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Practice Areas


  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 

  • Margaret Madison Phelan

    I endorse this lawyer. I've know Michelle for over a decade when we met at a national continuing legal education conference. We've also worked together on state chapter matters. Michelle is knowledgeable, well respected and articulate.


    Margaret Phelan Elder Law Attorney
    Relationship: Other

  • Stacy Dyan Heard

    I endorse this lawyer. Michelle has exceptional experience in estate planning. Without hesitation, I refer clients to her for estate planning, trusts and estates. She is knowledgable and a pleasure to work with.


    Stacy Heard Family 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.
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Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
N/ASolo Practitioner2004 - Present
AssociateThompson & 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