Our mission at Smith Alling is to provide the best legal services to our clients in a variety of practice areas. In doing so, we provide representation to regional, national and international clients who live and transact business in and outside of the Pacific Northwest.

While we represent many businesses and organizations, we also represent individuals on personal legal matters, including family and domestic matters and clients who have been seriously injured by others. We offer mediation and alternative dispute resolution services to address those situations where parties to a conflict seek to resolve the issues without resorting to the court system.

Our attorneys are serious and tenacious advocates who are also approachable and responsive to our clients and their individual needs.


Bob Michaels has retired from the practice of law. His departure from Smith Alling as a Shareholder was effective the end of 2021. Bob was admitted to the Washington State Bar in 1984. He has been a Shareholder of this firm since 2000. Bob has been active in the Elder Law Section of the State Bar, as well as in the Real Property, Probate and Trust Section. He has been a respected counselor to many clients on estate planning and other subjects. We have valued him as a colleague and friend, and will miss his presence at the firm.
Smith Alling and Andrea Brewer are pleased to announce that she has become a shareholder of the firm. Andrea worked as an associate attorney for the firm for the past four years doing general civil litigation and estate planning. She is now focusing her practice primarily on estate planning and administration. She has a bachelor’s degree from Pacific Lutheran University (magna cum laude) and a law degree from the University of Washington Law School. She is a member of the Robert J. Bryan American Inn of Court.
Smith Alling is proud to announce its new Associate Attorney, Gabe Hinman, who began work on October 1. Most recently, Gabe served for two years as a law clerk for Washington State Supreme Court Justice Sheryl Gordon McCloud. Before that, he served as a law clerk to Judge Rich Melnick of the Washington Court of Appeals, Division II. During his time at both courts, Gabe worked on a broad variety of cases that raised complex questions of will interpretation, administrative rulemaking, and class action procedure, among many others. Gabe came to the Pacific Northwest in 2013 to attend Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon, where he graduated first in his class and served as an Associate Editor of the Environmental Law Review. Gabe will apply his extensive knowledge of Washington law to aid clients with all their legal problems.Gabe closely analyzes each case and takes a strategic approach to guide his clients to the best outcomes available. When he’s not working, Gabe enjoys wandering the mountains of the Pacific Northwest with his wife and son, and reading about American history.