Seattle Attorney Matt Smith

Matthew J. Smith

Managing Partner & Trial Attorney

Matt’s interest in the law stems from wanting to help people solve problems, as well as to hold those accountable who injure or abuse others. Matt has practiced law for over 20 years, helping clients navigate the often overwhelming legal issues they face.

After graduating from the University of Washington School of Law with honors, Matt clerked for Justice Mary Fairhurst at the Washington State Supreme Court, where he first met fellow clerk and newly-minted lawyer Greg McBroom. Matt and Greg went their separate ways after the clerkship, but in 2018, they teamed up again to form Smith McBroom, a firm dedicated to helping the injured and vulnerable.

Matt represents clients in a wide array of matters. He has helped individuals seek redress for a variety of wrongs, from simple motor vehicle accidents to catastrophic injury claims. His practice includes representing victims of childhood sexual abuse, and holding responsible those who were entrusted with their care. He works to hold wrongdoers accountable, including matters involving government and corporate liability. His practice also extends beyond those who have been injured. He helps individuals and small businesses resolve the myriad legal issues they may face, whether it is a real estate matter, a contract dispute, or many of the other legal questions that pop up in one’s life. He also assists families with elder care matters, including protecting vulnerable adults, establishing guardianships, and litigating estate disputes.

Outside of work, Matt enjoys spending time with his wife and children, travelling to new places, watching UW Huskies football, and skiing in winter or playing volleyball in summer.

Practice Areas



  • Washington State (all courts)
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington


  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Washington State Association for Justice (Eagle member)

Representative Cases

  • $7.6 Million on behalf of a student with disabilities who was sexually assaulted by another student. The District failed to protect her. JH v. Sumner-Bonney Lake School District (2023)
  • $500,000 settlement on behalf of passenger injured in train derailment. (2022)
  • $1.15 Million settlement involving sexual assault of child and agency’s failure to investigate. JY v. Washington State DSHS (2021)
  • $100,000 verdict for injuries in motor vehicle accident. Ross v. Rieger (2019)