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Ep 38: Raphael “RJ” Javid — WHY HE LEFT HIS LAW FIRM
Personal injury lawyer Raphael Javid (who many affectionately know as RJ) joins host Benjamin Smith for a scintillating and wide-ranging conversation that considers both law and life. On the law side, RJ was a founding partner of what became a successful, large-scale personal injury law firm. After
Ep 38: Raphael “RJ” Javid — Why He Left His Law Firm

33:07 | August 24, 2020

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Aston Wallace returns and joins Louis Benowitz while Benjy Smith is away for the week. On the legal side, they discuss employment law and workers' compensation issues as applied to the COVID-19 pandemic and a recently issued injunction requiring Uber and Lyft to immediately reclassify their drivers
Ep 37: The Show Must Go On!

33:07 | August 17, 2020

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Ep 36: Aston Wallace — LawFlip Head Start Initiative WINNER & Employment Attorney
Aston Wallace – the winner of the LawFlip Head Start Initiative (a contest aimed at helping a black attorney launch a new law firm) – joins Benjy Smith and Louis Benowitz for an exceptionally compelling and wide-ranging conversation. Aston will be launching the Law Office of Aston Wallace, which wil
Ep 36: Aston Wallace — LawFlip Head Start Initiative WINNER & Employment Attorney

33:07 | August 10, 2020

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