Stephen D. Counts

Stephen D. Counts is a proud Litigation and Trial Lawyer.  Since 2004, Mr. Counts’ practice has been focused on representing individuals in matters involving harm caused to them by the wrongdoing of others.  Mr. Counts has successfully tried numerous cases to a favorable jury verdict and considers his work as a Trial Lawyer the primary focus of his practice. 

Mr. Counts received his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and received his law degree (Juris Doctor) from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, where he served on the editorial board of the Loyola of Los Angeles Entertainment Law Review and competed in the Trial Advocacy Competition.

Mr. Counts is licensed to practice law in all courts in the State of California, as well as the Central, Southern, and Eastern Districts of the United States Federal District Court.  Additionally, Mr. Counts is a member of the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA), Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC), and the Orange Trial Lawyers Association (OCTLA).

The verdict and settlement results of cases handled by Mr. Counts have been featured in publications such as Verdict Search, Daily Journal, and various other internet blogs.  Additionally, Mr. Counts has also been fortunate enough to serve as both trial and appellate counsel on several successful appeals with the Second and Fourth Appellate Districts, including Olsen v. Reid (2008) 164 Cal. App. 4th 200, a published appellate case cited by the California Supreme Court, which affirmed the plaintiff’s full six-figure jury verdict plus costs.

Mr. Counts is proud of his reputation for thorough, creative, and aggressive legal advocacy.  Most importantly, however, Mr. Counts is committed to the protection of every American’s right to trial by jury, as the most effective safeguard against the abuses and greed of large corporations.

Mr. Counts practices exclusively in the areas of Employment Law and Bodily Injury at the firm of Smaili & Associates, P.C.  The firm of Smaili & Associates, P.C. utilizes its track record of success to fight for you in your unique set of circumstances.  Mr. Counts prides himself on being able to give your case his individual attention and give you the respect you deserve.

Mr. Counts is committed to maintaining an open line of communication with each and every one of his clients.  Clients can rest assured that Mr. Counts and the experienced attorneys at Smaili & Associates will not only personally handle your case from start to finish but remain available to speak or meet with you throughout the duration of your case.