Attorney at Law
Partner – Complex Litigation/Special Projects Unit
Workers' Compensation Judge, Retired
Certified Specialist, Workers' Compensation Law
The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization

Practice Areas:

  • Workers' Compensation Law
  • Complex Litigation/Special Projects Unit

Professional Experience

Terry L. Smith is currently a Partner in the Complex Litigation Department with the Law Offices of Floyd Skeren Manukian Langevin.

Mr. Smith is a retired Workers’ Compensation Administrative Law Judge for the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board’s District Office in Marina Del Rey.

Mr. Smith is a Certified Specialist in California Workers’ Compensation Law and has defended insurance carriers, private employers, public agencies, self-insured employers, administrators, school districts, and transit districts. He is a Trial attorney litigating special investigation cases, serious willful violations claims, §132(a) claims and appellate work.

Mr. Smith served as a Deputy Sheriff for the County of Ventura and has worked for the Ventura District Attorney’s office. He began his workers’ compensation career as a claims adjuster and then as an attorney working at a national insurance carrier specializing in Special Investigations Unit (SIU) cases.

He has lectured to insurance company’s claims units and employers in association with the Employer’s Fraud Task Force and the Los Angeles County, San Bernardino County, Orange County and Riverside County District Attorney’s Offices. Mr. Smith has also lectured to the International Association of Special Investigation Units and the Southern California Fraud Investigators Association.