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Mary Anne Vance
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Mary Anne Vance

Practice areas:

Probate, Estate Planning

About Me

Mary Anne Vance focuses her practice on estate planning, trusts,and probate. She is the co-author of the Probate and Estate Planning Chapters of the "Washington Civil Practice Deskbook". She chairs and speaks at legal seminars sponsored by the Washington State and King County Bar Associations. She was voted "Super Lawyer" by Washington Law and Politics Magazine and voted one of Seattle's Top Attorneys by Seattle Magazine.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1979

  1. Estate Planning: 50%
  2. Probate: 50%

Payment

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

2 total

  • Lora Lorraine Brown

    Mary Anne is very professional and efficient. I often refer clients to her when I am conflicted out on a matter or otherwise am unable to assist.

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    Lora Brown Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Kenneth Francis Matejka

    I endorse this lawyer.

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    Kenneth Matejka Internet Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

The Law Office of Mary Anne, P.S.

901 Fifth Avenue Suite 1640
Seattle, WA, 98164-2081

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive197905/05/2015
ILVoluntarily Inactive197605/14/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2015
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2014
Bar Register of Preeminent Women LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2014
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2013
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2012
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics2011
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics2010
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics2009
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics2008
Top LawyerSeattle Magazine2007
Super LawyerWashington Law and Politics2007
Super LawyerWashington Law and Politics2006
Super LawyerWashington Law and Politics2005
Top LawyerSeattle Magazine2005
Super LawyerWashington Law and Politics2004
Super LawyerWashington Law and Politics2003
Top LawyerSeattle Magazine2003
Super LawyerWashington Law and Politics2002
Super LawyerWashington Law and Politics2001
AVMartindale-Hubbell2000
Super LawyerWashington Law and Politics2000

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
DirectorLaw Office of Mary Anne Vance, P.S.1981 - Present

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
YMCA/West Seattle FauntleroyBoard of Advisors2012 - Present
Seattle King County Bar AssociationBoard of Trustees2012 - Present
Washington Women in Tax, Real EstateMember2012 - Present
Washington Women in TaxMember2010 - Present
Seattle Academy of Arts and ScienceEndowment Committee2006 - 2007
Estate Planning Council of SeattleMember2006 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1979 - Present
King County Bar AssociationMember1979 - Present

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Washington State Bar AssociationWhen Death and Divorce Collide: Cross-over Issues in Estate Planning and Family Law2006
Washington Ethics Advisory, Washington Law Institute Continuing Legal Education SeminarEthical Issues in Estate Planning Practice2004
Washington Ethics Advisory, Washington Law Institute Continuing Legal Education SeminarEthical Issues in Estate Planning Practice2001
Washington Ethics Advisory, Washington Law Institute Continuing Legal Education SeminarEthical Issues in Estate Planning Practice2000
Washington State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education SeminarThings I Should Know But Am Afraid To Ask: Selected Issues in Real Estate Transactions1994
Washington State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education SeminarFinancing and Lender Responsibility in Real Estate Transactions: A Borrower's Perspective1993
Seattle King County Bar Association Continuing Legal Education SeminarEstate Planning Approaches for Middle Income Individuals and Families1993
Washington Civil Practice DeskbookEstate Planning and Probate1993
Seattle King County Bar Association Continuing Legal Education SeminarEstate Planning Approaches for Middle Income Individuals and Families1992

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago ILLawJD - Juris Doctor1974
Drake UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1969

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
King County Bar Association CLEStrengthening Your Estate Planning Practice2010
Washington Elder LawWhat Everyone Should Know About the Array of Legal Documents and Procedures Available to Assist the Elderly2009
Probate Boot CampClosing Probate2009
Washington Elder LawWhat Everyone Should Know About the Array of Legal Documents and Procedures Available to Assist the Elderly2008
Washington State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education SeminarWhen Death and Divorce Collide: Cross-over Issues in Estate Planning and Family Law2006
The Docket/ TVW TelevisionConsumer Information on Financial and Medical Powers-of-attorney2006
KUOW Radio Interview with Steve ScherEstate Planning2006
Washington State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education SeminarWhen Death and Divorce Collide: Cross-over Issues in Estate Planning and Family Law2005
Washington Ethics Advisory, Washington Law Institute Continuing Legal Education SeminarEthical Issues in Estate Planning Practice2004
Washington Law Institute Continuing Legal Education SeminarReal World Estate Planning: Estate Planning for the Mid-Sized Estate2002
Washington Ethics Advisory, Washington Law Institute Continuing Legal Education SeminarEthical Issues in Estate Planning Practice2001
Washington Ethics Advisory, Washington Law Institute Continuing Legal Education SeminarEthical Issues in Estate Planning Practice2000
Washington State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education SeminarEstate Planning Involving the Nontraditional Family1997
Real Property Probate & Trust Mid Year MeetingThings I Should Know But Am Afraid To Ask: Selected Issues In Real Estate Transactions1994
Washington State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education SeminarFinancing and Lender Responsibility in Real Estate Transactions: A Borrower's Perspective1993
Seattle King County Bar Association Continuing Legal Education SeminarEstate Planning Approaches for Middle Income Individuals and Families1993
Seattle King County Bar Association Continuing Legal Education SeminarEstate Planning Approaches for Middle Income Individuals and Families1992