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Brad is a 1986 graduate of the University of Washington School of Law. He joined the firm in 1991 after five years of practice in Seattle and Olympia. His practice encompasses all areas of civil law suits and disputes with emphasis on insurance coverage and defense, bad faith law suits, construction defect disputes and trials, and commercial and residential leases. Brad was formerly a business lobbyist in Olympia, and remains actively involved in legislative matters through the Washington State Bar Association and local Chamber of Commerce. He has been a board member of the Washington Defense Trial Lawyers Association for the last three years. He has been certified through the National Association of Fire Investigators, and works with professional fire investigators in insurance/arson disputes and trials. Brad is a member of the Washington and Idaho Bar Associations, as well as the Washington Western/Eastern Districts of the U.S. Federal Court, and the Ninth Circuit.
Brad has been happily married to his wife Carol Ann for over twenty years. They have three sons, two currently in college, and the youngest in high school. He is active in the Boy Scouts, loves camping and hiking in the beautiful Inland Northwest, and still pretends that his golf game has not suffered since his days as a single man.


Practice areas


  1. Insurance: 60%
    25 years
  2. Litigation: 30%
    30 years
  3. Real Estate: 10%
    30 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Corey A Holton

    I endorse Brad Smith. He has an extensive knowledge of insurance law and is committed to his clients.


    Corey Holton Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

  • Matthew Thomas Ries

    Brad is an experienced attorney in handling insurance matters. I have worked on cases with him in the past, and found him to be professional and a skillful litigator. I endorse Brad to anyone looking for a commercial litigation attorney.


    Matthew Ries Real estate Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Ewing Anderson, P.S. Attorneys At Law

522 West Riverside Suite 800
Spokane, WA, 99201

Ewing Anderson, P.S.

2010 Lakewood Dr. Suite 236
Coeur d'Alene, ID, 83814



IDAuthorized to practice law199807/12/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
Law Firm of the YearSpokane County Bar Association, Volunteer Lawyers Program2007
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2006
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2005
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2004
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyEwing Anderson1991 - 2012
AssociateMiles Way & Coyne1988 - 1991
AssociateMontgomery Purdue Blankinship & Austin, PLLC1985 - 1988
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington Defense Trial LawyersBoard Member2010 - Present
Greater Spokane IncorporatedMember Public Policy Committee2007 - Present
Kootenai County Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
Idaho State BarMember1998 - Present
Spokane Adjusters AssociationAttorney Member1995 - Present
Washington Defense Trial LawyersMember1995 - Present
Spokane County Bar AssociationMember1991 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1986 - Present
Federal Bar AssociationMember1986 - Present
Spokane Adjusters AssociationPast President2010 - 2011
Spokane Adjusters AssociationBoard Member2008 - 2012
National Association of Fire InvestigatorsCertified Fire Investigator2001 - 2007
Defense Research InstituteMember2000 - 2008
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Kappleman v. Provident InsuranceDefense Verdict for Client
Peterson v. Grange Insurance AssociationFinding of no Liability or Bad Faith on Insurer Client
Cuddyback v. EngelJudgment for Client
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Publication nameTitleDate
WDTL Idaho/Washington Practice SeminarWashington Appellate Practice2009
WDTL Washington/Idaho Practice SeminarHelpful Tips for Idaho Practitioners in WA Courts2007
WDTL Insurance Law SeminarWashington Bad Faith Insurance Law1998
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawLawN/A1986
University of WashingtonPolitical ScienceN/A1982
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Washington Education SeminarConduct of Examinations Under Oath2012
Annual Education SeminarWashington Insurance Fraud2012
Annual Education SeminarUpdate IFCA in Washington2011
Washington Insurance LawEthical Issues for Defense Counsel2010
Annual Insurance Education SeminarWashington Insurance Fraud2010
Washington Insurance LawCovenant Judgments Panel Presentation2009
Washington Idaho Trial PracticeWashington Appellate Practice2009
Annual Insurance Education SeminarPost R-67 Highlights2009
Washington Idaho Trial PracticeCourt Rules and Procedure2008
Spokane Adjusters Association Educational SeminarLife after Woo and R-672008
Landlord Tenant Law in WashingtonCommerical Evictions and Practice2005
Annual Insurance Law SeminarBad Faith Insurance Law in Washington1998