Firm Overview:

Hartnett, Smith & Paetkau

Hartnett, Smith & Paetkau
  • Established in 1993
  • Firm Size 1
  • Over 80 years combined legal experience. San Mateo County, San Francisco Bay Area & Silicon Valley. Civil & Criminal Litigation in state & federal Courts providing extensive legal counseling in business & real estate matters.
  • Peer Reviews 5.0/5.0
    Peer Reviews
    Client Reviews < 50% Recommended 5 Reviews

About this firm

With more than 80 years of combined legal experience, the partners in the San Mateo County law firm of Hartnett, Smith & Paetkau are uniquely qualified to handle any litigation in the San Francisco Bay Area or Silicon Valley and to provide legal counsel in a variety of business and real estate matters. From complex commercial disputes to sensitive criminal matters, our firm has an unparalleled record of success litigating matters for our clients and for providing legal counsel that accomplishes client objectives.

Our clients are a diverse group of individuals and businesses, including professional athletes, venture capitalists, "mom and pop" businesses, publicly traded companies, international businesses, young people, and the elderly. Our trial expertise stands out equally in both criminal and civil litigation.

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Areas of Practice (61)

Specific Practice Area and Industry Group Details across multiple offices:

  • Civil Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Business Law
  • Real Estate
  • Trust Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Partnership Dissolution
  • Governance
  • Construction Law
  • Fraud
  • Antitrust
  • Trade Secrets
  • Employment Litigation
  • Mediation
  • Arbitration
  • Felony
  • Misdemeanor Criminal Matters
  • Adult
  • Juvenile Law
  • Driving While Under The Influence
  • Domestic Violence
  • Crimes Of Violence
  • Property Crimes
  • Embezzlement
  • White Collar Crime
  • Political Crimes
  • Business Counseling
  • Business Mediation
  • Business Arbitration
  • Business Litigation
  • Business Formation
  • Homicide
  • Manslaughter
  • Vehicular Homicide
  • Felonies
  • Sexual Assault
  • Driving While Intoxicated
  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Drugs and Narcotics
  • Criminal Defense
  • Labor and Employment
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Wage and Hour Law
  • Unfair Labor Practices
  • International Labor Law
  • Harassment
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Defamation
  • Class Action Defense
  • Corporate Governance
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Unfair Competition
  • Corporate Dissolutions
  • Breach of Contract
  • Misdemeanors
  • Libel and Slander
  • Landlord and Tenant Law
  • White Collar Criminal Defense

People (1)

  • Charles J. Smith
  • Member
  • Redwood City, CA
  • Civil Litigation, Criminal Litigation
  • Peer Reviews
  • Client Reviews
    < 50% Recommended 4 Reviews

Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0

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Client Reviews

  • 1.9/5.0 5 reviews
  • 20% client recommended 1 recommendation
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  • Charles J. Smith Read all 4 reviews

    3.0/5.0 on 05/07/10

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  • Hartnett Smith Paetkau

    2.3/5.0 on 04/02/11

    Some attorneys in this firm are very arrogant and hard to stay in contact with. They don't return phone calls and emails... they also change assistants quiet often so the... Read more

    Some attorneys in this firm are very arrogant and hard to stay in contact with. They don't return phone calls and emails... they also change assistants quiet often so the client service is poor.

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