I needed someone to write a will that would distribute my holdings among potentially contentious heirs. After four disappointing consultations, I called an attorney I knew from a prior estate case. (I had been an expert witness.) He referred me to Paul Fitzpatrick.
Mr. Fitzpatrick took the time to understand my situation, explained my options in words and numbers I could understand, simplified the unnecessary complications in my planning, and wrote the will I wanted.
He was accessible, responsive, thorough, patient, and always well prepared. I was in good hands.
I recommend him most highly.
Paul Fitzpatrick made working on estate planning a pleasure, or as close to it as that task is ever going to be. This was our first time making a will, which can be daunting, but Paul patiently guided us through every stage of the process, handling innumerable questions and making sure we understood everything and considered all eventualities. Now that we're done, we feel relieved to have our estate in order and confident going forward, and that is in large measure due to Paul's thoroughness and experience. Likewise, we know that in future when and if changes need to be made, he will be able to guide us through that process as well. We would happily recommend him to anyone.
Posted by Judy
Mr. Fitzpatrick has been my lawyer for many years. I can't recommend him highly enough. When my father was very ill and I needed a power of attorney immediately, he met with me and had one prepared in less than two hours-exactly what I needed when I needed it. I rely on him to point out any potential problems before I sign any contracts, and he has always given me superb advice.
Posted by Pat
I first found Paul through a referral from another attorney that I know. Paul helped me through an extremely difficult time in my life when I lost a loved one. He was so very kind to me when I needed someone to be and non emotional when I couldn't be.
This time, he helped me through my own Estate Planning process. I found him to be very thorough, timely in responses and knowledgeable of the law. We initially went through the process of appointment and cost so that everything was clear to start. He pointed out things that a client wouldn't necessarily know about consequences of a particular action and answered any questions that I had, no matter how obvious.
He is highly professional yet with a great sense of humor. I would recommend him for any work in his related fields. Since I now live in Western Washington, I asked him for a referral for an attorney in my area to help with my brother's estate and he willingly gave me one.
I can't say enough good things about Paul and recommend him highly to anyone looking for help with an estate settlement or planning their own estate.
Posted by Larry & Ruth
We have known Paul Fitzpatrick for a number of years and call upon him when we need legal advice. He keeps our wills and related documents current, gives us good advice on handling our estate and helped with the resolution of a contract dispute. We could have saved ourselves a lot of stress and money if we had taken his advice, in the first place, regarding the contract dispute ! We would never consider going to anyone else. He is highly competent, thorough and is well informed of changes in the law. Paul is very comfortable to talk to and an excellent listener. He does not waste any time or our money. Like our family physician, we have great respect and complete trust and confidence in Paul. We recommend him without reservation to our friends and family. We are not big clients that require frequent legal assistance but when we do go in we are treated as though we are his most important clients. On a scale of 1 to 10 he is absolutely a "10".
Posted by a client
Paul and his support staff have done an excellent job of compiling all of our estate issues and putting everything into one Estate Plan. Paul kept us informed through the entire process, and he did a great job of providing clear answers to our numerous questions. Calls were returned promptly, and if there was a delay on something, we were kept updated on the progress. Even though the plan is complete as of now, we appreciated receiving a detailed letter from Paul telling us details and issues to be aware of in upcoming years, as time passes and situations change. We are comfortable knowing that we will be able to rely on Paul if and when things need to be amended. We would highly recommend Paul for Estate Planning needs.
Posted by Roger
Paul has been our Estate Planning Lawyer for a number years and we have been extremely happy with him and his staff. He explains everything in plain language so we understand it and any ramifications that may be involved if we make a questionable or bad decision. We would highly recommend him and his staff.
Posted by a client
Paul has managed our estate documents, wills, etc for many years and has done an excellent job of providing updated documents and advising us when it is time to review our documents. He is very knowlegeable and is always available when we have a question or need clarification about new tax laws, etc. He also has excellent support staff. I would highly recommend Paul.
Posted by Keith
Paul was recommended by a friend to do a routine update of our wills and Durable Power documents.
We were completely comfortable working with him. He was thorough and able to answer our questions in plain English. We (my wife or I) would recommend him in a minute. It was a pleasure to get to know him.
Posted by patrick
We have found Paul to be well organized, very responsive, organized and knowledgeable. His recommendations are very helpful in solving our estate planning and charitable giving goals.