My name is Elizabeth (Liz) Smith. I am an estate planning attorney located in Juneau, Alaska, serving clients throughout the State. 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 also work with some small businesses to help them build a solid foundation through legal work as well as consulting and coaching to help grow your business. We also represent clients dealing with post-death administration either with probate or trust administration.
I graduated from Vermont Law School in 2010 and spent over nine years working for the State of Alaska. I held many positions in that time 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, most times attorneys are called after there is already a problem. I wanted to help people from having the problems at all.
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. You can find out more about health coaching with me here. I am also a triathlete and I blog daily about triathlon and life on this website.
I look forward to meeting you.
Our practice is supported by Client Intake Coordinator, Alexandria Weddell. Alex works remotely from Dyea, Alaska and is an excellent addition to the team. If you book an appointment with us, Alex will be following up with you to get your homework! She is super friendly and seems to know everyone in the state. You can reach Alex directly at Alex@lizsmithlaw.com.
We also receive phenomenal paralegal support from Client Services Director, Isabel Lee. If you engage our services, Isabel will likely be your main point of contact as we assist you with the planning process! Isabel joins us with decades of experience working with attorneys practicing family law. She is enjoying learning a new field and providing our clients with excellent support! You can reach Isabel directly at Isabel@lizsmithlaw.com.