Bob is a shareholder at Smith Alling, P.S. and focuses his practice on elder law, estate planning, business and real estate matters. He has practiced law in the State of Washington since 1984, and currently serves as a Judge Pro-Tempore in Fircrest and Fife. Bob has earned a solid reputation in the community for ethical and professional legal services. Bob’s friendly and engaging personality assists clients in working through complex and difficult matters.
Bob assists clients in preparing contingency-plan documents, such as wills, trusts, durable powers of attorney, health care directives and other documents to determine the management and disposition of their affairs in the event of disability or death.
Bob assists in setting up limited liability companies, corporations, family partnerships, trusts, charitable vehicles, and other entities. In the event of a death, Bob assists clients when they act as personal representatives or trustees in assembling assets, complying with tax and other legal requirements, and distributing the estate.
Bob is an active athlete, having completed many marathons and other races. When not running, bicycling, or practicing law, Bob enjoys spending time with his large family, reading, dining out, and watching the Seattle Mariners. Bob also owns and operates an aircraft cleaning company known as Aristocrat Air Services, Inc.
Bob is an active public speaker on estate planning and elder law issues. He has served as Business Adjunct Professor at Pierce College, an Advisory Board Member at Pierce College Business Department, former President of the Graham Business Association and Business Exchange, board member of the University Place Volunteer Center, and President of the Tacoma Estate Planning Council.