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Smith Freed Eberhard is pleased to announce two of its attorneys have been recognized in the 2021 Edition of Best Lawyers in America, the oldest and most respected peer review publication in the legal profession. Additionally, one attorney was recognized in the 2021 Edition of Best Lawyers Ones to Watch, which recognizes the most promising newer lawyers in the US…
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Friday September 18, 2020 By: Firm Authorship
Smith Freed Eberhard employees recently put together care kits to donate to Blanchet House, a nonprofit social services organization in Portland that provides food, clothing, and housing programs to people in need. The mission of Blanchet House is to offer food, shelter and aid to all those in need of a safe place to be nourished and restored and assist…
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Friday September 11, 2020 By: Firm Authorship
U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®, for the 10th consecutive year, collaboratively announce the release of the "Best Law Firms" rankings. Firms included in the 2020 Edition of U.S. News - Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" are recognized for professional excellence with consistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. To be eligible for a ranking, a firm must…
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Monday April 27, 2020 By: Firm Authorship
Please join us in welcoming Carleigh McMahon, our newest associate attorney at Smith Freed Eberhard. Carleigh is based in our Portland office and is working on Bill Taaffe's team. Her practice focuses on commercial liability defense and personal lines. After graduating from law school in 2020, Carleigh took a judicial clerkship position with the Honorable Jeffrey S. Jones at Clackamas…
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Thursday May 27, 2021 By: Firm Authorship
Please join us in welcoming Nathaniel Woodward! Nathaniel is based in our Portland office and is working on Cliff Wilson's team. His practice focuses on commercial liability defense, negligence, and products liability. Prior to joining Smith Freed Eberhard, Nathaniel worked as an Attorney at The Gatti Law Firm in Salem. Before that he clerked at Swanson Lathen Prestwich in Salem,…
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Friday May 21, 2021 By: Firm Authorship
Please join us in welcoming Lauren Barnes, our newest associate attorney at Smith Freed Eberhard. Lauren is based in our Portland office and is working on both Jeff Eberhard's and Ryan McLellan's teams. Her practice focuses on general civil litigation, motor vehicle accidents, personal injury, negligence, and slip and falls. Lauren has four years of experience as an associate attorney,…
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Monday May 10, 2021 By: Firm Authorship
A year ago Smith Freed Eberhard had the opportunity to move to our new Portland office and we are excited to show off the progress we've made renovating our new space. We spent the previous twelve years in the iconic U.S. Bancorp Tower, or "Big Pink" as it is famously referred to in Portland, about a mile away from our…
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Wednesday April 28, 2021 By: Firm Authorship
After the Oregon State Bar’s ruling on diploma privilege, members of the Willamette University College of Law's 2020 graduating class used the bar summer to contribute to the conversation on racial justice in Oregon. The College formed the Racial Justice Task Force last summer to study the role that bias plays in attorneys’ use of the peremptory challenge during criminal…
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Thursday April 15, 2021 By: Firm Authorship
As our team of exceptionally talented litigators continues to grow at Smith Freed Eberhard, we are excited to congratulate Jessica Kamish on being named Senior Associate. Jessica has been with the firm for over two years and plays an integral role in our Seattle office working on Gordon Klug's team, where her practice focuses on automobile accidents, construction defect, first…
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Tuesday April 6, 2021 By: Firm Authorship
Please join us in welcoming Andrew Tingkang, our newest associate attorney at Smith Freed Eberhard. Andrew is based in our Seattle office and is working on both Thomas McCurdy’s and Gordon Klug’s teams. His practice focuses on construction defect litigation, fire loss, motor vehicle accidents, wrongful death, job site injury, and product liability. Andrew has over five years of experience…
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Tuesday March 23, 2021 By: Firm Authorship
Please join us in welcoming Steven Gassert, our newest associate attorney at Smith Freed Eberhard. Steven is based in our Portland office and will be joining Paul Sheely’s team, focusing on construction defect litigation. Steven has a diverse legal background and has experience practicing construction defect litigation, real estate law, and condo and homeowners association law. Prior to joining Smith…
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Thursday March 4, 2021 By: Firm Authorship
Please join us in congratulating Melanie Rose and Brian Schiewe on being named Partners at Smith Freed Eberhard! Becoming a partner at Smith Freed Eberhard means an attorney has become a leader within the industry and community and a trusted advisor to the firm's clients. Our new partners demonstrate the exceptional talent we have at Smith Freed Eberhard and we…
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Thursday January 7, 2021 By: Firm Authorship
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