Eric M. Smith
Eric is an Associate Attorney practicing out of the Milwaukie office.
Eric is the Estate Planning attorney for the firm’s Milwaukie location. He also practices in Probate and Trust Administration and Guardianships and Conservatorships. He enjoys working closely with his clients, creating strong relationships and rapport, and using his personable nature to individualize client experiences and assist each one according to their needs. A meticulous drafter, he has extensive experience helping clients to prepare basic to complex Wills, Revocable Living Trusts, and other estate planning documents, including Power of Attorneys and Advance Directives. Eric additionally practices in Business law where he works with individuals, couples, families, and friends to organize start-ups and prepare contracts.
Eric grew up in Orange County, California, and graduated from UC-Irvine with a degree in Political Science, before moving to the Portland metro area to attend Lewis & Clark Law School. After earning his Juris Doctorate degree, he worked as a sole practitioner for four years before joining Barbur Laskey in 2021.
Eric is active with the Milwaukie Rotary Club where he takes part in many volunteer services in and around the community. He and his wife, Marcela, have three dogs, Archer, Andi, and Stotts, and are expecting their first child in early 2023. Outside of the office, Eric enjoys spending time with his family, friends, and dogs and watching and playing sports. Eric is an avid fan of the Portland Trail Blazers, San Francisco Giants, and San Francisco 49ers.