William C. Smart

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  • Litigation Attorney at Keller Rohrback L.L.P. (70 Attorneys)
  • 1201 Third Avenue, Suite 3200, Seattle, WA 98101
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Will Smart leads Keller Rohrback’s plaintiff’s tort litigation group. He is an accomplished trial lawyer with over 35 years of experience. Mr. Smart’s recent cases have included those involving insurance bad faith, traumatic brain injury, medical malpractice, and securities fraud. Mr. Smart handles cases for individuals or groups, corporations or professionals. He has litigated matters in the courts of Washington, Alaska, Oregon, Montana, Ohio, the Shorelines Hearings Board, the Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals, and various tribal courts.

Articles & Presentations

William C. Smart, Strict Liability and Criminal Sanctions: The 1971 Revisions to the Oregon Criminal Code, 13 Willamette L. J. 365 (1977).

Contributor to WSTLA.

William C. Smart, Insurance Bad Faith Settlement is Successful Sequel to Wrongful Death Case, WSTLA Trial News (Jan. 2000) (Contributed with Andrew Bergh).

William C. Smart, Policy Limit Settlement Brings Measure of Redemption Out of Tragedy for First Generation Americans, WSTLA Trial News (July/Aug. 2000).

William C. Smart, Private Attorneys and EEOC Team UP to Combat Sexual Harassment, Retaliation in Aerospace Industry, WSTLA Trial News, Vol. 36, No. 5 (Jan. 2001).

William C. Smart, Race Discrimination Claim Converts to Insurance Bad Faith Case, WSTLA Trial News (2003).

WSTLA CLE, Tort Law Update: Rising Above Tort Deform, Nov. 2003.

Lorman Seminar, Insurance Bad Faith Claims in Washington, July 2004.

William C. Smart, New Challenges to the Settlement of Multi-Party Cases, Washington State Ass’n for Justice (Nov. 17, 2004).

Honors & Awards

Named to Washington Super Lawyers list, 2001-2018

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Employment Law
  • Environmental Litigation
  • Medical Malpractice Litigation
  • Personal Injury Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
206.623.1900  Phone
206.623.3384  Fax
University Attended:
Princeton University, B.A., cum laude, 1974
Law School Attended:
Willamette University College of Law, J.D., 1977
Year of First Admission:
1978, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington; 1993, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; 2004, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington; 1978, Washington; 2011, U.S. Supreme Court
Professional and Civic Involvement;

King County Bar Association, Member

Washington State Bar Association, Member

American Bar Association, Member

Washington State Trial Lawyers Association, Member

American Trial Lawyers Association, Member

Defense Trial Lawyers Association, Member, Past Trustee
Birth Information:
Fort Huachuca, Arizona, November 8, 1951
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard and Other

Peer Reviews

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