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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Cert of Appreciation (pro bono volunteer)||Eastside Legal Assistance Program||2012|
|Cert of Appreciation (Volunteer, Probate Review Calendar)||King County Superior Court||2004|
|Cert of Appreciation (volunteer service to court)||King County Superior Court||1998|
|Volunteer Attorney||Eastside Legal Assistance Program||2009 - Present|
|Attorney||Law Office of John S. Palmer||1994 - Present|
|WSBA Elder Law Section Secretary||Washington State Bar Association||2003 - 2004|
|Volunteer Attorney at Legal Clinic||Senior Services||1999 - 2002|
|Volunteer Attorney at Neighborhood Legal Clinic||King County Bar Association||1992 - 1994|
|Attorney||Houger Miller & Stein||1991 - 1994|
|Clerk Attorney||New Hampshire Superior Court||1990 - 1991|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Estate Planning Council of Seattle||Member||2014 - Present|
|East King County Estate Planning Council||Member||2014 - Present|
|Washington Planned Giving Council||Member||2012 - Present|
|National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Washington chapter)||Member||2002 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust Section||Member||1998 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association, Elder Law Section||Member||1998 - Present|
|King County Bar Association, Guardianship and Elder Law Section||Member||1998 - Present|
|National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys||Member||1998 - Present|
|King County Bar Association||Member||1994 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association||Member||1991 - Present|
|Carovano v. McCaslin||Sucessfully fought appeal to Court of Appeals, challenging propriety of restraining order and judgment issued by trial court, and won award of attorney's fees on appeal.|
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|Puget Sound Business Journal||Before You Say "I Do' Think About Estate Planning||2015|
|Palmerlegal.com Blog||Retroactive Change to Estate Tax is Upheld||2014|
|palmerlegal.com blog||Trust Accountings and Incapacitated Beneficiaries||2014|
|Palmerlegal.com Blog||Stepchildren as Beneficiaries of Wrongful Death Claims||2012|
|Palmerlegal.com Blog||New Notice Requirements for Irrevocable Trusts||2012|
|Palmerlegal.com Blog||New Accounting and Reporting Requirements for Irrevocable Trusts||2012|
|Connections Newsletter - Overlake Hospital||Powers of Attorney, Healthcare Directives & POLST||2009|
|Franklin Pierce Law Center||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1990|
|University of New Hampshire||Communications||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1982|
|The Guardian Institute||Professional Guardian Standards of Practice||2015|
|Free Workshop||Long Term Care & Estate Planning||2015|
|Eldermove Alliance||Estate Planning & Elder Law||2009|
|Eastside Aging Providers||Estate Planning & Elder Law||2009|
|Death With Dignity Panel||Washington's Death With Dignity Act||2009|
|Are You're Affairs in Order?||Estate Planning & Elder Law||2009|
|Are You're Affairs in Order?||Estate Planning||2009|
|Eldermove Alliance||Estate Planning & Elder Law||2008|
|Affordable Aging||Estate Planning & Elder Law||2008|
Posted by Arthur
Attorney Palmer was referred to me by an attorney here in Connecticut that I work closely with. I needed an attorney familiar with Elder Care & Trust issues as well as someone who could be trusted to work with me from a distance since the action took place in Seattle & I live in CT.
John went out of his way to keep me informed prior to our mediation hearing on an ongoing basis. He reviewed volumes of documents and was instrumental in helping me formulate an informed decision on what path I should follow during our mediation hearing. John worked diligently throughout the 14 hour process discussing options with the other 4 parties attorneys. With his help a settlement was reached that was agreeable to all parties and one that was very close to my preferred outcome. I would highly recommend Attorney John Palmer!
Posted by Susan
John Palmer came to my family's rescue on handling and updating guardianship paperwork. He and his staff assisted in coordinating paperwork and legal documents between a couple of states. John was very knowledgeable. He revealed gray areas and made certain our documentation was airtight in the best interest of both parties. I highly recommend John Palmer.
Posted by Norm
John set up our will and trust, as well as my mother's trust. He did a excellent job, was easy to work with and followed through with everything he said he would do. Any advice or documents I've needed he has provided to me in a very timely manor. I highly recommend him.
James Brown, Probate Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I have a very high regard for John Palmer and his abilities as an elder law and estate planning practitioner. I have come to know John through our professional elder law associations and his contributions to numerous elder law discussions. John is committed to assisting seniors in navigating the difficult issues they must face such as planning for incapacity, obtaining long term care without being wiped out financially and estate planning. I would have no hesitation in referring anyone to John Palmer.
Andrew Benjamin, Family Attorney
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
I endorse this lawyer, as Mr. Palmer did a fine job representing the wife in a dissolution matter that my client pursued. The wife was under legal guardianship during the pendency case, so Mr. Palmer had to navigate between family law and guardianship law. He did a great job advocating for an outcome that met his client's best interests. We ended up reaching a settlement through mediation at a level that was acceptable to both sides. I would recommend his services in the areas of family law and guardianship.
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