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Robert Mathew Sifferman

Robert Mathew Sifferman

Practice areas:

Estate Planning, Business, Probate, Real Estate

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About Me

My practice emphasizes estate planning (Wills, Trusts, Tax planning, Powers of Attorney and Health Care Directives); probate; real estate and business. The most enjoyable parts of the practice of law for me are the opportunties to get to know the many interesting people I meet, work with them to solve their legal situations and problems and help them plan their personal and business legal matters.
The best way to reach me is to call me at (425) 454-5829.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1978

  1. Estate Planning: 30%
    37 years
  2. Probate: 25%
    37 years
  3. Business: 25%
    37 years
  4. Real Estate: 20%
    37 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($250-300/hour), Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (15 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • W Andrew Phipps

    Bob Sifferman is my absolute "go to guy" with all things concerning estate planning and business development. He is extremely knowledgeable, and is a seasoned trial attorney. He is well respected by his peers! I highly recommend Bob for all estate planning needs you may have.

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    W Phipps Speeding & Traffic Ticket Attorney
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  • Philip R. Shucklin

    I endorse this lawyer. I have had the opportunity to get to know Bob over the years and have referred a number of clients to him. They have all been very impressed with his knowledge, work product and ethics. I feel very strongly that Bob is a credit to our profession and recommend him highly.

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    Philip Shucklin Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Office of Robert Sifferman

2000 - 112th Avenue NE
Bellevue, WA, 98004-2913

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive197807/05/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top Rated US Lawyers Trusts & EstatesALM Legal Leaders2015
15 Years AV ratingAmerican Registry2015
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2015
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2014
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2013
Seattle's Top Rated LawyersLegal Leaders law.com2013
AV RatingMartindale Hubbell2012
AV ratingMartindale-Hubbell2011
AV ratingMartindale-Hubbell2010
Top LawyersSeattle Metropolitan Magazine2010
AV ratingMartindale-Hubbell2009
AV ratingMartindale-Hubbell2008
AV ratingMartindale-Hubbell2007
AV ratingMartindale-Hubbell2006
Community Service RecognitionEvergreen Hospital2006
AV ratingMartindale-Hubbell2005
AV ratingMartindale-Hubbell2004
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Tree of Life Award (100 Pint Donor)Puget Sound Blood Center2002
AV ratingMartindale-Hubbell2002
AV ratingMartindale-Hubbell2001
AV ratingMartindale-Hubbell2000
Parent Volunteer AwardsCedar Park Christian School sports teams1999
Volunteer AwardsLittle League teamsN/A
Volunteer Coaching AwardsBoys and Girls ClubN/A
Volunteer Leader AwardsBoy Scouts/Cub ScoutsN/A

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerLaw Office of Robert M. Sifferman1996 - Present
ArbitratorKing County Superior Court1994 - Present
PartnerCarrithers and Sifferman1986 - 1996
AssociateLaw Office of Richard Carrithers1979 - 1986

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
St. Vincent de PaulVolunteer2008 - Present
Evergreen Hospital Privacy BoardBoard Member2007 - Present
Holy Family Catholic SchoolCapital Campaign Search Committee Member2001 - 2001
Cedar Park Christian High SchoolCapital Campaign Committee Member1999 - 2004
Boy Scouts of AmericaAdult Leader and Merit Badge Counselor1993 - 2012
Fellowship of Christian AthletesBoard Member1993 - 1998
Evergreen Hospital Institutional Review BoardBoard Member1990 - 2006
Little LeagueBaseball Coach1988 - 2004
Legal Action CenterVolunteer Attorney1988 - Present
United States Supreme Court BarAttorney1985 - Present
Holy Family Catholic ChurchParish Council Member1980 - 1983
Professional organizations and associationsMember1980 - 1989
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1979 - 1990
King County Bar AssociationMember1979 - 1990
Holy Family Catholic ChurchLector and Eucharistic Minister1979 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1979 - 1983
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1978 - Present
Seattle SeahawksSpotter for PA Announcer1976 - 1983
Washington Husky FootballPublic Address and Press Box Announcing1974 - Present
Catholic Youth OrganizationCoach for Soccer and Basketball1971 - 2006

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
In re Marriage of Konzen, 103 W2d 470; 693 P2d 97 (1985); cert. denied 472 US 906; 105 SC 3530 (1985)State Supreme Court affirmed; US Supreme Court denied certiorari
Gustafson v. R & H Associates, Inc. et al, 47 Wn App 272, 734 P2d 949 (1987); review denied 109 W2d 1024 (1987)Court of Appeals reversed and quieted title to real property; state Supreme Court denied review.
American Druggists’ Insurance Guaranty Association v. Hicks, 49 Wn App 623; 744 P2d 625 (1987)Court of Appeals affirmed.

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Holy Family Kirkland History and DirectoryCentennial Update2015
Holy Family ParishDiamond Jubilee: Six Decades of Ministry2013
Holy Family ParishFive Decades of MInistry 2003
Holy Family ParishFr. Gary's Silver Jubilee1999
The Gil Monahue ShowFarewell: Transitions in Community1997
Holy Family CircleA Tribute to Fr. Jim1993
Holy Family ParishCelebrating 25 Years1993
Holy Family Parish 75 Years of Time1990
Holy Family ParishBuilding on a Dream1990

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawLawJuris Doctor1978
University of WashingtonUS HistoryBachelor of Arts1974

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Wills and Estate Planning SeminarEstate Planning and Probate2015
Wills and Estate Planning SeminarEstate Planning, Trusts, and Probate2015
Keeping Your Small Practice Up to DateBuying and Selling a Businesss2014
Wills and Estate Planning SeminarWills, Trusts, and Probate2013
Wills & Estate Planning SeminarEstate Planning and Probate2013
St. Madeleine Sophie ParishWills and Estate Planning2013
Speaker at MassesStewardship2012
Small Firm UpdateEthics and Probate2011
Planned Giving and Estate PlanningEstate Planning and Probate2010
Estate PlanningEstate Planning and Probate2010
Estate Planning and ProbateEstate Planning and Probate2009
Bi-Yearly Small Firm UpdateEstate Planning2009
Wills and Estate Planning SeminarEstate Planning and Probate2007
Wills & Estate Planning SeminarPlanned Giving and Estate Planning2006
Seminar at St. Louise ChurchEstate Planning and Probate2006
Seminar at Sacred Heart ParishEstate Planning and Probate2005
Seminar at Holy Family ParishEstate Planning and Probate2004
Estate PlanningEstate Planning1994
Pastoral Care Training FacilitatorCare for the Elderly and Disabled1990
Estate Planning for Kirkland Community GroupEstate Planning1985