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David M. Smyle Associate

David M. Smyle


David M. Smyle

Mr. Smyle joined Slaughter, Reagan & Cole in June of 2023. Before joining the firm, he worked at civil litigation firms in Sacramento and Santa Barbara, where he practiced primarily in complex civil litigation, insurance bad faith litigation and personal injury. He has extensive experience in litigation including representation of government entities, businesses, and individuals.

Education/Court Admission

  • University of California, San Diego – Bachelor of Arts, Political Science
  • University of California, Davis School of Law – Juris Doctorate
  • State Bar of California


  • Ventura County Bar Association
  • Santa Barbara County Bar Association


Mr. Smyle was born and raised in Ventura. After attending law school at UC Davis and working as an attorney in Sacramento for a few years, he returned home to be close to his family and reestablish roots in the city he grew up in and loves. In his free time, he enjoys watching baseball, swimming, playing basketball, and hunting for sea glass at the beach with his two dogs, Louie and Cooper.