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Christina L. Smith

Family Attorney at Seattle, WA

5.0   4 reviews
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2002
    Status
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About Christina

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Christina is an experienced attorney who brings a wealth of varied legal experience to her family law practice. She began her legal career working with child victims of abuse and neglect and returned to family law after practicing civil litigation with a large local firm for several years. "Working on large corporate cases was challenging and educational but I missed having that direct personal connection with my clients. I practice family law with a sincere motivation to help people in crisis."

  

Christina’s analytical and strategic approach to family law is a clear benefit for her clients. "I like to negotiate from a position of strength while always keeping an eye on the long term consequences litigation can have on a family. It's a delicate balance that requires a thoughtful approach." 

 

Christina is currently taking Collaborative Law cases and conducting mediations for parties without attorneys.  Call Christina for a consult to find out if Collaborative Law is the right fit for your divorce. 

Location

Integrative Family Law
901 5th Avenue
Suite 2800
Seattle, WA, 98164

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Posted by Kristen | March 11, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional legal advocate
After 2 1/2 years of my exhusband dragging his feet, his lawyer pushing unethical, and my former lawyer seemingly unable to do her job, I hired Christina. I was so grateful for her help. She was patient, sympathetic, and tenacious - exactly what I needed to FINALLY wrap up the fiasco that my divorce proceedings had become. I genuinely appreciate how (well) she handled my legal issues, while keeping me fully informed. If I find myself in need of legal advice again, I will not hesitate to conctact Christina. I highly recommend her!
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Posted by anonymous | April 25, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Compassionate, Highly Respected and Extremely Competent
Christina is an extraordinary family law attorney who handled my highly contentious and very complex divorce. At all times, she remained focused on the well being of my child and was highly committed to a residential plan that reflected her experience and deep understanding of what was most important for the psychological/emotional health of my child. Specifically, she guided through the process of reviewing and documenting issues and concerns that were highly relevant to the final residential plan. In addition, she was able to throughly and comprehensively review large sets of financial documents including forensic accounting and executed appropriate timely legal actions /briefs that ultimately led to a well considered property/financial settlement. She exercised sound and forward thinking with the understanding of legal precedents. I can not emphasize enough, the professionalism, the dedication and caring that she exhibited at all times through a period of over two years. I would recommend her unconditionally and with great trust.
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Posted by Carol | April 17, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best attorney ever!
In a very difficult situation I was uncomfortable to approach, I was lucky enough to find an attorney like Carol Bailey and Christina Smith. They made me feel comfortable in my situation and gave me support in my decision. They made ever effort to make the cost of my divorce as low as possible. The service I was provided was professional, informative and supportive. I always felt they had my best interest at heart. At the end of the day, I felt they stood behind me ever step of the way which I needed and appreciated. I would recommend them highly.
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Posted by anonymous | March 13, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
Great lawyer who helped me out with a very complicated divorce case and aftermath. We won and the kids were protected, much appreciated Christina!

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AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Integrative Family Law
  • 2014 - Present
  • Attorney
  • McKinley Irvin, PLLC
  • 2007 - 2014
  • Attorney
  • Lee Smart, PLLC
  • 2004 - 2007
  • Attorney
  • TeamChild
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Attorney
  • Children's Attorneys Project: Clark County Legal Services
  • 2002 - 2003
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Education

  • University of Washington School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • Seattle University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1994

Associations

  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • King County Collaborative Law
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Compass Collaborative Practice Group
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Clark County Bar Association
  • Title 26 Guardian Ad Litem Certificate of Completion
  • N/A
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Family Law Section
  • N/A
  • King County Bar Association
  • Family Law Section
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2006

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Continuing Legal Education- Lee Smart In- House
  • Discovery Tools
  • 2007
  • Dependency Pro Bono Clinic
  • How to Represent Children in Dependency Actions
  • 2003

Attorney endorsements

Received (25)
Given (33)
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Family Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Christina is dedicated, conscientious and persistent. She does a fine job achieving the best possible results for her clients."
Family Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Christina is a smart and effective attorney. She is extremely dedicated to clients and works diligently to achieve their legal goals. She consistently acts with the client's best interest in mind. I highly endorse Christina as an attorney."
Family Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Child support Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Child support Attorney | Sep 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Trustworthy and Caring."
Child support Attorney | Sep 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Child support Attorney | Sep 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Christina is a thorough, thoughtful, efficient and effective advocate. I worked with her for many years and know that she brings integrity to every case she handles. I highly recommend her."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Christina is fabulous family law attorney. Her work is impeccable and reflects how much she cares about her clients."
Family Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Christina has incredible attention to detail. She is particularly skilled with getting to the details of a client's case, but the client's and the opposing parties and skillfully using those details to advance the claims of her clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Co-worker
"Christina is well respected in the greater Seattle legal community. Her effectiveness and efficiency consistently generate great results for her clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Co-worker
"Christina enjoys helping clients through tough issues. She is effective at advocating for clients by keeping the goal in mind and providing experienced legal counsel. I endorse this lawyer."
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Seattle Family Lawyer Christina L. Smith
Christina L. Smith
Family Attorney
Seattle, WA
Licensed for 21 years