Skip to main content
Catherine Wright Smith

Catherine Wright Smith

Practice areas:

Appeals

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1979

  1. Appeals: 100%

Attorney Endorsements

2 total

  • No photo

    I endorse this lawyer. there is no one better than catherine to get to the heart of an issue. i have worked with her on multiple appeals with great success. her entire firm is top notch.

    More 

    Jeffrey Robinson Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • David Zuckerman

    I endorse this lawyer. I am a fellow lawyer handling family law appeals. Catherine is simply the best in the state in this practice area.

    More 

    David Zuckerman Appeals Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Smith Goodfriend, P.S.

1619 8th Avenue North
Seattle, WA, 98119

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive197906/06/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Lawyer of the YearWashington State Bar Association, Family Law Section2001

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Academy of Appellate LawyersPast President2007 - 2008
American Academy of Appellate LawyersFellow1997 - Present
Federal Bar AssociationVice-chair1994 - 1996
WSBA Rules Committee,Member1992 - 1995
King County Bar AssociationChairman1989 - 1990
Washington Defender AssociationBoard of Directors1989 - 1995
WACDL Amicus CommitteeCo-chair1988 - 1992
American Law InstituteMemberN/A
Washington Appellate Lawyers AssociationFounderN/A
Washington Environmental Council Legal CommitteeMemberN/A
Washington Appellate Lawyers AssociationPresidentN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Chai v KongReversal of order denying motion to vacate
DGHI Enterprises v. Pacific Cities, Inc., et al, 137 Wash. 2d 933, 977 P.2d 1231 (1999)Case Remanded for retrial.

See all Legal Cases 

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Washington Lawyers Practice ManualCivil Appellate Practice ChapterN/A
UnknownWSBA Appellate Practice HandbookN/A
UnknownWashington Health Care Professional Liability HandbookN/A
Washington Family Law DeskbookAppellate Practice ChapterN/A

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1979
Oklahoma State University, StillwaterSocial scienceBS - Bachelor of Science1974

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Unknown.The Master Class on Appeals in Washington2005
Skagit County Community Action AgencyDomestic Relations on Appeal2004
National Association of Counsel for ChildrenThird Party Visitation and Custody After Troxel2004
Unknown.Intermediate to Advanced Family Law Conference2004
Unknown.Legally Bound 2: Relocation Under the New Act2003
Appellate Judges ConferenceThe View From the Podium2003
California Academy of Appellate LawyersWashington Appellate Practice2003
Unknown.Appellate Trends & Issues2002
Unknown.Use & Abuse of Psychological Experts2002
Unknown.Civil Appeals2002
Unknown.Appellate Issues2002
Association of Family and Conciliation CourtsThird Party Visitation Post-Troxel2002
Spring State Judicial ConferenceAppellate Trends in Domestic Relations on Appeal2002
Unknown.Preparing for Oral Argument2001
Unknown.Deal With False Allegations of Domestic Violence2001
Family Law Section, WSBAFamily Law Appeals: Issues that Fly2001
21st Annual Chief Judges SeminarPanel on Appellate Decision-Making2000
UW Law SchoolThird Party Visitation After Troxel2000
Unknown.Family Law on Appeal2000
AFCCDefining the 21st Century Family2000