Firm News
SFE Celebrates 35 years
Cheers to 35 years! SFE celebrated the 35th anniversary of our Portland office – established by Founding Partners Bob Smith and Dennis Freed, and Managing Partner Jeff Eberhard in 1987. To celebrate, SFE's Charity Committee hosted our annual Black Tie…
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Thursday August 25, 2022 By: Firm Authorship
2023 Oregon Best Lawyers® and Ones to Watch
Smith Freed Eberhard is pleased to announce that 2 lawyers have been included in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence.…
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Thursday August 18, 2022 By: Firm Authorship
2022 Oregon Super Lawyers© and Rising Stars
Smith Freed Eberhard is pleased to announce Jeff Eberhard and Paul Sheely has been selected for the 2022 Edition of Super Lawyers, a rating service of outstanding attorneys from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of…
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Wednesday July 20, 2022 By: Firm Authorship
In Memoriam: Jacob Rasmussen
It is with deep sorrow that we announce that Jacob Rasmussen passed away June 21, 2021, after a difficult battle with cancer. Jake graduated from The University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law. Before joining Smith Freed Eberhard,…
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Wednesday July 21, 2021 By: Firm Authorship
Welcome to Our New Portland Office!
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…
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Wednesday April 28, 2021 By: Firm Authorship
2022 SFE Seattle Office Unveiling Party
After months of construction, the new build-out in our Seattle office is officially complete! We hosted an unveiling happy hour for the new space. SFE Founding Partners, Bob Smith and Denny Freed joined us at the Seattle office for the…
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Tuesday September 27, 2022 By: Firm Authorship
SFE Attorney Retreat 2022
SFE Attorneys enjoyed a fun weekend of team building activities including: a "Shark Tank" competition, golf, ziplining, an obstacle course, and wine tasting. We are pleased to continue hosting retreats with our wonderful team. Thank you to McMenamins Grand Lodge!
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Monday August 29, 2022 By: Firm Authorship
Meet AJ Ricca, Our Newest Associate Attorney at Smith Freed Eberhard
Please join us in welcoming AJ Ricca, our newest associate attorney at Smith Freed Eberhard. AJ is an associate attorney on Ryan McLellan’s team, and his practice focuses on commercial liability defense and personal lines defense. AJ graduated from Lake…
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Thursday June 23, 2022 By: Firm Authorship
Jeremy Miller, Kyle Ellison, and Steven Gassert Promoted to Senior Associate Attorneys
Please join us in congratulating Jeremy Miller, Kyle Ellison, and Steven Gassert on being named senior associate attorneys at Smith Freed Eberhard. We take great pride in growing new attorneys into leaders. Becoming a Senior Associate is a important milestone to…
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Wednesday May 4, 2022 By: Firm Authorship
Melanie Gillette Promoted to Partner
Please join us in congratulating Melanie Gillette on being named partner 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…
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Thursday April 28, 2022 By: Firm Authorship
Veronica Wells Joins Smith Freed Eberhard as Associate Attorney
Please join us in welcoming Veronica Wells! Veronica Wells is joining Smith Freed Eberhard as an associate attorney on the commercial liability defense and personal lines practice groups. Her practice focuses on negligence, premises liability, slip and fall, and automotive…
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Wednesday December 8, 2021 By: Firm Authorship
Judson D. Taylor Joins Smith Freed Eberhard as Associate Attorney
Judson D. Taylor has joined Smith Freed Eberhard as an associate attorney. Judson’s practice will focus on commercial liability, construction defect, first and third-party insurance defense, and personal lines. Prior to joining Smith Freed Eberhard, Judson’s practice focused on first and…
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Monday November 22, 2021 By: Firm Authorship
Paige Kolbrick and Joshua Grissom Join Smith Freed Eberhard as Associate Attorneys
Smith Freed Eberhard is pleased to congratulate Paige Kolbrick and Joshua Grissom! Both recently passed the bar exam and have transitioned from Law Clerks to Associates at Smith Freed Eberhard. Please join us in welcoming them to the Seattle team!…
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Thursday November 11, 2021 By: Firm Authorship
Camille McMahan, Jasmine Eberhard, Jason Roberts, & Sarah Jones Join Smith Freed Eberhard as Associate Attorneys
Smith Freed Eberhard is pleased to congratulate Camille McMahan, Jasmine Eberhard, Jason Roberts, and Sarah Jones! All four recently passed the bar exam and have transitioned from Law Clerks to Associates at Smith Freed Eberhard. Please join us in welcoming…
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Thursday October 28, 2021 By: Firm Authorship
Steve Murphy Joins Smith Freed Eberhard as Associate Attorney
Please join us in welcoming Steve Murphy! Steve has joined Smith Freed Eberhard as an Associate on the Commercial Liability Defense and Personal Lines teams. Steve graduated from University of Illinois with a B.S. in Biology. After that, he worked…
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Wednesday October 20, 2021 By: Firm Authorship
Jeremy Miller Joins Smith Freed Eberhard as Associate Attorney
Please join us in welcoming Jeremy Miller! Jeremy has joined Smith Freed Eberhard as an Associate on the Personal Lines and Commercial Liability Defense teams. Jeremy is an experienced litigator and his practice focuses on commercial, construction and personal lines.…
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Thursday September 16, 2021 By: Firm Authorship
Meet Narmina Sharifova, Our Newest Associate Attorney at Smith Freed Eberhard
Please join us in welcoming Narmina Sharifova! Narmina is based in our Seattle office and is working on Gordon Klug's team. Her practice focuses on complex bodily injury, construction defect, traumatic brain injury, and premises liability cases. Narmina graduated from…
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Wednesday September 1, 2021 By: Firm Authorship
2022 Best Lawyers®
Smith Freed Eberhard PC is pleased to announce that two attorneys have been included in the 2022 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence.…
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Thursday August 19, 2021 By: Firm Authorship
Associate Attorney Nathaniel Woodward Published in the Willamette Law Review
Associate Attorney Nathaniel Woodward was recently published in the Willamette Law Review. His paper, "Designing People: A Bioethical Analysis of the Laws and Regulations Regarding the Genetic Manipulation of Human Fetuses," analyzes the emerging field of biotechnology and its development…
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Wednesday August 4, 2021 By: Firm Authorship
Recent Posts
  • 2022 SFE Seattle Office Unveiling Party After months of construction, the new build-out in our Seattle…
  • SFE Attorney Retreat 2022 SFE Attorneys enjoyed a fun weekend of team building activities…
  • SFE Celebrates 35 years Cheers to 35 years! SFE celebrated the 35th anniversary of…