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Daniel Orville Kellogg

Estate planning Attorney at Renton, WA

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Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    71%
    I provide counsel for Federal Estate Tax and State Estate Tax planning, as well as preparation of estate planning documents: Wills, trusts, Community Property Agreements, powers of attorney, Health Care Directives, and related documents. I also advise clients on how to avoid probate if that is possible, as well as handling probate and trust estate administration matters after death.

    49 years, 20,000 cases

  2. Elder law
    24%
    I assist clients to protect their assets from long-term care expenses, including strategies to enable qualification for Medicaid.

    49 years, 20,000 cases

  3. Medicaid and medicare
    5%

My law practice is limited to estate planning, Elder Law and real estate matters.  We are happy to refer potential clients with needs for legal advice in areas in which we do not have expertise to other attorneys in our area who can provide the type of legal advice that is required. 

 

I am certified as an Elder Law Attorney (CELA) by the National Elder Law Foundation as part of its Charter Class in 1995.  I was re-certified in 2000 and 2005.  This certification was issued under the certification guidelines of the American Bar Association and indicates that I have demonstrated proficiency in the practice areas of Elder Law, including estate planning, probate and trust administration, estate taxation, and Medicaid planning.  The Washington State Supreme Court does not recognize the certification of specialties in the practice of law, and certification is not a requirement to practice law in the State of Washington.  R.P.C. Rule 7.4(d)(3).

 

Estate planning matters include Federal and State Estate Tax planning, as well as preparation estate planning documents:  Wills, trusts, Community Property Agreements, powers of attorney, Health Care Directives and other related documents.  It also includes probate and trust administration proceedings following death. 

 

Elder Law matters include strategies to avoid dissipation of assets for long-term care expense (Medicaid planning).

 

Real estate matters include the preparation of deeds and other conveyances and mortgages, preparation of purchase and sale agreements ("earnest money agreements") and escrow and closing of simple real estate transactions.

 

For simple non-taxable estates, we charge a flat fee of not more than $600 for preparation of all of the following estate planning documents:  Wills (including a support trust for minor children), Community Property Agreement, Health Care Directive and Power of Attorney.

 

For more complex taxable estates, the fee will be based upon the time that it takes.  My hourly billing rate is $300.

 

Fees for Elder Law and real estate matters will vary widely depending upon the needs of the individual case, and are generally billed at my regular hourly billing rate of $300.

 

Licensed for 49 years
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 1973
Updated 11/25/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Daniel

Daniel Orville Kellogg
Po Box 2168
Renton, WA, 98056-0168

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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-300 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Dan Kellogg, P.L.L.C.
  • 1998 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Warren, Kellogg, Barber, Dean & Fontes, P.S.
  • 1977 - 1998
  • Attorney
  • Holm & Kellogg, P.S.
  • 1973 - 1977

Education

  • Willamette University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1973

Legal Cases

  • City of Renton vs. Playtime Theatres
  • Prevailed in U.S. Supreme Court

Associations

  • Bellevue Sail & Power Squadron
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Past National Board Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1973 - Present
  • Christian Legal Society
  • Member
  • 1973 - Present
  • Renton Rotary
  • President (2009-2010)
  • 2009 - 2010
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Awards

  • Best Lawyer in Renton (2009 through 2012)
  • Renton Reporter Newspaper
  • 2012
  • Washington Super Lawyers 2012 in Estate Planning and Probate
  • Washington Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • 2012 Top Lawyer in Estate Planning
  • Seattle Met Magazine
  • 2012
  • AV preeminent (highest peer rating of legal ability and ethics)
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Washington Super Lawyers 2011 in Estate Planning and Probate
  • Washington Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • 2011 Top Lawyer in Estate Planning
  • Seattle Met Magazine
  • 2011
  • AV preeminent (highest peer rating of legal ability and ethics)
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Washington Super Lawyers 2010 in Estate Planning and Probate
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • 2010 Top Lawyer in Estate Planning
  • Seattle Met Magazine
  • 2010
  • AV Preeminent (highest peer rating of legal ability and ethics
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • President, Renton Rotary (2009-2010)
  • Renton Rotary
  • 2009
  • Finalist in Excellence in Business Award 2008
  • Greater Renton Chamber of Commerce
  • 2008
  • 2006 Rookie of the Year
  • Bellevue Sail & Power Squadron
  • 2006
  • Board Member, NAELA - 1998-2002
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • 2002
  • Washington Chapter NAELA President - 2000
  • Washington Chapter National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • 2000
  • Certified as an Elder Law Attorney (CELA)
  • National Elder Law Foundation
  • 1995
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Speaking Engagements

  • Senior Real Estate Specialist Certification
  • Estate Planning and Elder Law
  • 2011
  • Elder Law Essentials
  • End of Life Essentials
  • 2009
  • 2003 Annual Elder Law Section Meeting and Seminar
  • Representation of a Client with Diminished Capacity
  • 2003
  • NAELA Symposium 2000
  • Conference Chair
  • 2000
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (33)
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Dan for many years, and have seen first-hand his significant knowledge in the areas of estate planning and probate. I highly endorse him as a good, competent lawyer."
Elder law Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Dan Kellogg without any reservation. Dan is a preeminent Elder Law and Estate Planning attorney. His ethics and professional conduct are beyond reproach. Dan has contributed greatly to the elder law bar. I never hesitate to refer clients to Dan, knowing they will receive the highest level of legal services available."
Elder law Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Dan is on of the founding members of the practice of elder law/estate planning. He is highly regarded by the members of this community. Dan is a creative attorney who constantly advocates for the best interests of his clients. I would not hesitate to refer clients to Dan if I could not meet a particular client's needs."
Elder law Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have known Dan Kellogg for 10 years. He is an excellent lawyer. To my knowledge he is capable in Estate Planning, Elder Law, Trusts and Estates, and well grounded in real estate and tax matters. I can – and do – recommend him without hesitation."
Elder law Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Dan for many years. He is smart, honest, and ethical. I have no reservations about making referrals to Dan."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Dan for many years and he is a very well respected attorney in the elder law field. I have referred several clients to Dan over the years and will continue to do so."
Business Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dan Kellogg is an extremely skilled and ethical business and estate attorney. I endorse him unequivocally."
Elder law Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Dan since I met him as I was entering my second year of law school in the late summer of 1970. I know Dan as a true gentleman and scholar. I believe he has the highest of ethical standards and is very knowledgeable in his field. I have referred many people to him and rely with acquitance on his ability to handle their issues that are within his expertise. There are very few lawyers I regard as highly as I do Dan Kellogg."
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