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James M. SmolichJames M. Smolich

A Knowledgeable Legal Advocate in Sacramento

Mr. Smolich earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Santa Clara University in 1982. He then obtained his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1985. He became a member of the State Bar of California in 1985 and he is a certified specialist in the area of workers’ compensation.

Mr. Smolich represents injured and disabled individuals in matters involving Social Security disability, workers’ compensation, and personal injury claims. His practice focuses on representing construction workers, industrial workers, commercial drivers, and other hard-working people. He has been fortunate to represent numerous members from the Ironworkers, Laborers, Cement Masons, Glaziers, Carpenters, Operating Engineers, and Teamsters Unions.

To learn how Mr. Smolich can help you or your injured loved one, contact Smolich and Smolich at (916) 571-0400 to schedule your free initial consultation.

Dedicated to Helping Our Clients

Because of the complex and ever-changing laws and regulations surrounding claims for compensation, it is important that our attorneys at Smolich and Smolich maintain a knowledge base that can best help all of our clients. This not only includes a solid education and legal training but being active in the legal community.

Mr. Smolich is a proud member of a number of associations, including:

  • National Organization for Social Security Claimant's Representatives (NOSSCR), Member
  • Sacramento Organization for Social Security Claimant's Representatives (SOSSCR), Member
  • California Applicant Attorneys, Member
  • Consumer Attorneys of California, Member
  • Capital City Trial Lawyers Association, Member

A Certified Legal Specialist

Mr. Smolich is also a Certified Specialist in Workers' Compensation from the State Bar of California since 1985. This means that he has demonstrated his experience and education in workers’ compensation law and passed a rigorous exam from one of the state’s highest legal associations. There are also a number of rules, standards, and requirements, which means that clients receive the highest standard of client service with the latest knowledge of the law.

Bar Admissions & Specialties

  • California, 1985
  • Certified Specialist in Workers' Compensation, State Bar of California, 1994

Education

  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, Sacramento, California
    • J.D. - 1985
  • Santa Clara University
    • B.A. - 1982

Recent Reviews

  • Without Smolich & Smolich taking my case I would have never gotten my benefits!!!

    “Without Smolich & Smolich taking my case I would have never gotten my benefits!!! Rob Smolich took my case himself and was so helpful in every step of the way. I cant say anything negative about Smolich & Smolich. I had a lawyer before him and he was way more personable. His office took all the stress off my back and made me feel at ease during the time period of waiting. Have nothing but good things to say about this company. They are completely professional!!!!”

    Dustin Walker

  • Fantastic and Wonderful

    “Sarah Greer and Sam Eldaly from Smolich & Smolich are a fabulous team to work with. I had to apply for SSDI due to my Parkinsons and they handled it not only a professionals but as if they were sitting across the table from me in person the entire time. They are a dynamite team! I highly recommend them to anyone for a fantastic and timely managed experience. Thank you Smolich & Smolich!”

    Barbara Light

  • I am so happy to have such knowledgeable and helpful people to help during this difficult time. Sam was super responsive and always willing to answer questions, regardless how big or small.

    “My circumstances were a bit unusual - my husband applied for Social Security Disability, but unfortunately passed away during the review process. Sam and Sarah worked diligently to see the case through to the end, and provide our family the benefits we were owed. A special thank you to Sam, he was always very responsive, willing to go above and beyond, and willing to answer questions whether big or small. Thank you, Smolich and Smolich!”

    Smolich and Smolich is so helpful!

  • You were so proactive and informative, you really did take away so much of my stress during the whole process.

    “I sincerely apologize for the delay! I truly thought I had already sent this off to almost 3 months ago! Thank goodness I had someone helping me clean and organize the apartment last week. She found your letter behind my bookcase. I would like to take this opportunity to once again thank you for your support and dedication throughout my case. You were a true blessing to me. You were so proactive and informative, you really did take away so much of my stress during the whole process. Just the fact that you returned a call so promptly was a very big deal to me. It let me know that I mattered to you, Sarah, and the firm. Thanks to the two of you I am finally settled in my own apartment and my mom was able to finally retire. So again, thank you from the depths of my heart for everything that you personally and your firm have done for me. You were true angels in my tie of need.”

    Mandie O'Malley

  • very empathic

    “I would totally still be lost in the red tape of the social security system without the help of my attorney Sarah Greer and my case manager Sarah Cummings. You ladies rock!! Thank you so much for all your help getting my award. I would personally recommend this law firm to anyone needing help with their claim.”

    Martha DelValle