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Lance L Losey

Lance L Losey

Practice areas:

Estate Planning, Probate

    About Me

    Lance Losey is a Member of Ryan, Swanson & Cleveland, PLLC and serves as Chair of the Estate Planning and Probate group. (  His practice focuses on assisting clients in preparing their estate plans, administering the estates of those who have passed on, representing fiduciaries and litigating estate disputes.


    Lance and his wife have four young children that occupy most of his time outside of the office. Nonetheless, Lance has a weakness for Texas Hold-Em and sports of almost any variety. Like the fresh fish menu at McCormicks, Lance's rec. league of choice changes from season-to-season--or at least it used to. Recently, Lance has taken up his childhood dream to become an NHL ice hockey star. If anyone knows of a professional hockey team looking for a past-his-prime, painfully slow, weak-skating center, please let Lance know. In the meantime, he'll be waiting for scouts to discover him in the lower divisions of the GSHL (


    Raised in a small town south of Calgary, Alberta, Lance holds to “prairie” values and has developed a reputation as a level-headed, no-nonsense attorney. His particular passion is helping clients avoid family conflicts that result from poorly-conceived estate plans, and also resolving and, where necessary, litigating estate disputes once they have begun.


    Practice Areas

    Licensed since 1998

    1. Probate: 50%
      17 years
    2. Estate Planning: 50%
      17 years



    Hourly ($340/hour)

    Payment Types:

    Cash, Check, Credit Card

    Attorney Endorsements

    5 total 

    • Darin T Jensen

      Lance has a wealth of knowledge in the area of estate planning. He is a trusted source of advice and is great to work with.


      Darin Jensen Tax Attorney
      Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

    • Bruce Reed Moen

      I endorse this lawyer's work. I met Lance on litigated estate matters. He has the gift of being likeable as opposing counsel, extremely effective, ethical, and is well regarded in the area of estate litigation and complex estate administration. He also founded a Bar subcommittee regarding estate litigation, recruited the State's leading talent, and through his leadership guided the work of the committee into several significant legislative enactments.


      Bruce Moen Litigation Attorney
      Relationship: Worked together on matter

    Contact Info




    Professional Misconduct

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

    Avvo Contributions

    Legal Answers


    Award NameGrantorDate Granted
    Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2011
    Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2010
    Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2009
    Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2008
    Manga Cum LaudeN/A1998
    Managing Editor, Law ReviewN/A1998

    Work Experience

    TitleCompany NameDuration
    MemberRyan, Swanson & Cleveland, PLLC2000 - Present
    PartnerRosedale, Losey & Burnett, PLLC1998 - 2000


    Association NamePosition NameDuration
    Legislative Committee, RPPT Section, WSBAMember2006 - 2008
    Estate and Trust Litigation Committee, WSBAChairman2005 - 2008
    Real Property, Probate and Trust Section, WSBAMember1999 - 2008
    King County Bar AssociationMember1999 - 2008
    Washington State Bar AssociationMember1998 - 2008


    Publication NameTitleDate
    WSBA, Probate Deskbook"Fiduciary Duties" Chapter2007


    School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
    Regent University School of LawLawJuris Doctor1998
    International InstituteEducationBA - Bachelor of Arts1994

    Speaking Engagements

    Conference NameTitleDate
    Annual Trust and Estate Litigation SeminarAnnual Case Law and Legislative Update2009
    WSBA Annual Estate and Trust Litigation SeminarJurisdication and Procedure under TEDRA2008
    WSBA Essentials of Elder Law: TEDRA & How to Protect Your ClientsRecent and Proposed Changes to TEDRA2007
    WSBA Annual Estate and Trust Litigation SeminarAnnual Legislative and Case Law Update2007
    WSBA Annual Estate Planning ConferenceEstate and Trust Litigation Panelist2006
    WSBA Annual Estate and Trust Litigation SeminarAnnual Case Law and Legislative Update2006
    WSBA Annual Estate and Trust Litigation SeminarAnnual Case Law and Legislative Update2005