Jean Kang

Jean Kang

Associate Attorney


Expertise Overview

Jean handles a wide range of complex litigation suits arising from personal injury, negligence, errors & omission, premises liability, and property damage claims.

Prior to joining Smith Freed Eberhard, Jean was an in-house counsel for a major insurance company and brings with her substantial experience in depositions, arbitrations, mediations, and civil trial. Jean’s previous work experiences include construction defect, bad faith/IFCA/CPA, personal injury, and insurance fraud. Prior to civil work, Jean served as a criminal deputy prosecuting attorney in King and Cowlitz County.

Jean serves as a Pro Tempore Judge and also serves as an arbitrator for parties seeking resolution of legal matters through alternative dispute resolution.

Dedicated to issues around diversity, inclusion, and equality, Jean is active in the legal community and serves on the following boards:

  • Washington State Bar Association Board of Governors: Governor-Elect District 7 South
  • Washington Initiative for Diversity
  • Washington Leadership Institute: Advisory Board Member
  • Washington Women Lawyers State Board: VP Professional Development
  • Korean-American Bar Association

Professional Certifications & Accolades

  • Member, Washington State Bar Association
  • Admitted, U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Washington
  • Washington Leadership Institute Fellow 2017

Bar Admissions

  • Washington


  • Seattle University School of Law, J.D., 2009
  • University of Washington, B.A., 2003
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