Welcome to Smith Consulting Group

Smith Consulting Group has been helping Fortune 500 clients and their counsel organize and analyze information since 1996.  Our transparent identification, governance and analysis methodologies have been endorsed and adopted by the US Department of Justice and used as the basis of settling nearly $1 billion worth of costs.

At whatever stage clients find themselves: information organization, e-Discovery risk strategy, early case assessment or beyond, Smith Consulting Group utilizes a holistic end-to-end perspective in our analysis of clients’ information lifecycle.  We believe clients are best served by addressing immediate needs while being mindful of long-term initiatives and potential issues with latent triggers.  With a focus on findability and search optimization, including robust taxonomy and governance program development, our goal is to put the enterprise’s information at users’ fingertips and facilitate better decision making.  The more clients understand the information they have, the more intelligently they can identify risks and control costs.

Whether working with clients on information management, managing complex analytical systems, creating detailed documentation or coordinating complex data collection and capture from millions of records and multiple media, Smith Consulting Group has the experience that adds value and contributes to successful issue resolution.  We work diligently to identify relevant information and provide concise analyses to optimize the decision-making process.  Finally, our deep background directing complex processes ensures that the agreed-upon strategy is completed on-time and on-budget.

For additional information about our background, services or more detailed information on selected engagements, please visit these web pages.


If you have additional questions or issues you would like to discuss further, please call us at (510) 482-5411,  send us an email or contact us via U.S. mail at:

Smith Consulting Group
3542 Fruitvale Avenue #130
Oakland, CA 94602-2327