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Johanna M Coolbaugh

Johanna M Coolbaugh

Practice areas:

Litigation, Probate, Trusts, Wills & Living Wills

Johanna Coolbaugh

About Me

  • Focuses practice on estate planning, including wills, trusts, powers of attorney, living wills and high net worth tax planning.

  • Probate and trust administration.

  • Advises individual and corporate fiduciaries in their roles as trustees and executors.

  • Represents fiduciaries and beneficiaries in trust and estate litigation.

  • Admitted to practice in Washington State, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

  • Serves on KCBA Public Policy Board, volunteers for YWCA Homeless Clinic, First Responders Will Clinic, and PEPS.

  • Bachelor of Arts, English, University of Washington, Phi Beta Kappa.

  • J.D., summa cum laude, Seattle University School of Law.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 2007

  1. Wills & Living Wills: 25%
  2. Trusts: 25%
  3. Probate: 25%
  4. Litigation: 25%

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Contact Info

Karr Tuttle Campbell

701 Fifth Avenue
Suite 3300
Seattle, WA, 98104



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2012
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2011

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyKarr Tuttle Campbell2007 - Present

Association NamePosition NameDuration
King County Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust SectionMember2013 - Present
Program for Early Parent SupportGroup Leader2013 - Present
Mother Attorneys Mentoring Association of SeattleMember2013 - Present
Washington State Bar Association, Estate and Gift Tax CommitteeMember2012 - Present
King County Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionChair2010 - 2011
King County Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionBoard of Trustees2008 - 2011
King County Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present

Publication NameTitleDate
King County Bar BulletinWashington Weighs in on Candor Versus Confidentiality2006
Seattle University Law ReveiwWashington's New Rules of Professional Conduct: A Balancing Act2006

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
University of WashingtonEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts2004

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Use of LLCs in Asset Protection and Estate PlanningUsing LLCs and Trusts Together2014
Estate and Gift Tax Updates: More "Permanent" Estate Planning?2012 Planning Still Makes Sense2013
Tax Planning for Trusts and EstateFederal Estate Tax Returns2011
Probate Boot CampFiduciary Accounting2009
Attorney-CPA Tax ClinicWashington's Domestic Partnership Act (2009): Treatment of Domestic Partners Under State and Federal Tax Laws2009