I am committed to providing quality legal services in a way that respects and... more
I am committed to providing quality legal services in a way that respects and responds to the individual needs ofmy clients. Further, my firm believes that our clients should receive an efficient, cost-conscious solution to the problems confronting them. My goal is simple: To provide each client with a quality product in a timely manner. In addition to the legal services I provide,my ... view profile
Born and raised in Alaska, I spent a year as a Rotary Exchange student in Spain... more
Born and raised in Alaska, I spent a year as a Rotary Exchange student in Spain before setting off to college. After completing my undergraduate degree I headed to the Pacific Northwest for lawschool then to Florida where I obtained my Masters in Tax Law.The lure of the Pacific Northwest called me back and I've been here ever since. When not practicing law or teaching at Gonzaga Universi... view profile
Litigation practice focuses on defense of individuals and corporations in commercial... more
Litigation practice focuses on defense of individuals and corporations in commercial disputes; personal injury claims; land use and environmental issues; trust and estate disputes; tribal issues; and property disputes. Has experience in state, federal and appellate courts.
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.