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Janna Jill Annest

About me

Janna enjoys the constructive aspect of her adoption, estate planning, and business law practices. Janna helps form all types of families through adoption. She offers comprehensive estate planning services, including wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and health care directives, that provide her clients with the peace of mind and security of a well-organized estate. Janna also assists businesses of all sizes with their formation and organizational needs, as well as commercial transactions and business litigation. Outside the office, Janna spends most of her time exploring West Seattle with her family.


Practice areas


  1. Adoption: 40%
  2. Business: 30%
  3. Estate Planning: 30%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Megan Sarah Farr

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Megan Farr Elder Law Attorney
    Relationship: Other

  • Brianne M Kampbell

    Janna is an amazing attorney and the perfect person to handle any type of adoption. I would happily refer any of my own clients to her.


    Brianne Kampbell Probate Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Mills Meyers Swartling P.S.

1000 Second Avenue 30th Floor
Seattle, WA, 98104


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarsSuper Lawyers Magazine, Thomson Reuters2014
Rising StarsSuper Lawyers Magazine, Thomson Reuters2013
Rising StarsSuper Lawyers Magazine, Thomson Reuters2012
Rising StarsSuper Lawyers Magazine, Thomson Reuters2011
Rising StarsWashington Law & Politics Magazine2010
Rising StarsWashington Law & Politics Magazine2009
Notes & Comments Editor, Washington Law ReviewUniversity of Washington School of Law2002
Varsity Women's Volleyball Team CaptainDartmouth College1999
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderMills Meyers Swartling2011 - Present
AssociateMills Meyers Swartling2003 - 2010
ExternSeattle School District Office of General Counsel2003 - 2003
Parking Enforcement Citation Hearing OfficerUniversity of Washington2001 - 2003
Summer ClerkSmyth & Mason2001 - 2001
Summer ClerkSmyth & Mason2000 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
Studio EastBoard Member2011 - 2013
Adoptive Friends & Family of Greater SeattleBoard Member2010 - Present
Dartmouth College Alumni CouncilMember2010 - 2013
Dartmouth College Club Officers, Executive CommitteePresident2009 - 2010
Dartmouth College Club Officers, Executive CommitteeVice President2008 - 2011
Dartmouth College Club Officers, Executive CommitteeVice President2008 - 2009
Dartmouth Alumni Club of Western WashingtonPresident2005 - 2010
Mother Attorneys Mentoring Association of SeattleMemberN/A
Dartmouth Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
King County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Washington State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
LexisNexis Practice GuidesWashington Civil Discovery, Contributing Reviewer2013
Adoptive Families Magazine "Ask the Experts"Hiring Your Adoption Professional2013
Adoptive Families Magazine "Ask the Experts"Building "Nontraditional" Families2012
Adoptive Families Magazine "Ask the Experts"Before the Adoption: Connecting with Expectant Mothers2011
Adoptive Families Magazine "Ask the Experts"Finally Final2011
Adoptive Families Magazine "Ask the Experts"Adoption Leave: Your Legal Rights2011
Adoptive Families Magazine "Ask the Experts"Is open adoption right for my family?2010
Adoptive Families Magazine "Ask the Experts"How should I budget for a domestic adoption?2010
Adoptive Families Magazine "Ask the Experts"How do I find my U.S. adoption team?2010
Adoptive Families Magazine "Ask the Experts"What is the adoption tax credit? Am I eligible?2010
Adoptive Families Magazine "Ask the Experts"How Does the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC) Affect Domestic Private Adoptions?2010
King County Bar BulletinMamma Mia! Everyone Jumps Through Adoption Hoops2009
Washington Law ReviewOnly the News That's Fit to Print: The Effect of Hazelwood on the First Amendment Viewpoint-Neutrality Requirement in Public School-Sponsored Forums2002
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington -SeattleLawJD - with honors2003
Dartmouth CollegeEnglishBA - cum laude and with high honors2000
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
NBI CLEAdoption Law Start to Finish2012
NBI CLEAdoption Law: Start to Finish2010
NALS of Washington Regional ConferenceAdoption Law Overview2010
KBTC Northwest Now TV PanelAdoption Issues2010
AWAITAdoption Support, Featured Presenter2010