Successful Trial Lawyers Serving All Your Legal Needs

The attorneys at Scott & Smith are here to assist you with all your legal needs. We are a general practice law firm that represents clients in a variety of matters, including;

  • Criminal DefenseFrom Felonies to Misdemeanors
  • DUIWe represent more people charged with this crime in Island County than any other law firm.
  • Family LawDissolutions, Legal Separations, Pre and Postnuptial Agreements, Child Custody, Child Support Actions, Child Paternity, and Adoptions.
  • Personal Injury
  • Estate PlanningWills, Powers of Attorney, Heath Care Directives/Living Wills, and Trusts.

We have two locations. We opened an OH office in 2003.

We represent clients in the Pacific Northwest and the greater Puget Sound area including; Whidbey Island, Camano Island, San Juan Islands, Everett, Snohomish, Whatcom and Skagit Counties.

We provide professional legal service, one case at a time. What matters to you, matters to us.

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"Highly recommend Terry L. Smith! From the beginning I knew it was a long-shot as a father to gain full custody of my young daughter. But I knew I had to try, in order to give her the very best chance for a healthy life and bright future. At the initial free review of my case, Terry laid everything out in the open—the potential costs, the lengthy step-by-step timeframe, the good, the bad, things I never even thought to ask—in order for me to make a fully informed decision and commitment. He and his excellent team went above and beyond the call of duty on numerous occasions throughout the entire process. In court, I was impressed with Terry’s knowledge and expertise as he litigated the case, very grateful he represented me. In the end, I was awarded full custody along with many other positive concessions in my favor. So glad he was in my corner. More importantly, in my daughter’s."
— JT

"I truly appreciate all the hard work and dedication Terry and his team have done for me.  I knew from the very start when I talked to Terry on the phone that he was the perfect fit for me and my dilemma/problem/situation.  The concern that his firm showed for my case was outstanding."
— EM

"I now live in PA but needed a lawyer in Washington State to help with my Paternity/Child Custody issues.  I spoke to multiple lawyers in Washington and felt they really didn’t care and were only interested in getting the huge retainer they required up front.  Feeling uncomfortable I started searching for lawyers again and came across Terry L. Smith.  I went on his website and read the comments from people he has helped so I called him.  This was the best move I ever made.  Terry and everyone in his office were knowledgeable, professional, personable and just a pleasure to work with.  They made me feel like they really cared about my case and they really did care even though I was 3000 miles away.  They responded to every email within hours and also returned all calls promptly.  It turned out I was not the father of the child in question but Terry also helped me re-coup all the child support I already paid out.  I could not have done any of this without Terry and his staff’s excellent work.  I would strongly recommend Terry and his office for your Paternity/Child Custody legal needs.  Thanks again to Terry and everyone in the office!"
— JK 8/2015  

"In January 2013 I as wrongfully accused by my ex-wife of abusing my children. All of the sudden I have to deal with the local city and county police, Child Protective Services and my wife's attorney. I was referred to Terry Smith to help me. I met with him, I liked him and hired him. Thank God I did. He first got the police to leave me alone. Then we dealt with the State of Washington and the divorce attorney. Once we got the State to back down and see that what was being said about me was not true we had to convince the court to give me my children back. It was not easy but Terry Smith got all this done by June of 2013. I now have my children living with me and my ex-wife only has weekly supervised visitation. I was never charged with a criminal offense. I cannot say enough good things about Terry. If you ever have a problem, either criminal, divorce or other court problem, I strongly recommend Terry Smith."
— AH Feb/2014

"I had a bad girlfriend who trumped up criminal charges against me. She had me thrown in jail, twice. The prosecutor was mad at me and the judge was mad at me. I hired Terry Smith and he fixed everything. He got me out of jail. He fought the charges against me. This month the prosecutor was forced to dismiss both cases against me. Hired Terry before with good results and he has always taken care of my needs."
— TH, December 2014

"I most highly recommend Terry L. Smith as your attorney. I hired him for a DUI I received.
 Mr. Smith meticulously won the victory of my case hands down! If you like to win, call Terry L. Smith and you will win!"


"When discretion was critical and time was of the essence, Terry L. Smith's Law Office delivered with grace and understanding."

"Terry Smith and his legal team are great to work with. Not only are they knowledgeable,they are very friendly and caring. Every step of my divorce was clearly explained, virtually painless and hassle free. I would have no problem ever recommending Terry Smith for your legal needs. He is very professional and very reasonable. Thank you Terry and your wonderful team!"
— H.K. March 2012

"I had gotten tangled in a web of lies and deceit spun by the mother of my child, the climax of which I was charged with 4th Degree Assault D.V. I knew that this woman, purely out of spite, would lie to any extent to not only save face but to also hurt me. I needed someone who could see the law more clearly than I and also have the experience with similar cases. Terry was referred to me by another attorney and after a consultation with a reasonable retainer and a sense of confidence about my particular case I was quick to have him on. I would think it was a combination of Terry's excellent legal staff, my undivided cooperation and the truth that got this case dismissed before having to go to trial. With out Terry's advice and professionalism I would have never made such progress on my own."
— Rand W., Coupeville, WA