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Attorney J.D. Smith

Experienced Litigator in Seattle

Personal Injury Attorney J.D. Smith has offered representation to injury victims for more than 25 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
  • Washington Chapter Vice President (ABOTA)

Awards and Recognition:

  • Washington State Association of Justice (WSAJ), Professionalism Award, July 24, 2015
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), Professional Education Award, January 26, 2021
  • Distinguished Alumni of the Year Award, Texas A & M School of Law, May 15, 2010
  • Washington Law & Politics Super Lawyer 2004, 2007-2021, Rising Star 2001-2003
  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow, 2009-Present, Life Fellow, 2017-Present


  • Public Justice Member - 2020
  • Distinguished Faculty | Lorman Education Services
  • Western Trial Lawyers Association
  • National Bar Association
  • Washington State Association of Justice
  • Super Lawyers 2
  • Super Lawyers 1

Client Testimonials

  • “Was recommended to J.D. Smith by a family friend. Working with J.D. was a breeze and he was extremely thorough from start to finish with my case. Definitely recommend!”

    Tay's Garage

  • “Treats their clients like family!”

    Juston S.

  • “J.D. was my strength and support getting me through a difficult experience. I felt 100% confidence in his ability to resolve my claim. You may not "think" you need an attorney, but I just wish I had called him sooner. He's a calming force. Thank you J.D.”


  • “It gives me peace of mind knowing that J.D. Smith & Ahmad have my back.”

    Carmen G.

  • “Thank you for everything you do for your clients, J.D., I am beyond grateful for your services!”

    Christina M.

  • “J.D. Smith and his wonderful team really make you feel comfortable & understanding.”

    Jonathan G.

  • “He is dependable, honest, and trustworthy, which are attributes I have not always found in other attorneys that I have done business with.”


  • “Attorney J.D Smith was not only very professional, but truly works for AND with you.”

    Tiamila D.

  • “Very knowledgeable, highly motivated, and a good person, JD is truly an advocate for his clients.”

    Gary & Annie

  • “J.D is a highly professional & the best in Seattle!”

    Zaib R.

  • “Answered every single one of my questions quickly no matter how little or big.”

    Magenta B.

  • “J.D. Smith and Ahmad Khalaf earned my trust.”

    Anca O.

  • “I’m amazed! Through this experience, I am proud to say that the man I know as J.D. Smith is more than an attorney…he is a friend.”


  • “Attorney J.D. Smith is one of the most competent and professional attorneys I have met!”

    Thomas P.

  • “He was a true gentleman and professional, hands down one of the best.”

    Shahbaz Fazal Din, M.D.

Call the Law Office of J.D. Smith, PLLC

We'll Go The Extra Mile For You
  1. Free Case Consultations
  2. Contingency Fees – If We Don’t Win, You Don’t Pay
  3. 20+ Years of Experience
  4. Exceptional Track Record Of Success
  5. Former Claims Rep & Defense Attorney
  6. Included in Washington’s Super Lawyers®
  7. 10/10 "Superb" Avvo Rating
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