Christina L. Smith

Of Counsel

Practice Emphasis

Christina is a highly skilled attorney who brings a wealth of legal experience to her diverse family law practice.

After beginning her legal career working with child victims of abuse and neglect, she spent several years working on large corporate civil litigation cases.  She soon returned to her personal and professional passion of working with people going through the extremely difficult experiences inherent in divorce.  She practices family law with a sincere motivation to help people in crisis.

Christina’s analytical and strategic approach to family law is a clear benefit, and she brings additional training and certification in Dispute Resolution, Collaborative Law Training and Guardian Ad Litem service to better serve all her clients.


  • University of Washington School of Law
    J.D., 2001
  • Seattle University
    B.A., Magna Cum Laude, Sociology, 1994

Civic & Professional

“Rising Star,” Super Lawyers Magazine Washington, 2006

Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America® in the practice area of ‘Family Law’ (2024 ed.)

Dispute Resolution Center of King County, Mediation Training Certification, Seattle, WA 2018

Collaborative Law Training, Seattle, WA 2018

Clark County Bar Association Title 26 Guardian Ad Litem Certificate of Completion, Vancouver, WA 2009

Christina L. Smith

Practice Areas


After 2 1/2 years of my exhusband dragging his feet, his lawyer pushing unethical, and my former lawyer seemingly unable to do her job, I hired Christina. I was so grateful for her help. She was patient, sympathetic, and tenacious - exactly what I needed to FINALLY wrap up the fiasco that my divorce proceedings had become. I genuinely appreciate how (well) she handled my legal issues, while keeping me fully informed. If I find myself in need of legal advice again, I will not hesitate to conctact Christina. I highly recommend her!
Kristen - via AVVO
Christina is an extraordinary family law attorney who handled my highly contentious and very complex divorce. At all times, she remained focused on the well being of my child and was highly committed to a residential plan that reflected her experience and deep understanding of what was most important for the psychological/emotional health of my child. Specifically, she guided through the process of reviewing and documenting issues and concerns that were highly relevant to the final residential plan. In addition, she was able to throughly and comprehensively review large sets of financial documents including forensic accounting and executed appropriate timely legal actions /briefs that ultimately led to a well considered property/financial settlement. She exercised sound and forward thinking with the understanding of legal precedents. I can not emphasize enough, the professionalism, the dedication and caring that she exhibited at all times through a period of over two years. I would recommend her unconditionally and with great trust.
Anonymous - via AVVO
Great lawyer who helped me out with a very complicated divorce case and aftermath. We won and the kids were protected, much appreciated Christina!
Anonymous - via AVVO