Lanza & Smith, PLC

Lanza & Smith
A Professional Law Corporation

3 Park Plaza, Suite 1650
Irvine, CA 92614
949-221-0490
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Automotive Attorneys In Orange County, California

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Irvine, California, Law Firm

Our law firm handles legal engagements for a variety of clients in the automotive industry, including racecar mechanics, motor vehicle technicians, repair shops, maintenance personnel, car collectors, and others involved with racecars and show cars. This even includes “gearheads.” We are experienced in both litigation and transactional matters, focusing on economical and efficient methods of addressing the unique needs of our clients in the automobile industry.

Amateur Race Car Driving

Lanza & Smith’s managing attorney, Anthony Lanza, is an accomplished amateur racecar driver, competing in bumper-to-bumper competitive racing, both with the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) and the Lotus Cup Racing Series. He has experience racing multiple racecars in on-track competitions through these two organizations, including Lotus Exige, Porsche 944, Spec Racer Ford, and Mazda Miata. This video features Mr. Lanza and the racecar sponsored by this law firm, Lanza & Smith, a 2006 Lotus Exige.


While racing this Lotus Exige, Mr. Lanza has finished first, second, and third in numerous Southern California races, and he qualified for the SCCA National Amateur Car Racing Championships at Laguna Seca, near Monterey, California, in 2014. He also holds the SCCA all time lowest lap time record for competition racing in the Touring 3 Class (T3) at Chuckwalla Valley Raceway, near Palm Springs, California. The record was set on February 15, 2015.

Servicing & Building Performance Automobiles

Our clients in the automotive industry (particularly those servicing racecars, show cars, and high performance motor vehicles) include Randy Ritchey, Performance Motorsports, and Van Leuven Motorsport Specialties, located mostly in Southern California. We assist companies, individuals, and corporate personnel in a wide variety of litigation engagements, focusing on the dependable delivery of quality legal work in sophisticated matters – at all times recognizing that economy and efficiency are critical.

Automotive legal services in Irvine, California

We assist in litigation matters such as arbitration, mediation, and pre-trial litigation for the automobile industry, and we negotiate on your behalf, or on behalf of your company, to obtain a favorable disposition both prior to and during litigation. As a boutique litigation firm, we can take your automotive case to trial in state or federal court, as well as appellate matters in higher courts. This includes all types of automotive matters, focusing on clients servicing racecars, show cars, classic cars, muscle cars, and internal combustion engines, plus those involved in the driving, engineering, building and repair of such automobiles.

Contact the Firm of Lanza & Smith

We offer competent, business-oriented legal representation to prevent and economically resolve business disputes. To arrange a consultation with an attorney, contact us online or call at 949-221-0490.


Lanza & Smith, a Professional Law Corporation, is based in Irvine, California, and represents clients across Southern California, including Irvine, Newport, Newport Coast, Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, Santa Ana, Los Angeles, Long Beach, Orange, Tustin, Anaheim, Corona Del Mar, Laguna, Aliso Viejo, Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Westminster, Riverside, Dana Point, San Juan Capistrano and Mission Viejo; and Orange County, Los Angeles County, Riverside County and San Bernardino County.