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Jacob Smith


Jacob has been in practice for over a decade. During that time, he has worked in many areas of the law including personal injury, employment law, prosecution, and criminal defense, but his main practice area has been family law. Jacob focuses his practice on child custody, complex dissolution/divorce, modification, and child support. Jacob strives to bring a sense of calm to his clients during what is likely one of the toughest times of their lives. He works hard to ensure his clients can focus on rebuilding while he diligently takes care of their legal issues.

Jacob is an award winning legal writer who graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Washington School of Law. After finishing law school, he moved to Eastern Washington to begin his legal career in personal injury law. After practicing for a year, fighting for the little guy against insurance industry giants and successfully settling million dollar cases, he moved back to the Puget Sound region because this is where his heart is. Jacob grew up in the Seattle suburbs and his extended family, including his mother and grandfather, still live nearby. As family is the most important thing to Jacob, he wanted to raise his children in the community where his family resides and to help improve the community where he grew up. After moving back to the Seattle area, Jacob transitioned into family law to help make a difference for families in their time of need. 

Jacob’s youngest child is adopted and, having experienced 3 years of court hearings, social worker visits, visitations, and many complications in the foster/adoption process, he is keenly aware of the toll family law matters can take on a person. Former clients still contact Jacob years later to thank him for not only helping them get the results they deserved but for also being a real, empathetic advocate during their case.

Jacob loves his community and, as a lifetime Western Washingtonian, he enjoys attending Seahawks and Huskies games with his family, salmon fishing, and spending time with his wife and 4 children. Family game night is a staple in his home and he and his wife and kids have weekly dinners with his mother and grandfather. One of the greatest joys in Jacob’s life is that his children have been able to develop a strong relationship with their great grandparents and he plans to raise his children in the Pacific Northwest and spend the rest of his life in the Puget Sound region.

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