My name is Elizabeth (Liz) Smith. I am an estate planning attorney serving Southeast Alaska. I help clients learn about the process their assets must go through upon your death, and then to create a plan if you want to do something different than what happens without any planning. Planning includes education, wills, trusts, and other services to help you and your family prepare.
I graduated from Vermont Law School in 2010 and spent over nine years working for the State of Alaska. I held many positions including Assistant Public Defender and Assistant Attorney General. I took pride in serving the State, but I was frustrated by many of the constraints placed on me, and I nearly became disillusioned with being an attorney altogether. Unfortunately, usually attorneys are not called until after there is already a problem. I wanted to help people plan early and to avoid those problems.
I started my own law practice in 2019 and I focus on helping clients stay out of court and out of conflict. I love working with families to put a plan in place. It is one of the best gifts you can give your loved ones.
Personally, I have been far happier and more fulfilled since I stepped into a new life as a multi-passionate entrepreneur. In addition to estate planning, I also work with clients as a health coach. My friends joke that I help people live well and die well, but there is some truth to it. I love helping people reach their potential for a happy, healthy, and vibrant life as much as I enjoy helping you plan for incapacity and death. We never know when the time will come to transition between the two.
Welcome! I want to congratulate you for making it here and taking the first step toward planning for everyone and everything you love. I cherish the opportunity to help secure what you love. I look forward to learning your story, hearing what matters to you, and helping you to discover what’s actually needed to keep your loved one’s out of court and out of conflict when something happens to you (or them). Our focus is helping our clients create wills and trusts to achieve your goals.