Katherine L. Smith, an associate in our firm, was selected to the 2018 Northern California Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.
Katherine joined Levy Vinick Burrell Hyams LLP as an associate attorney in 2014. She represents employees in harassment, discrimination, retaliation, wage theft, and whistleblower lawsuits.
Katherine is an Honors graduate of Golden Gate University School of Law and was the first recipient of the Levy Vinick Burrell Hyams LLP law fellowship for talented new lawyers committed to pursuing a career representing workers. Katherine’s excellent performance in law school earned her many awards and honors, including the prestigious ABA/BNA Award for Excellence in the Study of Labor and Employment Law, the Witkin Award for Academic Excellence (highest grade in course) for her work in the course on employment rights, and having her Comment about mental illness and custody published while on law review.
Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys.