Stacey Smith

Bar Admission: Oregon, 1998Practice Areas:
• “QDROs” – services relating to the division / transfer of retirement benefits
• Estate Planning
• Family Law – General Practice (including divorce, child custody, adoption)Education:
University of Oregon School of Law (J.D. 1998)
University of California, Irvine (B.A. 1995)


Stacey graduated Cum Laude from U.C. Irvine with a B.A. in history.  At UCI, Stacey completed the 2-year Humanities Honors Program; her Honors research and thesis explored historical and developing race relations (and attitudes about race and gender in that context) in the U.S.A. during the 19th Century.    Stacey attended U of O law from 1995 to 1998, where she earned her Jurisprudence Doctorate and received her Estate Planning Program Statement of Completion, having developed an academic and practical emphasis in estate planning under the auspices of the law school’s Estate Planning Program.  She was admitted to the Oregon State Bar in 1998 and remains a member in good standing.  Stacey was an active member of the Eugene Estate Planning Council (2000 – 2004) but after the birth of her second child, she curtailed her involvement in the council to become more available to her family.  She is an avid swimmer, nature-lover, and skier.  Her life and work revolve around her family.  She is a dog person and a history junkie.


Stacey has been with Spinner Law Group since 1997.  As a practitioner, her areas of expertise include the division and transfer of retirement benefits in the divorce and post-divorce settings (‘QDROs’ and general ‘DROs’) ; estate planning (preparation of wills and non-probate alternatives such as trusts and other contractual, ‘by operation of law’ type transfers, as well as planning for incapacity); and divorce/custody related matters.  Stacey served the Lane County, Oregon community as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for Children from 1996 through 1999.