Howard M. Goodfriend

Top rated Appellate attorney in Seattle, Washington

Smith Goodfriend, P.S.
Howard M. Goodfriend
Smith Goodfriend, P.S.

Practice Areas: Appellate

Licensed in Washington since: 1984

Education: University of Washington School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2001 - 2023

Smith Goodfriend, P.S.

1619 8th Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98109 Phone: 206-624-0974 Email: Howard M. Goodfriend Visit website


Howard has been repeatedly recognized as one of Washington's leading appellate practitioners, representing a wide range of individual, business, institutional, and government clients. His broad appellate experience is reflected in hundreds of appellate decisions, including Serpanok Constr., Inc. v. Point Ruston, LLC, 19 Wn. App.2d 237, 495 P.3d 271 (2021); Norg v. City of Seattle, 18 Wn. App.2d 399, 491 P.3d 237 (2021); Gerlach v. Cove Apartments, LLC, 196 Wn.2d 111, 471 P.3d 181 (2020); Sellers v. Longview Orthopedic Assocs., 11 Wn. App.2d 515, 455 P.3d 166 (2019); and Strauss v. Premera Blue Cross,194 Wn.2d 296, 449 P.3d 640 (2019). Howard is former president of the Washington Appellate Lawyers Association, a Fellow and past President of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, an editor-in-chief of the Washington Appellate Practice Deskbook, and a co-author of the appellate practice chapter of the Washington Lawyers Practice Manual.

First Admitted: 1984, Washington

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Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Author, Civil Appellate Practice chapter, King County Bar Association, Washington Lawyer's Practice Manual (2013).   Co-Editor-in-chief, Washington State Bar Association, Appellate Practice Deskbook 3rd Edition (2005); 3rd Edition Supplement (2011); 4th Edition (2016).   Founding Member and Co-President, Washington Appellate Lawyers Association.  Fellow, Director, American Academy of Appellate Lawyers.
Industry Groups:
  • Civil

Office location for Howard M. Goodfriend

1619 8th Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98109

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