Nathan M. Smith
Nathan “Nate” Smith is an experienced employment lawyer with expertise bringing and defending most types of employment claims individually and through class actions.
Nathan “Nate” Smith is an experienced employment lawyer with expertise bringing and defending most types of employment claims both individually and as through class actions, including: sexual harassment, sex discrimination, age discrimination, race discrimination, religious discrimination, pregnancy discrimination, Family and Medical Leave Act claims, wage and hour, minimum wage violations, failure to pay overtime, independent contractor misclassification, Fair Labor Standards Act violations. Nate is proud to have completed recent state bar sponsored training with Department of Labor attorneys on wage and hour litigation . He also participates in the Arizona Employment Lawyers Association’s directory of lawyers for Wage and Hour and Family and Medical Leave claimants that the Department of Labor cannot help.
Nate has tried cases to verdicts in state and federal courts, litigated arbitrations to judgment, and settled many cases at mediation or before trial. Nate’s trial experience and advance preparation can contribute to forcing employers to settle cases early and often. Nate is also a trained mediator and uses his knowledge of the process to maximize value for his clients.
Nate is rated AV-Preeminent, the highest peer rating available, by Martindale Hubbell. The prestigious rating reflects his peers’ opinions that his skills and ethics are at the highest level of professional excellence.
Nate received a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors from Northwestern University. He graduated Order of the Coif and summa cum laude from the University of Arizona College of Law.
Nate is licensed to practice in the State and Federal courts of Arizona and the State and Federal courts of California, including the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Nate is of counsel to Ariano & Reppucci and a partner in the Los Angeles law firm of Brown, Neri & Smith LLP.
Phone: (602) 900-9506
Fax: (602) 489-7403
Employment Law Practice Areas
Family and Medical Leave Act
Wage and Hour
Minimum Wage Violations
Failure to Pay Overtime
Independent Contractor Misclassification
Fair Labor Standards Act
BA, Northwestern University
University of Arizona College of Law (Order of the Coif and summa cum laude)
Bar and Court Admissions
Arizona State Bar
California State Bar
US District Court of Arizona
US District Court of California
9th Circuit Court of Appeals