Thomas P. Quinlan

Smith Alling, P.S.
Seattle, Washington 98111


Areas Of Practice

Mechanic Liens
Personal Injury
Real Estate


Thomas P. Quinlan has had a diverse and varied practice. Early in his career, he gained trial experience practicing criminal law. Now he is a civil trial attorney, who counsels his clients on developing strategies to successfully resolve conflicts.

Mr. Quinlan represents clients in state superior courts, as well as federal courts. His clients include individuals and small business owners. He practices primarily personal injury litigation, bankruptcy litigation, construction and real property litigation, as well as business organization and corporation commercial transactions law.

That includes resolution through mediation, arbitration, and court or jury trials.

The law firm of Smith Alling is centrally located in downtown Tacoma, Washington. Many of our attorneys and staff have lived in the Pacific Northwest most of their lives. Some of our attorneys have practiced in the area for over 40 years. All of our lawyers have strong roots within the local legal community and maintain an excellent relationship and reputation with our peers.

Smith Alling is a full service law firm that offers a broad range of assistance to its clients in the State of Washington, as well as nationally and internationally.

With so many law firms from which to choose, why select Smith Alling?

Smith Alling offers its clients the highest quality legal services available. Our professionals are highly skilled and have many years of experience in a wide variety of practice areas. While years of experience are not the only qualification you want in a law firm, we use that experience to build relationships for a consistent team effort in which our clients are involved throughout the entire representation.

As soon as your first meeting, you will notice that our professionals genuinely care for you and your situation – it is this compassion that will bring you back to Smith Alling. With deep roots in the local legal community, we dedicate our practice to our local clients with the same attention to detail as our national and international clients

Seattle University of Law, Tacoma, Washington, J.D.
University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, Washington, 1986, B.A.
Major: Politics/Government


Washington State Bar Association
Young Lawyers Division, President
Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association
Young Lawyers Section, President

Bar Admissions

Washington, 1991
U.S. District Court Western District of Washington, 1991
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Washington, 1991
U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1992
U.S. Supreme Court, 2005

Honors and Awards

Designated Rising Star of Legal Profession
Washington Law and Politics Magazine, 2000

1501 Dock Street
Tacoma, WA 98402

P; 253-627-1091
F: 253-627-0123
E: [email protected]