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Margaret Madison Phelan

Margaret Madison Phelan

also known as Margaret Madison Phelan

Practice areas:

Elder Law, Estate Planning, Probate, Trust Administration, Guardianship

About Me

I've been passionate about helping seniors and their families since 1993 when I had the opportunity to help two families protect long held real estate from the costs of long term care for one of the patriarchs.  Since then my practice, and now my firm, have developed into a practice exclusively focused on elder law. 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1986

  1. Guardianship: 20%
  2. Trust Administration: 20%
  3. Probate: 20%
  4. Estate Planning: 20%
  5. Elder Law: 20%

Payment

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • Elizabeth Elaine Christy

    I endorse this lawyer.

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    Elizabeth Christy Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Lynn St. Louis

    Margaret Madison Phelan has been an Elder Law colleague of mine for many years. She is dedicated to providing her clients excellence in legal services. I highly recommend Margaret to any potential client needing representation in Elder Law matters.

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    Lynn St. Louis Elder Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Phelan Webber & Associates P.S.

502 East McLoughlin Boulevard
Vancouver, WA, 98663

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive199307/06/2015
ORActive198608/16/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Pro Bono Publico Service CommendationWashington State Bar Assocation2012
Pro Bono Publico Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2009
Most Valuable MemberNational Academy of Elder Law Attorneys,Washington Chapter2002

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing PartnerMargaret Madison Phelan PS1996 - Present
Associate AttorneyBlair Schaefer Hutchison & Wolfe, LLP1994 - 1996
Associate AttorneyHorenstein & Duggan1992 - 1994
Associate AttorneyBittner & Barker1988 - 1992
Judicial ClerkUs District Court (Portland)1986 - 1988

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Washington ChapterPresident2005 - 2006
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Washington ChapterBoard of Directors2003 - 2007
Clark County Bar AssociationBoard of Directors2000 - 2002
Oregon State Bar, Elder Law SectionBoard of Directors (founding member)1999 - 2001
Washington Women Lawyers, St Helens ChapterPresident1998 - 2000
Washington State Bar Association, Elder Law SectionBoard of Directors1998 - 2000
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysMember1992 - Present
Oregon State BarMemberN/A
Washington Women LawyersMemberN/A
Washington State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Multnomah Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Clark County Bar AssociationMemberN/A

Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Senior MessengerHelping our Parents2012
Senior MessengerNew Years Resolutions & Estate Planning2012
Senior MessengerOptions to Avoid Nursing Home Sticker Shock2011
Senior MessengerReverse Mortgages2011
Senior MessengerVA Benefits2011
Senior MessengerSecond Marriages & Blended Families2011
Senior MessengerDoes probate mean I have to pay taxes?2011
Senior MessengerNew Years Resolutions2010
Senior MessengerEstate Tax Rules2010
Senior MessengerIs Probate Good or Bad?2010
Senior MessengerAvoiding Exploitation2010
Senior MessengerLong Term Care Insurance2010

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Lewis & Clark Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1986
University of Hawaii, ManoaN/AM.B.A.1983
University of IowaN/AB.B.A.1981

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
CLEPaying for Long Term Care2010
Fall CLESelected Estate Planning Topics2009
Annual Estate Planning Conference - FallDeveloping & Managing an Estate Planning Practice2008
Annual CLESecrets of Powers of Attorney2006
Continuing Legal Education ProgramDurable Powers of Attorney2003
LTC Insurance Annual TrainingWashington Medicaid2002