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Nicholas James Kozai Pleasants

Probate Attorney at Bellevue, WA

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also known as Nick Pleasants, Nicholas Pleasants

  • Licensed for 8 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2015
    Active No misconduct found

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About Nicholas

Learn Nicholas’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Probate
    Our firm has successfully administered hundreds of estates. We have a proven process to guide you through the requirements and make sure that things are handled properly. We go to court and file all the paperwork so you don't have to.

  2. Elder law
    We all want to age gracefully. I really enjoy helping clients plan for their retirement years and protect their wealth for loved ones. I create Powers of Attorney and Health Care Directives ("Living Will"), and can customize them to your needs.

  3. Estate planning

  4. Wills and living wills

  5. Guardianship
    Sometimes our elder years don't go according to plan. When your loved one needs help managing money or making medical decisions and residential tasks, I'm happy to join the team and take care of the legal needs so you can take care of your family.

  6. Trusts

I have always been an entrepreneur. I had a lemonade stand at age 5, and by age 10 I started my own yard care business, Nicky's Lawnmowing Service. By middle school I was distributing a patented velcro product that my Uncle had made. In high school I helped manage the Student Store, joined the Marketing Club, and was President of Garfield High's chapter of DECA, an international business organization for students. I went on to major in Economics at Columbia University, and then returned to Seattle for law school and to be with my family. I graduated from UW Law with a juris doctor as well as a Masters of Laws in Taxation. In law school, I quickly discovered that it was unusual for a law student to enjoy working in Excel and manipulating numbers. I got hooked on business and tax classes.

I really enjoy running a small business - our law firm. I get to talk with clients every day and understand their legal needs. I also love technology and the way it is helping lawyers deliver legal services faster and better. I would love the opportunity to talk to you about the challenges you face and how I could help.

Seattle has been my home for nearly 3 decades. I love the seasons in Seattle, especially winter. My law partner (also my father) and I curl together at the Granite Curling Club in North Seattle. I also love to snowboard, usually at Steven's Pass. And I enjoy hiking and snowshoeing on Mt. Rainier. I know there are a lot of newcomers to Seattle as technology has created tremendous job growth, and I hope we can all adjust as Puget Sound becomes a Region of Boom.



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2300 130th Ave NE
Suite A-101
Bellevue, WA, 98005
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38579 SE River St
Snoqualmie, WA, 98065
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Posted by anonymous | October 24, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My review of Nick Pleasants
On Nick's bio page of his law firms website the very first line states how he helps transition wealth to the next generation. This is plainly untrue. I am one of those next gen individuals with an inheritance and an estate and Nick has done nothing but the exact opposite of what he claims. Other than sitting back and billing me out of my inheritance, he also isn't moving forward with an offer submitted to the home left to me and is forcing the house into foreclosure! Why would anyone do that? Nick has been completely unhelpful in transition the inheritance to me, is purposely slowing the process to bill more, and has been deceitful to me throughout the entire process. I used to believe in Nick too when he help my then alive grandmother with a guardianship case but after her passing it's like he stopped caring about anything or anyone else but himself and his bank account. I do not recommend this lawyer. If you find yourself reading this, be warned!
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  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-250 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.2 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Associate
  • James Pleasants, P.C.
  • 2015 - Present
  • Legal Extern
  • United States Small Business Administration
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Legal Extern
  • Washington State Department Of Financial Institutions
  • 2013 - 2013


  • University of Washington School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2015
  • University of Washington School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 2015
  • Columbia University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2012


  • East King County Estate Planning Council
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • King County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • United States Curling Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Japanese

Speaking Engagements

  • Practice Primer
  • Estate Planning for New Lawyers
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (4)
Endorse Nicholas
Estate planning Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Elder law Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."

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Bellevue Probate Lawyer Nicholas James Kozai Pleasants
Nicholas James Kozai Pleasants
Probate Attorney
Bellevue, WA
Licensed for 8 years
Free Consultation