During law school, I took advantage of opportunities to work for social justice. I... more
During law school, I took advantage of opportunities to work for social justice. I was selected as a John J. Curtin Fellow by the ABA Commission on Homelessness and Poverty, and worked to improve legal access for homeless people. I also served as a Legal Advocate for the Unemployment Law Project, winning favorable decisions for many clients. I worked on the federal Corrie v. Caterpillar case, w... view profile
I started practice in Ballard in 1956. I associated with attorneys for 8 months and... more
I started practice in Ballard in 1956. I associated with attorneys for 8 months and then opened a solo practice. For the first 20 years I had a general practice emphasizing on estate planning, estate administration, real estate, and business. For the past 31 years, I have concentrated on estate planning, estate administration, and related areas. I established our present firm in 1978.
Since January, 2012, Ms. Boyd has been a member of the firm of Boyd Webster, PLLC in... more
Since January, 2012, Ms. Boyd has been a member of the firm of Boyd Webster, PLLC in Edmonds, Washington where she specializes in the area of personal injury law, primarily representing insurers and their insureds in various venues. From 1992through 2011, Ms. Boydwas a shareholder at the Seattle firm of Hackett, Beecher Hart, Inc., PS, with the same area of specialization.
Jim Johanson provides a wide range of legal services and has a distinguished... more
Jim Johanson provides a wide range of legal services and has a distinguished background. Jim grew up in the South Snohomish County area. He has been practicing law for more than 20 years and is a former Pierce and King County Deputy Prosecutor and assistant attorney for the City of Lynnwood who has taken hundreds of cases to trial. Jim was also a former member of the Washington State Legislatur... 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.