A 1994 graduate from the University of Montana School of Law, and a recipient of a... more
A 1994 graduate from the University of Montana School of Law, and a recipient of a Masters of Law in Taxation from the University of Washington School of Law, Derek has 14 years of experience practicing law in Washington State. He enjoys helping people achieve their estate planning goals. He resides in Seattle with his wife and three daughters.
I help clients protect their future through careful legal planning, so that they and... more
I help clients protect their future through careful legal planning, so that they and their loved ones can be provided for when the client is no longer able to personally do so. I do this through my work as a solo practice attorney who practices in Estate Planning, Elder Law, and Probate.My philosophy is that no two clients are the same. Each client is a whole, complex individual, rather than ... view profile
I graduated from Brigham Young University, receiving my J.D., cum laude, in 1985 and... more
I graduated from Brigham Young University, receiving my J.D., cum laude, in 1985 and my B.A. in American Studies in 1982. Afterward I began clerking for the Honorable Ricardo Hinojosa, United States District Judge, Southern District of Texas. I grew up in Washington, and after completing my education and some work experience out of state, I returned to the Seattle area in 1987. I first worked ... view profile
Elder law attorneys and elder care lawyers deal with issues related to elderly and disabled people. They write wills, answer tax questions, and plan strategies for obtaining disability, Social Security, Medicaid, and Medicare payments. Their services are useful for health and long-term care planning, as well as end-of-life planning decisions and instances of elder abuse. Elder law attorneys know what public and private resources may be available for your elderly relatives or for anyone else you know with special needs.