Aletha Smith is the founder and managing attorney of the Law Office of Aletha J. Smith, PC. Aletha is dedicated to providing compassionate, knowledgeable and aggressive representation for clients in the areas of family law, guardianship of minors, domestic violence restraining orders, and estate planning, specifically wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and medical directives.
Prior to practicing law, Aletha worked in the wireless industry where she led over 900 employees as a Director of Call Center Operations, and an Interim Regional Vice President for a fortune 500 company. Aletha frequently negotiated with the Communication Workers of America leadership. Aletha was able to consistently achieve results by putting her employees first, while taking the approach that life happens. To that end, when life happens, it is vitally important to be able to strategically plan your way to the best outcome possible.
While in law school, Aletha was a member of the Moot Court Board. She was also a SBA Supreme Court Judge, and a member of Phi Delta Phi Honor Society, Pickney Inn. Aletha was employed as a legal writing fellow, where she assisted first year students in legal writing, and oral argument, as well as assisted assigned legal writing professors with classroom lectures. Aletha acquired pro bono hours in the Governor approved position as a Grievance Hearing Officer for the Charleston Housing Authority.
After graduation, Aletha volunteered at the Orange County Legal Aid Clinic assisting low-income residents. Aletha returned to the corporate world to assist a corporation in creating a world class call center, essentially from startup, before putting all of her talent into the practice of law. Aletha honed her skills as a family law practitioner with a local Rancho Cucamonga, California law firm prior to opening the Law Office of Aletha J. Smith, PC. Aletha has courtroom experience advocating for clients, and is experienced in all facets of family law.
When life happens to you, Aletha will put you first, thoroughly analyze your matter, communicate the realities of your matter and provide the best representation to achieve results.
• State of California
• United States District Court, Central District of California
• Juris Doctor – Charleston School of Law
• Master of Science in Administration – Central Michigan University
• Bachelor of Science in Organizational Communication – Western Michigan University
• State Bar of California
• California Lawyers Association – Family Law
• National Bar Association
• Riverside County Bar Association
• San Bernardino County Bar Association
• Richard T. Fields Bar Association
• National Association of Women Lawyers
• Women Lawyers Association Los Angeles
• American Bar Association
Areas of Practice:
• Dissolution of Marriage
• Legal Separation
• Parentage Action
• Child Custody and Visitation
• Child Support
• Move Away
• Spousal Support
• Property Division
• Prenuptial Agreement
• Postnuptial Agreement
• Post Judgment Custody and Support Modification
• Set Aside
Domestic Violence Restraining Order
• Initial Filing or Response
• Ex Parte Hearing
• Powers of Attorney
• Medical Directives