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Lynn St. Louis

About Me

Lynn St. Louis is an elder law attorney, providing legal counsel on elder law, estate planning, and long-term care matters.  Lynn's practice offers life care planning services to assist clients and their loved ones through the myriad of legal and social issues in order to find, keep, and pay for quality long-term care. Through implementation of Medicaid Asset Preservation Strategies, families can preserve substantial assets and obtain Medicaid long-term care benefits. 


As an elder law attorney, Lynn seeks to honor and protect seniors' autonomy and wishes through life planning documents such as Durable Powers of Attorney and Health Care Directives (Living Wills). Through Wills and other estate planning services, Lynn provides clients with peace of mind, knowing that their wishes will be carried out and their estates will not be unnecessarily depleted.


Lynn is a 1985 graduate of the University of Washington School of Law. She moved to Spokane in 2006. Lynn is currently listed in Washington’s Top Lawyers. She is a member of the Washington State Bar Association and its Elder Law Section, the Spokane County Bar and the Spokane Estate Planning Council, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), is a Past President of the Washington Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (WAELA), and was honored as the 2008 Member of the Year of the Washington Chapter of NAELA for outstanding achievement. Lynn is currently a director on the board of WAELA. She is also AV rated, meaning she is one of only 5% of women lawyers to be selected for the Bar Registry of Pre-Eminent Women Lawyers.


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Practice Areas


  1. Elder Law: 95%
    30 years
  2. Medicaid & Medicare: 5%



Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

10 total 

  • Elizabeth C Wallace

    Lynn is a knowledgeable, skilled, and thorough attorney. She looks at every angle and takes care to plan for her clients' futures in addition to solving their current issues. She is compassionate and honestly cares for her clients and their families. I would recommend her to anyone.


    Elizabeth Wallace Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

  • Jennifer Hedges Ballantyne

    Elder Law is often a delicate balance in meeting both the social and legal needs of seniors and their families. Lynn does this with tremendous skill, compassion and style. She treats each client as if this client is the most important client the firm has. Lynn listens. Then she and her staff respond to a client's needs above and beyond simply providing excellent legal services. Lynn explains complicated legal solutions to clients in a way they can understand, always providing options so they can make informed decisions. She constantly strives to improve her skills and service for the benefit of clients and her staff. I recommend Lynn if you are looking for great skill, true value and peace of mind for your family.


    Jennifer Ballantyne Elder Law Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact Info

Elder Law Group

207 W. Nora Ave.
Spokane, WA, 99205


IDAuthorized to practice law201409/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top LawyerSpokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine2014
Top LawyerSpokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine2013
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Top LawyerSpokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine2012
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
Top LawyerSpokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine2011
Top LawyerSpokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine2010
Top LawyerSpokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine2009
Top LawyerSpokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine2008
Member of the YearNational Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Washington chapter)2008
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Attorney / OwnerLynn St. Louis Law Office PLLC2008 - Present
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Spokane Estate Planning CouncilMember2009 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysPast President2008 - 2008
Washington Women LawyersMember2007 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysMember2004 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1985 - Present
Spokane County Bar AssociationMember1985 - Present
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Natonal Citizen's Coalition for Nursing Home ReformMemberN/A
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
In the Guardianship/ now Probate of Kitty S. OakesFavorable, establishing inheritance rights of persons via "equitable adoption"
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Publication NameTitleDate
innovAGING Resource GuideElder Law: Meeting Seniors' Needs2013
PrimeFamily Values - Plan Ahead to Protect Your Assets and Preserve Your Medicaid Benefits2013
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1985
University of WashingtonBusiness AdministrationBA - Bachelor of Arts1982
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Surviving and Thriving the Uncertainties of the New Health Care LawsMedicaid and VA Benefits2011
Celebrate Life! ExpoEstate Planning and Elder Law2011