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Practice Areas


  1. Family: 60%
    33 years
  2. Estate Planning: 30%
    33 years
  3. Probate: 5%
    33 years
  4. Adoption: 5%
    33 years


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

7 total 

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Elaine. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • A. Alene Anderson

    I strongly endorse this lawyer. She is an outstanding advocate for her clients and extremely knowledgable.


    A. Anderson Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact Info

6814 Greenwood Ave N
Seattle, WA, 98103-5228



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Business Woman of the YearGreater Seattle Business Association2005
Volunteer of the YearPioneer Human Services1992
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Lifelong Aids AllianceBoard of Directors2006 - 2008
Pioneer Human ServicesBoard of Directors1990 - 2001
Volunteer Attorneys for Persons with Aids Seattle-King County Bar AssociationVolunteer attorney1988 - 2008
North Seattle Youth ServicesBoard of Directors1984 - 1990
King County Bar AssociationMember1982 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1982 - Present
GSBABoard of DirectorsN/A
Publication NameTitleDate
king county bar association CLETax and Estate Planning Strategies after Windsor2014
King County Bar Association NewsSame-Sex Marriage Equality Passes in Washington2012
Washington Familiy Law DeskbookRegistered Domestic Partnerships2012
King County Probate Policy and Procedure ManualRegistered Domestic Partners and Committed Intimate Couples2012
Washington State Bar AssociationGay Adoptions and Surrogacy Agreements2006
Washington State Bar Association, Real Property, Probate & Trust Section NewsletterJoint Ownership Agreements Between Unmarried Couples2005
Washington State Bar Association, Real Property, Probate & Trust Section NewsletterRights of Unmarried Couples2005
Washington State Bar Association, Real Property, Probate & Trust Section NewsletterEstate Planning for Non-Traditoinal Families2000
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1982
University of Washington -SeattleSocial WorkBachelor of Arts1976
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
SOGLIThe Consequences of Windsor2014
Family Law BootcampDomestic Partnerships in Washington2010
Past Present and Future of Domestic Partnership Law in Washington StateFamily Law and Domestic Partnership Agreements2009
Estate Planning for Small to Medium Sized EstatesEstate Planning for Non-Traditional Families2009
Advanced ProbateChanges in Domestic Partnership Legislation2009
Estate Planning for the Small to Medium Sized EstateNon-Traditional Family-New Horizons2008
When Death and Divorce CollideUnmarried Couples Law2006
Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association, Family Law SectionCurrent Status of Unmarried Couples Law2006
Essentials of Drafting and Using TrustsNon-Traditional Familly2006
When Death and Divorce CollideUnmarried Couples Law2005
Relationship AgreementsRelationship Agreements for Non-Traditional Couples2005
Panel on Non-Traditional Family Law IssuesNon-Traditional Family Law Issues2005
Estate Planning for the Large EstateEstate Planning for Non-Traditional Families2005
Community Property for Non-Community Property PractitionersCohabitation Agreements2005
Washington State Bar Association, Family Law SectionAdvising the Unmarried or Gay/Lesbian Couple2004
Family Law Section MeetingCohabitation Law-Current Status2004
Family Law Fall ConferenceThe State of the Art for Unmarried Couples2004
Avoiding Legal Loopholes When Couple's Can't or Don't Tie the KnotClient Counseling Issues2004
Estate Planning for the Small to Medium Sized EstateEstate Planning for Non-Traditional Families2003
Esgate Planning for the Small to Medium-Sized EstateNon-Traditional Family Issues2003
Estate Planning for the Small to Medium-Sized EstateEstate Planning for Non-Traditional Families2002
Annual MeetingNon-Traditional Family Law2002
Washington Estate Planning-BellinghamNon-Traditional Family Law Issues2001
Estate Planning for the Small to Meduim Sized EstateNon-Traditional Family Issues2000
Estate Planning for he Small to Medium-Sized EstateNon-Traditional Family Law1997
Fourtieth Annual Estate Planning SeminarEstate Planning for Unmarried Couples1995
Estate PlanningEssentials of Drafting Wills1995