About Christina Smith

Christina is a goal focused strategic planner who believes strongly in results. A family law intern during law school and former public interest attorney, Christina returned to family law after practicing civil insurance defense law with Lee Smart for three and a half years. "I am drawn to the opportunity family law affords to make a positive difference in someone's life. That means a lot to me," says Christina.

"Attorneys practice law for a variety of reasons. My motivation is a sincere desire to help people in crisis. There is a moment in almost every case when a client realizes that they're not alone, that they have a team behind them. I love that moment—that's what drives me to practice family law."

Christina values a strategic approach to family law litigation. "We look for themes, building rational and compelling arguments." She says, "This is the best service I can offer my clients."

Christina practices from our downtown Seattle law office. With a strong record of successful litigation, Christina's strategic approach to family law serves her clients well. A straight shooter and an objective researcher, Christina cautions clients to keep focused on the goal at hand. "These are extremely emotional times for our clients. There aren't many things harder in life. When we go to the negotiating table, we like to show up calm, cool and collected, and ready to negotiate from a position of strength."

Education & Experience


  • Clark County Bar Association Title 2 Guardian Ad Litem Certificate of Completion, June 2009

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Washington State Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • King County Bar Association, Family Law Section


  • J.D., University of Washington School of Law
  • B.A., Sociology, Seattle University, Magna cum laude

Honors & Awards

Awards and Distinctions

  • Washington Rising Star, 2006

Latest posts by Christina Smith

Dividing Business Assets in a Divorce

Cooperative and Collaborative Divorce

The number of small and closely-held businesses has increased over the years—and so has the number of business assets in need of allocation or division in divorce proceedings. This can make a divorce much more complex. There are three scenarios … Read More ›