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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


  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