For more than 50 years, my firm has looked after the legal needs of our community,... more
For more than 50 years, my firm has looked after the legal needs of our community, and now enjoy serving the children and grandchildren of our original clients. I can help you with resolving basic or complex disputes AND planning for a comfortable future. In my general practice I provide counsel in Business Law, Real Estate, Estate Planning, Medicaid Planning, Probate, and more.
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
Good Lawyers help Good Clients Gain Greater Good. Collectively, the lawyers at... more
Good Lawyers help Good Clients Gain Greater Good. Collectively, the lawyers at Hawkes Law Firm have over eighty years experience in representing individuals and small businesses in Washington State. We pride ourselves in providing excellent, friendly service in nearly every area of law a Washington resident might need help with over the course of his or her life. Consulting with a lawyer doesn'... view profile
I was born and raised inSan Diego. Shortly after graduating high school I moved to... more
I was born and raised inSan Diego. Shortly after graduating high school I moved to Los Angelesand attended UCLA where I majoredand earneddegrees inHistory and Political Science. After finishing my undergraduate work, my wife and I moved to Seattle where I attended Seattle University School of Law. During my coursework at SU, Irepresented juvenile defendants at the Law School's Youth Advo... view profile
My current community service activity is raising a guide dog puppy for the blind.... more
My current community service activity is raising a guide dog puppy for the blind. Our last dog, Hedinger, is nowguiding a person in California. Our new dog, Aaronwill live with usa year and we will train him in basic obedience and social manners. He sometimes joins client meetings. At the end of the year he will continue his training at theGuide Dog campus in Boring, Oregon. I also serve... 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.