Gina M. Auter

Gina M. Auter

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Tacoma, WA

Smith Alling, P.S.
 | 1501 Dock Street, Tacoma, WA 98402-3526
Phone: 253-627-1091
Fax: 253-627-0123
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1992
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (70%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (30%)
Attorney Profile

Gina Auter has received the preeminent “AV” peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell—the highest honor they award annually since 2013. The “AV” rating indicates that Ms. Auter’s peers and judicial officers rank her at the highest level of professional excellence, based on her very high ethical standards and her legal ability, as adjudged by her knowledge of the law, creativity in analyzing issues, ability to communicate effectively, judgment in case management, and overall experience. She has 26 years of experience handling complex high asset dissolution actions, as well as high conflict custody matters. She is collaborativley trained, which provides her with an additional skill set to assist clients seeking to address their actions in a non-traditional manner that places conflict resolution as a top priority. Ms. Auter is dedicated to providing a personalized approach to each case she handles. She has a demonstrated track record of resolving cases without the need for protracted litigation, but is a seasoned trial attorney who is prepared to litigate issues that cannot be resolved by agreement.  As a mediator she serves as a neutral who assists other attorneys and clients in peacefully resolving conflict. As an arbitrator, she is a final decision maker who determines the outcome of matters that cannot be resolved by agreement.  Her varied skills and experience allow her to provide creative solutions and personalized advice that is specifically tailored to each client. Not all attorneys are the same—the “AV” rating is an indication of Ms. Auter’s superior legal skills, which directly benefit her clients.

About Gina Auter

Admitted: 1992, Washington

Professional Webpage:


  • AV Preeminent, Martindale Hubbell, 2013

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • 2016-2017 Trustee Family Law Section 2018 Vice President Family Law Section
  • Member Washington State Bar Association 1992-present; Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association 1992-present; Family Law Section Trustee 1995 – 1996. 
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association Family Law Section Trustee 2016, 2017; Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association Family Law Section Vice President 2018; Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association President Elect 2019  

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Seattle Children’s Hospital Crescent Guild President 2002 – 2005; Volunteer Tacoma Rescue Mission 2012-2016;  Volunteer Mary's Place and Julias' Place 2013-2018.

Educational Background:

  • Seattle University Law School 1992
Office Location for Gina M. Auter

1501 Dock Street
Tacoma, WA 98402-3526

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Last Updated: 1/25/2019

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