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We Can Put Your Fears To Rest 

At Smith Duran Law, we have assembled a team of highly skilled and dedicated legal professionals who are committed to providing exceptional representation to our clients. With extensive experience in workers’ compensation and personal injury law, our team possesses the knowledge, expertise, and insight needed to effectively navigate the complexities of accident claims. What sets us apart is our personal connection to these matters, as many of our team members have personally experienced the challenges and hardships faced by accident victims. This unique perspective fuels our unwavering dedication to fighting for our clients’ rights and securing the maximum compensation they deserve. When you choose Smith Duran Law, you can trust that our team will go above and beyond to protect your interests and help you achieve a favorable outcome.

Meet Our Legal Team!

Jennifer Duran


Jennifer is a highly proficient litigator in workers’ compensation and personal injury law. Whether your car accident or work injury needs to be appealed in Superior Court or at the Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals we will fight vigorously for your compensation and your benefits. Know More

Laurel Smith


Laurel has more than four decades of experience and is currently of-counsel. She assists new clients on estate planning, probate, and general civil litigation. Laurel has a solid reputation for outstanding professionalism and community service. Know More

Jaraed Hernandez

Paralegal, Workers Compensation

Jeraed is knowledgeable in the rules and regulations of the worker’s compensation system. In his five years of experience Jeraed has helped clients obtain pensions, appeal orders from the Department of Labor and Industries, appealed vocational dispute resolution (VDRO), and assist attorneys with Superior Court trials. He walks clients through an entire retraining program. Whether your employer is trying to release you in a light-duty position or offering a new job Jeraed will leverage the law in your favor! 

Gabriela Romero


As a receptionist, Gabriela listens to new clients’ legal questions and sets the consultation with the attorneys. Gabriela is a task-oriented person focused on prompt service. She mails out time loss and settlement checks and ensures we are obtaining medical records for both worker’s compensation cases and personal injury cases. 

Lizeth Rodriguez-Ulloa


Lizeth is a self-starter occupying dual roles as bookkeeper and legal assistant in Smith Duran Law. She is a notary public majoring in Law & Policy at the University of Washington with academic honors. “Liz” is bilingual and glad to use her skill to help Spanish-speaking clients. 

Nancy Irving


Nancy is a part-time legal assistant who brings to our office a variety of skills from her past careers practicing law, managing business trade associations, and administering an international church organization.  Nancy is mostly retired and assists in redacting estate planning documents for Laurel’s clients. 

Why Choose Our Firm

If you or a loved one have been involved in an accident you’re probably facing mounting medical bills, loss of income, and pain and suffering from your injuries. At Smith Duran Law we understand how overwhelming these burdens can be, and we are here to help you alleviate your stresses. Whether you’re worried about not being able to access the medical treatment you need, afford your rent, or repair the damages to your vehicle so you can get back to work, you can rely on us to provide you with the guidance and support you need after an accident. 

Personalized Advice

At Smith Duran Law, every client receives the support of a dedicated team, led by our seasoned attorneys, Jennifer Duran and Laurel Smith.

Fast & Easy Communication

We value open dialogue with our clients and are always eager to hear their concerns. You can reach us via chat, call, or contact form at any time of the day.

You Only Pay if We Win

We work on a contingency basis, which means our payment is dependent on the successful settlement of your case.

We are a client-focused law firm offering complimentary initial consultations for all personal injury and workers’ compensation cases. With a cumulative experience of over 45 years, our skilled lawyers are dedicated to fervently representing individuals affected by accidents, as well as their families. If you’re interested in discussing your case with one of our passionate attorneys, you can reach us at (360) 347-9142 or get in touch with us via our website.

We Fight For Fair Compensation and Justice for the Injured 

At Smith Duran Law, we’ve witnessed the far-reaching impact on victims and their loved ones, so we get that you might not have the energy to take on the legal system on your own. This is why we are ready and willing to fight for you and to defend your rights by securing the maximum compensation available for your injuries. We will take into account all of your current and future needs as we work to recover a monetary award for your losses, including:

  • Past and future medical bills 
  • Lost wages
  • Property damage 
  • Lost capacity to earn 
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of consortium 
  • And many other types of damages

Call 360-347-9142 or fill out our convenient online contact form to get started today. We are available to speak with you about your claim at any time.

  • Workers’ Compensation Lawyers

    The Department of Labor and Industries manages claims for injuries at work. You are entitled to money for lost wages, medical treatment, vocational retraining, loss of body function, and in some cases a pension.

  • Personal Injury Attorney

    If your injury was caused by someone other than a co‑worker, an auto accident, or defective equipment, you may be entitled to additional compensation. Our personal injury attorney in Tacoma will evaluate your case.

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