Gleed, Washington Estate Planning Lawyers

Ellensburg, WA Estate Planning Lawyer with 28 years experience
(509) 962-1500 510 N Ruby St
Ellensburg, WA 98926
Estate Planning, Divorce, Elder and Family
Mark Randall Arend
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Puyallup, WA Estate Planning Lawyer with 11 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...
Mark D. Kimball
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(425) 455-9610 777 108th Avenue Northeast
Suite 2000
Bellevue, WA 98004
Bellevue, WA Estate Planning Attorney with 36 years experience
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...
Christopher M. Larson
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Burien, WA Estate Planning Attorney with 8 years experience
(206) 466-5300 15111 8th Ave SW
Suite 302
Burien, WA 98166
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder, Probate and Tax
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...
Kristofer D. Leavitt
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Redmond, WA Estate Planning Lawyer with 6 years experience
(425) 869-8067 7525 166th Avenue NE
Suite D230
Redmond, WA 98052
Estate Planning, Divorce and Family
Indiana University - Indiana University-Bloomington
Leavitt Legal Group is a full-service law firm founded to accomplish a single goal: deliver unmatched results to our clients regardless of their legal needs. At Leavitt Legal Group we understand that when our clients come to us with their legal problems they are trusting us to help them navigate a complex and often confusing legal system. For this reason, Leavitt Legal Group focuses on providing straightforward, common-sense counsel to our clients in order to help them understand their legal options as well as more fully understand the legal process they are facing. Counseling with our...
Darcel Lobo
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Normandy Park, WA Estate Planning Attorney with 10 years experience
(206) 408-8158 19803 1st Avenue S.
Suite 200
Normandy Park, WA 98148
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy and Real Estate
Seattle University School of Law
Darcel Lobo has served Normandy Park and the surrounding area’s legal needs since 2009. After working with other firms, she founded to better serve her clients. Darcel was born and raised in the area and is a graduate of Seattle University and Seattle University School of Law. She is admitted to practice in Washington, as well as in the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington.

Darcel prides herself on her legal work, bringing practical solutions to real-life issues and helping clients plan for their financial future. She provides legal guidance in real estate matters and bankruptcy as...
Lisa A. Kremer
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Tacoma, WA Estate Planning Lawyer with 12 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...
Michael T. Smith
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Tacoma, WA Estate Planning Lawyer with 12 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...
James Christnacht
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Tacoma, WA Estate Planning Lawyer with 35 years experience
(253) 564-2111 6711 Regents Blvd Ste A
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...
Josh Lowell
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Duvall, WA Estate Planning Lawyer with 7 years experience
(425) 885-7500 15715 Main St NE #201
Duvall, WA 98019
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...
Eileen S. Peterson
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Tacoma, WA Estate Planning Lawyer with 33 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,...
Alan D. Macpherson
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Tacoma, WA Estate Planning Lawyer with 44 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.
F. Richard Ricketts
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Tacoma, WA Estate Planning Attorney with 16 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...
Peter William Mogren
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Renton, WA Estate Planning Lawyer with 38 years experience
(425) 255-4542 15 South Grady Way, Suite 100
Renton, WA 98055
Estate Planning, Divorce and Family
University of Oregon School of Law
Peter W. Mogren was born in Seattle, Washington, May 20, 1955; admitted to Washington bar, 1981; also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington. Employed at Mogren, Glessner & Ahrens, P.S. since 1980, and managing partner since 1987. Preparatory education, Seattle Pacific University (B.A. 1977); legal education, University of Oregon (J.D. 1980). Fraternity: Christian Legal Society. Member: Seattle-King County, South King County and Washington State Bar Associations. A CLC and ValueOptions Referral Attorney. Peter enjoys running (5K's), skiing (water and snow) and working with his church youth group
Stacey Lynne Smythe
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Bellevue, WA Estate Planning Lawyer with 27 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...
Roger Colin Schweinler
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Tacoma, WA Estate Planning Attorney with 28 years experience
(253) 471-7774 5202 Tacoma Mall Boulevard
Tacoma, WA 98409
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce, Family and Real Estate
University of Puget Sound
Roger Schweinler has over 25 years of experience in handling family law matters in Pierce County.

Roger is dependable and reliable, and provides a comforting atmosphere for his clients. He is experienced in litigating complex dissolution cases, as well as highly conflicted custody cases. He is also aware that dispute resolution can be a beneficial tool in reaching amicable settlements.

He is extremely well qualified in the mediation of family law issues. Mr. Schweinler's overall goal is to provide competent and reliable representation in order to obtain the best possible results for his clients.
Cambria D. Queen
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Tacoma, WA Estate Planning Attorney
(253) 272-1245 1101 Fawcett Ave
Tacoma, WA 98402
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Family
Arizona Summit Law School
Keith Armstrong
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Spanaway, WA Estate Planning Lawyer with 25 years experience
(360) 902-7420 841 174th St S
Spanaway, WA 98387
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Administrative, Business and Probate
Washburn University School of Law
Born and raised in the Oklahoma City, the heart of America. Academically trained at Oklahoma State University receiving BS in Business Administration. Mr. Armstrong obtained his law degree at Washburn University School of Law in Kansas, the “Land of Oz.” There he studied International Business Law. International influences landed him in London, England for the summer studying Administrative Law and the start of the European Union. Since then Mr. Armstrong has become a pseudo-ambassador-at-large hosting several conferences in Kansas with foreign ambassadors from U.S.S.R, France, Japan, Denmark, Hungary and Sweden.

Mr. Armstrong moved to...
Mr. Mark A Morenz-Harbinger
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Kent, WA Estate Planning Lawyer with 6 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
Aaron Richter
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Bellevue, WA Estate Planning Attorney with 10 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,...
Amanda McLean Nathan
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Tacoma, WA Estate Planning Lawyer
(800) 240-5051 1201 Pacific Ave
#2100
Tacoma, WA 98402
Estate Planning, Environmental and Real Estate
University of Washington School of Law
Douglas N. Kiger
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Tacoma, WA Estate Planning Attorney with 23 years experience
(253) 272-2997 4717 South 19th Street, Suite 109
Tacoma, WA 98405
Estate Planning, Business, Probate and Real Estate
Seattle University School of Law
George O. Tamblyn
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Mercer Island, WA Estate Planning Attorney with 56 years experience
(206) 236-2769 2448 76th Ave SE Suite 100
Mercer Island, WA 98040
Estate Planning, Business, Elder and Employment
Cornell University
David Thomas Lyons
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Bellevue, WA Estate Planning Attorney with 39 years experience
(425) 451-2400 10655 NE 4th Street
Suite 704
Bellevue, WA 98004
Estate Planning, Business and Probate
Gonzaga University School of Law
David T. Lyons is a shareholder with the Northwest law firm of Lyons | Sullivan. He concentrates his practice in business transactions. He received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Gonzaga University in 1977; his Juris Doctorate, Cum Laude, from Gonzaga School of Law in 1979; and his Master of Science Financial Services in 1990. Mr. Lyons is a Certified Public Accountant licensed to practice public accounting in the State of Washington and an attorney admitted to practice law in the States of Washington and Alaska.
Charles Rivoire Hostnik
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Tacoma, WA Estate Planning Attorney with 39 years experience
(253) 475-4200 6915 Lakewood Dr W
Suite A-1
Tacoma, WA 98467
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Native American and Probate
Chuck practices in both State and Federal Courts, as well as many Tribal Courts. Chuck is a mostly retired Tribal Court Judge, having acted for 16 years as a judge on specific cases for 32 different Indian Tribes located in the states of Alaska, Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Idaho, Montana, Wisconsin and Nebraska. Chuck has also been appointed as a Special Master Judge for the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe in Connecticut. On occasion Chuck is still appointed by Tribes to act as a trial or appellate judge.

In addition to Indian law, Chuck has...
Christopher Mulvaney
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Bellevue, WA Estate Planning Attorney with 16 years experience
(425) 649-1190 14205 SE 36th St Ste 100
Bellevue, WA 98006
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Bankruptcy
Gonzaga University School of Law
Christopher S. Mulvaney, owner of MULVANEY LAW OFFICES, PLLC since 2008, is a proud graduate of Gonzaga University School of Law (Cum Laude - 2002). Mr. Mulvaney was admitted to the Washington State Bar (#33595) in 2003. Mr. Mulvaney is a member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys. MULVANEY LAW OFFICES, PLLC is a debtor bankruptcy and estate planning law firm.
Sandra J. Rovai
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Tacoma, WA Estate Planning Attorney with 28 years experience
(800) 240-5051 1201 Pacific Ave
#2100
Tacoma, WA 98402
Estate Planning, Business, Probate and Tax
Seattle University School of Law
Mark David Albertson
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Kent, WA Estate Planning Attorney with 33 years experience
(253) 520-5000 6703 S. 234th St.
Suite 300
Kent, WA 98032
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Elder
St. Mary's University School of Law
Mark Albertson is an elder estate planning attorney with Hanis, Irvine Prothero, PLLC in Kent, Washington. Mark's practice focuses on estate planning and elder law.
Christopher Benson
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Federal Way, WA Estate Planning Attorney with 29 years experience
(253) 815-6940 1814 S 324th Pl.
Federal Way, WA 98003
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy and Nursing Home
University of Puget Sound
Michael Allen Boswell
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Auburn, WA Estate Planning Lawyer with 21 years experience
(253) 286-8473 220 1st NE
Auburn, WA 98002
Estate Planning, Appeals, Business and Probate
Whittier Law School
Michael A. (Mike) Boswell is an experienced business attorney, advisor and litigator with nearly 20 years of experience. He is licensed in both Washington and California. He is well versed in business transactions and operations, assisting companies with their formation, day to day operations, and ultimately the winding up of the company.

As an addition to his business experience, Mike has extensive intellectual property experience having managed disputes dealing with all facets of intellectual property and technology, including trademark and copyright infringement actions, trademark opposition proceedings, and matters concerning trade secrets. Mike uses this extensive litigation experience...
Richard Byers
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Richland, WA Estate Planning Attorney with 8 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...
Brook Andrew Goddard
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Bellevue, WA Estate Planning Attorney with 19 years experience
(425) 453-9200 155 108th Ave NE, #700
Bellevue, WA 98004
Estate Planning, Divorce and Family
Tulane University School of Law
Divorce and Child Custody: These are powerful words with powerful consequences. Established on the eastside of Lake Washington since 1973, my firm provides clients with vigilant and professional representation. As an experienced family law attorney, I will provide you with sound advice and guidance to resolve your family law issues. At the outset of my representation on your behalf, we will work together to analyze your issues, possible solutions, and the chance of success of each course of action available. We will then work as partners to devise the best strategy to achieve your goals. Success in family law...
Harkiran Kaur Sekhon
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Renton, WA Estate Planning Lawyer with 2 years experience
(425) 207-7505 707 S. Grady Way STE 600
Renton, WA 98057
Estate Planning and Probate
Seattle University School of Law
If you are looking for an attorney who cares and fiercely advocates for her clients, look no further. I am a problem-solver who is always looking for creativel solutions to help my clients in the best way possible. I am a firm believer that everyone should have an estate plan in place, and I strive to educate my clients throughout the estate planning process.

I have based my practice in Renton because I grew up in South King County and enjoy serving my community. I offer legal services at flat-fees, so my clients know the fee amount from the moment they...
Michael Ethan Ellickson
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Kent, WA Estate Planning Lawyer with 34 years experience
(253) 486-7169 PMB 202
10605 SE 240th Street
Kent, WA 98031
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Personal Injury
UCLA School of Law
Adria Vondra
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Redmond, WA Estate Planning Lawyer
(425) 629-6398 8201 164th Ave NE, Ste 200
Redmond, WA 98052
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy and Tax
University of Washington School of Law and Seattle University School of Law
Our firm is committed to providing access to legal services for all income levels and we work with each client individually to determine how to best fit their needs.
Marie White
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Burien, WA Estate Planning Lawyer with 28 years experience
(206) 246-1791 415 SW 152nd St
Burien, WA 98166
Estate Planning, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Probate
Vijay Gosalia
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Bellevue, WA Estate Planning Lawyer with 13 years experience
(425) 748-5111 2018 156th Ave NE; Suite 100
Bellevue, WA 98007
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Tax
University of Washington School of Law and University of Kansas School of Law
Vijay Gosalia is a founding member of Ortiz & Gosalia, PLLC. He currently provides legal services in the areas of tax controversy, bankruptcy and estate planning. Prior to establishing Ortiz & Gosalia, PLLC, Mr. Gosalia provided legal services as a solo practitioner at Gosalia & Associates, LLC from 2009 through June 2011. Mr. Gosalia currently serves as an attorney at the Federal Tax Clinic at the University of Washington providing pro-bono tax services to clients and has done so since 2008. In addition to being admitted to practice in the State of Washington, Mr. Gosalia is admitted...
Shashi Vijay
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Issaquah, WA Estate Planning Attorney
(425) 557-4305 22525 SE 64th Street, Suite # 249
Issaquah, WA 98027
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Collections
Seattle University School of Law
Shashi Vijay founded VJ Law Firm, PLLC with the vision of helping individuals and small-businesses with their legal needs, by partnering closely in understanding each client's unique situation and formulating solutions in an expeditious manner. She has over five years of legal experience and has counseled clients in areas of consumer bankruptcy, business formation, real estate and estate planning. Shashi provides probono services to local non-profits through Washington Association of Community Organizations and serves the needs of low-income clients by vounteering at various Eastside neighborhood clinics. She also assists homeowners in protecting their homes by volunteering at the Northwest Justice...
Susan L. Beecher
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Kent, WA Estate Planning Attorney with 13 years experience
(253) 856-0239 8407 S 259th St
Kent, WA 98030
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Divorce and Family
University of Washington School of Law
Darol Tuttle
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Tacoma, WA Estate Planning Attorney with 23 years experience
(855) 797-7526 1201 Pacific Ave
Ste. 600
Tacoma, WA 98402
Estate Planning and Elder
Seattle University School of Law
Darol Tuttle is an elder law attorney in Seattle, WA, Kirkland, WA and Tacoma, WA. Darol is an accredited attorney with the Veterans Administration, a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, and the Washington State Bar Association, Elder Law Section. Education: • J.D., Seattle University, 1996 • B.A., University of Washington, 1993 • B.A., Washington State Univ., 1986 Professional Affiliations: • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys • Elder Counsel • Washington State Association for Justice • Elder Law Section, Washington State Bar Assoc. • Pierce County Bar Association • Washington...
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