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Elizabeth Ann Turner

also known as Elizabeth Turner Smith

About Me

I've been a lawyer for over 20 years, and am proud to focus my practice on family law.  I knew I wanted to be a lawyer when I was in college but didn't have the resources to go straight to law school, so I started my career as a legal assistant and paralegal.  12 years later, I went to law school and started my own practice.  Some lawyers look down on dissolutions and family law cases, thinking they're somehow less important than other types of cases; they just don't get it.  For most of my clients, the only time in their lives that they will set foot in a courtroom is when they are getting divorced or are involved in a family law case, and the stakes couldn't be higher.  One of the reasons I  love family law is because it gives me the opportunity to help people make an extremely  difficult time in their lives a little easier.  I have a great deal of experience in cases involving traditional and non-traditional relationships, and work hard to fight the fights that need to be fought. 


Practice Areas


  1. Divorce & Separation: 50%
    21 years
  2. Child Custody: 30%
    21 years
  3. Child Support: 10%
    21 years
  4. Family: 10%
    21 years



Hourly ($350-390/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • James Davis Shipman

    I endorse this lawyer. I have known Elizabeth for many years. She is a formidable and knowledgeable attorney and also an excellent judge. I would recommend her services to any person looking for quality family law representation.


    James Shipman Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • J. C. Becker

    Elizabeth is an experienced advocate who is reasonable yet strong in her representational style. A top notch lawyer that I would refer a client to anyday.


    J. Becker Business Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

2825 Colby, Suite 302
Everett, WA, 98020



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyElizabeth Turner, PS/Elizabeth Michelson2014 - Present
Assistant General Counsel/Disciplinary Board CounselWashington State Bar Association2007 - 2014
Attorney OwnerElizabeth Turner Smith, PS1994 - 2007
Legal Assistant/ParalegalVarious firms & attorneys1983 - 1991
Association NamePosition NameDuration
WSBA Elder Law SectionChair2001 - 2002
King County Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
Snohomish County Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
Washington Women LawyersMember1982 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
In Re Marriage of Trichak, 120 Wn. App. 1030 (2004) (unpublished)N/A
In Re Discipline of Whitney, 155 Wn.2d 451 (2005)N/A
Lindemann v. Lindemann, 92 Wn.2d 64 (1998)N/A
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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
UW School of LawN/AJD1994
Central Washington UniversityN/AB.A.1983