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Janet L Smith

Janet L Smith

Janet L. Smith Mediation Services
  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Washington
Claimed Lawyer Profile

Janet L. Smith is an elder mediator in private practice with Janet L. Smith Mediation Services. She mediates disputes involving elder law, adult guardianship, TEDRA matters, estate and trust administration, and protection of vulnerable adults.

Janet was a founder of Elder Care Solutions, Inc., a company providing geriatric care management and guardianship services, and in 2005, she founded Northwest Elder Law Group PLLC. Janet retired from the active practice of law in 2021 to focus on serving as an elder mediator and facilitator, drawing on more than three decades as a practicing attorney, geriatric care manager and certified professional guardian.

Janet received a bachelor’s degree from Pomona College, a law degree from the University of Washington School of Law, and a Certificate in Gerontology from the University of Washington. Her mediation and facilitation training includes the Professional Mediation Skills Training Program at the University of Washington School of Law and Northwest Dispute Resolution Conferences. She is a member of the Washington State Bar Association Elder Law Section and Alternate Dispute Resolution Section, and the King County Bar Association Guardianship and Elder Law Section. Janet has provided training in elder mediation and is a regular speaker on elder law alternate dispute resolution. Janet’s experience in care management, guardianship, and elder law gives her a unique perspective for facilitating disputes that involve parties living with dementia or families dealing with long-term care issues.

Professional Associations
Washington State Bar  # 13647
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  • Free Consultation
    Complimentary 30 minute consultation regarding the mediation process.
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Practice Area
Arbitration & Mediation
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Janet L. Smith Mediation Services
PO Box 3152
Edmonds, WA 98020
Telephone: (425) 358-5332
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: At this time, mediation services are offered remotely.