Honorable Jeffrey R. Smith

District Court Judge, Department 2



  • Current Assignment: Presiding Judge, Veterans Court, Arraignments/Jail
  • Appointed November 2016
  • Judicial Assistant- Kelly Moore, 509-477-2927
  • Judicial Secretary- 509-477-2901


  • Gonzaga University School of Law- Juris Doctorate
  • Yale University School of Medicine- Physician Associate
  • Whitworth University- B.Sc. Health Promotion
  • Spokane Community College- A.A.S. Respiratory Therapy


  • Law
    • Complex commercial litigation
    • Commercial arbitrations/ mediations
    • Copyright/ trademark litigation
    • Transactions, Mergers & Acquisitions
    • Corporate and non-profit governance
  • Medicine
    • Family Medicine
    • Urgent Care/ Sports Medicine
    • Cardiac, Thoracic, and Transplant Surgery
    • Sub-investigator for clinical pharmaceutical trials


  • District and Municipal Court Judges Association 
    • Board of Governors--Position 1 
    • Therapeutic Courts Committee Member
    • Legislative Committee Member
    • Education Committee Member
    • DMCJA Long Term Planning Committee Member  
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Washington Bar Association
  • Spokane County Bar Association


  • Served on multiple non-profit boards
  • Serve as a College Success Foundation mentor to High School students
  • Serve as a mentor to Gonzaga Law students
  • Serve as Judge for Gonzaga Law School Linden Cup Appellate Competition
  • Serve as Judge for YMCA’s Student Moot Court Competition
  • Prior to serving as a Judge, provided over 200 hours annually of pro bono legal services for our community and was awarded the Washington State Bar Association’s Pro Bono Publico Award over 10 consecutive years.


  • Judge Smith is available to speak to your classroom, civic group, or community group.  Please contact Kelly Moore to schedule a time convenient for you.
  • If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Judge Smith at your convenience.

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