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Peter Jay Visser

Peter Jay Visser

also known as Pete Visser

Practice areas:

Estate Planning, Probate, Real Estate

About Me

 


My practice emphasizes probate and estate planning issues.  I have handled dozens of probates and drafted hundreds of wills during my career.  I understand the issues and the potential problems which may occur when an estate plan is put into operation.  I have handled probates involving as little as $2,000.00, and as much as $5,000,000.00.  I have also served as  an executor in some probates, so I know from the inside the work an executor must perform to complete a probate. 


 


I have been practicing with Zender Thurston since 1974.  Prior to 1974, I worked as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Washington, worked for a year as an associate with LeCocq, Simonarson & Durnan, and had my own private practice. 


 


I now work at the law office parts of 4 days per week.  My spare time is spent with my wife, children, grandchildren, and bees.


 


 


 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1966

  1. Estate Planning: 60%
    49 years, 2.5 thousand cases
  2. Probate: 25%
    49 years, 250 cases
  3. Real Estate: 15%
    49 years, 500 cases

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

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Contact Info

Zender Thurston, P.S. Attorneys at Law

P.O.Box 631
1610 Grover Street
Lynden, WA, 98264-0631

Resume

License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive196607/06/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Leadership AwardWhatcom County Volunteer Lawyer Program1995

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
City AttorneyCity of Lynden1975 - 2001
AttorneyBirch Bay water & Sewer District1974 - 1999

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Whatcom County Volunteer Lawyer ProgramBoard Chairman1993 - 1995
Whatcom County Volunteer Lawyer ProgramBoard Member1987 - 1995
Washington State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Whatcom County Bar AssociationPast PresidentN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
USDA vs. DeJong Packing Company2-1 split decision in US 9th Circuit-lost

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Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1966
University of WashingtonN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1963

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Annual Estate Planning SeminarEstate Planning2011
Annual Estate Planning SeminarEstate Planning2010
Annual Estate Planning SeminarEstate Planning2009
Annual Estate Planning SeminarEstate Planning2008
Whatcom County Bar Ass'n CLEEthics of Probate and Estate Planning Law2004