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Russell Andrew Knight

Litigation Attorney at Tacoma, WA

5.0   5 reviews
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2008
    Active No misconduct found

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About Russell

Learn Russell’s areas of practice.

My practice focuses on litigation of business and real estate disputes. I also represents both employees and employers in employment matters including employment discrimination and wage claims. Please feel free to give me a call at to discuss your legal concern.

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Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association Young Lawyers Section Board of Trustees.

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Posted by anonymous | September 10, 2017
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Business review
We had Russel help my company with a couple different legal issues and questions we needed help addressing. He was great and now we feel confident that we have a trusted, local law firm we can go to for help with our future needs.
Posted by Bill | November 9, 2015
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Securities Fraud Trial by Jury
I hired Russell in the Fall of 2013 to represent me in a multi million dollar securities fraud lawsuit. The lawsuit came to an end in the Fall of 2015 after a three week trial by jury in which we prevailed on all counts. I cannot say enough good things about Russell Knight! He is very through and organized. He took well over 5000 pages of documents and testimony, wove it into a story that the jury could understand and lead them day by day to the final outcome. Russell is as steady as they come. Do not let his boyish face and soft demeanor fool you. I guarantee that he will not let anyone take advantage of him or the situation. Most importantly, the jury really liked Russell. After the verdict, both sides sat down with a couple of the jurors to get their feedback. They stated that Russell had presented a full, concise, believable story, which they appreciated. If you have a large case, which this was, and need an attorney that will spend whatever time is necessary and keep you informed every step of the way, you cannot do better than Russell Knight. Obviously, I highly recommend Russell and the entire Smith Alling firm!
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Posted by Cassandra | April 28, 2015
Great experience
We had a great experience working with Russell. After a bad experience dealing with a company left us out a great deal of money and unsure what to do, Russell guided us the right direction, kept us informed throughout the process and ultimately lead us to a successful outcome in a timely manner.
Posted by Claudia | December 4, 2014
Knowledgeable attorney
Mr. Knight worked tirelessly on my case for almost two years until I was satisfied with the outcome. He was supportive of my goals but wasn't afraid to point out pros and cons to attaining them. He knew the law and its limitations and helped work within those boundaries. I am very happy with the outcome and highly recommend retaining Russell Knight for an employment case.
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Posted by Anthony Wright | November 14, 2013
Exceptional 5-stars
My experience with Mr. Knight has been exceptional. The level of service, professionalism and legal expertise has exceeded my expectations. He combines a tremendous skill set with good ole fashioned customer service and a true sense of care for his clients.


  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Smith Alling, P.S.
  • 2013 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Smith Alling, P.S.
  • 2008 - 2012
  • Rule 9 Intern
  • Delay Curran Thompson Pontarolo & Walker
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Judicial Extern
  • Spokane County Superior Court Hon. Neal Q. Rielly
  • 2006 - 2007
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  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • JD
  • 2008
  • University of Puget Sound
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005

Legal Cases

  • CalPortland v. Levelone Concrete, LLC
  • In reversing the trial Court, the Court of Appeals found in favor of my client and clarified the law on construction liens Washington.
  • Mills v. Budil
  • The Court of Appeals affirmed the decision of the trial court in favor of my client.
  • Omer v. Anco Investments, LLC
  • The Court of Appeals affirmed the decision of the trial court in favor of my client.


  • Washington State Bar Association Board of Governors
  • Governor
  • 2018 - Present
  • Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Foundation
  • Trustee
  • 2015 - 2015
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
  • President
  • 2014 - 2014

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
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  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association
  • Co-author, Road map to the Courthouse CLE materials
  • 2016

Speaking Engagements

  • Judicial Skit Night
  • CLE Moderator, Rules of Professional Conduct
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

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Given (7)
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Litigation Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Russell is a skilled litigator and the first person I send prospective clients with business and employment law matters. He’s thoughtful, diligent, and works hard to get the best results for his clients. Russell is also a valued Governor of the Washington State Bar Association and wonderful to work with in that leadership capacity."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Real estate Attorney | Jul 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Russell for years as a fellow lawyer in the community. In fact, I use him for personally for my rental properties. Russell is very competent and a pleasure to work with."
Business Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Russell is an excellent attorney. I would recommend him to any person or company needing assistance with legal matters pertaining to business or real estate."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Russell is a tenacious attorney and always professional. He enjoys a very good reputation with the Judges in Pierce County."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Awesome attorney, would recommend Russell to anyone who needs efficient and effective legal services."
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Tacoma Litigation Lawyer Russell Andrew Knight
Russell Andrew Knight
Litigation Attorney
Tacoma, WA
Licensed for 15 years
Free Consultation