William C. Smart

Attorney in Seattle, WA
Professional Experience

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, as well as Alaska, Oregon, Montana, Ohio, the Shorelines Hearings Board, and the Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals as well as various tribal courts.

Honors & Awards

Selected to Super Lawyers list by Super Lawyers - Washington, 2001-2013

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).

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Areas of Law

  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Medical Malpractice Litigation
  • Environmental Litigation
  • Employment Law
  • Securities Fraud
  • Commercial Litigation


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Experience & Credentials


Litigation Attorney

Admission Details

Admitted in 1978, Washington
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

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Law School Attended

Willamette University College of Law
Class of 1977

University Attended

Princeton University
Class of 1974
cum laude

Birth Information

Born in 1951
Fort Huachuca, Arizona, November 8, 1951

Associations & Memberships

Professional & Civic InvolvementKing County Bar Association, Member Washington State Bar Association, Member American Bar Association, Member... More

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Office Information
William C. Smart
Litigation Attorney
 1201 Third Avenue, Suite 3200,
Seattle, WA 98101


Keller Rohrback LLP (Seattle, Washington)

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