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Jeffrey Healy Smith

Violent crime Attorney at Seattle, WA

5.0   2 reviews

also known as Jeff Smith, Jeffrey H. Smith

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About Jeffrey

Learn Jeffrey’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    DUI cases are a large part of my practice, but it doesn't end there. Vehicular Assaults and Homicide are felony versions of DUI in which a person is injured or killed. I have worked on many of these cases, and have had extraordinary success. I was also involved in Supreme Court case briefing.

    37 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Domestic violence
    I have represented people charged with every type of Domestic Violence, from misdemeanor assaults to First Degree Murder. I obtained a Not Guilty By Reason of Insanity Verdict in one DV case.

    37 years, 250 cases

  3. Violent crime
    Murder, Domestic Violence, Vehicular Assault and Homicide, Robbery, Rape, Assaults, Complex Thefts, or any other criminal charge in State Superior or Misdemeanor Courts.

    37 years, 200 cases

  4. Other

Former Prosecutor turned Criminal Defense attorney Jeffrey H. Smith is committed to securing the best possible results for his clients. Jeff Smith has represented hundreds of clients, and is highly skilled – both as negotiator and as trial lawyer – in addressing allegations of serious crimes.    

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State WA
Status Disability Inactive
Acquired 1986
Updated 11/25/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Law Office of Jeffrey H. Smith
1700 Seventh Avenue
Suite 2100
Seattle, WA, 98101-1360


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Posted by raeburn | September 16, 2009
excellent at his work
I was arrested in November of 2005 on a conspiracy charge. Attorney Jeff Smith was appointed to represent me. The government had a very good case. I also had a very bad prior record. I received only a two year sentence due to Mr. Smith’s good work. I was originally looking at a ten year mandatory minimum sentence. Mr. Smith did not let his work end there. After I was released from prison I tried to get transferred to Arkansas they would not accept me because of my prior record. This was very hard on me because my mother was there in very poor heath. I also got very sick in this time period. Mr Smith and I went back before the judge and requested I be released from probation. The Judge did not grant our request. He said to come back in nine months. After the hearing Mr. Smith got them to agree to look at it again in four months. After four months, he got me released without even having to go to court. Mr Smith went far above what was required work for me. He does not think of his client’s as just a number, he thinks of them as a person who needs his very best help.
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Posted by Paulette | August 26, 2009
Honest man of integrity who is down to earth and knows what he's doing!
Jeff Smith was recommended to me by a friend. He was honest and realistic with me from the first meeting. I never felt like he misrepresented himself or gave me unrealistic expectations about my case. Jeff was always early to my hearings and conducted himself in a professional manner. His knowledge of the legal system and rapport with those in key positions were invaluable assets in my case. Jeff is personable and down to earth...not all puffed up and full of himself like other lawyers I have encountered. I feel confident in the fact that I was well represented and my case was resolved in the best possible scenario. I highly recommend Jeff Smith.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Jeffrey H. Smith
  • 2002 - Present
  • Partner
  • Smith & Roberson
  • 1994 - 2002
  • Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
  • King County Prosecuting Attorney
  • 1987 - 1993
  • Legal Intern
  • Vietnam Veterans of America
  • 1984 - 1985
  • Pretrial Services Interviewer
  • Pretrial Services, D.C. Superior Court
  • 1983 - 1984
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  • George Washington University National Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1986
  • University of Washington -Seattle
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1982

Legal Cases

  • Kent Car Show
  • State Dismissed two charges. Sentenced to 10 years, minus three years of time served.
  • State v. J. S.
  • Not Guilty By Reason of Insanity
  • US v. W. J.
  • Reduction in Charges
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  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • Federal Court, Western District of Washington
  • Member
  • 1987 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1986 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • French

Speaking Engagements

  • King County Prosecutor's Training Program
  • Gangs and Violent Crime: New Tactics in the Fight Against Gangs
  • 1992

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (5)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Jeff for over two decades: first when we were both deputy prosecutors for King County, and then when Jeff went into private practice in criminal defense. When I was a prosecutor, I knew Jeff to be a knowledgeable, determined and effective advocate for his defense clients. Since I have been in private practice for the past four years, I have referred multiple clients to Jeff for criminal defense, and they have all been very satisfied with his representation. I would not hesitate to recommend Jeff as a skilled criminal defense lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have know Jeff for a number of years. He is an excellent criminal defense attorney in every respect. He comes to court well prepared, he gives his clients the best in representation, and he is highly respected by the judges he appears before. Without reservation, I endorse Jeff as a top quality lawyer for your consideration."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jeff is an outstanding lawyer. He is smart, compassionate and creative. As a former Prosecutor he knows what will get things done and he has the drive to serve his clients effectively. Jeff has a great reputation among lawyers and he is a pleasure to work with."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Jeff for many years since working together at the King Country Prosecutor's Office. I have always been very impressed with his work in the courtroom. He is a talented trial lawyer who is always looking after his client's best interest. I highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Jeff for 16 years, first as a coworker in the office of the King County Prosecuting Attorney and now, for the last 15+ years, as a criminal defense attorney. As opposing counsel in criminal cases and trials, I found Jeff to be thorough, professional, and an excellent and effective advocate for his clients. I no longer practice in the criminal arena but have always referred people dealing with criminal matters to Jeff; I have been incredibly grateful for his outstanding work and impressed with his results. His experience, background, and skills make him the first attorney I recommend to anyone facing a criminal investigation or charge."
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