Beau is a local to the Tri-City Area. He grew up working for his father at Ruff’s... more
Beau is a local to the Tri-City Area. He grew up working for his father at Ruff’s Giant Burgers. He graduated from Kamiakin High School and attended Gonzaga where he obtained both his bachelor’s degree and Juris Doctor degree. After graduating law school, Beau entered the U.S. Army as an attorney in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps. He served for four years, including a year-long tour to Iraq... view profile
Legal Experience After graduating from the University of Washington School of Law in... more
Legal Experience After graduating from the University of Washington School of Law in 2004 with high honors, I served for two years as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Marlin J. Appelwick at the Court of Appeals of the State of Washington, Division One. In 2006, I joined the Seattle office of Davis Wright Tremaine, where I practiced until 2010. At Davis Wright Tremaine, I was part of the T... view profile
Ms. Dickinson returned home to Spokane, Washington to practice law after living in... more
Ms. Dickinson returned home to Spokane, Washington to practice law after living in Seattle, WA and Colorado Springs, CO. She enjoys serving her clients and getting to know them on a personal basis as well as a professional one.
After over a decade as a litigator with the State of Washington and one of the top... more
After over a decade as a litigator with the State of Washington and one of the top 100 largest law firms in the United States, Michael G. Ballnik joined Phinney Estate Law as a partner in 2009. While heexcelled as a litigator, Michael made the move to an estate planning practice in order to use his extensive legal background for the benefit of individuals, families, and small businesses and to ... view profile
Our practice is an interdisciplinary, counseling-oriented practice offering a full... more
Our practice is an interdisciplinary, counseling-oriented practice offering a full range of estate, business, asset protection and charitable planning services that accomplish client goals. Solutions we provide include trusts, wills, LLCs and partnerships, estate & gift tax planning, estate & gift tax audits, asset protection, business planning and succession plans, and charitable plans. ... view profile
In addition to her practice, Ritee Sponsler works in donor relations with the ACLU... more
In addition to her practice, Ritee Sponsler works in donor relations with the ACLU of Washington . Drawing from her background in both law and communications, she implemented the organizations comprehensive Continuing Legal Education (CLE) program, which offers free and low-cost CLE seminars in order to serve public interest attorneys, engage young lawyers, and encourage pro bono service. ... view profile
Probate is the legal process used to carry out a person's will after their death; a probate attorney advises you on how to perform the steps in the process. In general, once you have identified and collected the dead person's belongings, including their money, property, and other assets, you pay the person's debts and taxes. Once all debts have been paid, you distribute their money and property according to the language of the will. If there is no will, the laws of the state where the dead person lived control how the property is distributed. A probate attorney helps you plan what happens to your property when you die, as they can probate wills and act as your probate court estate representative. A probate attorney also represents family members and beneficiaries wishing to challenge wills.