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Derek Michael Smith
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Domestic Violence
  • North Dakota, Washington
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Summary

I was a prosecutor for 15 years for the cities of Kent and Seattle. I serve or have served as a pro tem judge for the cities of Kent, Federal Way, Des Moines, Algona/Pacific and Issaquah. Since 2011 I have practiced as a defense attorney doing criminal defense, civil rights restoration, and protection order litigation. I represent individuals on cases from murder in the first degree to traffic infractions.

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Domestic Violence
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Visa, MasterCard & American Express
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
North Dakota
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Washington
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Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
Judge Pro Tem
Judge Pro Tem Pacific Municipal Court
- Current
Senior Partner
The Law Offices of Smith & White, PLLC
- Current
Judge Pro Tem
City of Federal Way
- Current
Assistant City Attorney
City of Seattle
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Senior Prosecuting Attorney
Kent City Attorney's Office
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Assistant City Attorney
City of Kent
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Assistant City Attorney - Supervisor
Family Violence Unit Kent City Attorney's Office
Assistant
City Attorney Kent City Attorney's Office
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Education
Seattle University School of Law
J.D.
Honors: Cum Laude
Activities: Vice President Public Interest Law Foundation
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University of California - Berkeley
B.A.
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Awards
Chief of Police Award
Seattle Police Department
Merit Award
Seattle City Attorney's Office
Professional Associations
Hon. Robert J. Bryan American Inn of Court
Member
- Current
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Washington Defender Association
Member
- Current
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North Dakota Bar Association
Member
- Current
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Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association.
Member
- Current
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Washington State Bar Association
Member
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Strategies for Defending Firearms Offense Charges
Aspatore Book Publication
Firearms Law in Washington
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Three reasons to get a DV attorney
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Three things not to do to ensure you come home after your arraignment
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Tips for Dealing with Suspended Licenses
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Speaking Engagements
Ethics of Marijuana , Marijuana Law in Washington
2016
Firearms Law , Gun Law in Washington
2016, 2017, 2018
Websites & Blogs
Website
Derek M. Smith's Website Profile
Website
The Law Offices of Smith & White, PLLC Website
Blog
Tacoma Criminal Lawyer Blog
Contact & Map
The Law Offices of Smith & White, PLLC
Tacoma Office
717 Tacoma Ave S
#C
Tacoma, WA 98402
Telephone: (253) 203-1645
Fax: (844) 331-1637
The Law Offices of Smith & White, PLLC
Vashon Office
By Appointment Only
13005 SW 267th Ln
Vashon, WA 98070
Telephone: (253) 203-1645
Fax: (844) 331-1637