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Holly Anne Gibbons

Trusts Attorney at Waldport, OR

5.0   24 reviews
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State OR
    Acquired 2005
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Holly Anne Gibbons
P.O. Box 700
Waldport, OR, 97394
Law Office of Holly Anne Gibbons, LLC
P.O. Box 700
Waldport, OR, 97394
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Posted by John | April 26, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Simply wonderful to work with!!!
My wife and I needed our estate planning updated and contacted Holly's office in Waldport. Our initial conversation with Holly was just the beginning of a smooth and comfortable process that saw our estate documents updated and finalized a week later. Holly and her office manager, Liz, were very personable and professional... I would recommend their services to anyone without reservation. It will be obvious to you that Holly is sincere and committed to your estate being solid and ultimately practical for your heirs to deal with.
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Posted by Elaine | March 28, 2023
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Caring, organized, knowledgeable
Holly Anne Gibbons just finalized my trust. Even though it's a fairly straightforward one, she included an incredible amount of detail - much of it designed to help my children navigate the process after I'm gone. She presented me with a binder filled not only with legal documents, but with organizational materials that I can amend over the years. When I pass, my kids will know where things are, how the bills are paid, where the money is located, and how I want to my affairs to be treated in life and death. I really appreciate Holly's kindness and interest in my life as we worked together.
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Posted by George | December 2, 2021
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Caring, very knowledgeable and extremely easy to work with
Holly helped me set up my first trust. Every step of the way was well explained which made decision making easy. Today I went in to sign my trust documents. I was so impressed with the trust document organization and the thorough attention to detail. Holly is caring and quite knowledgeable and I have no reservations working with her and her staff.
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Posted by Barbara | January 28, 2021
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HIghly recommended - Kind and professional
I am so fortunate to have Holly Anne here in the town where I live. In rewriting my Living Trust I have found her to be kind, patient, and professional. Holly is an attentive listener who gave me all the time that I needed to allay my concerns. Like her business card says she has provided me with peace of mind.
Posted by Jan | March 24, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend!
I finally got around to doing what I'd been thinking about for the last several years: make a will, do a health care directive, and appoint a power of attorney. Holly was great and made the whole process so simple and comfortable. She is professional, knowledgeable, and very easy to work with. We made it a family event, and we all felt good about what could have been a potentially depressing procedure.
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Posted by Phyllis | June 11, 2019
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Look no farther!
Holly Gibbons has helped me with two wills, and she is in the process of helping me create a trust that will provide for a family member when I am gone. She is friendly, knowledgeable, flexible, and calm. She takes as much time and gives me as much information as I need to make these important decisions. Holly Gibbons is a kind, generous attorney. Meeting with Holly is always a pleasure.
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Posted by Diana | May 28, 2019
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A lawyer you can feel at ease with.
I have been involved with using Holly twice, The first time was doing a will for myself and husband. Holly was very good at explaining the pro's and cons of each step of the process. She explained everything so we could understand them. Because of the job she did for us we recommended her to a elderly friend of ours. Kind, patient, professional, informative, and helpful are only a few of the words that describe Holly. I would recommend her to everyone. And our friend would to. Also her secretary is top notch.
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Posted by Joyce | November 8, 2018
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Rewrite of will and creation of a trust
Holly is not only knowledgeable and professional, she is a a delight! Working with her to redo my will and create a trust was truly a pleasure. She answered all my questions, made appropriate suggestions, and actually made, what I had viewed as a very unpleasant task that 'I had to do', both rewarding and, yes, fun. I am now at ease that my final wishes are clearly defined and that my family (heirs) will be able to celebrate all the good times that we've had together without the trauma sometimes experienced in probate. I would most definitely hire Holly again!
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Posted by Joseph | May 11, 2018
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A caring, sensitive professional attorney.
Eight years ago we had an wonderful estate review with Holly and procured great wills and durable power of attorneys. Recently, we reviewed the above and returned to have Holly do the revisions we wanted. Holly is a very professional, sensitive attorney who provided us with what we needed. She and her staff are first rate.
Posted by anonymous | December 2, 2017
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Revision of a trust
Holly was asked to make revisions to our present Trust. The intake meeting was comfortable and our questions were answered in a way that was understandable to the lay person. She offered some suggestions that we had not thought of and we agreed with. The appointment to pick up the finished revision was on the date set, and she went over each change in a timely manner. This was a positive experience.
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Posted by Janice | November 29, 2017
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So helpful and kind. Handled my trust and revision very professionaly and in a timely matter. I feel very confident.
She did my original trust and is now revising my trust. A very kind, loving person, who only wants to help her clients and be there when we need her. So easy to talk to and I even get a hug. I highly recommend Holly to help you get peace of mind.
Posted by anonymous | October 17, 2017
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A very special attorney
This attorney went way above and beyond the call of duty to provide the services we needed. She was friendly, patient, honest, flexible, and non-judgmental, and spent plenty of time with us, never rushing us in any way even though we her payment was not based on hours. My only little complaint was that after our appointment when I sent messages to her, she rarely responded herself; I would hear from her assistant instead. That did make me wonder about authenticity, but maybe that's a small price to pay? In any case, she was excellent in all other ways and if she were to correct that one problem, I might then raise my review to "dream lawyer."
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Posted by Claudia | May 31, 2013
Not enough superlatives!
After a year of losing my husband and father, it was clear that I needed to solidify my own final wishes and estate planning for my family. While I had given much consideration to how my final plans should be carried out, it became clear that these preferences should be in writing for everyone to understand. Holly not only made me feel comfortable about my specific requests, she clearly knew the process by which it should all be completed. Her professional demeanor along with her gentle and kind nature gave me the reassurance and determination to follow through on this most necessary part of life planning. She was able to clarify Oregon's health care directives while incorporating my specific wishes that were not included in those guidelines. There was no judgment or criticism of my requests, only assurances about the best method for carrying them out. She has given me the peace of mind I was searching for that my wishes will be executed. It is very important to me that my family be spared the agony of uncertainty during my final days. I feel my best gift to them is the ability to say good bye guilt free and to put all their efforts into remembering the fun times with a big smile and a hearty laugh! Holly made that happen for me -- what a relief!!!
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Posted by Carole | May 31, 2013
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Holly Anne Gibbons prepared a new will, power of attorney and advance directive. She was very professional, answered and addresssed all my questions/concerns and incorporated many important issues into my will, durable power of attorney and advance directive that were not incorporated in my original will, etc. Her advice in helping me prepare these documents was invaluable and I feel 100% confident that my legal affairs are now in order and I have peace of mind.
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Posted by Brian | March 27, 2013
A Wonderful and Educational Experience
After completing some research on attorneys who specialized in estate planning on the Oregon Coast, I chose Holly Anne Gibbons to review my will and related documents, such as a health care directive. My will had been prepared while I was living in Oklahoma and now that I am an Oregon resident I wanted to be certain that my will would conform to Oregon laws. I also desired to add a codicil to my will which would establish a specific gift for a close friend. In my initial meeting with Ms. Gibbons, I found her to be very easy to talk to and quite responsive to the needs that I presented to her. From the start, I felt that I had chose the right attorney and that it was definitely worth the drive from Lincoln City to Waldport to meet with her. In our initial courtesy meeting, Ms Gibbons determined that my best course would be to have an Advance Directive for Health Care that meets the Oregon standards. Thus, I hired her to review my will, to prepare this Advance Directive and to prepare the codicil to my will that I desired in order to establish the gift. Within two weeks, I met with Ms. Gibbons to sign the Codicil and the Advance Directive. I was very pleased with both documents that she had prepared for me and with the information that my will that had been prepared in Oklahoma would be adequate to meet Oregon standards. In both meetings, I was very impressed with Holly Gibbons both as an attorney and a person who was genuinely interested in my peace of mind throughout the process. She was happy to translate the legal language so that I had a clear understanding of the issues. In two meetings with her, I felt that I had an attorney who I would be happy to work with in the future and to recommend to someone who was looking for estate planning advice. And then there was a pleasant surprise that I had not anticpated - I felt that I had met a new friend in Holly as well.
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Posted by Chad | September 14, 2012
Solid legal advice with a personal touch
I recently lost my wife and needed to restructure my will. Ms. Gibbons was referred to me by a trusted friend. I found her to be the consumate professional and a caring advocate. She was able to structure the will which also catered to my special needs granddaughter. Her work was impeccable and efficient. I have worked with many attorneys through my excutive career and have found her to be one of the best. I strongly recommend her services. Her rates and fees are more than fair.
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Posted by Kim McCoy, J.D. | February 26, 2012
Endorsement of Holly Gibbons
I have known Holly for more than 7 years and worked with her on a variety of projects in various capacities, and I would recommend her services to anyone without a moment’s hesitation. Holly possesses a rare combination of sharp intellect and keen attention to detail mixed with a warmth, charisma, and sense of humor that immediately puts people at ease and makes them want to spend more time around her. She is bright and articulate, and explains things clearly and effortlessly. Holly’s work ethic, sense of integrity, and professionalism are unparalleled. In short, I feel incredibly fortunate simply to know her.
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Posted by Cathy | January 7, 2012
Estate Planning
We went to Holly re out estate planning. She was very thorough in her explanation of the process. Each page of the documents were explained and all of our questions were answered. She gave us suggestions/ideas as to how to make our planning exactly what we wanted. She took the time to get to know us before we started the process of planning for the future.
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Posted by Ann | August 2, 2011
Wonderful Experience
At our request, Holly reviewed an existing estate trust that was set up in another state several years ago. After Holly explained some changes that we might consider, we made a few minor things to better fit with our needs at this point in our lives. She was very professional and knowledgeable, at the same time making her suggestions in a way that were easily understood. My husband and I were both very pleased with the services we received from Holly and would highly recommend her.
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Posted by Sharon | November 11, 2010
An Amazing Experience
I have required the need to use several attorney's throughout my adult life. Even though many of those attorney's were good, I don't recall ever understanding everything they were talking about. That changed with Holly. She expalined everything in Layman's terms. She addressed all our concerns and was very respectful of meeting our needs within our budget. She made us feel welcome and immediately put us at ease. She is our third Trust Attorney and we finally understand what our trust is all about.
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Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Office of Holly Anne Gibbons
  • 2008 - Present
  • Associate
  • Law Office of Eden Rose Brown
  • 2006 - 2008

Education

  • Lewis & Clark Northwestern Law School
  • J.D.
  • 2005
  • University of Northern Colorado
  • B.A.
  • 1999

Associations

  • Yachats Youth and Family Activies Program
  • Board of Directors
  • 2014 - Present
  • Sole & Small Firm Practioner's Section of the Oregon State Bar
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Law Practice Management Section of the Oregon State Bar
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • WealthCounsel
  • 2007 - Present
  • Estate Planning & Administration of the Oregon State Bar
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Elder Law Section of the Oregon State Bar
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Animal Law Section of the Oregon State Bar
  • Advisory Board Member
  • 2006 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Cornelius Honor Society
  • Lewis & Clark Law School
  • 2005
  • Noodle Award
  • Peter Nycum at Lewis & Clark Law School
  • 2004

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Board Meeting - Yachats Youth and Family Activities Program
  • Planned Giving
  • 2016
  • Yachats Community Presbyterian Church
  • Charitable Giving
  • 2012
  • Willamette University College of Law
  • Pros and Cons of Solo Practice
  • 2012
  • Willamette University College of Law
  • Drafting Complex Pet Trusts
  • 2012
  • Willamette University College of Law
  • Creating a Successful Solo Practice by Caring about Your Clients
  • 2011
  • Willamette University College of Law
  • Pet Trusts
  • 2011
  • Lion's Club
  • Estate Planning in Our Community
  • 2010
  • Estate Planning Seminar
  • Estate Planning
  • 2010
  • Estate Planning 101
  • Estate Planning
  • 2010
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Estate Planning in Our Community
  • 2010
  • Estate Planning Seminar
  • Estate Planning
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

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Unknown Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Holly is a former associate of the Law Office of Eden Rose Brown. Our loss is the Coast's gain, as there are few estate planning attorneys on the Oregon Coast who can match Holly's integrity, work ethic, compassion, and expertise. I often refer clients to her with confidence, knowing she'll do a great job and that the clients will love their experience with her. I highly endorse Holly without reservation. (And I secretly wish she'd move back to the Valley...)."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I've known Holly professionally for over 10 years. There's no one brighter or more dedicated in her area of law. Excellent advocate."
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the pleasure of knowing Ms. Gibbons as a neighbor, friend, fellow student and professional colleague for more than than years. Her compassion, concern, and dedication to helping others is exceeded only by her legal acumen and intelligent approach to resolving legal matters. I would not hesitate to refer any client of my own to Attorney Gibbons. I wholeheartedly and without reservation endorse Holly as an attorney, neighbor (the Oregon Coast is blessed to have her but we wish she would move back to the big city), and friend ."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Holly for several years and I have found her to be a lawyer of integrity. Holly is also very personable and caring of others. I would highly recommend Holly."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Holly has a knack for making difficult topics understandable, and making people feel comfortable. I thoroughly enjoy discussing issues with her; she is very knowledgeable about many facets of the law. Holly is a great resource for fellow lawyers, like myself, and I am happy to recommend her to anyone on the Oregon coast that is looking for an estate planning attorney."
Estate planning Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Estate Planning is the perfect practice area for Holly to work in. She is personable, friendly, caring, and very easy to talk to. And she trained in one of the top offices in the state, so she has a fantastic pool of knowledge to draw on."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"If you don't know Holly yet, you need to go meet her. She is warm, compassionate and funny. Add in her intellect and you have a first class attorney. I met Holly at a training seminar a few years ago and have kept in touch at quarterly meetings of the NW Wealth Counsel forum. Every time we meet again, I am impressed by Holly's enthusiasm, her support for fellow colleagues and her sage perspective."
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Waldport Trusts Lawyer Holly Anne Gibbons
Holly Anne Gibbons
Trusts Attorney
Waldport, OR
Licensed for 19 years