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.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Best Lawyer in Renton (2009 through 2012)||Renton Reporter Newspaper||2012|
|AV preeminent (highest peer rating of legal ability and ethics)||Martindale-Hubbell||2012|
|2012 Top Lawyer in Estate Planning||Seattle Met Magazine||2012|
|Washington Super Lawyers 2012 in Estate Planning and Probate||Washington Super Lawyers||2012|
|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 2011 in Estate Planning and Probate||Washington Super Lawyers||2011|
|AV Preeminent (highest peer rating of legal ability and ethics||Martindale-Hubbell||2010|
|2010 Top Lawyer in Estate Planning||Seattle Met Magazine||2010|
|Washington Super Lawyers 2010 in Estate Planning and Probate||Super Lawyers||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|
|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|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|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|
|Willamette University||JD - Juris Doctor||1973|
|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|
|City of Renton vs. Playtime Theatres||Prevailed in U.S. Supreme Court|
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