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Stephen C. Smith

Partner
PHONE   208.344.6000
FAX   208.954.5268
EMAIL   scsmith@hawleytroxell.com
Stephen C. Smith
 

Steve Smith is an experienced trial lawyer, third-generation native of Boise, Idaho, and a member of the firm’s litigation group. He is experienced in defending lawyers charged with disciplinary offenses and with legal ethics. Smith is the former chairman of the Washington State Bar Disciplinary Board and is frequently appointed by the WSBA to defend lawyers in disciplinary and disability proceedings. He is a frequent speaker on various subjects involving lawyer ethics and disciplinary proceedings.

Mr. Smith has substantial trial experience, including cases involving natural resources disasters, wildland fire litigation, and other resource issues. His trial experience in the courts of Idaho, Washington, Alaska, Hawaii, the territories of American Samoa and Guam, and the Federated States of Micronesia include complex casualty, construction, aviation, maritime, professional and medical malpractice, products liability, and general commercial cases.

Mr. Smith has also argued numerous state and federal appeals, and has been retained as an independent third party investigator for allegations of employment discrimination and sexual harassment.

In addition to commercial interests, Mr. Smith has represented ship owners, airline pilots, airlines, lawyers, doctors, and other professionals in a wide variety of cases. He also represents athletes before the Idaho High School Activities Association.

Prior to joining Hawley Troxell, Mr. Smith was a trial specialist with the Oceania’s largest law firm, Carlsmith Ball LLP in Honolulu. He previously practiced with and was chairman of the Transportation Litigation Group of a large Seattle law firm.


Practice Areas

Clerkship

Chief United States District Judge Walter T. McGovern, U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington, Seattle, 1985-1987

Education

Law School: Tulane University of Louisiana, J.D., cum laude, 1985

Undergraduate: Georgetown University, A.B., 1977

Community Activities

Boise City Historic Preservation Commissioner

Treasure Valley Lacrosse League former Commissioner

 


Stephen C. Smith

Stephen C. Smith

Partner
PHONE   208.344.6000
FAX   208.954.5268
EMAIL   scsmith@hawleytroxell.com

Biography

Steve Smith is an experienced trial lawyer, third-generation native of Boise, Idaho, and a member of the firm’s litigation group. He is experienced in defending lawyers charged with disciplinary offenses and with legal ethics. Smith is the former chairman of the Washington State Bar Disciplinary Board and is frequently appointed by the WSBA to defend lawyers in disciplinary and disability proceedings. He is a frequent speaker on various subjects involving lawyer ethics and disciplinary proceedings.

Mr. Smith has substantial trial experience, including cases involving natural resources disasters, wildland fire litigation, and other resource issues. His trial experience in the courts of Idaho, Washington, Alaska, Hawaii, the territories of American Samoa and Guam, and the Federated States of Micronesia include complex casualty, construction, aviation, maritime, professional and medical malpractice, products liability, and general commercial cases.

Mr. Smith has also argued numerous state and federal appeals, and has been retained as an independent third party investigator for allegations of employment discrimination and sexual harassment.

In addition to commercial interests, Mr. Smith has represented ship owners, airline pilots, airlines, lawyers, doctors, and other professionals in a wide variety of cases. He also represents athletes before the Idaho High School Activities Association.

Prior to joining Hawley Troxell, Mr. Smith was a trial specialist with the Oceania’s largest law firm, Carlsmith Ball LLP in Honolulu. He previously practiced with and was chairman of the Transportation Litigation Group of a large Seattle law firm.


Practice Areas

Clerkship

Chief United States District Judge Walter T. McGovern, U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington, Seattle, 1985-1987

Education

Law School: Tulane University of Louisiana, J.D., cum laude, 1985

Undergraduate: Georgetown University, A.B., 1977

Community Activities

Boise City Historic Preservation Commissioner

Treasure Valley Lacrosse League former Commissioner

 


Memberships & Accolades

Bar Admissions

Idaho State Bar, 2006

Washington State Bar, 1985

Hawaii State Bar, 2004

Guam Territorial Bar, 2005

Supreme Court of the United States, 1989

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit

United States Court of Federal Claims

United States Tax Court

Professional Memberships

American Bar Association, Aviation Litigation Section

Federal Bar Association

Defense Research Institute

Maritime Law Association of the United States (Proctor in Admiralty, 1991)

Sports Lawyers Association