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.


Smith Alling is pleased to announce that Abigael Pence has joined the firm as an Associate. Since admitted to the Washington State Bar in 2017, Abigael has represented hundreds of clients in jurisdictions all over the Puget Sound region including Pierce County, King County, Lewis County, Thurston County, Mason County, Grays Harbor County, Snohomish County, as well as most of the municipalities within those counties. A native of the area, Abigael graduated from Central Washington University and received her law degree from Seattle University School of Law in summer 2017. The firm is pleased to welcome her aboard.
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.