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The most satisfying aspect of my estate planning practice is helping people feel less intimidated by what can be a jumble of complex and difficult issues in planning for their future, and for their loved ones. The sense of relief often expressed by my clients is truly gratifying.


Guiding people through the legal aspects of the passing of a loved one never feels mechanical to me. Each person's method of dealing with a loss is unique, and it changes as time moves on. I strive to be flexible and to help guide my clients in a caring and compassionate way based upon what they need from time to time during the legal and grieving process.


Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 35%
  2. Trusts: 20%
  3. Probate: 20%
  4. Tax: 15%
  5. Business: 10%



Hourly ($340/hour)

Payment types:

Check, Credit card

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  • James P. Frederick

    I endorse this lawyer. While she is relatively new to Avvo, Ms. King clearly has a wealth of knowledge and experience in estate planning and probate. Her answers are not only legally sound, but are also practical and helpful. Ms. King is a great addition to the Avvo community and I am happy to endorse her and her services. James Frederick


    James Frederick Probate Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Bradley Alexander Evens

    I have been referring Jennifer estate planning clients for over 10 years. She always does a good job and genuinely cares for her clients. I will continue to refer any estate planning clients to Jennifer. I endorse this lawyer.


    Bradley Evens Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Somers Tamblyn King Isenhour Bleck PLLC

2955 80th Avenue SE, Suite 201
Mercer Island, WA, 98040


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Five Star Services ProfessionalSeattle Magazine2015
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Five Star Services ProfessionalSeattle Magazine2014
Five Star Services ProfessionalSeattle Magazine2013
Five Star Services ProfessionalSeattle Magazine2012
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
MemberSomers Tamblyn King Isenhour Bleck PLLC2016 - Present
MemberSomers Tamblyn King PLLC2008 - 2015
PartnerLybeck Murphy LLP2004 - 2008
Associate AttorneyDavis Wright Tremaine2000 - 2004
Associate AttorneyFoster Pepper PLLC1997 - 2000
Estate Planning ParalegalFoster Pepper Shefelman1992 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
Women Business OwnersMember2014 - Present
Seattle Estate Planning CouncilMember2001 - Present
Washington Women in TaxMember2000 - Present
King County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Washington State Bar Association--CLE (Preparing a Basic Estate Plan: Strategies for Working With Your Very First ClientSeminar Co-Chair and Facilitator2012 - 2012
Washington State Bar Association CLE (When Death and Divorce CollideCo-chair2006 - 2006
Washington State Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust Section, Real Property CouncilProbate and Trust Counsel2001 - 2003
Seattle University School of LawAdjunct Professor1999 - 2001
Publication nameTitleDate
STKIB WebsiteWills vs. Revocable Trusts2016
STKIB WebsiteEstate Tax 101: Basic Concepts2016
STKIB WebsiteEstate TAx Portability: What is it, and why do I care?2016
Puget Sound Business Journal"Take 5: As you Consider Trusts for Children and Grandchildren2007
Seattle University Law ReviewFirst Comes Love, Then Comes Marriage? Applying Washington's Community Property Marriage Statutes to Cohabitational Relationships1997
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
Linfield CollegeLiberal StudiesBS - Bachelor of Science1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Preparing a Basic Estate Plan: Strategies For Working With Your Very First ClientThe Will is Signed - Now What?2012
The Nuts and Bolts of Elder Law Practice: Elder Law 101First Steps: Evaluating and Commenicng a Decedent's Estate2010
Strengthening Your Estate Planning PracticeEstate Tax and Fiduciary Income Tax Basics2010
Probate and Trust Section Midyear MeetingDrafting, Construction and Interpretation of Wills2009
5th Annual Probate Adminitration ConferenceTaxes: Tax Elections, Income & Estate2009
The Probate Process From Start to FinishTaking the First Step: Filing an Estate in Probate Court2008
The Probate Process From Start to FinishTaking the First Step: Filing an Estate in Probate Court2007
When Death and Divorce CollideYours, Mine and Ours--Estate Planning Issues in the Second Family Situation2006
Monthly LuncheonWashington State Estate Tax (They say that breaking up is hard to do...)2006
Gifting to Minors SeminarTrusts for Minors2006
When Death and Divorce Collide: Cross-Over Issues in Estate Planning and Family LawSpecial Interest Issues Within Estate Planning and Second Family Law, Second Family Issues2005
Elder Law Issues in Estate PlanningState and Federal Estate Tax Issues (Impact of the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001 on Estate Planning2005