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Practice Areas


  1. Estate Planning: 70%
  2. Probate: 10%
  3. Trusts: 10%
  4. Tax: 10%

Attorney Endorsements

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  • Kevin Michael Sullivan

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    Kevin Sullivan Tax Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

Carney Badley Spellman, P.S.

701 Fifth Avenue
Suite 3600
Seattle, WA, 98104-7010



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Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyer Magazine2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyer Magazine2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyer Magazine2011
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics2010
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics2009
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics2008
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics2007
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Association NamePosition NameDuration
Washington State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Publication NameTitleDate
UnknownWashington Supreme Court Rules in Favor2005
Estate Planning Deskbook-Washington State Bar AssociationEditor-Overview of State and Federal Taxes and Post Mortem Planning2005
UnknownLife Insurance Policy Review Recommended2004
UnknownFamily Holding Companies Must Observe Formalities2003
UnknownLimited Liability Companies for Families2002
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York University School of LawTaxationLL.M - Master of Laws1980
Santa Clara UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor1979
Seattle UniversityAccountingBA - Bachelor of Arts1976
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Society of Financial Service ProfessionalsUpdate on Washington Estate Taxes2007
Northwest Estate Planning Council Chapter MeetingNew Washington Estate Tax and Hemphill Update2006
Keeping Current for Certified Public AccountantsKeeping Up to Speed on Estate Taxes2006
51st Annual Estate Planning SeminarUpdate on the Washington Estate Tax2006
Washington State Bar-Continuing Legal EducationThe Decoupled Washington Estate Tax and Planning fro Differences from the Federal Estate Tax2005
Advanced Probate Issue-New Washington Estate TaxNew Washington Estate Tax2005
Washington State Bar Assocoation-Continuing Legal EducationThe Decoupled Washington Estate Tax and the Migatory Client2003
Midyear Meeting-Real Property, Probate & Trust SectionThe Decoupled Washington Estate Tax2003
Living TrustsLiving Trust1992