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Smith Law LLC is a Black-owned, woman-led, criminal defense firm.

We provide people-powered services that elevate our communities. Our team focuses on bringing our extensive trial and practice area experience to representing marginalized and underserved communities. Community members deserve representation without hesitation. You will be seen, heard, and advocated for. 




Principal | Attorney at Law

Sadé A. Smith Esq. was a public defender for seven years and transitioned into private practice with Smith Law, in September of 2019. She received her JD from the University of Illinois College of Law and has served as the Criminal Justice Chair of Seattle King County NAACP, School’s Out Washington, and Washington Women Lawyers. She was a Washington Leadership Institute Fellow in 2017. She has practiced criminal, civil, and family law, and is federally barred. During her time with the NAACP she led and facilitated monthly free community legal clinics. She presents on criminal system reform and racial equity. She has presented at schools, and organizations, including Microsoft, and for the ‘Washington Initiative for Diversity.’ In addition to individual advocacy, she consults on criminal system reform. Sadé advocates for wholesale abolition, decolonization; racial, gender, differently abled, and LGBTQ rights; and equity in education, healthcare, and employment. Free the land, Free the people, Black Lives Matter, Trans Lives Matter, Reparations Now. The most recent project involves pro-bono representation for Protesters at

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Attorney at Law

For the past eight years, Talitha has worked to defend individuals accused of crimes in state court with a litigation approach that is both tenacious and dynamic. Talitha has litigated over seventy criminal jury trials and works to make sure that each client is comfortable and confident to stand against the government as they seek liberty.  Her advocacy is also steeped in community activism. A decade-long NLG member, Talitha stands in solidarity with communities who have the solutions to the problems spurred by mass incarceration and state violence. She loathes labels and staying inside the lines. She dreams of a day when her work will become obsolete.   


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