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Gregg R. Smith  Partner

Phone: 509-455-6000
Fax: 509-838-0007

gregg.smith@painehamblen.com


Licensed to practice in Washington

Practice Summary

Practice emphasis is concentrated on commercial, bankruptcy and business dispute civil litigation primarily in the federal courts. Specific areas of practice include representing clients in contract and business tort disputes, including defense of class action cases, which may involve, civil and criminal forfeiture, temporary restraining order and injunctive relief components as well as monetary damages. I commonly appear as pro hac vice attorney of record in districts, including multiple districts within a single case, outside of Washington and those districts where I am licensed to practice. Clients include commercial and private lenders, tribal governments, agricultural and natural resource entities, bankruptcy trustees and businesses. Outside of commercial litigation, my practice includes representing numerous local and regional companies as their out of house counsel. I am also a member Eastern District of Washington District Court, Register of Third Party Neutrals Pursuant to LR 16.2, and I also serve as a Spokane County Superior Court, Arbitrator. A recent publication includes Pleading a Short Plain Statement of the Claim in RICO Litigation After In re Insurance Antitrust Brokerage Litigation, American Bar Association, Business Torts & RICO News, Winter 2011.

Bar Admissions

  • Washington State Bar, 1985
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington, 1985
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1985
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington, 1985
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1995
  • District of Colorado, 2004

Education

  • University of Idaho College of Law, J.D., 1985
  • Gonzaga University, M.S., in Taxation, 1982
  • University of Idaho, B.S., 1974

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
    • Business Torts & Civil Rico Committee