Attorney J.D. Smith

Experienced Litigator in Seattle

Personal Injury Attorney J.D. Smith has offered representation to injury victims for more than 19 years. He has practiced law in several prominent firms, developing his legal knowledge in civil defense and insurance adjustment/claims before honing his skills as an injury litigator. His focus is serious personal injury, wrongful death cases and risk management.

Prior to and during law school J.D. worked as a claims adjuster and underwriter. It was a natural transition for him to practice law in the personal injury area. He is passionate about working with children and supporting local arts. J.D. is a former member of the ABA House of Delegates and a former President of the WSBA Young Lawyers Division.

Attorney Smith has secured favorable and substantial settlements on behalf of his clients, including jury verdicts for motorcycle, trucking and car accident cases that are among some of the largest verdicts of their kind in Washington. He has also secured several seven figure settlements and to date, he has tried 58 civil jury trials to verdict.

J.D. offers his utmost to ensure that clients receive the compensation they deserve for their case. It is this commitment to serving clients that earned his recognition as one of Washington's Super Lawyers® for the past 15 years, and has allowed him to earn a strong reputation in the legal community. He also has an Avvo Rating of 10.0 "Superb." J.D. has also received the Professionalism award from the local Trial Lawyers Group, WSAJ (Washington Association of Justice). This award is given to a lawyer who conducts leadership, promotes professionalism, and brings dignity and pride to the legal profession. This award was also given to a lawyer that represents courtesy and honor amount lawyers.

Attorney Smith's Memberships

In addition to extensive trial practice, Mr. Smith has participated in numerous associations. He was a leader among his peers during law school, holding notable roles such as Chairman of the Moot Court Honors Society and Vice President of the Student Bar Association; and he continues to stand as a leader in local and legal communities.

Attorney Smith's memberships, past and present, include:

  • YLD President of the Washington State Bar Association
  • President-Elect of the Loren Miller Bar Association
  • Board of Directors at the Northwest African American Museum
  • House of Delegates in the American Bar Association
  • Board of Trustees for the Washington Defense Trial Lawyers
  • Various roles and committees in the Washington State Bar Association
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA).
  • Professionalism Award from the Washington State Association for Justice

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