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undefinedMOKSHA C. SMITH, ESQ.

Senior Attorney (Family and Criminal Law)

Moksha Smith is a Senior Attorney at Magdalena Law Group. Being a prosecutor for over five years and advocating for the rights of victims in domestic violence and sexual assault cases has helped Ms. Smith champion for her clients now by achieving justice and finding a voice. She pioneered the Criminal Defense division at Magdalena Law Group, where she handles a variety of misdemeanor and felony cases. Ms. Smith has an in-depth understanding of the criminal justice system having worked for both sides. She fights for her clients behind the scenes and in the courtroom. Ms. Smith has taken over twenty five trials to verdict, and conducted hundreds of preliminary hearings and motions. Ms. Smith was awarded her Juris Doctor Degree from Santa Clara School and obtained her Bachelor of Science in Cognitive Neuroscience with minors in Psychology and Biology from UCSD. During law school, Ms. Smith competed on Santa Clara Law's Trial Team, earning awards in National Competitions and interned at multiple District Attorney's Offices. Ms. Smith was recently selected as a Top 40 under 40 criminal defense trial attorney by the National Trial Lawyers Association for 2021.

  • Expertise 2021
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • Three Best Rated
  • ABF
  • California Board of Specialization
  • Platinum Client Champion - Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 10 Best Under 40 - American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • Avvo Reviews
  • Avvo Clients' Choice Award - 2018
  • Super Lawyers

Hear from Our Former Clients

  • “Her thorough and unbiased approach to my situation prepared me for all of the possible outcomes which ultimately alleviated many of my concerns.”

    Cristina

  • “She explained things in great detail and was happy to answer all my questions. ”

    Former Client

  • “Magdalena and her group worked longs hours on my case. She showed how much she cared about her clients.”

    Mustafe

  • “I am pleasantly surprised that Magdalena finalized my divorce so fast. ”

    Former Client

  • “She even understands what particular judges are looking for and their quirks and pet peeves involving cases.”

    Eileen

Why Choose Magdalena Law Group

  • Led by a Certified Family Law Specialist

  • Experienced Courtroom Litigators on Your Side

  • Effective, Caring & Innovative Counsel

  • Multi-Lingual Legal Services Offered