San Mateo Divorce Attorney Gretel Smith | Cordell & Cordell

Gretel Smith

Senior Litigation Attorney

San Mateo divorce attorney Gretel SmithSan Mateo divorce attorney Gretel Smith enjoys the diversity of legal matters that family law cases present and helping clients navigate the conflicts that arise in family law.

Ms. Smith considers her greatest asset to be her patient demeanor.

“I issue no judgment and maintain the ability to stay calm during the most heated arguments,” she said.

Family law matters can be the most difficult time in a person’s life. Ms. Smith understands that and strives to provide her clients with a source of stability.

“When emotions get out of control, cases get out of control,” she said. “My job as an attorney is to be an objective person and keep their case moving forward towards the client’s ultimate goals and timely resolution of their matter.”

Licenses & Admissions

Ms. Smith is licensed to practice in California and Pennsylvania.


Ms. Smith earned her Juris Doctor from California Western School of Law. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Goucher College.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Cordell & Cordell, Ms. Smith practiced family law, commercial and residential real estate litigation and transactions, business law, immigration, personal injury, social security and disability, bankruptcy, and criminal defense.


  • California Bar Association
  • Eastern and Southern District of California
  • 9th Circuit Court of Appeals