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Dedicated and Respected Bay Area Lawyers Serving Clients Throughout Northern California Since 1995

When results matter

With more than 100 years of combined legal experience, the San Francisco Bay Area lawyers at Hartnett, Smith & Paetkau are uniquely qualified to handle any litigation in the Silicon Valley. From complex commercial disputes to sensitive criminal matters, our firm has an unparalleled record of success through more than 200 jury trials to verdict for individuals and businesses in state and federal courts. We are equally successful in pre-litigation problem solving to avoid going to trial. We have also mediated and arbitrated more than 100 cases.

Aggressive representation because it always counts

Based in Redwood City, California, Hartnett, Smith & Paetkau enjoys a reputation for being aggressive and highly professional. Our philosophy is simple: as a small, efficient firm charging fair rates and providing excellent personal service, we obtain results that match or exceed any firm of any size in northern California or elsewhere. Our firm is known within the legal community, including — judges, courts, opposing attorneys, mediators and arbitrators in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties. We know the lay of the land and how to use it.

Our diverse group of clients includes technology companies, retailers, publicly traded companies, international businesses, professional athletes, venture capitalists, "mom and pop" businesses, young people and the elderly. We are ready to accomplish your legal objectives in any area including:

Successfully serving clients in the Silicon Valley and beyond

Hartnett, Smith & Paetkau vigorously represents individuals and businesses throughout northern California focusing on the cities of San Francisco and Redwood City and the counties of San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara.

Our lawyers have been remarkably involved, respected and relied on in our community, from serving on the city council to coaching and sponsoring youth teams to being involved at the state and national level. We’re dedicated to serving our communities in northern California.

Please read this press release about partner Jim Hartnett being named the Redwood City-San Mateo County Chamer of Commerce Person of the Year!

Protecting your rights and interests in Redwood City, California

When you need sound legal counsel from experienced trial attorneys, call Hartnett, Smith & Paetkau at 650.568.2820 or contact us online to schedule an appointment.

Hartnett, Smith & Paetkau
777 Marshall St.
Redwood City, CA, 94063 USA
650.568.2820