The Law Offices of Mark R. Smith, P.C. was founded by Attorney Mark R. Smith, Esq. in June 2012. The Law Offices of Mark R. Smith, P.C. is a full service general law practice that operates under a professional philosophy of flexibility and client-focused representation. We represent clients in a wide variety of legal matters, including but not limited to: Family Law, Entertainment Law and Intellectual Property Matters, Personal Injury; Commercial and Residential Real Estate Matters; Business Formation / Representation / Litigation; Landlord / Tenant Disputes; and other civil litigation matters. Additionally, the Law Offices of Mark R. Smith, P.C. also performs contract attorney work for outside law firms.
Mark was born and raised in Woburn, Massachusetts, the Boston suburb made famous by the best-selling non-fiction novel and movie, A Civil Action. Mark moved to Los Angeles, California in 1989. During the early 1990s, Mark joined the California Emergency Mobile Patrol (CEMP) Search and Rescue team, serving as Treasurer on the organization’s Board of Directors. As a member of CEMP, Mark helped provide essential search and rescue services in conjunction with the Los Angeles Police Department during the 1994 Northridge earthquake. In 1999, Mark began working as a civilian contractor at the U.S. Air Force Flight Test Center at Edwards Air Force Base. While working on numerous military flight test programs at Edwards AFB and raising three young daughters with his wife, Mark earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration/Management, graduating summa cum laude from Regis University in 2006.
Mark relocated to Las Vegas with his family in 2006 to attend the William S. Boyd School of Law and earned his Juris Doctorate degree in December 2009. During law school, Mark served as the 2007-08 President of the Law Student Chapter of the Nevada Justice Association (formerly the Nevada Trial Lawyers Association). Mark was selected as the Boyd School of Law Community Service Program’s Outstanding Student in Family Law as well as the overall program’s Outstanding Student for Fall Semester 2007. Additionally, Mark participated in the Clark County Legal Services & William S. Boyd School of Law Partners in Pro Bono Program from January 2008 through December 2008 and was a finalist in the law school’s First Annual Society of Advocates Mock Trial Competition in October 2009. Mark worked full-time throughout law school, first as a litigation paralegal at a successful personal injury firm before joining Dziminski & Associates as a law clerk in June 2008.
Mark primarily practices in the areas of entertainment and intellectual property law, business law, civil litigation, and family law. Mark supports Boyd School of Law as an active alumnus and continues to give back to the community through pro bono work performed in conjunction with the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada. Mark is committed to a life-long pursuit of knowledge and education in order to best advocate for his clients.
An Entertainer’s Advocate
It’s no secret that Artists and Entertainers are a special breed. You live and breathe the sentiment behind the words of George Bernard Shaw that, “Without art, the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable,” so you pour your heart and soul into your craft and share the most intimate part of your being. The world can be cold and you are well aware of your own vulnerability, but you risk it all to make the world feel something. You are passionate about what you do and you prefer to associate with others who share that characteristic.
As a creator myself, and a former performer and artist/band personal manager, I am much in tune with the very things that drive artists and entertainers and I am sensitive to their unique needs. I am passionate about working with this very special breed of human to help navigate them through many types of professional and personal legal matters. As an Attorney, my professional philosophy is to accept clients, not just their cases and perhaps this philosophy most manifests itself in my relationships with my entertainment-related clientele. In that regard, I provide full-service legal representation to the unique demographic of professional artists and performers – from Trademarks to Traffic Tickets, Contracts to Custody Battles and Negotiations to Negligence Claims, and more!