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Anne Elizabeth Smiddy

Anne Elizabeth SmiddyAssociateDownload PDFvCard619.569.2099

Overview

Anne (Annie) Smiddy is an Associate in Meyers Nave’s Eminent Domain & Inverse Condemnation and Trial & Litigation Practice Groups. She represents public entities and private businesses in a wide range of litigation, transactions and regulatory matters. Her California and federal law experience includes representing clients in matters involving eminent domain, real estate, construction, employment, cyber security, trade secret, professional liability, and commercial disputes including breach of contract, fraud, and partnership dissolutions. She has also handled cases involving consumer collections, creditor and debtor federal bankruptcy, business formation and transactions, and plaintiff and defense-side class actions.

Annie manages cases from the initial complaint through trial preparation, mediation, and civil bench trials, including explaining complex legal issues and providing strategy recommendations, writing law and motion briefs and attending hearings, drafting discovery, taking and defending depositions, managing expert witnesses, advising clients during mediations, and preparing for trial.

Annie also was a hearing officer for the City of San Diego where she adjudicated administrative hearings regarding appealed citations issued by the City of San Diego for violations of the California Vehicle Code and the San Diego Municipal Code, including researching relevant law, administering hearings, and writing decisions. She issued over 100 written decisions on civil penalty citation appeals. Her experience as fact-finder and decision-maker in these administrative hearings provided her with additional understanding on methods of bringing effective and persuasive arguments to arbitrators, judges, and juries.

Annie’s experience also includes serving as an SSI Attorney for the Legal Aid Society of San Diego where she represented clients in administrative hearings regarding Supplemental Security Income and/or Social Security Disability Insurance, including writing appeals to the Appeals Council.

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