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Jeffrey Alan Smyth

Construction and development Attorney at Seattle, WA

5.0   7 reviews
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  • Licensed for 48 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1975
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About Jeffrey

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EXPERIENCED BUSINESS LAW AND CATASTROPHIC PERSON INJURY. EXPERT ADVICE, FREE CONSULTATION.

I have been actively engaged in the practice of law in this legal community for 40 years.  My practice is principally commercial dispute resolution, through litigation, arbitration and mediation.  I have tried or arbitrated cases in Washington, California, Alaska, Hawaii, Texas, Florida, and have handled disputes for clients in the United Kingdom, China and Japan.  I have developed a sub-concentration on resolving disputes between lawyers regarding their law practices.  I served on the Foundation Board of Trustees for Western Washington University, I was a national representative for the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), and I am past president of the Columbia Tower Club.  I am a fourth generation Washingtonian, and proud to be a Seattle business practitioner.

Awards

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2016
Client's Choice
2016

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Location

Smyth & Mason, PLLC
2025 First Avenue
Suite 1140
Seattle, WA, 98121

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2016
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | April 6, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
Great Consultation
I just talked with Jeff for a free consultation. He listened to my story carefully and presented different options I have. We came up with next step and I'll be contacting him if I need to hire a lawyer to resolve my current real estate issue.
Posted by anonymous | August 22, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Experienced and Knowledgeable
Jeff is a very experienced and knowledgeable attorney who represented me in litigation involving the unwinding of a pair of real estate transactions where material facts about a significant amount of money were in dispute. Jeff's judgement and counsel were both sound and welcome. Jeff's experience was key to the successful resolution of these disputes in mediation.
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Posted by anonymous | August 17, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding professional
I feel fortunate I was able to hire Jeff as my attorney. My "job" was what most attorneys would call a small amount of contract work. It was apparent he has handled multi-million dollar transactions far more complex than mine. I was still treated respect and appropriate responsiveness. He was careful to clearly understand my needs and applied his extensive experience and expertise precisely and effectively. I especially appreciate his concise and straight forward communication. A truly nice guy and excellent attorney.
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Posted by Gary | August 15, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Jeff Smyth is terrific!
Jeff Smyth was thorough, smart and very effective. The result achieved was better than I expected, and I would happily use his services again. His support staff followed through in every particular and communicated effectively and promptly.
Posted by Dianna | August 15, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney, fantastic firm
Jeff and his firm are wonderful to work with. Their focus is always on the client. They kept me informed of every step in the case. Jeff and his staff also recognized that litigation can be stressful and they were patient and sympathetic throughout. They were also extremely knowledgeable and very detail oriented. I had complete confidence in them throughout the proceedings. I feel very luck to have been able to work with them and would recommend them highly.
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Posted by Susan | August 15, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Got it done!
Jeff helped us exit a minority owner who did not wish to leave and who felt her shares were worth far more than we offered. After much saber rattling from her attorney, she accepted our original offer. It was clear we were in good hands from beginning to end.
Posted by anonymous | August 15, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Understanding, insight, results
Jeff and his team worked diligently and tirelessly on my case. Whilst small in scope for his firm, it was a huge deal to me. He and his firm communicated well. Helped me understand the outcomes and steered the case to a satisfactory conclusion. Jeff's connection to supporting outside professionals was invaluable.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Board Chairman and General Counsel
  • Red Mountain Viticulture, LLC
  • 2005 - Present
  • Partner
  • Smyth & Mason, PLLC, An Av Rated Firm
  • 1999 - Present
  • Partner
  • Adolph & Smyth, PS
  • 1987 - 1999

Education

  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1975
  • Western Washington University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1971

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Kamson v. Department of Labor & Industries
  • Complete reversal by L & I
  • Collings v. U.S. Bank
  • Verdict for plaintiff
  • Gust v. McGrady
  • Defense verdict and verdict on counterclaims
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Associations

  • JDRF
  • Board of Directors
  • 2016 - Present
  • Western Washington University Foundation
  • Governing Board
  • 2012 - 2014
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • National Representative
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Columbia Tower Club
  • President
  • 2011 - 2012
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Associate
  • 2003 - 2016
  • Western Washingon University Foundation
  • Trustee
  • 2003 - 2014
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1978 - 2007
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1975 - 2016
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1975 - 2007
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Languages Spoken

  • French
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Washington Super Lawyer
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • 2014
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • 2013
  • Washington Super Lawyer
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2012
  • National Delegate
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • 2011
  • Avvo Top Financial Markets And Services Lawyer
  • Washington CEO Magazine
  • 2008
  • Washington Super Lawyer
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • 2006
  • Washington Super Lawyer
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • 2005
  • Washington Super Lawyer
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • 2004
  • Washington Super Lawyer
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • 2003
  • Washington Super Lawyer
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • 2002
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Publications

  • Contract Litigation A to Z
  • Damages
  • 2006
  • Unknown
  • Equitable Claims and Defenses
  • 2006
  • McGeorge Law Review
  • Antidysthanasia Contracts
  • 1975

Speaking Engagements

  • Masters in Trial
  • Trial practice
  • 2015
  • Washington Mechanics Liens
  • Mechanics liens
  • 1995

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (4)
Endorse Jeffrey
Construction and development Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jeff is an excellent attorney, great mentor and a very kind human being."
Business Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Have worked with Jeff Smyth on complex international business litigation. Jeff works hard for his clients and is fearless."
Business Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Jeffrey Smyth is a consummate professional, an aggressive and highly skilled litigator, and one of the most intelligent persons I have ever had the pleasure of working with."
Business Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I rate Jeffery Smyth as being a superb lawyer. He is a recognized, outstanding business counselor and litigator in this area and has to his credit a very impressive array of major litigation victories. His legal analysis ability and courtroom skill is unparalleled. He is considered to be one of the finest attorneys in this region by his peers and has been honored with membership in such organizations as ABOTA and has been ranked as a SuperLawyer by Washington Law & Politics and other similar publications."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have been on the other side of the table from Jeff and have seen his skills first hand. In my estimation, he is one of the finest lawyers I have ever seen. Since that first case together, I have referred all my clients with business litigation issues to Jeff. That is the highest compliment that a lawyer can give to another."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jeffrey is a talented and skilled attorney. I have worked with him on significant matters such as the Exxon Valdez oil spill case as well on CLE trial practice seminars."
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Seattle Construction and development Lawyer Jeffrey Alan Smyth
Jeffrey Alan Smyth
Construction and development Attorney
Seattle, WA
Licensed for 48 years
Free Consultation