EMPLOYMENT
PERSONAL INJURY

PRACTICE AREAS

At Defiance Law Pllc, we believe that reputation is everything. We provide personal service and strong advocacy to do everything in our power to guide you through your case. We care about the details of your case, because that is how we get you the best result. Our experienced employment law attorneys are dedicated to fighting for your workplace rights.  We are passionate about the cases we take on and fight vigorously to ensure that justice is served on your behalf.  We understand that most of our clients feel powerless and victimized by the wrongful conduct committed by their employers, therefore, Defiance Law is devoted to protecting the rights of employees and obtaining compensation for harms caused by employers. In addition to employment actions, we represent injured individuals in personal injury actions. We won’t let insurance companies take advantage of you after an accident. You have rights, and you can rely on us help you protect them. If you think you have a claim in any of the following areas don’t hesitate to contact our office to schedule a free consultation to evaluate your potential claims. Our firm generally does not charge fees unless a recovery is obtained meaning there are no out of pocket costs to worry about.

WAGE & HOUR

Class and individual claims involving minimum wage, overtime pay, meal and rest breaks, bonus pay, meal and rest breaks, and misclassification.

SEXUAL HARASSMENT

Claims for sexual harassment, a form of gender discrimination, including “quid pro quo” harassment and “hostile” or “abusive” work environment.

DISCRIMINATION

Claims involving discrimination based on disability/medical condition, age, gender, pregnancy, religious, race/color or national origin/ancestry or any other class protected by State and Federal Law.

HARASSMENT

Claims involving hostile work environment and/or harassment related to disability/medical condition, age, gender, pregnancy, religious, race/color or national origin/ancestry or any other class protected by State and Federal Law.

PERSONAL INJURY

Claims for injuries due to the conduct of others, including car accidents, trip and fall, dog bites, toxic exposure, and product defects.

OTHER MATTERS

Even if you believe you have a legal matter falling outside of the practice areas specified above we may still be able to help.

Our attorney

Kevin Smith is the founding Principal of Defiance Law Pllc. Prior to founding Defiance Law Pllc, Mr. Smith worked at a highly regarded plaintiff’s law firm in Los Angeles where he represented employees and injured individuals. Mr. Smith specializes in employment actions, including, wrongful termination, harassment discrimination and wage and hour disputes. Mr. Smith also represents individuals injured as the result of negligence of others. 

Mr. Smith graduated from Arizona State University majoring in Political Science and Economics. He then attended Whittier Law School. Mr. Smith is admitted to the California and Washington State Bar. He is a member of the Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association, Washington State Association for Justice, and Consumer Attorneys of California.

Mr. Smith is dedicated to helping his clients, whether they have been mistreated by their employer or injured in an accident. He understands that by the time his clients come to him for help, they have faced serious difficulty and stress. As a result, Mr. Smith strives to make the process as easy and as stress-free as possible and to provide the personalized service his clients deserve.

It is through this service Mr. Smith has developed a successful track record prosecuting in a wide range of employment disputes involving failure pay overtime, failure to provide meal and rest breaks, wrongful termination, as well as harassment and discrimination. These successes extend to personal injury cases, including car accidents, motorcycle accidents, dog bites, toxic exposure, and slip and fall accidents.

Education

* Whittier Law School, J.D., 2007

* Arizona State University, B.S., 2004 

Bar Admissions

* Washington State Courts

* California State Courts

* United States District Court, Central District 

Memberships

* Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association

* Washington State Association for Justice

*Consumer Attorneys of California

 

What our clients have to say…

  • A friend recommended Defiance Law, and I couldn’t be happier…it was fast, easy, and most importantly, it allowed me to focus on my business while leaving the legal matters to the professionals.

    Skyler
Phone: 1.253.507.4769
Fax:
1115 Tacoma Avenue South
Tacoma, WA 98402