Quentin Wildsmith


Practice Emphasis

Quentin Wildsmith is a trial attorney with an emphasis in trust, estate, guardianship, and complex commercial litigation. Quentin served as the Managing Principal for his firm from 2012-2014, and has supervised the firm’s Trust & Estate Litigation department starting in 2012. Quentin serves on the WSBA’s Trust and Estate Dispute Resolution subcommittee, is “AV” preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubbell, and has been consistently named a “Washington Super Lawyer” since 2010. Quentin began his career as a Public Defender for the City of St. Louis, protecting the rights of people who could not afford to hire private counsel. Currently Quentin regularly litigates, arbitrates, and mediates cases involving vulnerable adults, trusts, estates, and guardianship disputes, demanding skills that understand complex family dynamics and experience in the variety of legal tools available for resolving such disputes.


  • College of William and Mary, Bachelor of Arts
  • St. Louis University School of Law, Juris Doctor

Presentations & Publications

  • King County Probate Policy and Procedure Manual, contributing author
  • 10th Annual Trust and Estate Litigation Seminar, speaker and author
  • Successful Money Management Seminar Series, speaker and author
  • Voir Dire – St. Louis Repertory Theater, Legal Consultant

Professional & Civic

  • Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America® in the practice area of ‘Litigation – Trusts and Estates’ (2020 – 2024 ed.)
  • Super Lawyer,Super Lawyers Washington, 2010-present
  • 2014 Top Attorney in Washington, as published in Seattle Magazine
  • Martindale-Hubbell highest AV Preeminent rating
  • Board Director, Ian’s Ride, 2018-present, www.iansride.com
  • Washington State Bar Association Trust & Estate Litigation committee member
  • Washington State Bar Association, Past Chair Executive Committee of Law Practice Management and Technology Section
  • Law Office Management Institute, Steering Committee
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Board Director, Helpline House, 2010-2014
  • Bainbridge Youth Services, Volunteer, 2012-2020
  • Hospice of Kitsap County, Board of Trustees, 1997-2001
  • Boston Marathon, 2015
  • Leukemia Society of America, Team in Training Marathon Runner and Team Captain
  • Boy Scouts of America, Eagle Scout
Quentin Wildsmith



I have worked most closely with Quentin Wildsmith at the Lasher firm. He is one of the finest, most skilled, and most effective lawyers in Seattle. I've referred clients and friends to him for years and have co-counseled with him on several matters. He's unfailingly ethical and and his written and oral advocacy are exceptional. He is also a master strategist who knows how to litigate aggressively and effectively, but is also sensitive to when a different approach would best serve his clients.
Deborah N.
Quentin Wildsmith is great.
Sheila R.
Quentin is a practical resolution based attorney who is very direct in spelling out the most promising options. We were quite pleased with how he handled our case both in and out of the court room. His professional demeanor and tact were well accepted by us as well as the Judge; we were pleased with the outcome. We strongly recommend Quentin for litigation matters.
Cheryl - via AVVO