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Jill Smith

Litigation Attorney at Bellingham, WA

5.0   3 reviews
  • State Years
    Washington - WA 23 years
    Oregon - OR 23 years
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2000
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State OR
    Acquired 2000
    Resigned No misconduct found

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Simmons Sweeney Freimund Smith Tardif P.S.
1223 Commercial Street
Bellingham, WA, 98225

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Posted by Jeanne | April 5, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Extraordinary Council!
Jill Smith represented our small Washington state based non-profit in a complex discrimination claim. As this was the first time that our organization had been a litigant it is understandable that the organizations leadership, Board of Directors and others involved were initially overwhelmed. The magnitude of information and records required to respond to numerous RFP's, Interrogatories, and research for other data within tight time lines was extraordinary. During the entire process, Jill and her staff provided an organized project management process to insure the organization was meeting the requirements as well as explaining the processes fully and in layman's terms as necessary. As a result, the work was completed in a timely manner and met all legal requirements. Her attention to detail, availability for consultation when necessary, partnership with our team and constructive criticism when necessary, were outstanding factors in the case management. It has been a pleasure working with Jill and her staff and although one never wishes our paths to cross on a professional matter such as this litigation, we hope they do indeed pass on a purely social level.
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Posted by anonymous | October 4, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Exceptional in every way
About a year ago I was named in a lawsuit along with a local non-profit I was on the board of. It was the first time I had ever been named in a lawsuit and I was very concerned about the outcome. I feel incredibly grateful that our insurance contracted with Mrs. Jill Smith. She was exceptional in every way. She helped give me some peace of mind by explaining our involvement, best and worst case scenario, and the process as a whole. Her attention to detail and ability to keep track of all the moving parts made it easier for us to explain our story and feel confident she understood. Mrs. Smith’s understanding of law and the legal process was critical to our case as we had to prove several specific items to win our defense. She was always very easy to talk with and was open to explaining where we were and what was next. We won our defense, with no settlement or appeal. Thank you Jill.
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Posted by Catherine | May 24, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Smart, thorough and hard-working
We were fortunate enough to have Jill assigned as our representation for litigation by our insurance carrier for a workplace situation. We could not have received better representation. Jill quickly summed up the situation, provided outstanding guidance and support, thoroughly explained every step of the process, and with great accuracy predicted what would likely happen next. While we always felt supported, she was careful to be candid and forthright about the legal process. Ultimately we were very satisfied with the outcome.
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Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Simmons Sweeney Freimund Smith Tardif P.S.
  • 2005 - Present
  • Assistant Attorney General
  • Oregon Department of Justice
  • 2002 - 2004
  • Judicial Clerk
  • Oregon Court of Appeals
  • 2000 - 2002


  • Willamette University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • Wheaton College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1994

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