Keyport, Washington Estate Planning Lawyers

John Kenney
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Washington Estate Planning Attorney with 22 years experience

Mr. Kenney has over twenty one years helping families, individuals & business owners with estate planning, asset protection, wealth preservation, business planning & real estate transactions. Mr. Kenney has... Read More »
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John Kenney
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Poulsbo, WA Estate Planning Attorney with 22 years experience
(360) 850-1049 17791 Fjord Dr NE
Suite 154
Poulsbo, WA 98370
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Elder and Probate
University of Washington School of Law and The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
Mr. Kenney has over twenty one years helping families, individuals & business owners with estate planning, asset protection, wealth preservation, business planning & real estate transactions.

Mr. Kenney has created thousands of estate & asset protection planning documents, 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 partnerships, (FLP) domestic asset protection...
Marc Andrew Moses
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Poulsbo, WA Estate Planning Attorney with 18 years experience
(206) 456-4456 19240 Jensen Way
#1331
Poulsbo, WA 98370
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.
Lincoln J. Miller
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Bainbridge Island, WA Estate Planning Attorney with 24 years experience
(206) 842-7676 4569 Point White Dr NE
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
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.
Sandra Clark LaCelle
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Silverdale, WA Estate Planning Attorney with 20 years experience
(360) 779-5031 PO Box 3567
Silverdale, WA 98383
Estate Planning, Appeals, Business and Insurance Claims
Seattle University School of Law
I provide legal services in Kitsap and Jefferson Counties in Western Washington. I am selective about the cases I take so I can provide my clients with full representation and also offer competitive rates within my practice area.
Robert Karl Hawkinson
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Poulsbo, WA Estate Planning Attorney with 40 years experience
(360) 697-3422 18887 State Highway 305 NE, Ste. 800
Poulsbo, WA 98370
Estate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Real Estate
University of Puget Sound
Maureen Ray
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Poulsbo, WA Estate Planning Lawyer with 38 years experience
(360) 930-0637 Poulsbo, WA 98370
Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
Franklin Pierce Law Center
Licensed in Washington State for over 24 years. Practice focuses on estate planning, probate, and real property. 19586 10th Avenue Northeast, Suite 300 Poulsbo, Washington 98370 Telephone 360-930-0637 Email info@maureenraylaw.com
Prudence Pieterson Brownell
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Suquamish, WA Estate Planning Attorney with 13 years experience
(360) 394-2020 P O Box 225
Suquamish, WA 98392
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy and Collections
Seattle University School of Law
Lynda McMaken
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Bainbridge Island, WA Estate Planning Attorney with 31 years experience
(206) 842-8363 Agate Pass Rd NE
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
Estate Planning and Probate
William Henry Broughton
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Silverdale, WA Estate Planning Lawyer with 40 years experience
(360) 692-4888 9057 Washington Ave NW
Silverdale, WA 98383
Estate Planning, Business, Construction and Personal Injury
Natalie Kiddell Rasmussen
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Kingston, WA Estate Planning Lawyer with 9 years experience
(360) 297-8500 P.O. Box 1314
Kingston, WA 98346
Estate Planning, Business, Divorce and Family
Seattle University School of Law
Robert Charles Huber
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Bainbridge Island, WA Estate Planning Lawyer with 21 years experience
(206) 866-1208 793 Ericksen Ave NE Ste 127
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
Estate Planning, Business, Divorce and Family
Angela Macey-Cushman
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Seattle, WA Estate Planning Lawyer with 13 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.

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Julie E. Dickens
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Seattle, WA Estate Planning Lawyer with 37 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...
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.
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
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...
Paul A Barrera
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Shoreline, WA Estate Planning Attorney with 2 years 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...
Forrest Carlson
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SEATTLE, WA Estate Planning Attorney with 11 years experience
(206) 631-9575 2633 Eastlake Ave E Ste 207
SEATTLE, WA 98102
Estate Planning, Business, Probate and Real Estate
Seattle University School of Law
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.
Christopher Michael Small
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Kirkland, WA Estate Planning Lawyer with 14 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...
Shane McKinnie
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Seattle, WA Estate Planning Attorney with 5 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...
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...
Thomas A. Hackett
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Seattle, WA Estate Planning Attorney with 9 years experience
(206) 337-7770 1455 NW Leary Way, Suite 400
Seattle, WA 98107
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...
Joyce Stewart Schwensen
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Seattle, WA Estate Planning Attorney with 35 years experience
(206) 367-1065 12055 15th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98125
Estate Planning, Business, Family and Probate
University of Washington School of Law
Joyce S. Schwensen practices a variety of law areas in Seattle, Washington. The Law Offices of Joyce S. Schwensen helps clients with issues involving family law, small business law, real estate, and will and probate. Adoption, however, is an area that Joyce feels passionately about, and she works tirelessly toward helping families deal with the processes surrounding adoptions issues. Compassion and empathy characterize Joyce's personal attention that she fully gives to each client that faces personal family matters. Family is very important to Joyce, and she lives in Seattle with her two children. Her education is also grounded in Washington, as...
Oliver Spencer
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Seattle, WA Estate Planning Lawyer with 16 years experience
(206) 375-6750 1833 North 105th Street, Suite 101
Seattle, WA 98133
Estate Planning, Landlord Tenant and Real Estate
University of Washington School of Law
Oliver Spencer is a Seattle estate planning lawyer, Seattle real estate lawyer, and Seattle landlord-tenant lawyer. He has sixteen years of experience as an attorney practicing in these areas of the law. He has also volunteered as a mediator for disputes in the King County District Court’s Small Claims Court in Seattle for landlord-tenant, commercial, construction, towing, breach of contract, personal injury, and merchant-consumer disputes, and is a graduate of the King County Dispute Resolution Center’s Mediation Practicum. He serves as a volunteer mediator for the King County Dispute Resolution Center and has mediated landlord-tenant disputes at the Center....
Justin Mishkin
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Seattle, WA Estate Planning Attorney with 12 years experience
(206) 838-8118 2033 6th Ave, Suite 828
Seattle, WA 98121
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Collections and Foreclosure Defense
University of La Verne College of Law
Justin Mishkin received his undergraduate degree from University of Washington, with certificates in Political Science and Economics. After undergraduate school, Justin attended law school at University of La Verne College of Law, a small private law school in Southern California. While in law school Justin spent two years at a family law clinic donating his time to helping those who could not afford to pay for legal representation. While at the legal clinic, Justin helped to prepare hundreds of family law petitions. After law school, Justin served as general counsel for a company that...
Janna Jill Annest
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Seattle, WA Estate Planning Attorney with 16 years experience
(206) 382-1000 1000 Second Avenue, Suite 3000
Seattle, WA 98104
Estate Planning and Business
University of Washington School of Law
Janna enjoys the constructive aspect of her business law, estate planning, and adoption practices. She offers pragmatic advice to businesses of all sizes regarding their formation and organizational needs, provides comprehensive estate planning services to families, including wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and health care directives, and guides all types of families through the adoption process from the dual perspective of an attorney and an adoptive parent. Janna has been selected to the Washington Rising Stars list of outstanding lawyers each year from 2009 to 2017. Outside the office, Janna spends most of her time exploring West Seattle with her...
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.
Bruce Pruitt-Hamm
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Seattle, WA Estate Planning Attorney with 25 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...
Darol Tuttle
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Seattle, WA Estate Planning Attorney with 23 years experience
(855) 797-7526 601 Union Street
Two Union Square, 42nd Floor
Seattle, WA 98101
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...
Sunitha Beatrice Anjilvel
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Seattle, WA Estate Planning Attorney with 29 years experience
(206) 922-2826 800 5th Ave
Suite 4100
Seattle, WA 98104
Estate Planning, Appeals, Divorce and Elder
Dalhousie Univ
I have been practicing law since 1990 when I graduated from a top-ranked Canadian law school, Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia. After 3 years as a trial lawyer in Canada I moved to California where I gained admission to the California State Bar. I practiced law in West Hollywood California for 13 years until my relocation to Redmond, Washington in 2007. Since 2008 I have practiced family law in the Seattle area, and I have extensive trial experience in King County. While I love being able to fight for my clients in the courtroom I also recognize that fair settlements...
Jayson A. Haile
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Seattle, WA Estate Planning Attorney with 13 years experience
(206) 486-4810 11504 28th Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98146
Estate Planning, Immigration, Probate and Real Estate
Tulane University School of Law
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 estate planning, probate and business law. 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...
Laurie G. Robertson
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(844) 923-2645 10700 Meridian Ave N
#107
Seattle, WA 98133
Seattle, WA Estate Planning Attorney with 24 years experience
Estate Planning, Divorce and Family
New York Law School
Laurie Robertson has been practicing family law since 1996. As a seasoned and aggressive divorce lawyer, she is extremely familiar with Washington state's complicated laws. She is a compassionate and caring attorney driven by results, and she knows her way around the court room.

Attorney Robertson's extensive experience and legal knowledge allow her to serve a range of client needs. Laurie earned her B.A in psychology at Rutgers University, New Jersey. She earned her J.D. at New York Law School in New York City. After law school, she relocated to Atlanta, Georgia and worked for a firm which focused on family...
Jamie Corrine Clausen
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Seattle, WA Estate Planning Attorney with 18 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...
Erica Lynn Wolf
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(206) 786-1012 2446 76th Ave. SE
Suite 100
Mercer Island, WA 98040
Mercer Island, WA Estate Planning Lawyer with 13 years experience
Estate Planning, Business and Probate
Seattle University School of Law
I am a trusted and experienced estate planning and probate lawyer licensed to practice in Washington and California. I also provide professional fiduciary services for clients who need an administrator, trustee, or personal representative for an estate or trust. My office is located on Mercer Island, and as a concierge attorney, I provide mobile service at no addition charge within King County.
George O. Tamblyn
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Mercer Island, WA Estate Planning Attorney with 55 years experience
(206) 236-2769 2448 76th Ave SE Suite 100
Mercer Island, WA 98040
Estate Planning, Business, Elder and Employment
Cornell University
Brent Bowden
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Seattle, WA Estate Planning Lawyer with 7 years experience
(866) 631-0028 1833 N. 105th St. #307
Seattle, WA 98133
Estate Planning, Business, Landlord Tenant and Probate
Vermont Law School
Terri Rae Luken
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Seattle, WA Estate Planning Lawyer with 29 years experience
(206) 432-9587 1700 Seventh Avenue, Suite 2100
Seattle, WA 98101
Estate Planning, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and Elder
University of Washington School of Law and University of Washington School of Law
My practice focuses on probate, guardianships, estate planning, TEDRA (Trusts and Estate Dispute Resolution Act of Washington) litigation and alternate dispute resolution.
Stephanie Haslam
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Seattle, WA Estate Planning Lawyer with 17 years experience
(206) 782-5382 1833 N 105th St
Suite 101
Seattle, WA 98133
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Elder
Seattle University School of Law
Mrs. Alerian Hall
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Seattle, WA Estate Planning Lawyer
(206) 923-9356 7801 Green Lake Drive North
Seattle, WA 98103
Estate Planning and Real Estate
University of Washington School of Law
Prior to law, I was a financial advisor and coach to other financial advisors. As a financial advisor, I discovered that there was a need for quality estate planning that actually addressed people's concerns and goals. I applied to law school for this express reason. I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brown University (â04). I received a Juris Doctorate from the University of Washington School of Law (â11) and served as the Director of Operations for the Pacific Rim Law and Policy Journal. I also studied at the University of Edinburgh, Oxford University, and Tsinghua University. I have my legal...
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