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Jeff Smith



Gonzaga University Law School
J.D. 2004

Yale University—School of Medicine
Physician Associate, 1990 Yale Medical Writing Award, Education & Research Foundation Scholarship recipient

Whitworth University
B.S., Preventative Medicine

Spokane Community College
A.A.S., Respiratory Therapy


Admitted to practice law in the state of Washington

Admitted to practice law before the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, and before the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington

Member of the Alliance Defense Fund, serves as an Allied Attorney

Jeff comes to Lee & Hayes with a very diverse background.  In 1982, he received his Associate in Applied Science degree in Respiratory Therapy.  Then, after completing his Bachelor of Science degree from Whitworth, he attended Yale School of Medicine Physician Associate program.  He returned to Spokane in 1990 and began working with one of the cardiac and thoracic surgery teams, including the heart transplant program.  He joined Rockwood Clinic in 1993 practicing primary care and sports medicine. In 2004 Jeff graduated from Gonzaga Law School and has since been in private law practice focusing on business law, estate planning, copyright, trademark, transaction, and civil litigation.  His experience in biotechnology, healthcare, life science and working with non-profit corporations offers his clients a wide breadth of industry knowledge.  In addition, Jeff serves on a variety of non-profit boards and is currently board chair of Life Services. 

In Jeff’s spare time he enjoys cycling, running, backpacking, skiing, and kayaking.


Rodney Moser, Editor, Jeffrey R. Smith, Contributing Author [Chapters on Valvular Heart Disease (Section 1 Chapter 10) and Heat Stroke (Section 4 Chapter 6), Primary Care for Physician Assistants, (1st ed. 1998, 2d ed. 2001).

Rodney Moser, Editor, Jeffrey R. Smith, Contributing Author [Review Questions with Annotated Answers on Valvular Heart Disease and Heat Stroke], Primary Care for Physician Assistants- Self- Assessment and Review Study Guide, (1st ed. 1998, 2d ed. 2001).

Smith JR, Elefteriades JE: Ventricular Assist Devices and Their Role in Cardiac Transplantation, Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, submitted 1990.

Jeff Smith