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  • Natalie Rosenbaum De Maar

    I endorse this lawyer. Catherine is the best appellant lawyer in the State. She is a truly excellent advocate.


    Natalie De Maar Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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    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.


    Jeffrey Robinson Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

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Smith Goodfriend, P.S.

1619 8th Avenue North
Seattle, WA, 98119


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Lawyer of the YearWashington State Bar Association, Family Law Section2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Academy of Appellate LawyersFellow1997 - Present
Washington Appellate Lawyers AssociationPresidentN/A
American Law InstituteMemberN/A
Washington Environmental Council Legal CommitteeMemberN/A
Washington Appellate Lawyers AssociationFounderN/A
American Academy of Appellate LawyersPast President2007 - 2008
Federal Bar AssociationVice-chair1994 - 1996
WSBA Rules Committee,Member1992 - 1995
Washington Defender AssociationBoard of Directors1989 - 1995
King County Bar AssociationChairman1989 - 1990
WACDL Amicus CommitteeCo-chair1988 - 1992
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.
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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
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