Posted by Roxanne
Johanna is my go-to estate planning attorney in Washington State. My own estate planning practice is based in Bay Area, but I often have clients or colleagues ask me for referrals to a trustworthy and personable attorney in Seattle. I always refer them to Johanna, because of her hardworking reputation and professionalism. I have also witnessed first-hand her patience and attention to detail in walking her clients through the estate planning process. Simply put, in an area of law that can be difficult to navigate, Johanna is someone I trust. My staff and I happily refer clients and colleagues to her.
Posted by a Estate Planning client
I had recently retained Ms. Coolbaugh to update my will, which had fallen somewhat out of date. In a very expeditious manner, she reviewed my current documents, clarified with me what updates I wished to make, and got document drafts out to me which needed no editing or revising.
She is thoroughly knowledgeable regarding the estate planning process, and also has an inviting and reassuring bedside manner. I am pleased to recommend her highly.
Posted by Harte
As a CPA and estate planning peer, I've had the pleasure of working with Johanna's boss, Jim Treadwell, for several decades on mutual estate planning clients, several of which are multi-generational. In the last few years, Johanna has taken on the lion's share of the work at their end on these clients and I find she is completely on-board with all the family dynamics, issues and able to devote the right about of time to managing all the details which can make or break relationships like these. I look forward to having my CPA firm work with Johanna on mutual clients in the future.
Posted by Duyen
Johanna Coolbaugh was proactive, thorough, and knowledgeable. She took the time to understand our personal situation and needs, thus making sure that our estate plan was comprehensive and appropriate for our family. Estate planning was something my husband and I had discussed for a long time, but were overwhelmed with the options and legal speak. Johanna put us at ease and made sure our plan was comprehensive--she ask questions that we hadn't even thought of. Additionally, Johanna was super responsive, whether it was via email or phone. No question was a dumb question, she answered all of our questions quickly and in language that we understood. We would definitely recommend Johanna to friends an family.
Posted by Erica
Johanna put together a comprehensive Estate Plan for my husband and I that covered everything - she knew what was critical to include for our personal situation and took the time to ensure our wishes were translated accurately into legal directives. It's such a relief knowing that there is clear documentation laying out everything from inheritance to medical power-of-attorney, that our heirs will never have the burden of guessing what we might have wanted, and that the assets of our estate are protected to the fullest extent possible. We have referred friends and family to Johanna in the past, and will certainly hire her again as needs dictate.