MaryJo Smart

Associate

As a former Guardian ad Litem and the youngest of four siblings, albeit the most protective, MaryJo has always found herself zealously advocating for others. This tenacity and dedication to fight for what she believes in translates well to the dynamic practice of civil litigation, and MaryJo brings this strong-willed mentality to each of her cases.

A graduate, with great distinction, from the University of Pacific, McGeorge School of Law and a member of the Order of the Coif, MaryJo focuses her practice on litigating and resolving a broad array of legal disputes arising in the business context as well as the areas of professional liability and construction defect. Out of the office, MaryJo spends her time with her six nieces and nephews, taking advantage of the wonders of Lake Tahoe, and travelling.

Education:

University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law (J.D., 2020)

  • With Great Distinction
  • Order of the Coif
  • Traynor Honor Society
  • University of the Pacific Law Review, Volume 51, Chief Articles and Symposium Editor
  • University of the Pacific Law Review, Volume 50, Comment Staff Writer
  • Witkin Award for Academic Excellence in Statutes & Regulations and Written Discovery
  • Judicial Extern, Honorable Judge Morrison C. England, Jr., United States District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • Business Law Association, President
  • Torts Fellowship
  • Pacific Law Scholarship Recipient

University of Nevada, Reno (B.S., 2015)

  • Dual Bachelor of Science Degrees in Economics and International Business
  • Dean’s List