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Marguerite Caroline Smith

Marguerite Caroline Smith

also known as Smith, Maggie

Practice areas:

Divorce & Separation, Business, Child Custody, Mediation

About Me

My practice is primarily family law with an emphasis on separation, divorce, child custody and complex property including closely held business issues. My emphasis is negotiation where possible and litigation, as a last resort, where necessary.

I also provide dispute resolution services (limited to negotiation, mediation and arbitration) for closely held business disputes.


I handle WA, interstate and international cases.


I am a member of several Bar Associations and Sections amongst which are the following: KCBA Family Law section, Chair of the International Law section for KCBA, Vice Chair ABA International Family Law section, KCBA Collaborative Law Section.


My goal  is to reduce stress and expense to the parties  as much as possible and to explore all avenues to defuse conflict and  reduce litigation.


I provide mediation,arbitration,collaborative law,cooperative law and litigation services to clients.


I am a member of the WA State, District of Columbia, Minnesota Bars, and a member of the Bar of England and Wales.


I can be reached at 206 343 6362, e-mail:


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1986

  1. Business: 30%
    5 years
  2. Divorce & Separation: 30%
    5 years
  3. Mediation: 20%
    5 years
  4. Child Custody: 20%
    5 years

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Michael V. Fancher

    I have known Ms. Smith for a number of years now, both as an opposing counsel and as a fellow Collaborative lawyer. I have alwasy found her to be a good lawyer to work with. As a Collaborative lawyer, she works to find good resolutions for her clients through peaceful means.


    Michael Fancher Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Bruce Clement

    Maggie Smith is a superb attorney. I know her primarily as a member of family and international law sections of the American and King County (Washington State) Bar Associations. She is a well known and highly respected attorney locally and nationally in the areas of family law, child custody, collaborative law, and international law. She is also a very talented leader of groups of other attorneys who practice in these subject areas. I would recommend her to any potential client without reservation.


    Bruce Clement Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

1215 Fourth Avenue
Suite 940
Seattle, WA, 98161

Flexx Law, PS (formerly Smith Family Law P S)

1215 Fourth Avenue, Suite 940
Seattle, WA, 98161

1215 Fourth Ave Suite 940
Seattle, WA, 98161



DCInactive 198907/19/2014
MNNot Authorized - Non-payment of fees198204/19/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PresidentFlexx Law, PS2009 - Present
PresidentSmith Family Law, PS2002 - 2009
OwnerLaw Offices of Marguerite C. Smith1995 - 2002

Association NamePosition NameDuration
King County Bar Association, International Law SectionChair2009 - Present
American Bar Association, International Law and Practice SectionVice-Chair2007 - Present
King County Bar Association, Professionalism CommitteeChair2007 - 2007
Washington State Bar Association, Professionalism CommitteeMember2006 - 2007
King County Bar Association, Professionalism CommitteeMember2006 - 2007
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1987 - Present
Minnesota State Bar AssociationN/A1982 - Present
Bar of England and WalesN/A1980 - Present
Washington DCMemberN/A

Publication NameTitleDate
King County Bar BulletinInternational Move Means Connecting the Legal Dots2008
King County Bar BulletinIs U.S. Finally Joining the World to Protect Children?2008
ABA International Family Law Committee NewsletterMediation in Hague Abduction Cases2008
King County Bar BulletinThe Hague Convention: Don't Practice Family Law Without It2006

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
William Mitchell College of LawN/ALL.B - Bachelor of Laws1982

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
King County Bar Association, International Law SectionInternational Child Custody2009
ABA International LawPrenuptials for the business client (held in Brussels Belgium)2008