Forsberg & Umlauf, P.S. Litigation Defense

Paul S. Smith
Of Counsel

Office Phone: 206.346.3948
Office Fax: 206.689.8501
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Practice Areas

  • Construction Liability
  • Coverage
  • General Liability
  • Other Areas
  • Product Liability
Paul’s practice focuses on insurance defense litigation, insurance coverage, construction litigation, products liability, general liability defense, and admiralty defense litigation. Prior to joining the firm, he practiced locally for several years, handling admiralty and maritime matters, including marine insurance defense litigation and marine insurance coverage cases. Paul also serves as an Arbitrator for the King County Superior Court.

Prior to his career as an attorney, Paul worked for many years as a property and casualty claims adjuster and maritime claims adjuster. He began his insurance career at Farmers Insurance and later worked for Great American Insurance Company and Royal Insurance.


  • J.D., Seattle University School of Law, 1997
  • B.A., University of Washington, 1987

Bar Admissions

  • State of Washington
  • State of Oregon
  • United States District Court, Western District of Washington
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Washington
  • United States Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Washington
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
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