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Frank A Selden

Frank A Selden

Practice areas:

Estate Planning, Tax, Trusts, Wills & Living Wills

About Me

Less clients, better service. Most of my clients are a lot like me: entrepreneurial, in charge of their businesses and futures, dynamic, give a high priority to values such as integrity and hard work. They want focused attention when they need it but otherwise just like to say "Hi" now and then. If you like your calls returned without having to be concerned about the billing practices and you live in or have assets in WA State,  give us a call.



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Business Experience


 


ATTORNEY * Focused on asset protection (estate planning, probate, some taxation) from day 1. First in a solo practice and now as the dynamic team of Selden & Youngs. We help people legally pay less taxes in their estates and on their personal assets.


 


LEAD SALES REPRESENTATIVE, BarBri, Seattle, WA (9/00 to 6/03)
Represented the largest Bar Review course in the US to the students at the University of Washington Law School. As Lead Representative, trained and supervised a 16-member sales team in both group and individual settings. Completed personal three-year sales goal within first two months of law school.

PERSONAL BANKER, US Bank, Redmond, WA (10/95 to 7/98)
Sold mutual funds & annuities to bank clients. Developed community market for home, auto, and business loans. Developed solid referral sources from local businesses. Trained bank staff on new banking software applications during two mergers. Exceeded company goals every quarter. Earned District Top Achiever award during two quarters.

ACCOUNTANT, Volt Accounting & Robert Half International, Bellevue, WA (1994-95)


 



Military Experience



JAG OFFICER * Washington Army National Guard (5/05 to present)
Captain currently serving the 81st Armor Brigade as a Legal Assistance Officer.

OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM (11/03 to 4/05)
Responsible
for providing the base commander with the daily intelligence (intel)
reports. Asked to use legal experience to write the rules of engagement
for our base. Represented the base at higher headquarters intel
meetings. Served with Task Force Olympia in the northern city of Mosul,
Iraq.

INTELLIGENCE NCO * Washington Army National Guard (10/94 to 11/03)
In
2002 advised the US Border Patrol on improving homeland security
procedures for the Spokane sector border. The Department of Justice and
Joint Task Force 6 offices used our final report to help track illegal
entry into the US. In 2003 to work with the WA State Counter-drug
Taskforce to create a similar report on using National Guard troops to
help enforce drug laws.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2003

  1. Estate Planning: 35%
    12 years
  2. Tax: 25%
    11 years
  3. Wills & Living Wills: 20%
    12 years
  4. Trusts: 20%
    12 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($200-250/hour), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

7 total 

  • Hovanes Margarian

    I endorse this lawyer.

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    Hovanes Margarian Consumer Protection Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Julia Ann Youngs

    I have know Frank for over 10 years, and was a co-worker withe him for several of those. Frank's work is excellent, and he is a quality individual of the utmost integrity. I happily refer individuals to him.

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    Julia Youngs Business Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

Frank Selden Law, PS

10900 NE 4th St, Ste 2300
Bellevue, WA, 98004-5882

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive200306/11/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Dr. Chin T. Hung Humorous Speaker of the YearToastmasters - District 21995

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerSelden & Youngs, PLLC2008 - Present
Solo practiceSelden law Firm2003 - 2008

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Seattle Philanthropic Advisors NetworkMember2007 - Present
King County Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
King County Bar Association, Real Property SectionMember2005 - Present
King County Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust SectionMember2005 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
Toastmasters InternationalMember1997 - 2008

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
King County Bar BulletinOf Blueberries, Steamships and Invading Iraq2008
King County Bar BulletinTake Full Control of Your Retirement Funds2008
Law and Politics MagazineReporting for Duty2006
Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionWe Are Not All Heroes2004

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Novus UniversityTaxLL.M - Master of Laws2004
University of Washington School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
University of Washington -SeattlePolitical Science & PsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts2000

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
New client conferenceEstate Planning Basics2008
Toastmasters District 2 ConferenceFrom Seriously Shy to Genuinely Gregarious2007
Court Presentation SkillsLegal Presentation Skills2007