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Our practice is an interdisciplinary, counseling-oriented practice offering a full range of estate, business, asset protection and charitable planning services that accomplish client goals.

Solutions we provide include trusts, wills, LLCs and partnerships, estate & gift tax planning, estate & gift tax audits, asset protection, business planning and succession plans, and charitable plans.

Our Law Firm serves primarily mid to high net worth client families many of whom own businesses.


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Practice areas


  1. Trusts: 40%
    27 years, 2 thousand cases
  2. Probate: 25%
    27 years
  3. Limited Liability Company (LLC): 20%
    21 years, 170 cases
  4. Wills & Living Wills: 15%
    27 years, 500 cases



Hourly ($300-600/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (90 minutes)

Payment types:

Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • James Preston Alder

    I enthusiastically endorse Dennis Brislawn as a top rate estate planning attorney, and especially as a firearms planning attorney. I am amazed at his knowledge and expertise and have been the beneficiary of assistance on multiple occasions. If I lived in Washington state and needed any form of estate planning, I don't believe there is anyone else I would ever work with.


    James Alder Estate Planning Attorney
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  • Larry Robert Bray

    I endorse this lawyer without reservation. Highest character and integrity.


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Contact info

Brislawn Lofton, PLLC

5555 Lakeview Dr.
Suite. 201
Kirkland, WA, 98033-7444


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Principal MemberBrislawn Lofton, PLLC1999 - Present
Principal AttorneyBrislawn Law Offices et. al1988 - 1998
OfficerUS Army Department of Defense1978 - 1996
Association namePosition nameDuration
King County Search & Rescue AssociationBoard Member2009 - 2013
4x4 Rescue Council, Inc.Operations Leader2003 - Present
Oregon State BarMember2002 - Present
Alaska Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1978 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Estate of RossCompleted
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Publication nameTitleDate
Trusts & EstatesAn Accidental Felony2013
Journal of Practical Estate PlanningExit Routes for Business Owners2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawN/AJuris Doctor1988
Gonzaga UniversityPre-MedicinePsychology1978
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Gun TrustsGun Trusts2012
Trusts 101Trust Planning2007
Probate: Beyond the BasicsAdvanced Probate Issues2007
Asset Protection Planning for Washington PhysiciansAsset Protection Planning with Trusts, LLCs2006
Business Succession PlanningPlanning a Business Exit2003
BDO Seidman Annual Tax ConferenceAdvanced Estate Planning Concepts2003
BDO Seidman Annual Tax ConferenceAdvanced Estate Planning Concepts2002