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Craig Edwin Coombs

Craig Edwin Coombs

Practice areas:

Guardianship, Elder Law, Estate Planning, Probate, Corporate & Incorporation, Licensing

About Me

My firm has represented fiduciaries throughout Washington State including the following counties:  Adams, Benton, Franklin, King, Pierce, Snohomish, Spokane, Thurston, Walla Walla, and Yakima.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1979

  1. Probate: 20%
  2. Estate Planning: 20%
  3. Elder Law: 20%
  4. Guardianship: 20%
  5. Other: 20%
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Payment

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Michael Conrad Anderson

    Outstanding lawyer; thoughtful, caring and conscientious in handling every detail. Mr. Coombs handled my mother's modest estate with thoroughness, economy and great sensitivity. Highly recommended.

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    Michael Anderson Contracts & Agreements Attorney
    Relationship: Other

  • Debra J Venhaus

    Mr. Coombs provides excellence in his field. I endorse this lawyer.

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    Debra Venhaus Social Security Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Coombs Law Firm

1715 - 114th Avenue SE, Suite 203
Bellevue, WA, 98004-6906

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
HIActive200707/04/2015
ORActive198907/18/2015
WAActive197907/05/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Preeminent AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Top Lawyers 2010 - ElderlawSeattle Metropolitan Magazine2010

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerCoombs Law Firm, PLLC1998 - Present
ShareholderPrince & Coombs, P.S.1991 - 1998
General CounselLong Term Care Group and Dani Leigh U.S.A, Inc.1987 - 1990
General CounselAmerec Corporation1983 - 1987
AttorneyWebster & Kroum Law Firm1979 - 1983

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
King County Bar Association, Guardianship and Elder Law SectionExecutive Committee - Grants2011 - Present
Washington State Bar Association, Elder Law SectionMember of Grants Committee2007 - 2007
Hawaii State Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
The Art of Mediation a Workshop for Elder Law & Probate Attorneys, Guardians, and GALsCo-chair2003 - 2003
Mandatory Title 11 Guardian ad Litem TrainingCo-chair1998 - 2000
King County Bar Association, Guardianship and Elder Law SectionExecutive Committee1998 - 2002
King County Bar Association, Guardianship and Elder Law SectionMember1998 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Washington chapter)Secretary1998 - 1999
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Washington chapter)Board of Directors1996 - 1997
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Washington chapter)Member1991 - 1999
Washington Advocates for Mentally IllMember1990 - 1992
Oregon State BarMember1989 - Present
King County Boundary Review Board (While at Webster Kroum)Special Assistant Attorney General1979 - 1979
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1979 - Present
United States District Court for the Western District of WashingtonMember1979 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Pitzer v. Union Bank of CaliforniaN/A

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Contributing Author and Editor of The Title 11 RCW Guardian ad Litem HandbookThe Title 11 RCW Guardian ad Litem Handbook2005
Contributing Author and EditorWashington State Guardian Manual2000
ContributorModel Guardian Forms2000

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Puget Sound School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1979
University of Puget SoundBusiness Administration/HonorsBA - Bachelor of Arts1976

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Mandatory SGAL Training for King CountyCo-Chair Settlement Guardian ad Litem Training2011
Guardian 101Legal Nature of Guardianship2011
SGAL Training Mandatory Training for King County Settlement Guardian ad LitemCo-Presenter SGAL Basic Requirements2008
Mandatory Volunteer Reviewer Training for the King County Superior CourtPresenter on topic of the Guardianship Review Calendar2008
Title 11 Guardian ad Litem TrainingPresenter on topic of Alternatives to Guardianship, Lesser Restrictive Alternatives2005
Inter-County Guardianship Guardian ad Litem TrainingPresenter on topic of GAL, Duties and Due Process2004
Hot Topics in Elder LawPresenter on topic of Medicaid Divorce2004
Inter-County Guardian ad Litem TrainingPresenter2003
Guaridanship Tips and Practic Standards for ParalegalsPresenter on Appointment of a Guardian2001
Settlement and Court Approval of Claims and Minors and Incapacitated PersonsPresenter1996
Antioch University Ethics ClassClass Speaker - Ethics1993
Guardianship Law Update for the Greater Seattle Legal Secretaries AssociationPresenter1992
Antioch University Ethics ClassClass Speaker - Ethics1992