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Janet Hedberg Somers

Practice areas:

Guardianship, Probate, Trusts, Representation of Fiduciaries

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1989

  1. Representation of Fiduciaries: 25%
    4 years
  2. Trusts: 25%
    4 years
  3. Probate: 25%
    4 years
  4. Guardianship: 25%
    4 years

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • Terri Rae Luken

    I endorse this lawyer. Janet did an outstanding job of keeping a difficult mediation on a will contest focused and on-track, ultimately contributing significantly to the resolution of a highly-disputed probate. Her knowledge, experience, perspective and manner make her an outstanding advocate for her clients as well as an excellent colleague.

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    Terri Luken Government Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Somers Tamblyn King PLLC

2955 80th Ave SE
Suite 201
Mercer Island, WA, 98040-2960

Resume

License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive198907/06/2015

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 Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
Top 50 Women Lawyers in WashingtonSuper Lawyers2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2012
Top LawyersSeattle Magazine2012
Top 50 Women Lawyers in WashingtonSuper LawyersN/A

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Washington State Bar Association, Elder Law SectionTrustee2013 - 2014
Washington State Bar AssociationChair: Elder Law Section WSBA2011 - 2012
Washington State Bar AssociationTrustee, Elder Law Section2009 - 2011
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research CenterMember Planned Giving Advisory Board2009 - 2012
King County Bar Association Elder Law SectionPast Chair and Grants Committee Chair2003 - 2006
King County Bar Association, Elder Law SectionChair2002 - 2003
Multi County Title 11.88 Guardian ad Litem TrainingChair1999 - 2001
King County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Washington State Bar AssociationMemberN/A

Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
King County Probate and Trust ManualContributor2011

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
Saint Olaf CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1977

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Probate and Trust LItigationBest Practices Probate Litigation2012
Probate Manual CLEProbate Practice2011
Best Practices in Elder LawBest Practices when Representing Family Members in Elder Law Cases2011
Advanced Guardianship IssuesThe Fiercely Independent Elder2010
Trust and Estate Litigation CLEDealing With the Exceptionally Difficult Party2009
Estate PlanningIncapacity and Estate Planning2009
Northwest Trust ConferenceElder Law Panel2008
Elder Law Section Annual MeetingProtecting our Parents2008