201 Saint Helens Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98402

Meet Our Team

Meet The Attorney David C. Smith

David Smith

Principal & Managing Attorney

Mr. Smith has been practicing law for over 10 years, following a career as a computer consultant and manager of a computer department for an insurance company. While attending law school, he was involved with projects that combined technology and the law, including e-discovery and computer forensics.

Mr. Smith’s practice focuses on consumer and commercial law representing individuals and businesses with an emphasis on debtor representation in bankruptcy proceedings, including Chapter 7, 11 and 13 claims.
In addition to his bankruptcy practice, Mr. Smith also practices in real estate, corporate formation and dissolution, employment, transactional law, Internet law, and e-commerce. He and his office also volunteer and participate in pro-bono work within the community.


  • J.D, Seattle University School of Law, Seattle, Washington, 1999
  • B.A., summa cum laude, Simpson College, 1996

Admitted to practice in:

  • All Washington courts
  • US District Court for Western District of Washington
  • US Bankruptcy Court for Western District of Washington
  • US Bankruptcy Appellate Panel, Ninth Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • Professional Affiliations
  • Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, NACBA (National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys)


Our Legal Team

The staff of Law Offices of David Smith are professional and diverse. Our small team gives you the opportunity for a more personalized approach to your individual needs. Each team member contributes a different perspective which works to strengthen our firm from within for the benefit of our clients.

Lisa Tigges Smith

Lisa Smith

Ms. Smith has been working for the Law Offices of David Smith for over 10 years. Lisa’s role is the overall business management of the firm including marketing, accounting and human resources.
Prior to joining the firm, Lisa was a successful event coordinator as the Director of Events for Drake University in Iowa. After moving to Washington in 1996, she finished her bachelor’s degree while her husband attended law school.

Outside of the office, Lisa enjoys her primary role as mother and life guide to 2 beautiful daughters and the adventures that entails.


  • A.A. in Accounting, Des Moines College of Business, 1988
  • B.A. in Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences and Nonprofit Management, summa cum laude, University of Washington, 1999

Jessica Montgomery

Jessica Montgomery

Ms. Montgomery has been working for the Law Offices of David Smith since 2010.


  • B.A. Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences in Politics, Philosophy and Economics, University of Washington, 2009