Who We Are

Liz Smith is currently the sole attorney and owner/CEO of 49th Estate Planning. She loves meeting people and helping them learn about the process their assets must go through upon death, and then to create a plan with you if you want to do something different than what happens without any planning. Planning includes education, wills, trusts, and other services to help you and your family prepare. She also enjoys helping other small businesses to reach their potential through ongoing coaching, legal work, and setup.

Liz graduated from Vermont Law School in 2010 and spent over nine years working for the State of Alaska. She held many positions in that time including Assistant Public Defender and Assistant Attorney General. She took pride in serving the State, but became wary of the fight (fighting opposing counsel) and she nearly became disillusioned with being an attorney altogether. Fortunately she found ‘her thing’ with 49th Estate Planning and LOVES the business, our team, and our clients!

Our practice is supported by Client Services Director, Alexandria Weddell. If you engage our estate planning services, Alex will likely be your main point of contact as we assist you with the planning process! Alex works remotely from Dyea, Alaska and is an excellent addition to the team. If you book an appointment with us, Alex will be following up with you to get your homework! She is super friendly and seems to know everyone in the state. You can reach Alex directly at Alex@lizsmithlaw.com.

We also receive phenomenal paralegal support from Isabel Lee. Isabel joins us with decades of experience working with attorneys practicing family law. If you are an estate administration client, Isabel will be your main point of contact, but she also assists with estate planning matters behind the scenes. She is enjoying learning a new field and providing our clients with excellent support! You can reach Isabel directly at Isabel@lizsmithlaw.com.

Our customer service is awesome thanks to our Office Manager, Pualei Galletes! (Pronounced “pu-a-lei”). If you go to the office or give us a call, Pualei will be there to greet you and support your needs. She keeps everything running at the office, and also assists clients with some meetings. She loves to help others get their important affairs in order, which is why she loves her job! You can reach Pualei directly at support@lizsmithlaw.com.