About Our Team

The Eureka, California, Law Offices of Delman W. Smith has devoted more than 40 years to providing invaluable legal support and representation to Californians and their children caught in the midst of family conflict.
Our firm’s commitment is to work tirelessly to protect the rights and best interests of our clients and their children. Whether through settlement negotiation, mediation or litigation, we seek the most cost-effective path to real solutions in family law disputes.

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Sarah Kirste



New to the Law Office of Delman W. Smith is Sarah Kirste. Born and raised in Humboldt County she graduated from Eureka High School in 2015. Afterward, she completed her paralegal certification in 2016 from UC Davis at 19 years old. After completion of the program, she moved to Idaho where she lived and learned about her trade until coming home in 2018. A child of divorce herself, she knows how tough these proceedings can be on both parties and their children.

When not in the office, Sarah enjoys spending time with her rescue pit Kona, exploring all of what Humboldt County has to offer them and swing dancing every chance she gets. 




Born and raised in San Francisco, Delman was a National Merit Scholar and graduated from University of California in Santa Barbara in 1967. After serving four years as a U.S. Marine Officer; he attended the Santa Clara University Law School on the G.I. Bill and scholarship and in 1974, he received his Juris Doctor, Magna Cum Laude.


 After graduation he moved to Santa Cruz and practiced Family Law in Santa Cruz and Santa Clara Counties for a number of years before relocating to Humboldt County. While not a true local yet, he and his wife Hazel have been visiting and exploring Humboldt County on numerous family trips with their six boys over the years.


Delman has spent his life being active. He enjoyed surfing, skiing, and playing and coaching rugby. He still maintains a strong interest in rugby, though he no longer coaches or plays the sport. 

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