An experienced estate planning and probate attorney, Kristina’s practice involves analyzing, preparing, and helping clients implement estate plans. She also counsels clients on charitable giving, prenuptial agreements, estate and gift tax issues, estate and trust administration, and guardianships. She represents fiduciaries and beneficiaries in negotiating settlements of trusts and estates, as well as preparing and filing gift and estate tax returns.
Prior to establishing her own law firm, Kristina was a member in theSeattle office of Williams, Kastner & Gibbs PLLC. Kristina’s work history includes her role as the Assistant Dean of Development and Community Relations for the University of Washington School of Law and the Executive Director of the Washington Law School Foundation.
Kristina is a member of the Washington State Bar Association, the Estate Planning Council of Seattle, and Washington Women in Tax. She is also a member of and past-chair of the University of Washington Estate Planning Advisory Committee, and serves on the Estate Planning Council of Seattle Executive Committee. She is a past member of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Planned Giving Board and the Editorial Board of the Washington State Bar Association Real Property Probate & Trust Newsletter, and past-president of the Financial Planning Association of Puget Sound.
Kristina was recognized as a Super Lawyer for the years 2001 through 2014 by Washington Law & Politics magazine. Kristina has also been recognized by Seattle Magazine as one of the best estate planning lawyers inSeattle.
Kristina received her J.D. from theUniversity ofWashington in 1990 and her B.A. from theUniversity ofMontana in 1986.
This link tells my "personal" story regarding surviving cancer and raising two small children. http://www.swedish.org/Services/Cancer-Institute/Services/Breast-Cancer/Patient-Stories/Kristina-Udall#axzz21g1sr3sV
Languages Spoken: German
Licensed since 1990
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2014|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2012|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2012|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2011|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2010|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2009|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2008|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2007|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2006|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2005|
|Super Laywer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2004|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2003|
|Best Lawyers||Seattle Magazine||2003|
|Owner - Solo Practioner||Law Office of Kristina C. Udall PLLC||2004 - Present|
|Partner||Williams Kastner & Gibbs||2000 - 2004|
|Of Counsel||Williams Kastner & Gibbs||1998 - 2000|
|Assistant Dean||University of Washington School of Law||1995 - 1998|
|Associate Director of Gift Planning||University of Washington||1994 - 1995|
|Associate||Williams Kastner & Gibbs||1991 - 1994|
|Associate||Bogle and Gates||1990 - 1991|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Planning Giving Board||Member||2010 - 2014|
|Washington Women in Tax||Member||2000 - Present|
|Financial Planning Association||Member and Past Chair||1999 - 2003|
|University of Washington Estate Planning Board||Member and Past Chair||1998 - Present|
|Estate Planning Council of Seattle||Member||1994 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association||Member||1990 - Present|
|University of Washington School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1990|
|University of Montana||Political Science and History||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1986|
|Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center||Estate Planning and Beyond||2011|