Who We Are
Smyth & Mason, PLLC is a law firm based in Seattle, Washington. We provide advice and litigation services to individuals and businesses throughout Washington and beyond. While most of our clients are based in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties, we also have clients all over the US and in Europe.
Smyth & Mason has an “AV” rating from Martindale Hubbell, which is Martindale Hubbell’s highest rating awarded only to “Preeminent” law firms. Jeff Smyth and Chris Mason each bring over 30 years’ experience to the matters we handle and Shaunta Knibb brings 20 years’ experience. Jeff Smyth is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and a Washington SuperLawyer.
We provide personalized work and advice. Because of our smaller size, you won’t see names you don’t recognize on your bill. When you hire us, you can be confident the lawyers you met with are the ones actually doing your work. Our clients appreciate that continuity.
We help you plan. A good contract which spells out obligations clearly and provides exit strategies can save money and minimize disputes. A good compliance program in areas like wage and employment law can save businesses from lawsuits and audits. We are committed to helping clients plan.
We help you fight. Many clients come to us because they are sued or need to sue. We have been litigating for decades. Lawyers in this community know us as a firm that takes cases to trial if we have to. We will assess the strengths and weakness of your case or defense and help you come to realistic decisions on settlement or trial. We also understand insurance and indemnity. If insurance or indemnity coverage is available to pay claims or help with legal bills, we will help you find it.
We help victims. Many of our most satisfying cases involve clients who have been physically and emotionally harmed or otherwise taken advantage of by unscrupulous or negligent individuals or businesses. If you are hurt in an accident, not paid your wages, or are a victim of a mortgage or other scam, you and your family suffer. Many of our clients hire us on a contingent fee to recover damages in these situations. We can help you and your family recover.
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