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About me

I grew up in Spokane, where I attended North Central High School, Eastern Washington University, and Gonzaga University School of Law. I moved to Seattle and began practicing in probate law and estate planning.  After twenty years in the Seattle area, I returned to my hometown to join Elder Law Group PLLC, where my practice focuses on Elder Law, including Estate Planning, Medicaid Asset Preservation Strategies and Probate.


 


I consider myself a problem-solver, and I enjoy helping individuals and families navigate the best course of action during difficult times of transition, whether from changes in health, the need to find long-term care, or after the loss of a loved one.


 


 

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Elder Law: 34%
  2. Probate: 33%
  3. Estate Planning: 33%

Payment

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Lynn St. Louis

    Amy is an experienced and knowledgeable attorney who truly cares about her clients and it shows. She is a smart and hard-working advocate for her clients, and always strives to meet or exceed their goals. Amy is a skilled writer and has a knack for finding solutions when faced with new or difficult legal quandaries. We are pleased to have Amy as part of the team at Elder Law Group PLLC.

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    Lynn St. Louis Elder Law Attorney
    Relationship: Supervised lawyer

  • Jennifer Hedges Ballantyne

    In Elder Law, Amy is a great example of a person with many years of legal experience honed by personal experience with the challenges of aging as her family grappled with the decline of her own parents' health and the increase in their long-term care needs. Amy has devoted much of her practice to helping families plan their estates. She is also skilled in helping families with the issues of post-death administration, including probate, at what is often a difficult time.

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    Jennifer Ballantyne Elder Law Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Elder Law Group PLLC

207 W. Nora Avenue
Spokane, WA, 99205

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive199501/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Spokane/Coeur d'Alene Living's Top LawyersBozzi Media2015
American Jurisprudence Award for Legal Research & WritingGonzaga University School of Law1993
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior AttorneyElder Law Group PLLC2015 - Present
PartnerGoertz & Lambrecht PLLC2003 - 2015
N/AA.J. Goertz, Attorney at Law1995 - 2003
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Senior Action Network of Eastern WashingtonMember2015 - Present
Edmonds Community CollegePart-time Faculty2008 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1995 - Present
Real Property, Trust and Estate Law SectionMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Estate of KuhlFavorable decision at Court of Appeals
Entila v. CookWon on Appeal
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
King County Bar AssociationSecuring Estate Property2015
Probate Administration CLESecuring Estate Property2014
Probate Administration CLEAdministering the Small Estate2013
King County Probate Administration CLESecuring the Property2013
King County Bar AssociationPreparing the Inventory2010
5th Annual KCBA Probate AdministrationSecuring the Property: Everything from Changing Locks to Inventory & Appraisals2009
Fourth Annual KCBA Probate AdministrationInventory & Appraisement2008
Third Annual KCBA Probate AdministrationSecuring the Property2007
1st Annual KCBA Probate AdministrationAppraisal Process2005
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gonzaga University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
Eastern Washington UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1990
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Probate Administration CLESecuring Estate Property2015
Probate Administration CLESecuring Estate Property2014
Probate AdministrationSecuring Estate Assets2013
Probate AdministrationAdministering the Small Estate2013
End of Year TopicsPreparing the Inventory2010
Probate Administration CLESecuring the Property: Everything from Changing Locks to Inventory & Appraisals2009
Probate AdministrationInventory & Appraisement2008
Probate AdministrationSecuring the Property2007
Probate AdministrationAppraisal Process2005