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Before entering the practice of law, James served honorably in the United States Army.  After the Army, James attended The University of Kansas and The University of Kansas School of Law.  While in law school James focused on consitutional law, constitutional issues, and criminal law.  After graduation, James passed the Washington State Bar Exam and moved to the Seattle area with his wife, and two puppies.  James enjoys hockey, classic cars, and zealously representing the interests of his clients.

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Estate Planning: 70%
    7 years
  2. Probate: 25%
    7 years
  3. General Practice: 5%
    7 years

Payment

Fees:

Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Megan Dyanna Dennis

    James always takes the time to sit down with my bankruptcy clients to answer questions they might have about estate planning. He is very patient, thorough, and knowledgeable.

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    Megan Dennis Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Garry Addam Fera

    James is an excellent attorney. He is passionate about providing the best estate plan for his clients so they can have the peace of mind that their assets and family members are protected.

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    Garry Fera Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

WM Law

15095 W. 116th St
Olathe, KS, 66062

WM Law

8320 North Oak Trafficway
Kansas City, MO, 64118

WM Law

3720 Arrowhead Ave
Suite 102
Independence, MO, 64057

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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
KSAuthorized to practice law201407/04/2016
WAVoluntarily Resigned200907/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2015
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2014
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2013
Excellence for the Future AwardCALI2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Estate Planning AttorneyWM Law2016 - Present
Lead CounselLifePlan Legal, LLC2014 - 2016
AttorneyThe Law Office of James McKain2010 - 2013
Student InternPaul Wilson Defender Project2008 - 2009
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationN/A2009 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
City of Sammamish v. Confidential Clientdeferal to dismissal
City of Shoreline v. Confidential ClientCase Dismissed
State of Washington v. Confidential ClientCase Dismissed
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
WM Law Estate Planning BlogJustice Scalia and the Estate Planning Process2016
WM Law Estate Planning BlogOnce upon a time...how sound estate planning could change stories we know by heart2016
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Kansas School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2009
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
2015 Divine Mercy Estate Planning ClinicEstate Planning Clinic2015