Christopher Romero

Managing Partner

Christopher Romero’s practice is focused on representing private businesses and public entities in civil litigation. Mr. Romero has carved out a niche practice defending home inspectors, individually and through their insurance companies, in litigation. He is the sole defense counsel for one of the largest home inspector insurance providers in California. His public entity work primarily focuses on municipal employment discrimination, harassment, and retaliation cases; law enforcement excessive force, search and seizure, and jail cases; child protective services wrongful removal and failure to protect cases; dangerous condition of public property cases; and traffic collision cases.

Prior to joining Smith Law Offices, LLP, Mr. Romero exclusively practiced insurance defense litigation, including handling personal injury and construction defect cases.

Understanding not all litigated matters are the same, Mr. Romero is known for his ability and willingness to custom tailor his practice of law to meet his clients’ specific needs.

Professional Affiliations

  • Riverside County Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2010
  • U.S. District Court, California Central District, 2010
  • U.S. District Court, California Southern District, 2022
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals


  • Western State University College of Law
    • Juris Doctorate - 2009
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
    • Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy - 2005
    • Bachelor of Arts in Geography - 2005

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