Elizabeth Smiley

Elizabeth Smiley joined Baron & Budd’s Los Angeles office in 2018 as a member of the Firm’s Class Action Litigation Group. There she helps bring nationwide, multi-million dollar lawsuits to successful conclusion on behalf of our clients.

Ms. Smiley attended the University of Arizona where she received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree in Finance. She then obtained her Juris Doctor from the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law. Before coming to Baron & Budd, Ms. Smiley clerked at the Los Angeles Superior Court for the Honorable Elaine Lu.

Ms. Smiley grew up in Arizona with a passion for arts and performance. She studied ballet through the Royal Academy of Dance method for 12 years and minored in ballet in college.

Ms. Smiley first became interested in law while participating in various mock trial programs in high school and college. Through hard work and perseverance, Ms. Smiley became a national finalist in several mock trial competitions in both college and law school. “The thing I love most about the law, and specifically litigation, is that it gives a voice to people who otherwise would be silenced. I became a lawyer because I want to help people and to stand up for their interests”.

While in law school, Ms. Smiley served as the Senior Managing Editor for the Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law. Ms. Smiley also interned at the Pima County Public Defender’s office where she aided attorneys in providing high quality representation to indigent defendants.

Ms. Smiley relocated to Los Angeles shortly after graduating law school. In her free time, Ms. Smiley takes advantage of the thriving performing arts scene in Los Angeles and attends as many ballet and theatrical performances as she can. She also acts as a mock trial coach for undergraduate students.

Ms. Smiley is excited to join the Baron & Budd team to help advocate for the interests of our clients. “The passion at Baron & Budd is palpable, and I am grateful for the opportunity to devote my skills and talents to serving our clients and the greater good.”


  • Elizabeth Smiley, Marijuana & Other Drugs: Legalize or Decriminalize?, 33 Ariz. J. Int’l & Comp. L. 825 (2016)


University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law (J.D. 2017), Summa Cum Laude, Order of the Coif

University of Arizona, Eller College of Management (B.S.B.A 2014)

Bar & Court Admissions


U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

Professional Associations

Los Angeles County Bar Association

Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles