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Catherine W. Smith

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Appellate Attorney in Seattle, WA

Smith Goodfriend, P.S.
1619 8th Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98109
Phone: 206-624-0974
Fax: 206-624-0809
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2000 - 2022
Licensed in Washington Since: 1979
Practice Areas: Appellate
Attorney Profile

Catherine's practice is limited to civil appeals in Washington state and federal courts. Her broad appellate experience is reflected in hundreds of decisions, including Beauregard v. WSBA, 197 Wn.2d 67 (2021), in which she represented the State Bar, and Mohandessi v. Urban Venture, LLC, 13 Wn. App.2d 681 (2020). Catherine is editor-in-chief of the Washington Appellate Practice Deskbook, served as President of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, and founded the Washington Appellate Lawyers Association.  Of her appearance before the U.S. Supreme Court in Troxel v. Granville, Dahlia Lithwick of Slate magazine reported, "she is one of the finest oral advocates I have ever seen." 

Certificates and Credentials

About Catherine W. Smith

First Admitted: 1979, Washington

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Bar/Professional Activity

  • Fellow, Director, President (2007-2008), American Academy of Appellate Lawyers.  Editor-in-chief, Washington State Bar Association, Appellate Practice Deskbook.  Elected Member, American Law Institute. Member, Washington Ethical Judicial Campaign Committee.  Author, Civil Appellate Practice chapter, Washington Lawyers Practice Manual.  Author and Editor, Washington Health Care Professional Liability Handbook. Editor, Appellate Practice Chapter, WSBA Family Law Deskbook


  • WSBA Family Lawyer of the Year, 2001

Industry Groups

  • Civil

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Office Location for Catherine W. Smith

1619 8th Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98109

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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