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About Me

I have been practicing law in Seattle since graduating with honors from Seattle University School of Law in 1998.  My practice focuses primarily on estate and tax planning, probate, trust and estate litigation, trust administration, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, domestic partnership agreements and succession planning and business transactions.  I also co-founded and partnered a local tax, business and estate planning firm in Seattle.


Over the years, I have represented a wide range of trust, estate and probate clients, working to assist them in their personal and tax planning needs.  Additionally, I have represented beneficiaries, personal representatives and trustees in estate litigation, both in defending fiduciaries and in bringing actions against fiduciaries.


As a member of the editorial board for the Real Property, Probate and Trust section of the Washington State Bar Association (WSBA), I have written articles and presented materials on topics ranging from tax filing to nontraditional family estate planning.  I am a member of the Estate Planning Council of Seattle and a member of the Tax Section fo the WSBA.


Prior to attending law school, I spent over eight years as a stockborker, regional sales manager and vice-president of a local brokerage firm.  My background gives me an understanding in financial and economic issues, as well as hands-on experience in dealing with the personal planning needs of individual clients.


Practice Areas


  1. Trusts: 35%
  2. Probate: 35%
  3. Litigation: 30%
    17 years


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Thomas Michael Keller

    I endorse this lawyer's work. I have had several probate matters in which Ms. Boddy has been involved and have found her intelligent, hard working and practical. She is also pleasant while at all times professional. I have recommended her to others.


    Thomas Keller Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Ann Marie Nagele

    Darcy and I attended law school together and have developed a long-lasting friendship as a result. She brings to the table top-notch legal skills combined with a compassionate, caring nature. Darcy is truly one of the most competent and efficient lawyers I know and she has my strong endorsement.


    Ann Nagele Business Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

601 Union St Ste 2600
Seattle, WA, 98101-4000



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Martindale-Hubbell/Fortune Magazine Top Ranked Law FirmMartindale-Hubbell2011
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2008
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2007
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Washington Women LawyersMemberN/A
American Bar Association, Real Property, Trust and Estate Law SectionMemberN/A
Estate Planning Council of SeattleMemberN/A
Washington State Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust SectionMemberN/A
University of Washington, Planned Giving BoardMemberN/A
Trust and Estate Legislative CommitteeMemberN/A
King County Bar Probate Policy and Procedures ManualEditorN/A
Publication NameTitleDate
WSBA Real Property Probate and Trust JournalThe Role of Special Master in Trust and Probate Disputes2009
WSBA Real Property Probate and Trust JournalChoice of Estate and Business Entities2009
WSBA Real Property Probate and Trust JournalAttorney Fees under the Trust and Estate Dispute Resolution Act2007
Washington State Bar Association's Real Property, Probate and Trust section journalIrresistible Force of Immovable Object? The Rights of Unmarried/Nontraditional Couples in the Distribution of Property2005
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawN/AJuris Doctor, cum laude1998
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
WSBA Advanced ProbateSpecial Issues in Funding Marital and Credit Shelter Trusts2009
WSBA 6th Annual Trust and Estate Litigation ConferenceSpecial Master in Trust and Probate Disputes: A View From Both Sides of the Bench2009
Washington State Bar Association, Fourth Annual Trust and Estate Litigation SeminarUpdate on Attorney Fees Under TEDRA and Recent Case Law2007
Washington State Bar Association, Third Annual Trust and Estate Litigation ConferenceBeneficiaries Not Named in the Will and Other Disputes: Claims by Omitted Spouses, Omitted Children, Meretricious Relationships, and Self-Dealing Personal Representatives2006
King County Bar AssociationChoice of Business Entities in Estate Planning2006
Washington State Bar AssociationEstate Planning for the Large Estate: Family Limited Partnerships and Beyond.2005
Washington State Bar AssociationFederal and Washington Estate Tax Returns: Updates on Planning and Practical Tips2004