About Bankruptcy Attorney Jeff Smith, Long Beach
Bankruptcy Attorney Jeff Smith, of Long Beach, California, is one of only a small handful of Certified Bankruptcy Specialists in the state. Follow the links below to read more about him:
- What is a Certified Bankruptcy Specialist? Does it really matter?
- Philosophy: Expertise. Specialization. Immediacy.
- Firm History – JEFF SMITH IS A PARTNER IN THE LAW FIRM CURD, GALINDO & SMITH
- Affiliations / Professional Organizations
- Schedule a free telephone consult
- FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions
Jeffrey B. Smith, California attorney and Certified Bankruptcy Specialist is committed to providing clients three elements that are essential to reorganizing your financial future: Expertise. Specialization. Immediacy.
JEFF SMITH is one of the very few California attorneys certified by the California State Bar as a Bankruptcy Specialist. In fact, according to the California State Bar Legal Specialization web site as of 10/1/09 there are currently only two Certified Bankruptcy Specialists in Long Beach. 
Would you go to a podiatrist or a family practice doctor for brain surgery?
Bankruptcy is a major decision, which impacts the financial future of your family and business. Only a Certified Bankruptcy Specialist, such as Mr. Smith, can ensure the level of expertise your case deserves.
Simply put, you need informed, experienced counsel.
Mr. Smith has been practicing law since 1990 and has been representing individuals and businesses in bankruptcy matters for over 15 years. Mr. Smith has helped hundreds of clients involving nearly every bankruptcy issue imaginable – with problems just like yours. We’ve seen it all.
As our client, you will work directly with Mr. Smith – not a junior staff member, not another attorney, not a paralegal. You work with the expert.
It’s your future – don’t you deserve an expert?
“I wouldn’t want to practice any other type of law. This is what I do, and I’m good at it.” – Jeff Smith, J.D.
Our office specializes in bankruptcy cases for individuals, families and small businesses. We are not a Jack-of-all-Trades. We are a Master of One --- and have nearly two decades of experience and satisfied clients to back it up.
Unlike the "Sure, we do bankruptcy, too" law firms, Mr. Smith has an uncommon understanding of current bankruptcy laws, options, reorganizations -- and is highly attuned to how these latest trends and developments may affect you, your business, and your family.
We believe this focus on bankruptcy is essential to address the complexity of the issues our clients face… especially in today’s ever-changing economic and political environment.
Bankruptcy is what we do. Let us help you.
As our client, you will find that we will:
- Actively and aggressively pursue your case from start to finish
- Be available and responsive to your needs
- Not shy away from providing you the candid advice you need to make the best decision for your unique situation.
We work quickly for all of our clients. We understand that bankruptcy is often necessitated by:
- Wage Garnishments
- Bank Levies
- Continually harassing phone calls to your work or home
- Unexpected medical bills
- Unprecedented losses for many in the real estate market
We offer Emergency Services, including Petition for Relief, for clients who have immediate need. Need Emergency help? Click here to learn about our Emergency Services.
We are proud of our track record of achieving results above and beyond our clients’ expectations. We provide practical solutions designed to protect our clients’ interests, assets and futures.
We work quickly, with direct hands-on involvement, respecting our clients’ sense of urgency throughout the process.
Attorney Jeffrey Smith is certified as a Bankruptcy Specialist by the California State Bar Association. This specialization is achieved by only .001% of all California attorneys (and there are currently only two located in the Long Beach area). For more information about what this specialization means, click here.
We invite you to check out our credentials and that we are in good standing with the California State Bar Association, legal specialization, Bankruptcy in Los Angeles county
Mr. Smith has practiced law locally for nearly 20 years. He has specialized in bankruptcy law, and also has experience in business litigation.
Mr. Smith received his Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.), graduating cum laude from the Whittier College of Law in 1990. He was also the associate editor of the Whittier College of Law Review. Mr. Smith also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Whittier in Political Science.
Jeffrey Smith is the Managing Partner for the Long Beach law firm of Curd, Galindo & Smith (established in 1998). The firm provides legal services to a variety of clients, including business litigation, small business formation, personal injury, estate planning, and criminal defense.
Mr. Smith is the only attorney at our firm that specializes in bankruptcy, and is the only one who will handle your case.
For more information about Curd, Galindo & Smith, please visit the firm's website.
Mr. Smith is proud to be a member of the following professional associations and organizations:
- California State Bar Association
- Long Beach Bar Association
- Governing Board Member: California Central District Consumer Bankruptcy
- Attorneys Association (CDCBAA)
- National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA)
- Southern California Bankruptcy Inn of Court (organization of judges, practitioners, and law students; by invitation only)
Click here to schedule a free telephone consult with Mr. Smith (allow 10 – 15 minutes)
Click here to email us: Our office will call you back within one business day. Please include your desired date/time to speak with Mr. Smith, and we will do our best to accommodate your request.
Call Us. We can be reached at 562-624-1177 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. If it is after hours, please leave a message for Mr. Smith and he will return your call the following business day.
Important notice required by Federal Law:
We are a debt relief agency pursuant to Federal Law §524 of Title 11 of the US Code. We provide legal assistance and help people file for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code.