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800 Fifth Ave, Suite 4100

Seattle WA 98104

Phone: (206) 686-6686


Practice areas


  1. Tax: 20%
  2. Probate: 20%
  3. Trusts: 20%
  4. International Law: 20%
  5. Estate Planning: 20%

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  • Ryan Vancil Esq

    I endorse this lawyer. I have regularly referred clients to this attorney for complex estate planning matters. In addition, she is experienced in all matters concerning non-profit tax exempt organizations.


    Ryan Vancil Land Use & Zoning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Jennifer Coates

    I strongly endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Dorothy on some extremely complicated cross-border tax issues and have been impressed with her ability to penetrate the complexity to find effective and practical solutions, her commitment to the highest level of client service and her knowledge of the law. She is known as the “go to” trust and estates lawyer on Bainbridge Island, for good reason, and is highly respected by clients and colleagues alike.


    Jennifer Coates Tax Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Foster Law Group, PLLC

355 Ericksen Avenue NE
Suite 401
Bainbridge Island, WA, 98110-1889


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Five Star Wealth ManagerSeattle Magazine2012
Five Star Wealth ManagerSeattle Magazine2011
Five Star Wealth ManagerSeattle Magazine2010
Washington's Most Amazing AttorneysWashington CEO2006
Martindale-Hubbell "AV" (higest) ratingMartindale-HubbellN/A
Order of the CoifUniversity of Nebraska College of LawN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateDavis Wright Tremaine, LLP2011 - 2011
AttorneyGores & Blais, PS2011 - 2011
Association namePosition nameDuration
Society of Trust and Estate PractitionersPresident, Seattle Branch2010 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationUniform Nonprofit Act Task Force2010 - Present
Washington State Bar Association, Estate and Gift Tax CommitteeN/A1996 - Present
King County Bar FoundationFormer TrusteeN/A
Washington State University Foundation Investment CommitteeMemberN/A
Seattle Estate Planning CouncilMemberN/A
Kitsap County Estate Planning CouncilMemberN/A
Washington State Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust SectionMemberN/A
King County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Kitsap SunNew Estate Tax Established in May2005
UnknownNonprofit Client Alert2005
Bainbridge ReviewBreakfast of business champs2004
UnknownWashington State Inheritance Tax2003
Seattle TimesCould estate be depleted by cost of husband's care2003
Seattle TimesThey make a living by guiding the giving1999
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Washington State UniversityEnglishMA - MastersN/A
University of Colorado - BoulderLinguisticsMA - MastersN/A
University of Nebraska College of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Washington State UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Whitman CollegeN/AN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
STEP SeattleCrafting the Cross-Border Estate Plan2013
UW Educational OutreachEstate Planning2012
STEP - Pacific Rim ConferenceOwnership of U.S. Non-Income Producing Property by Nonresident Alien2011
STEP - CanadaIssues in U.S.-Canada Cross-Border Estate Planning2009
Eastside Estate Planning Council - International Estate PlanningPlanning for the Cross-Border Family2009
Washington State Bar Association - CLEInternational Estate Planning2008
Children's Hospital Foundation - Philanthropic & Legacy Planning for Professional AdvisorsEstate Planning Considerations for the International Estate2007
University of Washington School of Law Graduate Tax Program - Adjunct ProfessorInternational Estate Planning2004
Kitsap County Estate Planning CouncilWashington Estate Tax; Update2004
Attorney CPA Tax ClinicInternational Estate Planning2004
ABA RPPT Mid-year MeetingLaw Office Technology2004
WSU Foundation Annual MeetingCharitable Giving Update2003
King County Bar FoundationEstate Planning Update2003
International Society of CPAsInternational Estate Planning2003
Washington State Bar Association RPPT Mid-year MeetingInternational Estate Planning2002
Washington State Bar AssociationTax Exempt Organizations2002
Washington Law InstituteInternational Estate Planning2002
Kitsap County Estate Planning CouncilCharitable Giving2002
Attorney CPA Tax ClinicInternational Estate Planning Update2002
Providence Hospital Foundation CLECategories of Tax-Exempt Organizations2001
Northwest Giving ProjectProgram-Related Investments2001