Skip to main content
Sara Kiviat Berkenwald

Sara Kiviat Berkenwald

Practice areas:

Estate Planning, Probate, Trusts

About Me



Sara Kiviat Berkenwald received a joint law degree and masters in business administration from Seattle University School of Law and an LL.M. in Taxation from the University of Washington School of Law. Sara received her undergraduate degree in history from the University of Washington. Her practice focuses on estate planning, special needs trusts, elder law, and probate. Before joining Isenhour Bleck, Sara worked as a debtor side bankruptcy attorney representing clients in federal court.



Practice Areas

Licensed since 2009

  1. Estate Planning: 50%
  2. Probate: 30%
  3. Trusts: 20%


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • Emily Ann Jarvis

    I have known Sara Kiviat Berkenwald since I started practicing law five and a half years ago, and throughout that time I have found her to be a conscientious, knowledgeable and approachable attorney. I have recommended her to clients on several occasions!


    Emily Jarvis Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Anna M Cashman

    Sara is a tremendous asset to the Seattle legal community. She is extremely knowledgeable in estate planning, special needs trusts, and probate matters. Sara is a pleasure to work with and I would highly recommend her to anyone.


    Anna Cashman Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Isenhour Bleck

1200 5th Ave.
Suite. 2020
Seattle, WA, 98101-3132




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Seattle University School of LawCum Laude2009
University of WashingtonGraduated with Honors2003
Honors SocietyGolden Key International Honors Society2003

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Trust and Estates AttorneyIsenhour Bleck2012 - Present
AssociateFoster Law Offices2009 - 2012


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Mother Attorneys Mentoring Association of SeattleMember2013 - Present
King County Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust SectionMember2012 - Present
King County Bar Association, Elder Law SectionMember2012 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysMember2012 - Present
King County Bar AssociationNeighborhood Law Clinic Pro Bono Counsel2012 - 2013
Cardozo Society of Washington StateSecretary2012 - Present
Northwest Immigration Rights ProjectPro Bono Counsel2011 - 2012
King County Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Krishna D. Vara FoundationBoard Member2001 - Present


Publication NameTitleDate
NWLawyerFamily Medical Leave Insurance2013


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawN/ALL.M. in Taxation2013
Seattle University School of LawN/AJD/MBA - Juris Doctorate and MBA2009
University of WashingtonHistoryBA2003

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Women's Philanthropic Investment Group of Seattle Board MeetingCommon Estate PLanning Documents2015
University of Washington School of Law - Elder Law CourseElder Law Attorney Practice2015
DSHS Region II Financial Case WorkersCommon Estate PLanning Documents2014
DSHS Financial Workers Region 2Common Estate Planning Documents2014
CLEBankruptcy Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Workshop2011