Zachary Smith




Zac is a member of Weintraub Tobin’s Litigation practice group.

He is a Martindale-Hubbell AV-rated attorney and, for more than 40 years, has conducted jury trials, bench trials, and arbitration hearings in a broad range of cases and a variety of settings. He has extensive experience in business litigation generally and represents professionals and fiduciaries, including architects, engineers, real estate brokers, trustees, and attorneys. In addition, Zac has represented institutional and private lenders, developers, contractors, retailers, manufacturers, and corporate employers.

Zac serves as a judge pro tem, arbitrator, and mediator for the Placer County Superior and Municipal Courts, the Nevada County Superior Court, the El Dorado County Superior Court, and the American Arbitration Association. Before Zac’s legal work, he was a carpenter for a residential home builder in the Santa Clara Valley and an English teacher at Head- Royce School in Oakland, California.

Representative Matters

  • Trials of multi-million dollar trust disputes.
  • Litigation and settlement of complex insurance coverage and claims handling matters.
  • A recent trial of a major financial fraud case resulting in a multi-million dollar verdict for the client.
  • Service as mediator and arbitrator in various professional malpractice actions.

American Board of Trial Advocates
Member, elected 2006

American Bar Association

American Arbitration Association
Member since 1984

Meritas, Sacramento


Sacramento Magazine’s Top Lawyer List, 2018 – Business Litigation

Sacramento Business Journal’s Best of the Bar, 2018-2019

AV Preeminent® Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®

J.D., University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, 1977

Traynor Honor Society

B.A., Stanford University, 1973

14 Weintraub Tobin Attorneys Named to Best of the Bar 2019

SACRAMENTO, California  – Weintraub Tobin congratulates its 14 attorneys who have been included in Sacramento Business Journal’s Best of the Bar 2019. Attorneys selected to the 2019 Best of the Bar list include Gary L. Bradus, Kay U. Brooks ,Dale C. Campbell,  Christopher Chediak, Janet Z. Chediak, Jim Clarke,Edward J.…

24 Weintraub Tobin Attorneys Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®

SACRAMENTO, CA (August 7, 2017) – Weintraub Tobin, a leading California full-service law firm, is pleased to announce that 24 Weintraub Tobin attorneys are Martindale-Hubbell rated. Out of the 24 attorneys, 21 have received the AV Preeminent® Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®, while three attorneys have been given the Distinguished rating. AV…

Weintraub Tobin Raises Money for American Heart Association

For a third year in a row, Weintraub Tobin is working to raise funds for cardiovascular diseases and stroke by partaking in the American Heart Association Heart Walk on Saturday, September 21 at William Land Park. Our attorneys and staff work hard during the summer months to gear up for…

Weintraub Tobin Walks a Mile in Her Shoes

Weintraub Tobin is a proud supporter of WEAVE and its Walk A Mile In Her Shoes event. Each year, our attorneys strut their Weintraub swagger in high heels around Capitol Mall – all for a very good cause. Roughly 450 men raised $230,000 for the local nonprofit, which is a…