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Heidi Lynn Rumazza Baxter

Estate planning Attorney at Mercer Island, WA

5.0   9 reviews

also known as Heidi Baxter

  • Licensed for 18 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2005
    Active No misconduct found

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About Heidi

Learn Heidi’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    Wills, trusts, health care directives (living wills), powers of attorneys

  2. Guardianship

  3. Probate

  4. Corporate and incorporation

  5. Trusts

After many years at a Seattle based firm, I have set sail on my own and founded Baxter Law PLLC, a firm founded on service, commitment, dedication, and results. My practice areas are primarily in: estate planning, probate, guardianship (adult and minor) and business formation.

Prior to practicing law, I proudly served in the United States Coast Guard. After graduation from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, I was a deck watch officer, driving one of the Coast Guard’s 180’ buoy tenders out of San Francisco, CA. I transferred to Seattle in 1997 where I worked as a Marine Vessel Inspector, inspecting a variety of commercial vessels, and as a Coast Guard Marine Casualty and Personnel Investigator.  As an investigator, I was tasked with various casualties including: vessel collisions, alisions, near misses, and violations of the Coast Guard regulations. I also represented the Coast Guard in Suspension and Revocation Proceedings against merchant mariners for violations of laws and regulations. My work as a CG Investigator inspired me to pursue a legal career.  After serving in the Coast Guard, I went to law school and practiced primarily maritime law.  After several years of practicing, I decided to focus on estate planning, probate, and guardianship.  I am passionate about helping people and families with getting their estate plans in order - emergency preparedness as I like to call it.  The maritime industry remains very near and dear to my heart.

In my free time I like to spend time with my family, garden, ski, bike, attend orange therory fitness, help in the local schools, volunteer in the community, and to referee youth soccer!



Baxter Law PLLC
PO Box 1539
Mercer Island, WA, 98040

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Posted by Molly | February 16, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
My husband and I are extremely satisfied with our Wills and Trust documents prepared my Heidi Baxter. She is extremely knowledgeable, competent, personable, efficient, honest and thorough. We can’t say enough good things about her. We chose our Estate lawyer carefully, and are convinced that she is the best. She is a lawyer who truly cares about her Clients.
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Posted by ed | June 6, 2013
A refreshing experience!
In addition to being thorough and knowledgeable she was extremely patient in answering questions and just an overall delightful person to work with. I most highly recommend her.
Posted by fh | December 9, 2010
I recommend Heidi Baxter
My partners and I worked with Heidi on a new business startup. She was helpful, responsive and honest. If there was a topic outside her area of expertise, she let us know immediately rather than trying to BS us. Then she went and got us the information we needed. We continue to use Heidi as our attorney.
Posted by Susana | November 18, 2010
Wonderful and easy to work with!
Heidi is knowledgeable, personable and very easy to work with. She not only competent and responsive but can explain things in common sense terms, instead of "lawyer gibberish" that most of us have trouble understanding. I am a small business owner, and she helped us set up our business, took care of all the details and reminded us to follow up when due dates were coming up, keeping us all on task. Her fees are very reasonable as well when compared to the market. I would recommend Heidi without reservations.
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Posted by Daniel | November 11, 2010
Review of Heidi Baxter
Heidi is highly competent, friendly and easy to work with. After struggling with writing our estate documents using Quicken Wills, Heidi clarified several issues for us and produced high quality documents very quickly and at a great value. We highly recommend Heidi Baxter!
Posted by Mark | October 31, 2010
Friendly and knowlegeable
Heidi wrote a health care directives and powers of attorney for my wife and me. She took the time to go over everything with us and make sure everything we wanted was included. She also read through a lengthy Trust document to make sure there was nothing in it that was crucial to know.
Posted by Shannon Cunio | October 28, 2010
Comfort of knowing your affairs are in order!
I contacted Heidi to "just get our wills done" and we got a whole lot more! Heidi helped guide us through the crazy world of wills, health care directives, community property argeements, power of attorney and more. My husband and I have a blended family and needed an attorney who would help us get our affairs in order with our unique requests. She helped us get everything completed so that my family will be taken care of in any situation. She is knowledgeable, curtious, professional and genuine. Her fees are reasonable and were in the range that was discussed. I have recommended her to family and friends knowing that she will take care of their needs, just like she did ours.
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Posted by David and Ellen | October 26, 2010
Reiview of Heidi Baxter
Heidi did a great job working with us on our will. She was very friendly, understanding of our situation and wishes. She was able to carry out our wishes very well. We were more than pleased with her work. We enjoyed working with her.
Posted by Beth | October 26, 2010
Excellent Lawyer
Heidi was very easy to work with, timely, on budget and extremely thoughtful. She presented options and thought of things that never crossed my mind. I enjoyed working with her and intend to use her again when the need arises. I recommend her without reservation. She's awesome!
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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Aiken, St. Louis & Siljeg, P.S.
  • 2014 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Baxter Law PLLC
  • 2009 - 2014
  • Associate
  • Holmes Weddle & Barcott
  • 2005 - 2009
  • Marine Casualty Investigator & Suspension and Revocation Officer
  • U.S. Coast Guard
  • 1999 - 2001
  • Commercial Vessel Inspector
  • U.S. Coast Guard
  • 1997 - 1999
  • Ship Driver
  • U.S. Coast Guard
  • 1995 - 1997
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  • Seattle University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • United States Coast Guard Academy
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1995


  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Mercer Island Estate planning Lawyer Heidi Lynn Rumazza Baxter
Heidi Lynn Rumazza Baxter
Estate planning Attorney
Mercer Island, WA
Licensed for 18 years
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