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Holland Ilene Mcburns

Holland Ilene Mcburns

Practice areas:

Estate Planning, Elder Law, Probate, Medicaid & Medicare

About Me

Attorney Holland McBurns has been a lifelong resident of Spokane, Washington. Growing up on the South Hill, she spent her early years committed to academics for the purpose and ultimate goal of making a difference in her community. This determination resulted in a BA, Cum Laude, in Women’s Issues from the University of Washington in 1996, and Juris Doctorate, Cum Laude, from Gonzaga School of Law in 2000.
Since 2000, Holland has had a successful practice with a background in Family law and a passion for Elder law. In 2004, Holland was awarded the VLP award for legal representation of indigent clients. Her practice focuses on family value based planning, guiding each family to make the best decisions for themselves. Each plan is designed for the unique needs of a particular family or client, including pre -planning and crisis planning for Medicaid and long- term care, special needs planning, estate planning, estate administration, and guardianships.
Holland is currently a member of the Washington State Bar Association, the Spokane County Bar Association, the National Association for Elder Law Attorneys, the Washington Association for Elder Law Attorneys, the Elder Counsel, and the National Business Institute.
In addition to her legal practice, Holland is a committed wife and mother of three wonderful children who love to bike, hike, run and garden. Understanding the struggles and needs of families, Holland is dedicated to providing her clients with the kind of support and guidance necessary for the best possible results.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2000

  1. Elder Law: 32%
    3 years
  2. Estate Planning: 32%
    3 years
  3. Probate: 31%
  4. Medicaid & Medicare: 5%



Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

15 total 

  • Dena Pickering Allen

    I endorse this lawyer. Holland has extensive training and education in those areas of the law that affect seniors and any other individual that is updating/organizing their estate. I have solicited her assistance with complicated trusts and been impressed with her knowledge and contribution. I recommend Holland without reservation.


    Dena Allen Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Jason Bleu Couey

    Holland is my go to referral for clients who are in need of an elder law attorney. I trust Holland to help my clients and my clients' family members and friends. Whether the legal issue is elder abuse, guardianship, estate planning, or probate, I know Holland can help.


    Jason Couey Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

McBurns Law Office

221 N. Wall St.
Suite # 624
Spokane, WA, 99201-2623




Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Small Law Firm of the YearSpokane County Bar Association2004
VLP Award for Legal Representation of Indigent ClientsVolunteer Lawyers Program2003
Young Attorney of the YearSpokane County Bar Association2003
Cum LaudeGonzaga School of Law2000
Cali Award- Legal Research & WritingGonzaga School of Law1999

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyLaw Office Of Holland McBurns2002 - 2012
CoordinatorVolunteer Lawyers Program2000 - 2001


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Washington Women LawyersMember2014 - Present
Veteran's AdministrationAccredited Attorney2013 - Present
National Association for Elder Law AttorneysMember2011 - Present
Washington Association for Elder Law AttorneysMember2011 - Present
ElderCounselMember2011 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationAdmitted to Practice2000 - Present
Spokane County Bar AssociationAdmitted to Practice2000 - Present
American Bar AssociationAdmitted to Practice2000 - Present
Inland Northwest Business AllianceMember2000 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
IN RE: the MARRIAGE OF Peggy Marie BURETA, v. Robert Thomas BuretaFully Favorable

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Publication NameTitleDate
McBurns Law NewsletterVeterans Service Pension Benefits and Pending Legislation2014
Before It's NewsSpokane Elder Law Attorney Offers Free Info Session at Local Senior Center2013
Spokesman ReviewModern Renewal2007


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gonzaga University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
University of WashingtonWomen's IssuesBA - Bachelor of Arts1996

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Valley HospitalLong-Term Care Planning2014
Paying for long-term careLong-Term Care Planning2014
VA Benefits PresentationVA Benefits2013
Senior CenterElder Law Q & A2013
PresentationElder Law & Estate Planning2013