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Maret Thatcher Smith

Maret Thatcher Smith

Practice areas:

Estate Planning, Trusts, Probate, Contracts & Agreements

About Me

I got into estate planning law because it’s one of the few legal practices where everyone leaves my office happy. I genuinely enjoy getting to know my clients and being a small part of their family.

I’m here to make sure that your planning – whatever it entails – is done quickly and successfully.

Before starting my practice, I helped the estate planning clients of Ben Knaupp and Associates and worked as a corporate lawyer for KT Contracting Co., Inc. At Thatcher Smith Law I get to work closely with families and individuals through major life transitions. Whether they’re starting a small business, writing their first will, or dealing with the death of a loved one, I’ve been proud to serve them.

I’m here to make sure that your planning – whatever it entails – is done quickly and successfully. The sooner you start thinking about the future, the better you’ll be prepared to deal with it once it’s actually arrived.



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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2010

  1. Estate Planning: 40%
    1 year
  2. Trusts: 35%
    1 year
  3. Probate: 20%
    1 year
  4. Contracts & Agreements: 5%
    1 year



Hourly ($200/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

8 total 

  • Joshua M Barrett

    Maret is my go-to recommendation for clients that have estate planning needs. She is an excellent communicator and a thoughtful practitioner.


    Joshua Barrett Contracts & Agreements Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Christian K. Lassen II

    Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community.


    Christian Lassen Wrongful Death Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

312 NW 10th Street
#200 B
Portland, OR, 97209




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Dean's ListBrigham Young University Law School2008

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Attorney at LawThatcher Smith Law, LLC2010 - Present
Corporate Counsel, ConsultantKT Contracting Co.2010 - 2013


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Oregon Women Lawyers (Portland chapter)Member2014 - Present
Oregon Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Oregon Estate Planning SectionMember2010 - Present
Committed Partners for YouthMentor2010 - 2012

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
KT Contracting v. Ross Bros & Co and Safeco InsuranceMy client, KT Contracting won under unjust enrichment theory.

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Publication NameTitleDate
Thatcher Smith Law BlogTop 5 Motivations for Estate Planning2014
Thatcher Smith Law BlogPayback Trusts2014
Thatcher Smith Law BlogEstate Planning Considerations for Same Sex Couples2014
Thatcher Smith Law BlogThe Dangers of Leaving Your Assets One Family Member2013


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law SchoolLawJD2010
University of OregonN/ABA2007

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Waddell Reed Portland Monthly MeetingBasic Estate Planning for Financial Planners2014
Ankrom Moisan Portland Lunch and LearnThe Estate Planning Things you can do...and the Few You Should Not2014
Estate Planning Issues for the ElderlyEstate Planning Issues for the Elderly2012