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Derek Michael Smith

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Teléfono: (253) 203-1645
Fax: (844) 331-1637

717 Tacoma Ave S, #C
Tacoma, Washington 98402

Derek Smith obtuvo su licenciatura en UC Davis antes de graduarse Cum Laude de la Facultad de Derecho de la Universidad de Seattle. Pasó su carrera temprana en la Oficina del Fiscal de la ciudad de Kent, donde finalmente logró el rango de Fiscal Superior. Después de unirse a la Oficina del Fiscal de la Ciudad de Seattle en 2002, trabajó en la División Criminal y como Enlace del Recinto Comunitario con la Unidad de Narcóticos y Vicios del Departamento de Policía de Seattle.

Él es un Juez Pro Tem designado en Federal Way, Des Moines, Pacific / Algona y Kent Municipal Courts. En 2011, él y su socio James White fundaron su propia firma, Smith & White, PLLC. Un ex instructor de buceo, Derek conoció a su esposa durante una clase de buceo y ahora residen en Tacoma, donde sus hijos asisten a la escuela pública. Está en el Comité de Mayordomía de St. Mark’s Lutheran By the Narrows Church, donde también canta en el coro.


J.D., Seattle University, School of Law, 1996

B.A., University of California, Davis, 1991

Jurisdicciones Admitidas a la Práctica Washington, 1996
North Dakota, 2012

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I was represented by James White and have been nothing but satisfied with the outcome. Jame is very efficient and eliminates much of the stress that the judicial system can place on an offender. I am very grateful to have such a great attorney and owe him my gratitude for helping me when times were rough. Not only is he professional, but he is also someone you can talk to on a personal level. I highly recommend James White and would undoubtedly use him again in the future. If you are in search of an attorney, do yourself a favor and have the law offices of Smith & White represent you. Mike D.
I contacted James after my charge for reckless endangerment, and right from the start he was informative and reassuring. James worked hard to get me the best possible outcome, and was always very quick to return a call or text. He was straightforward and honest with me about my case, explaining both the good and the bad in a way that was reassuring without being misleading. Overall, I highly recommend Smith and White to anyone who is looking for the most professional representation in their legal matters. Matthew B.
Attorney James White was a beacon of hope for me at a time when my options appeared limited and the likeness of a satisfactory resolution seemed close to nothing. Not only was he able to defend me in a specific sticky situation in which I hired him for, I felt as though he also went above and beyond in efforts to provide me with the best outcome possible. His calm and professional demeanor offered such a great assurance to myself and those I care about around me. I am completely grateful for his service and I most definitely recommend Mr. White. Leyasha J.
Derek Smith guided us through a troubling legal situation with absolute professionalism. This was my first experience with a trial situation and Mr. Smith was able to address all of my questions and concerns in a way that helped address some of the fear I had regarding the legal system. Mr. Smith was highly effective during the trial and the result ended up in our favor. Legal troubles are scary and it was great knowing we had a fantastic legal team on our side to help navigate the somewhat confusing situation. My wife and I emphatically recommend this law firm. Steve B.
Mr. Smith was wonderful to work with. He was professional, knowledgeable and effective!! He takes the time to listen, which is amazing and can be a hard quality to find! He is informative and straight forward, which I truly appreciate! He was quite helpful on another matter that I asked his advise on. Thank you!!! Melika