Washington Estate Planning Lawyers

Ronald L. Cohen
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Bellevue, WA Estate Planning Attorney with 41 years experience

Seattle University School of LawUnited States Claims Court, United States District Courts, Western District of Washington, United States Tax Court and Washington
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Mark David Nusz
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Everett, WA Estate Planning Attorney

Attorney Mark D. Nusz works hard to solve your toughest problems - the ones that won't let you get to sleep. He strives to set the foundation for clients to prepare for a secure and successful future while... Read More »
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Pamela Hazelton Rohr
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Spokane Valley, WA Estate Planning Attorney with 28 years experience

Gonzaga University School of LawFederal District of Eastern Washington and Washington
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John Kenney
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Poulsbo, WA Estate Planning Attorney with 21 years experience

Mr. Kenney has over twenty years helping families, individuals and business owners with estate planning, asset protection, wealth preservation and transfer and tax minimization.As an estate planning and... Read More »
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John Kenney
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Poulsbo, WA Estate Planning Attorney with 21 years experience
(360) 850-1049 17791 Fjord Dr NE
Suite 154
Poulsbo, WA 98370
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business and Tax
University of Washington School of Law and The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
Mr. Kenney has over twenty years helping families, individuals and business owners with estate planning, asset protection, wealth preservation and transfer and tax minimization.

As an estate planning and asset protection attorney Mr. Kenney has created thousands of estate and asset protection plans, which include wills, powers of attorney, health care powers of attorney, living wills, other advance medical directives, revocable living trusts, dynasty trusts, safe harbor trusts, irrevocable trusts, gifting trusts, educational trusts, retirement plan trusts, IRA trusts, charitable trusts, charitable lead trusts, charitable remainder trusts, private foundations, 501c3 charities, qualified personal residence trusts, grantor retained annuity trusts, family limited...
Michael D. Whipple
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Spokane, WA Estate Planning Lawyer with 8 years experience
(509) 869-3223 309 E. Pacific Ave
Spokane, WA 99202
Estate Planning, Business, Elder and Probate
Gonzaga University School of Law
Providing a wide range of quality legal services with a personal commitment to each client. We specialize in: Business Law Civil Rights Law Consumer Protection Law Estate Planning Land Use Law Landlord / Tenant Law Legal Guardianship Law Personal Injury Probate Water Rights Elder Law At the Whipple Law Group, PLLC in Spokane, Washington...
Mark David Nusz
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Everett, WA Estate Planning Attorney with 2 years experience
(425) 412-4314 2918 Colby Avenue
Ste. 207
Everett, WA 98201
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder, Probate and Tax
University of Washington School of Law and Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University
Attorney Mark D. Nusz works hard to solve your toughest problems - the ones that won't let you get to sleep. He strives to set the foundation for clients to prepare for a secure and successful future while clearing away the problems from the past. Whether it is reduction of debt, major tax issues with the IRS or the state Department of Revenue, or structuring an estate plan, he will sit down with you one-on-one and help you figure a way to achieve a positive outcome.

A graduate of the University of Washington's Tax Law LL.M program,...
Forrest Carlson
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SEATTLE, WA Estate Planning Attorney with 10 years experience
(206) 631-9575 150 Nickerson St Ste 311
SEATTLE, WA 98109
Estate Planning, Business, Probate and Real Estate
Seattle University School of Law
Lincoln J. Miller
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Poulsbo, WA Estate Planning Attorney with 23 years experience
(360) 779-4500 19586 10th Ave. NE, Suite 300
P. O. Box 2172
Poulsbo, WA 98370
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
University of Missouri - Columbia
My practice provides clients with personal legal services in estate planning, real estate and business planning. I use a non-traditional style of doing business that is designed to meet clients' needs when they arise, through responsiveness and efficient, one-on-one communication.
F. Richard Ricketts
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Tacoma, WA Estate Planning Attorney with 15 years experience
(253) 237-1736 1130 Broadway Plaza
Suite 202
Tacoma, WA 98402
Estate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Divorce
Seattle University School of Law
Since starting my practice in 2003, I have emphasized the provision of competent legal services at a cost which is adjusted for the client's particular situation. Hiring a lawyer is expensive for many reasons, but to the extent possible, I have tried to right size the fees we charge the client with the client's household income.

I focus my practice primarily in the family law area and have a great deal of experience in divorces, annulments, legal separations, child support modifications, parenting plan modifications and non parental custody cases.

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David Neubeck
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Bellingham, WA Estate Planning Lawyer with 18 years experience
(360) 647-8846 2828 Northwest Ave
Bellingham, WA 98226
Estate Planning, Elder and Probate
University of Minnesota Law School
After graduating cum laude from the University of Minnesota in 1999, I spent a year clerking for a judge in Wisconsin before moving to Whatcom County in the summer of 2000. Before coming to the Elder Law Offices of Barry M. Meyers, I was in-house counsel for the Lummi Nation with my practice focusing on human resource issues, governmental administration and criminal prosecution. My practice now focuses 100% on Elder Law. It is exceptionally rewarding to provide guidance and support for people as they face the complicated issues associated with aging. The work is made even more...
Christopher Michael Small
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Kirkland, WA Estate Planning Lawyer with 13 years experience
(206) 659-1512 150 Lake St. S., Suite 218
Kirkland, WA 98033
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business and Probate
University of Kansas School of Law
Christopher Small is the owner of CMS Law Firm LLC, the Northwest's premiere estate planning, probate, and trust administration law firm. CMS Law Firm focuses on estate planning for one reason - legacy and family protection are at the forefront of their philosophy and beliefs. Christopher is the proud father of three kids, Blakely, Jackson, and Dillon, and understands how important it is to make sure families have the protection and safety they need to excel no matter the circumstances.

Some of the routine matters we handle include, wills, revocable living trusts, powers of attorney, medical powers of attorney, health care...
Marc Andrew Moses
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Poulsbo, WA Estate Planning Attorney with 17 years experience
(206) 456-4456 19240 Jensen Way
#1331
Poulsbo, WA 98370
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
University of New Hampshire School of Law
Attorney Moses has been defending juvenile and Family Law Clients in the courtroom since 1999. Whether your case is a divorce, legal separation, child custody and support, spousal support, domestic violence, or guardianship, he has the experience and resources necessary to achieve a successful outcome of your case. He has a strong background in defending the rights of individuals, and is competent to handle your case from beginning to end, with thoughtful attention to detail, whether it be at the negotiating table or in the courtroom.
Eileen S. Peterson
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Tacoma, WA Estate Planning Lawyer with 31 years experience
(253) 620-6419 1201 Pacific Ave
#2100
Tacoma, WA 98402
Estate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation and Probate
Seattle University School of Law
Ryan Anton Jacobsen
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Olympia, WA Estate Planning Attorney with 10 years experience
(360) 918-7776 2018 Caton Way SW #106
Olympia, WA 98502
Estate Planning, Landlord Tenant, Probate and Real Estate
Chapman University Fowler School of Law
I'm a transactional and litigation attorney, and I love my job. About 90% of my clients have legal issues involving real property and personal property, which includes estate planning and wills, trust estates, probate estates, guardianship estates, insurance settlements, debt collection, short sales, deeds in lieu, cash for keys, residential and commercial leases, landlord-tenant disputes, real estate transactions, property contract disputes, real estate LLCs and trusts, corporate stock sales, and investment property. These matters fit neatly into three categories: People, Property, and Business. I have an incredible wife, Abby, and two beautiful children, Benjamin and Leah. I enjoy woodworking,...
Paul Premack
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Bellevue, WA Estate Planning Attorney with 36 years experience
(425) 296-2919 11900 N.E. 1st St. Suite 300
Bellevue, WA 98005
Estate Planning, Elder and Probate
University of Houston - Main Campus
Paul Premack is a Certified Elder Law Attorney through the National Elder Law Foundation. He was a founding member of the Council of Advanced Practitioners of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, and has been a NAELA member since 1989. His practice encompasses estate planning for individuals, couples and families of all ages, probate to assist surviving heirs when a family member dies, and elder law to assist clients with specific legal challenges. Paul is a Geriatric Scholar via the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. Paul writes a weekly legal column for the...
David K. Myers
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Gig Harbor, WA Estate Planning Attorney with 4 years experience
(253) 514-9448 3208 50th St Ct NW Ste 205A
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
Estate Planning, IP and Probate
Willamette University College of Law
I am a resident of Gig Harbor, WA, and have lived in the community for almost 20 years. I focus my practice on estate planning from wills, trusts, etc. all the way through the probate process.
Stacey L. Romberg
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Seattle, WA Estate Planning Attorney with 30 years experience
(206) 784-5305 10115 Greenwood Ave. N.
PMB #275
Seattle, WA 98133
Estate Planning, Business and Probate
University of Idaho College of Law and Georgetown University Law Center
Stacey Romberg focuses her practice on business law, estate planning and probate. She earned her B.A. in 1985 from Idaho State University, graduating with High Honors; a J.D. from the University of Idaho College of Law in 1987, graduating cum laude; and an LL.M from Georgetown University Law Center in 1991, graduating with distinction. Prior to opening her own law firm in 1999, Ms. Romberg drafted legislation for the U.S. Senate’s Office of Legislative Counsel and worked in private practice both in Washington, D.C. and Seattle. Ms. Romberg enjoys writing, and has published many articles in a variety of publications...
Julie E. Dickens
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Seattle, WA Estate Planning Lawyer with 36 years experience
(800) 240-5051 600 University St
#2100
Seattle, WA 98101
Estate Planning, Business, Probate and Real Estate
Willamette University College of Law and University of Washington School of Law
A valued GTH partner, Julie Dickens has been with the firm since 1999. She focuses her practice on estate planning, real estate, and general business, representing individuals and their closely held businesses in all stages of their planning. Besides Wills, trusts, prenuptial agreements and probates, she helps her clients with entity formation, shareholder agreements, real estate purchase and sale agreements, leases, easements, and financing transactions.

Julie enjoys her practice because it offers her the opportunity to interact personally with her clients as she learns their life stories and collaborates with them to develop effective strategies for securing their future. She...
Josh Lowell
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Redmond, WA Estate Planning Lawyer with 6 years experience
(425) 885-7500 8201 164th Ave. NE #200
Redmond, WA 98052
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Insurance Claims, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Seattle University School of Law
Home-grown in the Seattle area, Josh was raised in his dad's law firm. Soon enough Josh realized that he wanted nothing more than to follow in his father's footsteps. Josh and his high school sweetheart went off to the University of Washington, both with the desire to attend law school. They both graduated the UW in three years and headed off to Seattle University to complete their legal training. With his girlfriend now his wife, Josh was pushed to his best and made easy-work of law school.

With their law degrees under their belt, Josh and his wife, Sarah, began their...
Angela Macey-Cushman
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Seattle, WA Estate Planning Lawyer with 12 years experience
(206) 340-2200 1200 5th Avenue
Suite 2020
Seattle, WA 98101
Estate Planning, Elder, Probate and Social Security Disability
University of Washington School of Law, University of Washington School of Law and Seattle University
Angela is a Seattle estate planning attorney. Her practice also includes a blend of elder law, disability planning, and probate. Her clients range from young urban professionals to centenarian retirees.

Before earning her law degree, Angela Macey-Cushman was a nurse, manager, and researcher in the area of aging and long-term care. These experiences inform her legal practice and her approach to advising clients and their families. She is also a mother of two school-age sons. Her husband is employed in the tech industry. She loves assisting younger individuals and families with their long-range estate planning questions.

Angela...
Steven Marlow Palmer
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Lynnwood, WA Estate Planning Attorney with 9 years experience
(425) 409-2745 3400 188th St SW
Suite 565
Lynnwood, WA 98037
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Consumer and Real Estate
I primarily practice bankruptcy and real estate law and have represented both debtors and creditors over the last 9 years. My practice has also included mediations, foreclosure defense and prosecution, and negotiating loss mitigation options for clients. I am admitted to practice in Washington, Ohio, and the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana.

On the personal side, I graduated with a degree in geology and worked in a limestone quarry as an on-site geologist for a summer. After that, I moved to Japan where I taught English, wrote English textbooks and helped to manage an English school for 4.5 years.
Shane McKinnie
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Seattle, WA Estate Planning Attorney with 4 years experience
(206) 395-9175 119 1st Ave S
Suite 310
Seattle, WA 98104
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Criminal, DUI and Traffic Tickets
Seattle University School of Law
Attorney Shane McKinnie is a former criminal prosecutor, and has experience working for both large and small law firms in the Seattle area. Shane approaches his cases from a practical perpective and above all, seeks to help his clients solve their problems in the way that best suits their circumstances and desires.
Shane is a fourth-generation Washingtonian and military veteran. He grew up in Snohomish County and attended Washington State University where he was a member of the Honors College and president of a fraternity. Shortly after graduating from WSU, he attended Navy Officer Candidate School (OCS) and was commissioned as...
Paul A Barrera
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Shoreline, WA Estate Planning Attorney with 1 year experience
(206) 413-7288 17713 15th Ave NE
Suite 101
Shoreline, WA 98155
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Elder and Probate
Seattle University School of Law
Paul is the founding attorney of North City Law. Paul offers business, estate planning, probate, dispute resolution and litigation advocacy. Paul is curious in his clients, as he has built businesses himself, including North City Law. Based on his understanding of his client’s position, Paul gives strategic options to empower choices. During client intake and interviews, Paul listens for key gaps in a story to root out hidden issues. In disputes and litigation, Paul helps clients reframe the situation to conform to the applicable legal theory. When clients trust Paul with their business, Paul ensures money is spent wisely on...
James Christnacht
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Tacoma, WA Estate Planning Lawyer with 34 years experience
(253) 564-2111 6602 S 19th St
Tacoma, WA 98466
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder, Personal Injury and Probate
University of Washington School of Law
JAMES F. CHRISTNACHT was admitted to practice law in the state of Washington in 1984 after having attended the University Of Puget Sound School Of Law. Mr. Christnacht has engaged in the general practice of law since his admission to the bar. He is admitted to practice before the Washington State Courts, Federal District Court and the Puyallup Tribal Court. His practice has included personal injury, probate, guardianship, wills and estate planning, will contests and estate litigation, misdemeanor criminal defense and traffic matters, real estate, and business law. Mr. Christnacht is a second generation lawyer. Having grown up with...
Mark Randall Arend
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Puyallup, WA Estate Planning Lawyer with 10 years experience
(253) 271-4605 1011 E Main
Suite 456
Puyallup, WA 98372
Estate Planning, Divorce and Family
Seattle University School of Law and University of Washington School of Law
Over the course of his career, Mark Arend has filled the shoes of a businessman, a U.S. Air Force fighter pilot, and an attorney. Using his diverse vocational background, he helps clients facing high-tension, complex, and adversarial family law matters. Some of his practice areas include child custody, domestic violence, child support, relocation, high net worth divorce, and military family law.

Mark’s approach to family law is based on common sense, strong ethical standards, and the highest level of professionalism. His goal is simple: to “do better” for his clients than any other legal representative would do. Mark is...
Kenneth Berger
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Monroe, WA Estate Planning Attorney with 23 years experience
(360) 794-6083 148 Woods St
Monroe, WA 98272
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Divorce
Nova Southeastern University
Mr. Kenneth A. Berger has a wide range of legal talents. He enjoys tough courtroom litigation. He also attempts to problem solve potential legal problems before they become more extensive. Mr. Berger has a Juris Doctor degree from Nova Southeastern University. He is a member of the Washington State Bar Association, and the Snohomish County Bar Association. Mr. Berger is also licensed to practice in Western Washington and Eastern Washington District Courts. He has practiced law in Washington State since 1995. You may have also seen Mr. Berger's name in another context. He has been active as a local governmental official....
Thomas A. Hackett
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Vancouver, WA Estate Planning Attorney with 8 years experience
(360) 975-7770 1351 Officers Row
Vancouver, WA 98661
Estate Planning, Elder, Probate and Tax
University of Washington School of Law
I help families and business owners plan for now and the future. This is done through estate planning and business planning. My process is to educate clients about opportunities - and problems - they or their family may encounter down the road. Next, I help them identify their priorities and goals, and then develop a plan to accomplish those goals. This sometimes involves using complicated legal structures and techniques, but I keep the explanations straight forward and understandable. After all, a great plan isn’t that great if you don’t understand it. Quality planning that you understand is...
Lisa A. Kremer
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Tacoma, WA Estate Planning Lawyer with 10 years experience
(800) 240-5051 1201 Pacific Ave
#2100
Tacoma, WA 98402
Estate Planning, Elder, IP and Probate
University of Washington School of Law
Lisa Kremer's practice focuses primarily on estate planning, probate, and guardianship, and she particularly enjoys working with families to try to resolve issues with a minimum amount of stress and turmoil. Lisa also advises businesses, particularly on trademark, copyright and privacy issues, including HIPPA compliance.
Kent Millikan
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Everett, WA Estate Planning Lawyer with 50 years experience
(425) 259-2222 3411 Colby Ave
Everett, WA 98201
Estate Planning, Business, Divorce and Family
College of William and Mary
Hello – My name is Kent Millikan. I’m a senior partner in the Deno Millikan Law Firm, and I’ve practiced law since 1968. My experiences in life and the law have given me judgment about issues and cases that can only be gained by years of experience representing clients in and out of the courtroom. I have years of experience as a trial lawyer representing clients in personal injury cases, in complex divorce and family law cases, in contentious probate issues, and in complex business matters and real estate. My practice focus now is personal injury, probate, estate planning,...
Linda Staples
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Vancouver, WA Estate Planning Attorney with 16 years experience
(360) 694-9309 10000 NE 7th Avenue
Suite 400
Vancouver, WA 98685
Estate Planning, DUI, Divorce and Probate
Lewis & Clark Law School
David J Faber
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Port Townsend, WA Estate Planning Attorney with 6 years experience
(360) 379-4110 210 Polk St.
Ste. 4B
Port Townsend, WA 98368
Estate Planning, Business, Probate and Real Estate
University of Washington School of Law and Seattle University School of Law
David enjoys developing relationships with clients and helping them achieve their goals. David's civil practice is focused on three primary areas of law: (1) estate and elder law, including wills, trusts, durable powers of attorney, and probate; (2) real estate, including the purchase and sale of property, the creation of easements and covenants, and some real estate litigation; and (3) business law, including incorporation or LLC formation, contract drafting, and business purchases and sales. In addition to his legal practice, David serves on the the Port Townsend City Council and is a board member of the Boiler Room...
Alan D. Macpherson
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Tacoma, WA Estate Planning Lawyer with 42 years experience
(800) 240-5051 1201 Pacific Ave
#2100
Tacoma, WA 98402
Estate Planning, Business, Probate and Tax
University of Washington School of Law
Alan Macpherson’s primary area of practice at GTH is estate planning and taxation. He particularly enjoys working on projects that combine financial and tax as well as legal aspects, such as establishing and monitoring investment LLCs and generation-skipping trusts and helping clients build specific themes into their estate plans, like helping with the education of grandchildren.
Michael T. Smith
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Tacoma, WA Estate Planning Lawyer with 11 years experience
(253) 759-0070 1457 South Union Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98405-1951
Estate Planning, Business, Probate and Real Estate
Seattle University School of Law and The George Washington University Law School
Michael T. Smith advises individuals and companies of all types and sizes regarding the proper formation and structure of a business entity (corporation, limited liability company, etc.), their general business and corporate matters, issues related to the purchase or sale or lease of real property and transactions to purchase or sell their business. Michael also focuses his practice on assisting people prepare their estate plan, including wills, trusts, community property agreements, durable powers of attorney, health care directives, and helping families navigate and administer a loved one's estate in probate proceedings. Michael can also assist with guardianship proceedings for loved ones...
Jamie Corrine Clausen
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Seattle, WA Estate Planning Attorney with 17 years experience
(206) 459-1908 751 N 75th St
Seattle, WA 98103
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Elder
University of Washington School of Law and University of Washington School of Law
Jamie founded Phinney Estate Law in 2007 as a way of addressing a need she saw in the community for affordable, values-based estate planning and as a way to develop a legal practice that was consistent with her own values and legal philosophy. Before founding Phinney Estate Law Jamie worked as a litigation associate at Cozen O'Connor, as an attorney advisor for the U.S. Department of Justice, and as legal intern for Northwest Immigration Rights Project and Northwest Justice Project. Jamie began her work in estate law in 2005 as a pro bono attorney with King County...
Stacey Lynne Smythe
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Bellevue, WA Estate Planning Lawyer with 26 years experience
(425) 460-0550 9 Lake Bellevue Dr
#204
Bellevue, WA 98005
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
Seattle University School of Law
Stacey Smythe joins Law Offices of Molly B. Kenny firm with over 24 years of legal experience, focusing in Family Law, Estate planning and Probate. Stacey Smythe graduated from the University of Puget Sound with a bachelor of arts in Business Administration and Sociology. She received her Juris Doctorate from University of Puget Sound School of Law in 1991, nka Seattle University School of Law. Ms. Smythe is committed to an open line of communication with her clients and recognizes the need to keep clients fully informed of all aspects of their case. Ms. Smythe...
Richard Laws
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Clarkston, WA Estate Planning Lawyer with 13 years experience
(509) 295-3487 730 Sixth Street
Clarkston, WA 99403
Estate Planning, Criminal, Family and Juvenile
University of Idaho College of Law and Washington State University - Tri-Cities campus
Christopher M. Larson
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Seattle, WA Estate Planning Attorney with 7 years experience
(206) 397-4780 800 5th Avenue
Suite 4100
Seattle, WA 98104
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder, Probate and Tax
University of Washington School of Law and University of Washington School of Law
Insight Law is a local tax law firm with 4 offices in the greater Seattle area. We handle all tax matters, including those related to Income, Employment, Property, B&O, and Estate and Gift taxes. We pride ourselves on providing the best service, value, and knowing our areas of law inside and out. Whether you have a tax problem or need estate planning or small business services, we can provide efficient, knowledgeable and compassionate representation. QUALITY: At Insight Law, we provide top-notch representation from experienced attorneys in the Seattle Area. VALUE: At Insight Law, we use a...
Richard Byers
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Richland, WA Estate Planning Attorney with 7 years experience
(509) 228-7011 79 Aaron Drive
Richland, WA 99352
Estate Planning and Workers' Comp
Gonzaga University School of Law
With a double concentration in marketing, and communication and media methods from Gonzaga University, Rich went on to get his Juris Doctor, also from Gonzaga, in 2010. A member of the Spokane County and Washington State Bar Associations, as well as the SCBA Solo and Small Practitioners Section, Rich is active in the Spokane Community After helping lower income families with pro-bono representation at the Federal Tax Clinic at Gonzaga, Rich spent two years with the law firm of Stiley & Cikutovich before deciding to partner up with Chris Carlisle, realizing that the Spokane market was underserved by attorneys...
Ululani Akiona
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Everett, WA Estate Planning Lawyer with 16 years experience
(425) 512-9161 3216 Wetmore Avenue
Everett, WA 98201
Estate Planning, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
University of Hawai'i at Manoa William S. Richardson School of Law
I am a compassionate and empathetic individual, and I founded Akiona Law, PLLC to fully realize my passion for helping people in this turbulent and uncertain economic climate and to ensure people are being treated fairly and are not being taken advantage of. I practice family law in Snohomish County, Washington and my office is located in Everett. I support and encourage parties to work together to resolve their issues, especially when children are involved. The fact of the matter is when you have children, you are going to have deal with your former spouse for the rest...
Bruce Pruitt-Hamm
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Seattle, WA Estate Planning Attorney with 24 years experience
(206) 327-9335 3418 NE 65th St.
Seattle, WA 98115
Estate Planning, Elder, Family and Probate
University of Washington School of Law
Bruce Pruitt-Hamm is an attorney who can litigate, mediate or collaborate.
Litigation- As an attorney with over 20 years experience, Bruce Pruitt-Hamm has been awarded the highest rating by the national lawyer-rating service, Avvo.com. Since graduating in 1994 from the University of Washington School of Law near the top of his class, he has litigated over one thousand cases in a wide variety of areas of the law. Bruce volunteers for the Washington State Bar Association’s “Moderate Means Program“, offering reduced rates to people of moderate means. Bruce’s standard rate is $280/hr.; but he offers discounts for those on legal insurance...
John J. Burke
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Spokane, WA Estate Planning Attorney with 15 years experience
(509) 466-7770 221 N Wall St
Suite 624
Spokane, WA 99201
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce and Family
Gonzaga University School of Law
John Burke focuses his law practice on Collaborative Divorce and Estate Planning. John believes that a significant number of divorce cases that go the traditional litigation route could be resolved using the Collaborative Law process for a less stressful interest-based resolution, and most importantly, on a much friendlier and cooperative basis than what results in the adversarial environment of traditional litigation. He was a founding member, director, and officer of Collaborative Professionals of Washington and Spokane County Collaborative Professionals, both being non-profit associations that educate the public and increase the awareness of collaborative law as an alternative to traditional...
Kenneth Stephen Mitchell-Phillips
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Seattle, WA Estate Planning Lawyer with 11 years experience
(888) 335-0161 1100 Dexter Avenue North, Suite 100
Seattle, WA 98019
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Probate
Lewis & Clark Law School and Troy University - Troy campus
The Law Offices of Ken Mitchell-Phillips Law, P.C. is a law firm established in Oregon and Washington to provide personalized and high quality business transactional, real estate, civil litigation, and estate planning legal services to businesses ranging from start-ups and emerging small businesses to Fortune 500 companies in the Pacific Northwest. The firm is dedicated to providing its' clients high quality, sophisticated, and complex legal services at a reasonable rate. When you hire The Law Offices of Mitchell-Phillips, P.C., you are not just getting another law firm, you'll get valuable legal advice and counsel from an...
Susan Skelton
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Everett, WA Estate Planning Lawyer with 15 years experience
(360) 822-7224 1812 Hewett Ave #210
Everett, WA 98201
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Foreclosure Defense and Probate
Saint Louis University School of Law
Susan E. Skelton
“A Lawyer you can talk to.”

Practicing Law in Everett and Snohomish, WA

I graduated law school in 2003 in St. Louis, MO and opened my own firm, where I focused on personal bankruptcy (Chapters 7 and 13), debtor defense/consumer law, and estate planning, including wills, trusts, durable power of attorneys and probate matters. I had a very successful law firm for over 10 years in St. Louis, prior to moving to Washington.

My family and I moved to Snohomish in September 2013. For several years, I stayed at home with my young children and was extremely active in non-profit work...
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