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Sheila Conlon Ridgway

Practice areas:

Litigation, Probate, Trusts

About Me

Since graduating from Gonzaga University School of Law in 1984, Sheila Ridgway has concentrated her practice in litigation and the mediation of trust, estate, elder abuse, and guardianship matters. Sheila has served as Chair of the KCBA Probate Litigation and Ethics seminar since 1998, has spoken at many WSBA and KCBA legal seminars on estate and trust litigation and probate, and is an appointed member of the Litigation Subcommittee of the WSBA's Real Property Probate and Trust Section.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1984

  1. Litigation: 70%
    31 years
  2. Trusts: 15%
    31 years
  3. Probate: 15%
    31 years

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Contact Info

Ridgway Law Group, P.S.

701 5th Avenue
Suite 4110
Seattle, WA, 98104-7073

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
ORActive198707/18/2015
WAActive198407/06/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Washington Super LawyerSuperLawyers2014
Washington Super LawyerSuperLawyers2013
National Bar Register of Preeminent Women LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2011
July 2010 Top LawyerSeattle Metropolitan Magazine2010
Five Start: Best in Client Satisfaction Wealth ManagerSeattle Magazine2009
WHO'S WHOStrathmore's WHO'S WHO2004
AVMartindale-Hubbell2002

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerRidgway Law Group, P.S.2012 - Present
PartnerRidgway and Gafken, P.S.2008 - 2012
PartnerThe Law Office of Mary Anne Vance and Sheila C. Ridgway, P.S.1993 - 2008

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
The CodicilEditor2008 - Present
Trust and Estates Dispute Resolution Act SubcommitteeMember2005 - Present
Probate Litigation and Ethics Continuing Legal EducationChairman1998 - 2005
KCBA Guardianship & Elder Law SectionMemberN/A
KCBA Alternate Dispute Resolution SectionMemberN/A
King County Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust SectionMemberN/A
WSBA Alternate Dispute Resolution SectionMemberN/A
Washington State Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust SectionMemberN/A
Washington State Association for JusticeMemberN/A
Washington State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Oregon State BarMemberN/A
King County Bar AssociationMemberN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Robert Moss v. Estate of ShapiroN/A

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
The Codicil, RPPT NewsletterCourt of Appeals Sets Aside Banker's Unintentional Estate Planning2010
KCBA 9th Annual Probate Litigation & Ethics Prosecuting & Defending Will Contests2006
WSBA Trust & Estate LitigationRemedies & Attorneys' Fees in Trust & Estate Litigation2004
KCBA 5th Annual Probate Litigation & Ethics Claims of Unmarried Partners2002
WSBA How to Probate an Estate2001 Overview of Recent Legal Developments and Other Changes2001
WSBA How to Probate an Estate 2000 Overview of Recent Legal Developments and Other Changes2000
WSBA Estate Planning and Probate LitigationChallenges to Joint Tenancies & Other Non-Testamentary Dispositions1997

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gonzaga University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
University of WashingtonN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1980

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Continuing Professional Education SeminarTrust and Estates Disputes Resolution Act (TEDRA)2014
11th Annual Trust & Estate LitigationArbitration, Mediation or Both2014
WSBA Tax Section CLE: International Tax and Estate Planning- What to Avoid and How to Plan for Your ClientsTrust and Estate Litigation: Estate Planning from a Litigator's Perspective and Current Issues2013
Ethics for Guardians & Litigation SeminarIntroduction to Ethics for Guardians and Ethics in Litigation: When Are You in Over Your Head?2010
13th Annual Probate, Trust and TEDRA LitigationProbate and Real Property: The Parallel Universes, The Intersection Between Estates & Trusts and Real Property Issues2010
Real Property Probate & Trust MeetingTrust and Estate Litigation2009
ProbateProbate Practice2009
12th Annual Probate, Trust and TEDRA LitigationTrust and Estate Litigation2009
Northwest Washington Estate Planning CouncilFiduciaries and Fiduciary Management in the 21st Century2008
10th Annual Probate Litigation & EthicsForensic and Geriatric Psychiatry2007
9th Annual Probate Litigation & EthicsProsecuting & Defending Will Contests2006
8th Annual Probate Litigation & EthicsModerator of Ethics Panel2005
Trust & Estate LitigationRemedies & Attorneys' Fees in Trust & Estate Litigation2004
7th Annual Probate Litigation & EthicsClaims of Unmarried Partners2004
6th Annual Probate Litigation & EthicsClaims of Unmarried Partners2003
5th Annual Probate Litigation & EthicsClaims of Unmarried Partners2002
How to Probate an Estate2001 Overview of Recent Legal Developments and Other Changes2001
4th Annual Probate Litigation & EthicsChallenges to Joint Tenancies & Other Non-Testamentary Dispositions2001
How to Probate an Estate2000 Overview of Recent Legal Developments and Other Changes2000
3rd Annual Probate Litigation & EthicsChallenges to Joint Tenancies & Other Non-Testamentary Dispositions2000
2nd Annual Probate Litigation & EthicsChallenges to Joint Tenancies & Other Non-Testamentary Dispositions1999
1st Annual Probate Litigation & EthicsChallenges to Joint Tenancies & Other Non-Testamentary Dispositions1998
Estate Planning and Probate LitigationChallenges to Joint Tenancies & Other Non-Testamentary Dispositions1997