The Glassey Smith Team has Over 30 Combined Years of Experience Litigating Auto Fraud and Lemon Law Cases Throughout California.
Sharon E. Glassey received her undergraduate degree from California State University Fullerton (B.A., Criminal Justice, 1999). During her undergraduate study she served as a law clerk for Lemon Law attorney, Lawrence J. Hutchens. She received her law degree from Thomas Jefferson School of Law (J.D., 2002), where she received the Jefferson Medal for Outstanding Achievement in Media Law. While in law school she clerked for a San Diego Entertainment Law firm. Upon graduation from law school, she took an associate position with the firm of Rosner, Barry & Babbitt. She spent almost ten years there, before starting her own law firm. Mrs. Glassey’s practice focuses on auto fraud and Lemon Law cases.
Mrs. Glassey is a member of the State Bar of California and is admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Southern and Central Districts of California. Mrs. Glassey has been an active member of the National Association of Consumer Advocates and Consumer Attorneys of San Diego for 10 years. She is also an active board member for the San Diego Financial Literacy Center.
Christopher T. Smith received his undergraduate degree from Loyola University Chicago (B.S., Physics, 2000.) He received his law degree from the University of San Diego, School of Law (J.D., 2011). During law school he completed a judicial internship for the Hon. Judge Ronald Prager at the San Diego Superior Court. Prior to becoming an attorney he worked in the automobile industry for six years, which gives him unique knowledge of the industry and its practices.
Mr. Smith provides training to the legal corps for both the U.S. Navy and Marines. Mr. Smith has presented at the Marine Corps Installations West Legal Assistance Conference, a three-day conference attended by attorneys from every Marine Corps base in California. In May of 2013, Mr. Smith, in association with the National Association of Consumer Advocates, presented "Military Servicemembers and Auto Fraud - How to be Successful Advocating for Those Who Serve Our Country" to a national audience. Mr. Smith also presented to a nationwide audience at the 2013 National Legal Aid Defenders Association Annual Conference.
Mr. Smith is a member of the State Bar of California, has been active in the San Diego County Bar Association, Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, the Consumer Attorneys of California, and the National Association of Consumer Advocates, and is admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Eastern, Southern and Central Districts of California.
Josh Anaya has dedicated his legal practice to fighting for consumers against car dealer abuses. Car purchasers need an attorney who understands their desire to have a good car that gets them to work, school, and keep their families safe. Consumers need an attorney who can help them get out of a bad car that leaves them stranded. Mr. Anaya understands these needs and represents his clients in all aspects of auto fraud litigation, including handling initial client interviews, developing case strategies for trial, representing consumers at trial, and drafting appeals.
Mr. Anaya has represented consumers against dealers small and large with issues ranging from selling accident-damaged vehicles as “certified” to grossly overcharging governmental fees. In Mr. Anaya’s experience, auto fraud can occur at a large dealership selling an expensive vehicle just as readily as it can occur at a small dealership selling an inexpensive vehicle.
In addition to representing consumers, Mr. Anaya also prides himself in training other like-minded attorneys to help consumer advocates. Mr. Anaya has trained Marine Legal Services attorneys as well as Navy Judge Advocate Generals to protect military service members from auto fraud. Mr. Anaya also presented at the 2014 National Association of Consumer Advocates Auto Fraud Conference.
Mr. Anaya received a scholarship to attend California Western School of Law, where he received his law degree in 2009. As a law student, Mr. Anaya received the prestigious Professor Janeen Kerper Memorial Scholarship for Excellence in Criminal Defense Advocacy, as well as the Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal Services. As an undergraduate, Mr. Anaya represented the University of Hawaii’s swim team as a scholar-athlete and graduated as a member of the Dean’s List.