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I have been in private practice for over 15 years, with an emphasis on criminal defense and family law matters.  I have extensive trial and motion experience and have handled hundreds of cases in courts across the State of Washington.


In these tough economic times, I have fee structures that will accommodate most income levels. 


Please feel free to contact me at 253-840-0288 or by e-mail to  I offer a free initial consulation.


Practice areas


  1. Family: 50%
  2. Criminal Defense: 50%



Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Charles M Robbins

    I endorse this lawyer. Mrs. Smith is hard working, smart, nice, and someone you want to help you in a time of need. I have no problem refering cases to her because I know she will do a great job.


    Charles Robbins Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

3708 14th St Pl SW
Puyallup, WA, 98373


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Certificate of AppreciationPDR of Olympia2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerThe Law Office of Donna Person Smith, PLLC1996 - Present
Judge Pro TemKing Counthy District Court1997 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington Defender AssociationN/A2012 - Present
Puyallup/Sumner Chamber of CommerceN/A2006 - Present
Tacoma Pierce County Bar AssociationN/A2005 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationN/A1994 - Present
Washington Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/AN/A
Soroptomists of AuburnN/A1997 - 2004
Auburn Area Chamber of CommerceN/A1997 - 2004
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
City of Auburn vs. Juan Solis MarcialN/A
City of Auburn vs. Edward KelleyN/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
SelfCriminal Defense Blog2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Tulane University Law SchoolN/AJD - Juris Doctor1993
University of WashingtonHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1990
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Informal meeting with local contractors.Department of Licensing Consequences of a DUI2010