Mr. Howard M. Goodfriend
Smith Goodfriend, P.S.
1619 - 8th Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98109-3007

Phone    (206) 624-0974
Fax         (206) 624-0809
Email      howard@washingtonappeals.com
Website http://washingtonappeals.com/howard-m-goodfriend.php

Type of Case: Civil
Admitted to practice:
Supreme Court
9th Circuit
WA

Degrees:

  • B.A., 1979, Williams College, Cum Laude J.D., 1984, University of Washington, Order of the Coif

Practice Focus:

  • Shareholder in Smith Goodfriend, P.S. since 1988. Extensive civil appellate litigation practice, providing representation in all three divisions of the Washington Court of Appeals, the Washington State Supreme Court, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Publications:

  • Editor, Washington State Bar Association, APPELLATE PRACTICE DESKBOOK Author, Civil Appellate Practice chapter, Seattle-King County Bar Association, WASHINGTON LAWYER’S PRACTICE MANUAL

Representative Cases:

  • Harris v. Griffith, 2 Wn. App.2d 638, 413 P.3d 51 (2018) (legal ethics)
  • Murray v. Southern Route Maritime SA, 870 F.3d 915 (9th Cir. 2017) (maritime law, Daubert evidence)
  • Xia v. Probuilders Specialty Ins. Co., 188 Wn.2d 171, 400 P.3d 1234 (2017) (insurance coverage under environmental exclusion)
  • Newman v. Highland School Dist.,186 Wn.2d 769, 381 P.3d 1188 (2016) (corporate attorney-client privilege)
  • Binschus v. State, 186 Wn.2d 573, 380 P.3d 463 (2016) (governmental tort liability)
  • Wuth v. Laboratory Corp. of America, 189 Wn. App. 660, 359 P.3d 841 (2015) (medical malpractice)
  • Holmquist v. King County, 182 Wn. App. 200, 328 P.3d 1000 (2014) (effect of street vacation)
  • Miller v. Kenny, 180 Wn. App. 772, 325 P.3d 278 (2014) (insurance bad faith)
  • Barton v. State, Dept. of Transp., 178 Wn.2d 193, 308 P.3d 597 (2013) (joint and several liability, sanctions)
  • Collings v. City First Mortgage Services, LLC, 177 Wn. App. 908, 317 P.3d 1047 (2013) (mortgage fraud, bona fide purchaser doctrine)
  • Estate of Haviland, 161 Wn. App. 851, 251 P.3d 289 (2011), aff’d, 177 Wn.2d 68, 301 P.3d 31 (2013) (retroactivity of amendment to slayer statute to include financial exploitation)
  • Broughton Lumber Co. v. BNSF Ry. Co., 174 Wn.2d 619, 278 P.3d 173 (2012) (timber trespass)
  • Singh v. Edwards Lifesciences Corp., 151 Wn. App. 137, 210 P.3d 337 (2009) (conflict of law, punitive damages)
  • Jain v. J.P. Morgan Securities, Inc., 142 Wn. App. 574, 177 P.3d 117 (2008) (indemnity under federal securities law, legal malpractice)
  • Dot Foods, Inc. v. Dept. of Revenue, 166 Wn.2d 912, 214 P.3d 185 (2009) (direct seller’s exemption from business and occupation tax).

Honors and Awards:

  • Washington Superlawyer Top 100 lawyers in Washington

Nature of Firm's Practice:

  • Civil appeals in Washington state and federal appellate courts.