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About me

I practice in lovely downtown Edmonds, Washington.  My philosophy is that a good lawyer who truly listens to her clients will provide the best legal services.  I take the time to get to know my clients and build lasting relationships.


Languages spoken: French, Spanish

Contact info

611 Main St Ste B-1
Edmonds, WA, 98020-3096

Practice areas


  1. Native Peoples Law: 60%
    15 years, 500 cases
  2. Estate Planning: 20%
    15 years, 100 cases
  3. Business: 20%
    15 years, 100 cases



Hourly ($175-200/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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  • Lisa Jill Dickinson

    Ms. Atkinson is skilled at estate planning, especially in the areas of Indian wills, and for special needs. Ms. Atkinson has practiced for over ten years in this area, and I do not hesitate to send my clients on the West side of the State to her. (I am an attorney in Eastern Washington and Idaho). She is one of the few attorneys who is trained in doing Indian (Native American) wills, and is also highly skilled in the area of Indian law in general. I highly recommend her services.


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  • Patricia Paul

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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising Star- Native American LawSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Chief Judge, Pt. Gamble S'Klallam Indian TribeNorthwest Intertribal Court System2007 - Present
Owner/AttorneyLaw Office of Lisa L. Atkinson, PLLC2001 - Present
ProsecutorNorthwest Intertribal Court System2002 - 2003
Contract Consultant/AttorneyHolland & Knight LLP2000 - 2001
Office of General CouncilNational Indian Gaming Association1999 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington State Bar Association, Indian Law SectionMember2005 - Present
Northwest Tribal Court Judges AssociationSecretary/Treasurer2004 - Present
Washington State Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust SectionMember2004 - Present
Washington State Bar Association, Elder Law SectionMember2004 - Present
Northwest Justice ProjectPresident (2008), Board of Directors2002 - Present
Northwest Indian Bar AssociationMember, Past President2002 - Present
Edmonds Chamber of CommerceMember, Board of Directors2005 - 2007
Publication nameTitleDate
3 Drake J. Agric. L. 195Annual Review of Agricultural Law: Commercial Law Developments1998
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
Oregon State UniversityPolitical Science/International Studies/ French & Spanish2 BAs1996
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Urban Indian Legal Clinic CLEIndian Legal Services2008
Celebrate DiversityIndian Law/Tribal Courts2008
30th Annual National Association of Women Judges Annual ConferenceIndian Child Welfare Act at 302008
20th Annual National Consortium on Racial and Ethnic Fairness in the CourtsInteracting with Tribal Courts2008
20th Annual Indian Law CLETribal Courts2008
Judicial TrainingTribal Court Judge Training2007
Choices in LawOpportunities in Indian Law2007
Celebrate DiversityIndian Law/Tribal Courts2007
Bar Leaders ConferenceIndian Law/Tribal Courts2007
Choices in LawOpportunities in Indian Law2006
Choices of LawOpportunities in Indian Law2005