I take great pride in developing meaningful relationships with my clients. Whether... more
I take great pride in developing meaningful relationships with my clients. Whether handling due diligence matters related to the acquisition, financing, permitting and construction of a 300,000 sf mixed-use project or organizing the small estate of a couple married for 60 years and counting, I strive to provide every client with practical and effective service.
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
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
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.