Pauline V. Smetka - Helsell Fetterman LLP

Pauline V. Smetka

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2013
Phone: 206-689-2119

Professional Experience
Pauline Smetka has a general trial practice with an emphasis on construction defect litigation as well as personal injury and property damage claims. In more than 24 years in practice, she has tried to a verdict more than 30 cases involving damage claims ranging from a few thousand dollars to a few million dollars—representing individuals and both small and large businesses. In addition, Pauline has resolved hundreds of cases through pre-trial motions, arbitrations and mediations.

Professional Affiliations

  • Bar Associations: Washington State, King County, and American Bar Association
  • Washington Defense Trial Lawyers
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Phi Beta Kappa

Community Involvement
  • Co-Founder and Former President, Seattle Infant Development Center

  • Chair, Washington Defense Trial Lawyers Section on Construction (2005)
  • Co-Chair, Washington Defense Trial Lawyers 2005 Annual Update on Construction LawPublications“Disposition of Options, Retirement and Other Future Benefits” — Complex Property Division, Washington State Bar Association Seminar Handbook 338 (July 1993)
  • University of Washington (J.D., 1980)
  • University of Washington (B.A., 1976)

Admitted to Practice
  • Washington State Bar (1980)
  • U. S. Supreme Court
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States District Court for Western District of Washington

Office Location

1001 Fourth Avenue, Suite 4200
Seattle, WA 98154
United States

Practice Areas

Insurance Law (Commercial Litigation)
Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants