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  1. Estate Planning: 50%
    37 years
  2. Limited Liability Company (LLC): 15%
    17 years
  3. Business: 15%
    37 years
  4. Probate: 15%
    37 years
  5. Tax: 5%
    37 years


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K&L Gates, LLP

618 West Riverside Avenue, Suite 300
Spokane, WA, 99201-5048


IDAuthorized to practice law200211/12/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerWashington Super Lawyers2015
Best LawyersThe Best Lawyers in America2015
Washington Super LawyerWashington Super Lawyers2014
The Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers2014
Washington Super LawyerWashington Super Lawyers2013
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2013
Washington Super LawyerWashington Super Lawyers2012
Washington Super LawyerWashington Super Lawyers2011
Accredited Estate Planner subject to RPC 7.4National Association of Estate Planners & Councils1995
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyK&L Gates2006 - Present
AttorneyFitzpatrick Law Group, PS1991 - 2006
AttorneyWitherspoon, Kelley, Davenport & Toole, PS1980 - 1991
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington State Bar Association Committee to Evaluate & Recommend Changes to and Adoption of Transfer on Death Deeds BillAttorney Member2011 - 2012
Washington State Bar Association Committee to Evaluate & Recommend chages to and Adoption of Uniform Power of attorneyAttorney Member2011 - 2012
Washington State Bar Association Real Properpty, Probate & Trust SectionExecutive Committee Member2009 - 2012
Washington State Bar Association, Lawyers' Fund for Client Protection CommitteeAttorney Member2004 - 2007
Idaho State BarAttorney Member2002 - Present
Spokane Estate Planning CouncilFormer Executive Committee Member1997 - 2002
Washington State Bar Association, Taxation Law SectionAttorney Member1996 - 2001
National Association of Estate Planners and CouncilsAttorney Member1995 - Present
Spokane SymphonyBoard of Trustees1995 - 1998
Inland Northwest Community FoundationMember1993 - 1996
Washington State Bar Association, Disciplinary BoardChairman1992 - 1993
Washington State Bar Association, Disciplinary BoardAttorney Member1990 - 1993
Spokane Guild School FoundationBoard of Trustees1990 - 1993
Spokane Estate Planning CouncilAttorney Member1985 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationAttorney Member1978 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Wheat LifeUncovering hidden estate taxes2015
Wheat LifeThe Washington Uniform Transfer on Death Act2015
Wheat LifeExpertly given2015
Washington State Bar Association Real Property Desk Book, 4th EditionChapter 2, Ownership By Fiduciaries and Transers Upon Death2013
Washington State Bar Association Real Property Deskbook, 3rd EditionChapter 73, Community Property and Joint Tenancy Proceedings or Agreements Affecting Title1996
Washington State Bar AssociationUniform Transfer to Minor pamphlet for public dissemination1995
Washington State Bar AssociationRevocable Living Trust pamphlet for public dissemination1995
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawTaxationLL.M - Master of Laws1978
Gonzaga University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1977
Washington State UniversityBusiness AdministrationBA - Bachelor of Arts1971