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Bryan Gregory Smith

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Personal Injury

About Me

While I live in the Yakima Valley, I enjoy practicing law all over the United States.  I am now admitted to practice in Washington, Idaho, and Oregon, and am currently admitted pro hac vice in Montana, where I have litigated clergy sexual abuse cases over the last three years.  Through association with local counsel, I have had the privilege of representing clients in South Dakota, Hawaii, Nevada, Wyoming, and California, where I am currently preparing to litigate a whistle-blower case against a major university hospital for overcharging patients millions of dollars. 


 


When not practicing law on behalf of the injured and their families, I enjoy running, hiking, and playing guitar.  

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Languages Spoken: Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1999

  1. Personal Injury: 100%

Attorney Endorsements

8 total 

  • William Dalson Pickett

    Bryan brings incredible skill to every case he is involved in. Beyond being a fantastic trial lawyer, Bryan truly cares about the people he represents. He is one of the few who truly know how to sacrifice, fight, and win! I proudly endorse this lawyer.

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    William Pickett Civil Rights Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • John Stephen Kapuza

    I have know Bryan for 15 years and have had the pleasure to work with him on occasion. He fights hard for those injured by the wrongs of others. I endorse this lawyer.

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    John Kapuza Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Tamaki Law

1340 North 16th Avenue Suite C
Yakima, WA, 98902-7106

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive199907/05/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2014

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Arbitrator for Yakima County Mandatory Arbitration ProgramYakima County Superior Court2006 - Present
AttorneyTamaki Law Offices1999 - Present

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Legal Foundation of WashingtonLaw Fund Board Member2012 - Present
Washington State Association for JusticeCLE Committee2006 - 2011
American Association for JusticeMember2000 - Present
United States District Court for the Eastern District of WashingtonAdmitted to Practice2000 - Present
Yakama Nation Tribal CourtAdmitted to Practice2000 - Present
Washington State Association for JusticeEagle Member1999 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
Yakima County Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Client v. State Farm Insurance CompanyJury verdict in favor of the plaintiff
Client v. Yakima Nursing Home$180,000 settlement
Client v. State of Washington, et. al.$810,000

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
WSAJ Medical Malpractice Desk Book (expected to be published in 2015)Expert Witnesses in Medical Malpractice Cases2015
Tort Trends and Victories 2009Taking the Mystery out of Handling Tribal Torts2009
Trial News, Washington Association for JusticeMedical Malpractice: Book Review2009
Trial News, Washington State Trial LawyersA Love Story: A Yakima Man Fights Insurer's Refusal2008
Trial News"Four Trials" Highlights How Passionate Advocacy Can Result In Justice For The Injured2004
Washington State Trial Lawyers Seminar ChapterTo Negotiate Or Not To Negotiate2004
Washington State Trial Lawyers Seminar ChapterTribal Court Jurisdiction2003
Washington State Trial Lawyers Seminar ChapterInjured On The Reservation2001

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers CollegeTrial WorkshopRegional Seminar in Leavenworth2006
Seattle University School of LawN/AN/A1999
Western Washington UniversityPsychology; SpanishBA - Bachelor of Arts1995

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Tort Trends and Victories 2009Taking the Mystery out of Handling Tribal Torts2009
Washington State Trial Lawyers SeminarHandling Death Cases - Chairperson2005
Washington State Trial Lawyers SeminarTo Negotiate Or Not To Negotiate2004
Washington State Trial Lawyers ConventionTribal Court Jurisdiction2003
Washington State Trial Lawyers SeminarTribal Jurisdiction over Torts in Washington2001
Law DayClass Discussion and Legal Debate Lince Elementary2001
Law DayClass Discussion and Legal Debate - Eisenhower High School2000