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Doris Pun Eslinger

Estate planning Attorney at Bellevue, WA

4.7   27 reviews
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2009
    Status
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Location

Eslinger Law Office, PLLC
2200 112th Ave NE
Suite 200
Bellevue, WA, 98004

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Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
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Posted by Daniel | January 19, 2024
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Terrific real estate attorney
Wow! An attorney who is responsive, highly competent, professional, and economical. Doris is a purple unicorn. She helped me with a complex real estate transaction with ease and low cost. If you need a real estate attorney with integrity who knows her stuff, hire Doris.
Posted by Maria Gonzalez | November 24, 2020
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I-601 Wavier
I am so fortunate to have been represented by Doris in our immigration case. My family went through many complicated steps to achieve my spouses permanent residency. Nevertheless Doris was very meticulous in her work and was prepared for all obstacles. I have a great appreciation for all her knowledge not only in immigration law, but also in real estate law, which was very beneficial to our situation. We have so much gratitude toward Doris for helping us reunite our family. I highly recommend Doris to anyone who needs a lawyer they can trust.
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Posted by David | July 19, 2018
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Excellent Attorney
Ms. Eslinger helped me with my estate planning documents a few years ago, including a will and power of attorney documents. During our first meeting, she explained about the probate process, we discussed about the appointment of guardians, executors, and trustees for testamentary trusts. She explained that it was not necessary for me to have a living trust even though she could have collected higher fees for a living trust. She was thorough and professional. She recently also updated my documents for me. I highly recommend her service.
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Posted by Doug | May 11, 2018
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Great help with Immigration matter
Doris has been a great help with my wife's K-1 immigration journey. The attorney is well versed in immigration laws and present USCIS workloads and timelines. I have found the pricing to always be reasonable, and Doris works to try to reduce billable hours as much as we are comfortable picking up some of the easier work. I strongly recommend Doris for anyone looking for an experienced attorney that really takes the time to understand a person's situation.
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Posted by Adam Larson | May 5, 2018
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Doris Pun Eslinger is an amazing lawyer, she is a wonderful person and very honest and trustworthy!!! 5 STARS Highly Recommend
I was in a very difficult and helpless place when I was referred to Doris by my financial adviser. From the minute I had sat down with Doris I knew I finally had a lawyer that was honest, caring and easy to communicate with. I explained to her how my estate attorney and my kids guardian ad litem attorney were handling a very tragic situation by lying and cheating us. To make a long story short Doris went to work for us and turn a very tragic situation into a win for my family all because Doris went above and beyond!!! Thank you Doris Pun Eslinger!!!!
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Posted by May | August 10, 2017
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It's your lost if you don't choose Doris
I hired Doris to take over the estate issue for my late sister from another lawyer in Mercer Island last year. Doris is far more efficient, knowledgable and professional. I'm glad that I chose her and so thankful for her help.
Posted by Pravin | April 14, 2017
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Esatate Planning
We hired Doris for estate planning. I am very glad that I did. She was very gracious in giving early appointment as I was traveling. She is very detail oriented, responsive and knowledgable. We got everything done in less than a week.
Posted by anonymous | March 17, 2017
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Excellent experience working with Doris
I worked with Doris for myself and my husband immigration case. Our immigration case was so complicated and it was on hold for more than 9 years. I spoke to several top lawyers around Seattle and California to see if they can do anything to help me resolve my case, none of them were willing to take my case, they just told me “it’s too complicated, don’t waste your money and time, just wait and see". I went to see Doris to prepare a will for my family and we just started talking about work and my status and I told her about my immigration situation and she just said “I can help you”. We started working with two years ago and now our immigration satiation is completely resolved. She was able to resolve the most complicated and difficult case. Her positive attitude, her honesty, and dedication is priceless. She was my lawyer who went above and beyond to get my case resolved, but now am proud to call her a dear friend. She is the best lawyer any one could have!
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Posted by Ray Lam | November 29, 2016
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Excellent working expereince with Doris!
I have a real estate contract that is not possible to close from other lawyer opinions. I contacted Doris, she guided me, my real estate agent, and escrow officers on the right steps to take to close the deal. She is very responsive, detail oriented and always considerate thinking from her client stand point. Without her, the deal would not have happened. Highly recommend and many thanks to her.
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Posted by Tom Wickerath | December 8, 2015
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Divorce done right
Doris helped me bring an end to my not-so-happy first marriage, with the divorce being final on October 5, 2015. I had naively entered into this first marriage 11 1/2 years earlier, without a pre-nuptial agreement. I felt that my ex-wife, who was now living on East coast, stayed in the marriage because she enjoyed the security that marriage provides, without really having to participate in a marriage. Doris was *very* attentive to my case, from start to finish, always returning my phone calls and emails promptly. This even included answering a big concern that developed last year, within a few days of her starting a vacation to Hong Kong! This case was fairly difficult. My now ex-wife is not the easiest person to work with, as evidenced by her first attorney who ended up resigning from this case. But prior to that happening, there were many times that Doris provided excellent legal research to counter various claims made by this attorney, in his attempts to claim an unreasonable amount of my life savings. As an example, I had purchased my home 17 years before I was married, and had it nearly paid off in 2003, at the time I got married. Yet, opposing council saw no problem trying to grab half of my property! His aggressive style caused a considerable amount of stress, but the excellent research Doris provided successfully fended off this shark. Doris had to bring a new opposing council up to speed on this case, after working with the first attorney for about 9 months. The case was complicated along the way, when my ex, who is a kidney transplant patient but is also doing quite well, started hinting about playing the disability card. This, in spite of the fact that she was doing well enough to purchase a home by herself in Maryland. I also had Doris prepare my first will during this time. I will recommend Doris to anyone without hesitation. And, I'll be sure to visit her again for a "co-habitation" agreement if/when the time comes! Thank You, Doris, for your tireless effort on my behalf! Tom Wickerath Bellevue, WA.
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Posted by Linda | October 11, 2015
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The Best Lawyer
I'm so happy that I had the opportunity to meet this great professional and caring person. I was going through so much stress with my immigration status and Doris helped me with it all. We planned it and made everything better so I wasn't as stressed. She's a really caring person. Who was really made a huge difference in my life. So thankful that I meet her and got her help.
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Posted by Brian | December 11, 2013
Professional service with personal care
My family has worked with Doris on two separate occasions, first for the creation of our Wills, then for some help with a complicated real estate transaction. In both instances, Doris proved to be a first-class professional. She is responsive, attentive, and thorough. Most importantly, we have been very impressed with the personal care that she has provided throughout both efforts. In particular, our real estate transaction went sideways due to a dispute between the builder and a neighbor. She genuinely cared about our family's situation and made every effort to be available in a highly charged and fast moving environment.
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Posted by Bryan | June 20, 2013
Fantastic experience working with Doris!
Doris helped us through a land use complaint that was brought against us from a neighbor making a bunch of claims that we violated a "private agreement" that was made over a decade ago between the land developers and a private party. She spent a tremendous amount of time researching and investigate said private agreement. She was easy to work with, very responsive, and kept us informed through-out the process. She had a well articulated legal response to the opposing lawyer's claim, and the issue has been resolved in our favor. Thank you Doris for all your help and persistence!
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Posted by Srinivas | December 5, 2012
Detailed, responsive and patient
I found Doris's firm via ARAG (didn't know her earlier) 1. She is very detailed - went through my home purchase contract 2. Very responsive - always available, and if not came back to me right away real-estate/residential "law" novice that I am, she helped me gain the confidence I was looking for
Posted by anonymous | February 13, 2012
Family Law consult
Doris provided me a consult on a potential contested divorce case, despite the fact that her practice focus has shifted. She was responsive, empathetic, and prepared.
Posted by Joshua | January 15, 2012
Awesome!
Superb responsible and service, peace of mind if you appoint Doris as your representative. I feel bad sometimes because she concern my case status more than i do. Highly recommend and Million Thanks to her.
Posted by anonymous | December 30, 2011
exceptional
I had a very complex immigration case, I looked around and talked couple of lawyers but I couldn't find anyone who was up to my standards. I did my case on my own but that only make my case more complex. I was lucky to find Doris! After our first meeting, she was so in to my case and she did more than she should. Even comforting me and coming up with backup plans. I got my green card yesterday all credits for her. she is one of a kind
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Posted by anonymous | July 2, 2011
Great lawyer
Doris worked for me on real estate issues and creating will and has been great. Before I found her, I called a couple of lawyers in the same area, and none of them seems to care about small case I had. She was very helpful from the beginning and also handled the case very well to solve the issue. I will recommend her to all of my friends and co-workers.
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Posted by anonymous | April 1, 2011
Incredibly responsive, hard working and detail oriented attorney who explains complex legal concepts in an understandable way
Doris was invaluable in helping me navigate and negotiate certain provisions of my recent real estate purchase agreement. Not only did she take the time to answer all of my questions on the documents I initially presented to her (and there were many!), but she also provided great guidance on what to anticipate with future agreements throughout the process. She was always very responsive to my inquiries, patient in her explanations and extremely thorough in her contract reviews. She has been wonderful to work with, and I would recommend her to anyone.
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Posted by L. Liu | December 6, 2010
In Doris we trust
We got to know Doris through a real estate case. We purchased a shortsale new house this year and later got two lien claims on our property and panicked as one of them was going to start a foreclosure on our property because of it. Doris gave us the biggest help we could possibly hope for in this case. It took her over a month in talking with the insurance company, the builder, and the lien holders. We got prompt update with great advices from her all the time. In this process, Doris showed her excellent knowledge about real estate, great patience, and, most of all, the kindest heart that cared about us. With her tireless work, we finally settled with both lien holders with the best outcome we would hope for. We gave her tripple A+ in this work. Since she is such an excellent attorney in this case, we then work with Doris on our will. It was again a really pleasant experience for us. Since this was the first time for us to have a will, we had lots of questions and confusions. Doris showed her great knowledge and patience once again and answered all of our questions. Now with our will finally signed, we feel both relieved and lucky to get to know Doris through these two occasions. We would highly recommend Doris to anyone who needs help in real estate or personal will.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Volunteer Attorney
  • Northwest Immigration Rights Project
  • 2009 - Present
  • Principal
  • Eslinger Law Office, PLLC
  • 2009 - Present
  • Law Clerk
  • Gauthier & Associates
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Office Manager
  • Chadbourne & Parke LLP
  • 1997 - 2000
  • Paralegal, Legal Assistant
  • Chadbourne & Parke, LLP
  • 1994 - 1997
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Education

  • University of Washington Law School
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 2019
  • Seattle University School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • Brigham Young University-Hawaii
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1987

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Contruction Lien
  • Successful
  • Self-Petition as an Abused Spouse
  • Successful
  • Employment Authorization
  • Successful
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Associations

  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • ARAG Attorney Advisory Board
  • Board Member
  • 2014 - 2015
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Washington Defender Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • Mandarin
  • Cantonese

Honors and Awards

  • Pro Bono Service Commendation
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2013
  • Pro Bono Service Commendation
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2012
  • Pro Bono Service Commendation
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2011
  • Member
  • National Association of Professional Women
  • 2010
  • Pro Bono Attorney
  • Northwest Immigrant Rights Project
  • 2010
  • Pro Bono Commendation
  • WSBA
  • 2010
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Publications

  • EKCBA Estate Planning CLE
  • Community Property Bascis
  • 2011
  • Family Law Section
  • Effect of Divorce on an Alien's Immigration Status
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • East King County Bar Association, Trust and Estate Section CLE
  • Community Property
  • 2011
  • CLE - Family Law Section
  • Effect of Divorce on Immigration Status
  • 2010
  • Poverty Law Seminar
  • Transitioning Out of Foster Care
  • 2009
  • Estate Planning Drafting
  • Personal Representative
  • 2008
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Estate planning Attorney | Dec 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly endorse Doris Eslinger. I have worked with Doris on a number of cases and I must say that she is the most organized, efficient, and diligent, attorney that I know. She is very detail-oriented and I have never caught a mistake in a document that she has prepared. All of these qualities are reflected in her client reviews. Every client that I have referred to her has been very pleased with her services. Doris is highly experienced in the areas of real estate, estate planning, and immigration and I frequently come to her with questions on these matters. I highly recommend Doris and I will happily refer clients to her in the future."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"As an attorney dedicated primarily to fields in which compassion is a necessity, Doris exhibits unparalleled empathy and professionalism in every case she undertakes. She is calculated in her approach, carefully cataloguing details, and applying the law practically to every situation she comes across. Specializing in Estate Planning, Probate, Immigration, and Real Estate, she possesses the rare keen ability to balance her compassion for her clients with the need for precision and attention to detail. As such, she provides unprecedented service to all her clients, professionally and compassionately. I refer to Doris all my clients seeking advice in estate planning, probate and real estate."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Doris is honest, trustworthy, and caring. She really takes time to do research, and is meticulous with her advice. I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly recommend Doris as a lawyer. I have known Doris since 2006. She is extremely dedicated to her law practice and doing the very best job for her clients. Doris truly cares about each of her clients. Doris works overtime to make sure that her clients are receiving the very best advice possible. In addition, she is warm, sincere, and caring person. I heartily endorse her."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"As a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, I endorse Ms. Eslinger's work."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Doris is a caring and intelligent attorney who works hard on behalf of her clients."
Real estate Attorney | Sep 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known and worked with Doris for approximately three years. She is an outstanding attorney. She is extremely diligent and thorough in her research and review of the issues. She listens carefully to understand her clients’ needs and objectives, and presents and explains the options available to achieve them. Doris is sincerely concerned about her clients, and effectively communicates with them to keep them informed throughout the process. I most highly recommend Doris Eslinger."
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Doris is an excellent attorney who cares greatly about her clients. She works hard for her clients, does extensive research to ensure the best results for her clients, and keeps her clients informed. Doris is very competent and her rates are very reasonable."
Wills and living wills Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Doris is unbelievably bright, hard working and dedicated. She worked for me as an intern, and I had a chance to observe her for several years. When the internship was done, other attorneys in my office suite wanted to hire her because they had the same impression. She is astute, diligent, way above average. I have referred clients to her in the past and will continue to do so. Madeline Gauthier"
Immigration Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have known Doris for two years. She is extremely meticulous and hard working. I trust her judgment and believe that she is an excellent attorney."
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