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Ashley Nagrodski Joins Smith Freed Eberhard Equity Partners


Ashley Nagrodski demonstrates more than 10 years of exceptional talent at Smith Freed Eberhard and joins the SFE Equity Partners in 2024.

Ashley says, “I am honored and excited to join the Equity Partnership at SFE, and to be given a leadership role in helping to grow this firm. SFE has an excellent reputation as one of the premier civil defense firms in the PNW, and I look forward to expanding that reputation and recognition beyond the Washington and Oregon defense communities.

Ashley is based in our Seattle, WA office and plays an integral role in the firm’s Commercial Liability Defense practice group.

“Ashley has been a quick study since she started at our firm many years ago. She cares about her clients deeply. She cares about the legal community and volunteers a lot of her time to the Washington Defense Trial Lawyers and other organizations. We are excited to add her to our equity partnership and see her help guide our firm in the future.” – Kyle Riley, Partner, Seattle, WA.

Ashley is an experienced trial attorney who continues to expand and grow her practice at SFE. Ashley has experience in a wide range of complex litigation areas including commercial liability, premises liability, product liability, jobsite injury, wrongful death, sexual misconduct, and dram shop & tavern keeper.

Throughout her legal career, Ashley has argued in court rooms throughout Washington. She has trial experience in both traditional and virtual courtrooms, having tried cases in King, Pierce, Thurston, and Whatcom counties. Her energy, poise and confidence in the courtroom is unmatched. Ashley prides herself on the positive relationships she has built with other counsel while strongly advocating for her clients.

In addition to being a skilled litigator, Ashley is very active with the Washington Defense Trial Lawyers (WDTL). She currently serves on the Board of Trustees as WDTL’s Secretary. She also serves as an Editor-in-Chief of the WDTL Defense News. Outside of work, you can find Ashley at Seattle Kraken games, traveling around the country watching her beloved Chicago Cubs or Fighting Illini, or spending time with her three energetic dogs.

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