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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.



Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 69%
    43 years, 20 thousand cases
  2. Elder Law: 24%
    43 years, 20 thousand cases
  3. Medicaid & Medicare: 5%
  4. Real Estate: 2%
    43 years, 20 thousand cases



Hourly ($300/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Chad Horner

    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.


    Chad Horner Probate Attorney
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  • James Marston Brown

    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.


    James Brown Probate Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Po Box 2168
Renton, WA, 98056-0168


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV preeminent (highest peer rating of legal ability and ethics)Martindale-Hubbell2012
2012 Top Lawyer in Estate PlanningSeattle Met Magazine2012
Washington Super Lawyers 2012 in Estate Planning and ProbateWashington Super Lawyers2012
Best Lawyer in Renton (2009 through 2012)Renton Reporter Newspaper2012
AV preeminent (highest peer rating of legal ability and ethics)Martindale-Hubbell2011
2011 Top Lawyer in Estate PlanningSeattle Met Magazine2011
Washington Super Lawyers 2011 in Estate Planning and ProbateWashington Super Lawyers2011
AV Preeminent (highest peer rating of legal ability and ethicsMartindale-Hubbell2010
2010 Top Lawyer in Estate PlanningSeattle Met Magazine2010
Washington Super Lawyers 2010 in Estate Planning and ProbateSuper Lawyers2010
President, Renton Rotary (2009-2010)Renton Rotary2009
Finalist in Excellence in Business Award 2008Greater Renton Chamber of Commerce2008
2006 Rookie of the YearBellevue Sail & Power Squadron2006
Board Member, NAELA - 1998-2002National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys2002
Washington Chapter NAELA President - 2000Washington Chapter National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys2000
Certified as an Elder Law Attorney (CELA)National Elder Law Foundation1995
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Offices of Dan Kellogg, P.L.L.C.1998 - Present
AttorneyWarren, Kellogg, Barber, Dean & Fontes, P.S.1977 - 1998
AttorneyHolm & Kellogg, P.S.1973 - 1977
Association namePosition nameDuration
Bellevue Sail & Power SquadronMember2004 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysPast National Board Member1989 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1973 - Present
Christian Legal SocietyMember1973 - Present
Renton RotaryPresident (2009-2010)2009 - 2010
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
City of Renton vs. Playtime TheatresPrevailed in U.S. Supreme Court
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Willamette University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1973
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Senior Real Estate Specialist CertificationEstate Planning and Elder Law2011
Elder Law EssentialsEnd of Life Essentials2009
2003 Annual Elder Law Section Meeting and SeminarRepresentation of a Client with Diminished Capacity2003
NAELA Symposium 2000Conference Chair2000