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

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
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    DUI & DWI
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
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
- Current
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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
Avvo
Tips for Dealing with Suspended Licenses
Avvo
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