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, Alaska, Oregon, Montana, Ohio, the Shorelines Hearings Board, the Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals, and various tribal courts.
King County Bar Association, Member
Washington State Bar Association, Member
American Bar Association, Member
Washington State Trial Lawyers Association, Member
American Trial Lawyers Association, Member
Defense Trial Lawyers Association, Member; Past Trustee
Named to Washington Super Lawyers list, 2001-2019.
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).
B.A., cum laude, 1974
Willamette University College of Law
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
2011, U.S. Supreme Court