Roman Smith, a Sacramento native, is a first-generation college graduate. He graduated magna cum laude from California State University, Sacramento in 2016 with a degree in English. During his undergraduate career, Roman worked at the University Reading and Writing Center helping students from all disciplinary backgrounds write clearly and effectively. He was also an inaugural member of the Career Ambassador Program, which focused on training students to transfer academic and professional skills to their respective future career.
He attended Pepperdine University School of Law, where he graduated in 2019 with his Juris Doctor degree as well as his Certificate in Dispute Resolution from the top ranked Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution. While at Pepperdine, Roman was the Business Editor for the Journal of Business, Entrepreneurship and the Law, Student Bar Association class representative, and Business Formation Mentor for Pepperdine’s established Microenterprise Program. Notably, Roman won first place in the Cipolla Closing Argument Competition, earning him a spot on the nationally recognized interschool Honors Trial Team. After being admitted to the California State Bar in 2019, Roman began his litigation career. Most of his practice involves defending individuals and companies in actions involving motor vehicle accidents, bodily injury claims, premises liability, and landlord-tenant property disputes.
In his free time, Roman enjoys craft coffee shops, walking his dog, and watching endless re-runs of Seinfeld. He is also a lifelong baseball fan and published poet.