I have established a small law practice in Seattle, and I am proud to be small. This... more
I have established a small law practice in Seattle, and I am proud to be small. This allows me to represent my clients personally and promptly. I always return calls and emails on the same day. It is a point of pride. I provide experienced and affordable representation to a broad range of satisfied clients, including the elderly, single persons and non-traditional couples. Most of my ... view profile
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.
Karen is a senior litigation associate at Stafford Frey Cooper. She has a varied... more
Karen is a senior litigation associate at Stafford Frey Cooper. She has a varied practice, with an emphasis in defense of governmental agencies and their officers for allegations of police misconduct and civil rights violations. Karen also represents governments and law enforcement officers in inquest proceedings following officer-involved fatalities. Her practice also includes probate administ... 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.