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Michelle Lynn Graunke

Practice areas:

Trusts, Guardianship, Probate, Estate Planning, Elder Law

Michelle Graunke

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1999

  1. Elder Law: 20%
    16 years
  2. Estate Planning: 20%
    16 years
  3. Probate: 20%
    16 years
  4. Guardianship: 20%
    16 years
  5. Trusts: 20%
    16 years



Hourly ($240/hour), Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Linnea Long

    I have known Michelle for many years and can vouch for the quality of her character. It is no accident she has been given an Avvo rating of 9.6. She is hard working and committed to providing her clients with the best legal advice available in her practice areas. I would recommend her without reservation to anyone needing estate planning advice or help with elder care issues.


    Linnea Long General Practice Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

  • Sheila M. O'Sullivan

    Michelle is defnitely one of the best in her practice area. I refer all my elder law cases to her and consult her on elder and probate/estate questions. A great rating for a great lawyer!


    Sheila O'Sullivan Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

719 2nd Ave Ste 104
Seattle, WA, 98104-1748



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Solo Practitioner2004 - Present
Thompson & Howle1998 - 2004

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Elder Law Section, Washington State Bar AssociationTreasurer2006 - Present
Guardianship & Elder Law Section, King County Bar AssociationChair2005 - 2006
Washington Chapter, National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysDirector2004 - 2007
Guardianship & Elder Law Section, King County Bar AssociationSecretary2002 - 2003
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
King County Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
University of WashingtonSociologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1978

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Washington Elder Law 2007Informed Consent, Guardianship, and Advance Directives2007
The Guardianship InstituteGuardianship of the Person Issues2007
Guardianship InstituteGuardian of the Person Issues2007
Advanced Guardianship IssuesGeneral Rules 15, 22, and 312007
Probate AdministrationClosing the Probate2006
Elder Law Issues in Estate PlanningLaw of Remains2005
Best of CLE 2005; Encore of ExcellenceLaw of Remains2005