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What clients can expect:

   We believe in the traditional relationship between the attorney and client.  Our attorneys each recognize a duty to serve clients as a trusted advisor, and we work each day to earn this level of trust with each of our clients.  This relationship depends on direct contact and frank communication between lawyer and client.

    Clients are entitled to straightforward advice expressing the attorney’s honest legal assessment. Legal advice often involves unpleasant facts and alternatives that a client may be disinclined to confront. In presenting advice, our attorneys endeavor to sustain the client's morale and to put advice in as acceptable a form as honesty permits. However, we cannot be deterred from giving candid advice by the prospect that the advice will be unpalatable to the client.

       Although we are not moral advisors as such, we do consider those issues as moral and ethical considerations impinge upon most legal questions and may decisively influence how the law will be applied.

Practice Areas 

>Real Estate, Environmental, & Land Use 
>Business Services 
>Probate & Estate Planning Law
>Nuisance & Criminal Issues

SPENCER LAW FIRM, LLC has its principal offices in Tacoma, Washington.  We also maintain offices in Seattle, Washington and Anchorage, Alaska in order to serve clients in those cities more easily.  The firm is a general litigation firm with an emphasis on environmental, land use law, and real estate transactional matters.  The Firm also has attorneys with active probate, estate planning, and criminal/DUI practices.  The attorneys in the Firm are experienced in all types of real property, environmental, and land use matters, including transactional, regulatory, administrative, litigation, and appellate.  The Firm has represented clients on environmental matters, including:

State & Federal contaminated sites


Cost recovery



Alaska’s mini-CERCLA


Mine reclamation


Clean Water Act 404 permits

Clean Air Act Permits

General land use permitting

Critical Area Issues

Hazardous Waste Facilities

Mine retention and tailing ponds