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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 Practice and Trial & Litigation Practice. She represents public entities and private businesses in a wide range of litigation, transactions and regulatory matters.  Her California and federal law experience includes matters involving eminent domain, inverse condemnation, real estate, construction, employment, class actions, cyber security, trade secret, professional liability, and commercial disputes including breach of contract, fraud, and partnership dissolutions.

Annie represents clients from the initial complaint through trial, including writing law and motion briefs and attending hearings, drafting discovery, taking and defending depositions, managing expert witnesses, advising clients during mediations, and acting as second chair in civil bench and jury trials. Her pro bono work includes a 2018 victory in Teneng v. Trump in which she worked with the ACLU, Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center, and the Prison Law Office to successfully transfer more than 850 immigration detainees from a prison in Victorville, California to immigration centers or release those with pending asylum cases.

Annie’s professional background includes serving as 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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