Washington Estate Planning Lawyers

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 asset... Read More »
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Pamela Hazelton Rohr
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Spokane Valley, WA Estate Planning Attorney with 29 years experience

Gonzaga University School of LawFederal District of Eastern Washington 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 clearing away... Read More »
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Ronald L. Cohen
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Bellevue, WA Estate Planning Attorney with 42 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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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...
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,...
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...
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,...
Eileen S. Peterson
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Tacoma, WA Estate Planning Lawyer with 32 years experience
(253) 620-6419 1201 Pacific Ave
#2100
Tacoma, WA 98402
Estate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation and Probate
Seattle University School of Law
There are few attorneys in the Pacific Northwest who possess as much knowledge and experience in the field of elder law as Eileen Peterson. In fact, she is the only attorney in Pierce County certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation since the program began in 1994.

Eileen has also served as Chair of the Guardianship Task Force for WSBA Elder Law Section from 2007-2013 and was the recipient of the WSBA Elder Law Exceptional Service Award in 2009. She is a frequent speaker and presenter on a wide range of topics including elder law, guardianship,...
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...
Jeremy Scott Hyndman
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Walla Walla, WA Estate Planning Attorney with 11 years experience
(509) 529-0630 6 1/2 N. 2nd Ave. Suite 200
Walla Walla, WA 99362
Estate Planning, Real Estate, Securities and Stockbroker Fraud
Emory University School of Law
My practice focuses on estate planning and helping investors recover losses caused by unethical or incompetent financial advisers. I am the managing attorney at Basalt Legal PLLC, a law firm nestled in Washington wine country but serving clients throughout Washington State and California.
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...
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.

A brief bit about me...

I am the first person in my...
Alan D. Macpherson
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Tacoma, WA Estate Planning Lawyer with 43 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.
Mark Douglas Kimball
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Bellevue, WA Estate Planning Attorney with 36 years experience
(425) 455-9610 777 108th Avenue Northeast
Suite 2000
Bellevue, WA 98004
Estate Planning, Business, Real Estate and Tax
University of Washington School of Law, University of Washington School of Law and University of Washington School of Law
Mark Kimball is a managing Shareholder and founder of MDK Law, an award-winning business and litigation firm that has been serving Seattle and Eastside clients for more than thirty five years. His practice is concentrated on corporate and real estate transactions, commercial litigation, business operations, and state, federal, and international tax law, and he is licensed to practice in Washington, New York and Texas, as well as United States Tax Court and the United States Supreme court. Specific tax work includes advising clients on a variety of business operation matters, structuring tax-advantaged transactions, and representing clients before the United States...
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...
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...
Trent Kunz
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Vancouver, WA Estate Planning Attorney with 19 years experience
(360) 576-5322 1412 NE 134th Steet
Suite 130
Vancouver, WA 98685
Free ConsultationEstate Planning
University of Washington School of Law and UCLA School of Law
Aaron Richter
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Bellevue, WA Estate Planning Attorney with 9 years experience
(425) 298-3207 601 108th Ave NE
Suite 1900
Bellevue, WA 98004
Estate Planning, Business and Tax
Valparaiso University School of Law and University of Washington School of Law
Aaron discovered his passion for tax law while interning at the Internal Revenue Service, Office of Chief Counsel. He has continued this passion by helping clients resolving their tax disputes and advising individual and business clients on their tax planning. Additionally, he served as a Volunteer Attorney at the University of Washington Federal Tax Clinic providing pro bono work to low-income individuals and business. Aaron has successfully represented clients before the IRS and state tax departments. He represents clients in IRS and state tax audits, resolving tax debts, and the in U.S. Tax Court. In his free time,...
Ululani Akiona
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Everett, WA Estate Planning Lawyer with 17 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...
Stacey L. Romberg
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Seattle, WA Estate Planning Attorney with 31 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...
John J. Burke
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Spokane, WA Estate Planning Attorney with 16 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...
Per E. Oscarsson
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Edmonds, WA Estate Planning Lawyer with 35 years experience
(425) 776-4100 145 3rd Avenue South
Edmonds, WA 98020
Estate Planning and Business
University of Washington School of Law
Per joined the firm in 2005. He has represented a wide range of clients in the negotiation and drafting of documents for large loan transactions, sales of assets, corporate restructuring, leases, real estate transactions and secured transactions. Per’s experience includes practice before the federal bankruptcy court and appeals in the federal courts and before the Washington Court of Appeals. Per and his family reside in Edmonds. He enjoys golf, bicycling and music.
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...
Lisa A. Kremer
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Tacoma, WA Estate Planning Lawyer with 11 years experience
(253) 620-6249 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. 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.

Lisa began her professional career as a journalist. She was an award-winning reporter for The News Tribune. In 2005 she decided to move from writing about people’s problems to helping solve them. She commuted from Tacoma to the University of Washington School of Law in Seattle and graduated in 2008.

Lisa is a Trustee of the Tacoma-Pierce County...
Hollie Del Vecchio
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Sedro-Woolley, WA Estate Planning Attorney with 7 years experience
(360) 336-6505 107 State Street
Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder, Probate and Real Estate
Lewis & Clark College
I am a second-career attorney who started Adaptive Law so I could offer legal services my own way. I pursued my law degree following a nearly ten-year academic career in urban planning and community development, and now apply my problem-solving mentality to a mixed practice of estate planning, land use and elder law. I represent my home district (District 3) on the Skagit County Planning Commission, and continue to teach as an adjunct professor in the accredited Urban and Regional Planning program at Cal Poly Pomona. I am a member of the Washington State Association for Justice (WSAF), a volunteer...
Breanne W. Martin
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Arlington, WA Estate Planning Attorney with 7 years experience
(360) 474-4952 103 North Street
Arlington, WA 98223
Estate Planning, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Seattle University School of Law
Breanne W. Martin is a graduate of Seattle University’s joint degree program in which she obtained a Law Degree and a Master of Business Administration. In recognition of her scholastic achievements, Breanne received Dean’s List honors and the CALI Excellence for the Future Award for legal writing. Breanne served as a contributing writer and editor for the Seattle Journal for Social Justice and was an active member of the Student Bar Association, Graduate Student Council, and Women in Business Association. Prior to attending Seattle University, Breanne graduated cum laude from Portland State University earning a Bachelor of Science in...
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...
Brent Bowden
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Everett, WA Estate Planning Lawyer with 7 years experience
(866) 631-0028 3802 Colby Ave Ste 2
Everett, WA 98201
Estate Planning, Business, Landlord Tenant and Probate
Vermont Law School
Marc Andrew Moses
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GIG HARBOR, WA Estate Planning Attorney with 18 years experience
(206) 456-4456 5790 SOUNDVIEW DRIVE
STE 201-D
GIG HARBOR, WA 98335
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
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.
Christopher M. Larson
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Seattle, WA Estate Planning Attorney with 8 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...
Tamarae Cooney Leong
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Spokane, WA Estate Planning Lawyer with 5 years experience
(509) 326-2613 330 W. Indiana Avenue
Spokane, WA 99205
Estate Planning and Probate
Gonzaga University School of Law


Tamarae Cooney Leong is a third generation lawyer and longtime resident of Spokane. As part of the Cooney Law Offices, P.S. team, she emphasizes her practice of law in the areas of Wills, Estate Planning, and Probate. Tamarae has experience drafting numerous estate planning documents such as Powers of Attorney, Trusts, Wills, and Health Directives; and works extensively on various Probates. In addition to her practice of law, Tamarae is also the Managing Officer for Cooney Law Offices, P.S.

In her spare time, Tamarae takes advantage of the activities and surroundings that Spokane has to offer. She enjoys running in Manito...
Sheila Ridgway
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Seattle, WA Estate Planning Lawyer with 35 years experience
(206) 855-6420 701 Fifth Avenue
Suite 4640
Seattle, WA 98104
Estate Planning, Elder and Probate
Gonzaga University
Do you need assistance navigating the complex probate process? Lead Attorney Sheila Ridgway from Ridgway Law Group, P.S. has more than 28 years of legal experience in this area and she can help guide you every step of the way. She focuses primarily on probate issues such as estate and trust litigation, guardianship, TEDRA, will contests, elder law, fiduciary services and mediation. Sheila has taken on very contentious and challenging cases in the past, but she has a proven track record of case victories under her belt. Attorney Ridgway provides individualized representation to her clients that are tailored to meet...
Shane P. Coleman
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Spokane, WA Estate Planning Lawyer with 16 years experience
(509) 535-6266 3021 South Regal, Ste. 101
Spokane, WA 99223
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy, Collections and Probate
University of Washington School of Law and Gonzaga University School of Law
Attorney Shane P. Coleman (Shane) was born in St. Paul, Minnesota and was raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. He began his legal career as an in-house attorney for first an insurance company and then with a national mortgage servicer where he managed and negotiated claims, lawsuits, bankruptcy and adversarial matters covering all aspects of consumer lending law and managed litigation for the company. Shane relocated to Spokane, Washington to accept an attorney position with the oldest law firm in Washington and the largest in Eastern Washington. His practice built upon his experience in consumer lending...
Mr. Mark A Morenz-Harbinger
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Kent, WA Estate Planning Lawyer with 5 years experience
(253) 234-1205 1819 Central Avenue South
C-107
Kent, WA 98032
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Civil Rights, Elder and Probate
Northern Kentucky University
Derek W. Jensen
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Seattle, WA Estate Planning Attorney with 25 years experience
(206) 547-1412 1833 N 105th St
Suite 301
Seattle, WA 98133
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder and Tax
University of Washington School of Law, University of Montana School of Law and University of Washington School of Law
Derek W. Jensen, JD, LLM, is a tax attorney in the North Seattle law frim, Jensen Law Office, primarily assisting individuals and their families with their income tax, estate, business, elder law, and asset protection planning issues. A 1994 graduate from the University of Montana School of Law, and a recipient of a Masters of Law in Taxation from the University of Washington School of Law, Derek has 14 years of experience practicing law in Washington State. He enjoys helping people achieve their planning goals. He resides in Seattle with his wife and three daughters.
Susan Skelton
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Everett, WA Estate Planning Lawyer with 16 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...
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...
Sandra J. Rovai
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Tacoma, WA Estate Planning Attorney with 27 years experience
(800) 240-5051 1201 Pacific Ave
#2100
Tacoma, WA 98402
Estate Planning, Business, Probate and Tax
Seattle University School of Law
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...
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.
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
Greg Freeze
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Port Townsend, WA Estate Planning Attorney with 10 years experience
(360) 344-8100 914 Washington St, Ste 3
PO Box 1950
Port Townsend, WA 98368
Estate Planning, Elder, Probate and Real Estate
Whittier Law School
Greg Freeze is an attorney in Port Townsend, Washington (www.RhodyLaw.com), who leverages his public company officer experience with being a lawyer on the Olympic Peninsula. With the great number of retirees in Port Townsend, his law practice includes a focus on wills, trusts, and estate plannning. But, as a general practitioner in Jefferson County, Washington, his motto is, "small town law -- all issues welcome."
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...
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Estate planning arranges for the transfer of an individual's estate at the time of death. An estate consists of all property owned at death before it is distributed by will, trust, or intestacy laws. An estate may contain both real property and personal property. Estate planning allows an individual to decide exactly who will benefit from his or her estate, and to what extent. It can also reduce the taxes imposed on the transfer of assets at death.

An experienced estate planning lawyer can help minimize the amount of the estate surrendered to taxes as well as ensure that the management and distribution of the estate is carried out according to your plans. Particularly when your plans are complex and/or you have substantial property or assets, it is important to have an attorney who can ensure that your plan functions the way you intend. Depending on the complexity of your individual situation, your estate planning team may include attorneys, financial planners, bankers and insurance professionals. Some states certify attorneys as estate planning specialists, which means they have met certain requirements for experience, education, and testing in that field.


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Personal representative: The person who administers an estate. If named in a will, that person's title is an executor. If there is no valid will, that person's title is an administrator.