Headshot of Scott Winship

Practice Areas

Estate Planning and Probate Litigation, Contested Guardianships


Scott started his law career as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney in Pierce and King Counties before entering private practice. After several years in private practice, he was tasked with running a bank. After the bank was sold, Scott’s reputation for public service and honesty drew him to Vandeberg, Johnson & Gandara, PS, where he has remained.

Community Involvement

  • Member and chair of the governing board of the following organizations:
    • United Way of Pierce County;
    • MultiCare Health Foundation;
    • The Nonprofit Center;
    • The Municipal Legal of Tacoma-Pierce County.
  • Served on the board of the following organizations:
    • Faith Homes;
    • The Tacoma Trauma Trust; 
    • Tacoma Rotary Club #8;
    • Board Member and Treasurer of the Hilltop Artists in Residence and Pierce County Community Development Corporation; and
    • Second-term Member and Vice President of the Tacoma Planning Commission.

3 Things A Client Wouldn’t Know About You

  • Loves to cook;
  • Avid armchair quarterback;
  • Used to be a tour bus driver in Alaska.

Why You Decided to Be an Attorney

To play a small part in bringing justice to this world.

Why You Decided to Practice and/or Continue Practicing This Type of Law   

It allows me to help people every day.

When You Leave the Profession What Do You Want to Be Known For

Honesty and compassion with my clients when attempting to resolve their issues as peacefully and respectfully as possible.

As an Attorney What Makes You Stand Out

Candor, I have real, honest, and often difficult conversations with clients to fully understand not only what brought them here today but also how they hope to realistically resolve the situation.