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Grifan Cayce-Heathers

Estate planning Attorney at Renton, WA

4.6   26 reviews

also known as Grifan Cayce

  • Licensed for 12 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2011
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Grifan

Learn Grifan’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    50%
    Estate Planning for all stages of life -- I offer clients Estate Planning on a flat fee rate so that you will be free to contact me, follow up, ask questions all without fearing that "the clock is running." Practice includes: Wills including Children's Trusts and appointment of Guardians, Durable Power of Attorney for both financial and medical purposes, Heath Care Directives, Community Property Agreements and more. We will sit down and determine what planning approach fits your family.

  2. Business
    20%
    Corporate representation and formation, including LLC's, succession planning, transactional matters related to corporate business.

  3. Contracts and agreements
    20%
    Review of Purchase/Sale Agreements, Employment Contracts, development of Social Media Agreements, Employee Non-Compete, Commercial Leases, Licensing Agreements, Termination Agreements, Settlement Agreements and more.

  4. Real estate
    10%
    Purchase and Sale with a private Lender, Adverse Possession, Easements, property disputes, fence disputes, and more.

Cayce & Grove has been an established firm in south County for over 35 years, practicing both civil and criminal law. I am currently practicing in the areas of Estate Planning, Business, and Real Estate. Prior to law school I taught high school social studies, then during law school had the opportunity to practice in the area of Education Law. I am interested in providing straight forward legal counsel whereby my clients are able to achieve their objectives in the most efficient and comfortable manner possible. 

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Location

Cayce & Grove Law Firm
405 S 4th St
PO Box 798
Renton, WA, 98057-2541
Cayce & Grove Law: Location By Appointment
23745 Maple Valley Black Diamond Rd. SE
#205
Maple Valley, WA, 98038
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Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
  26 customer reviews
Posted by Billie | September 17, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thoughtful, thorough and trustworthy
As a business owner and health care provider for medically fragile children, the people that I trust to help me make decisions regarding policy and business operations can literally be life and death. Several times, we have hired Grifan to help us make these important decisions, and I trust her with the well being of not only my business, but my clients as well. Her priorities and values are well aligned with our mission of "people first" and her passion to help others drives her thorough research and consideration. The decisions we make, are not always black and white, and she is extremely thoughtful and will give information from multiple sides of an issue, allowing us to make the best decision possible. I feel 100% confident hiring Grifan for all of my needs, both professionally and personally.
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Posted by Steve | May 3, 2021
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A lawyer that OTHER lawyer's hire - as good as it gets!
I'm thoroughly impressed with Grifan Cayce as a lawyer and as a human. I've been a lawyer for over 30 years, and I am always delighted when I have a chance to refer a client to Grifan for an estate planning issue, because I know from experience the client will be incredibly well-served. Grifan is engaging and tenacious, detail oriented, and her subject matter expertise is terrific. And, for me, of tremendous importance is that Grifan has a brilliant sense of humor, coupled with true empathy - a rare combination of that whole "human" thing that is so important and so frequently kicked to the curb by lawyers. It's front and center with Grifan. So yes, of course, Grifan is MY lawyer too.
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Posted by Anna | December 18, 2018
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Efficient and Friendly Estate Planning
We did Estate Planning with Grifan and it was a very positive experience. The whole process was professional and really well managed - we have absolutely no complaints! I feel really confident with our plan and Grifan helped explain everything to us so we could make the best choices for our family.
Posted by Nick | October 11, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
A Wealth of Knowledge & One Focus!
Grifan is a breath of fresh air in the business world. She handled my estate planning and in ththe process I mentioned a difficult (and expectedly expensive) probate I was facing through another firm I’d done work with as well. She asked a few questions and said she was pretty sure there was a much easier (AKA less time so less money for me) to do it. She even agreed to meet me late because of my schedule. It ended up being handled at half the cost I’d been quoted by the other firm. I am now bringing my entire portfolio to Grifan, personal and business! I would recommend her to friends and family.
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Posted by Melissa | June 1, 2016
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Professional, knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with
We hired Grifan to help us negotiate a dispute regarding the withholding of a deposit on a rental property. She was efficient and knowledgeable. She communicated every step of the way and provided adequate and professional advice to us as we navigated through this incredibly stressful and emotionally draining process. We could not have chosen a better attorney. She has become a true asset to our family and we couldn't be more thankful. I would highly recommend Grifan. Finding a better attorney would be difficult as I truly believe she is the best at what she does.
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Posted by Clare | March 2, 2016
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A pleasure to work with!
We chose Grifan to update our wills and estate documents. We had procrastinated a long time and needed to get it done. She was professional, flexible, thorough and timely in meeting with us, determining our needs and preparing the documents. We highly recommend Grifan for all your business and estate planning needs.
Posted by Ashley | October 23, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Effective and Knowledgeable
We hired Grifan to review our LLC builder contracts. She was very efficient and provided us with knowledge and understanding of very daunting legal documents. With both care and knowledge she was able to help us put our best foot forward, while also protecting our company. In a separate matter, she has helped to provide advice and answer questions in regard to Estate Planning, the creation of living wills and helped us navigate legal paperwork. Grifan is diligent, professional and an effective attorney.
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Posted by Barbara | October 21, 2015
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Excellent and professional attorney
I recently was a client of Ms Cayce-Heathers. Her excellent advice and professional approach was exactly the best way to handle a very serious issue. The results were very positive. I would not hesitate to recommend this fine attorney.
Posted by Staci | October 20, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend Grifan Cayce
We recently had the pleasure of working with Grifan for both business and personal legal matters. In both situations, Grifan exceeded our expectations. Estate Planning was a process we were procrastinating but we were pleasantly surprised by how easy Grifan made it! She was very thorough and I feel confident that the finished product covers all the possible scenarios. I would not hesitate recommending Grifan for your estate planning and business contract needs!
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Posted by Kris | October 16, 2015
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One of The Family
We have a new member of our family - estate lawyer, Grifan Cayce-Heathers. Not long after becoming a personal representative for an estate, my mom met Grifan through some mutual friends who had hired her to help with their mothers' estates. We could not have been luckier to have discovered a wonderful lawyer and person. Grifan was able to handle even the toughest situations with this estate and was extremely accessible at a moment's notice. In July, my mom was diagnosed with a terminal illness and again, Grifan came through for us. She visited Mom in the hospital, went out of her way to help us redraft POA, will and Trust documents, and answered all of our questions in a clear and timely manner. Since our Mom's death, Grifan and her team continue to make the difficult task of settling an estate very manageable. Being out of state, I feel comfortable emailing or calling Grifan with even the smallest questions. In the past 24 months, she truly has become one of our family.
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Posted by Ashley | October 16, 2015
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Great at naviagating wills, trusts & estates!
After having our first child we realized we needed to get our affairs in order. Grifan made the daunting process easy to understand and spent the time explaining everything to us in a way we could easily understand. She helped us think through the difficult decisions and ensured we had considered all of our options. I would highly recommend using Grifan for all your family's needs. We will continue to use her services for years to come!
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Posted by Amanda | October 16, 2015
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Making our will
We had been putting off making our will because we didn't want to deal with lawyers or facing our own mortality. When I got pregnant with our second, we couldn't put it off anymore, and got a recommendation from a friend for Grifan Cayce. She was fantastic!! It was more like talking to a friend than planning out a will, and she made the process simple and painless. She executed the documents efficiently and helped us through all the legaleze and answered every question we had. I highly recommend Ms. Cayce!
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Posted by Meghan | May 6, 2013
Excellent help with lease
When I needed help understanding a twenty page commercial lease, I called Grifan. She walked me through all the details so that I felt much more confident negotiating certain points with the landlord. She was prompt, thorough, and a good communicator.
Posted by Leah | April 29, 2013
Great follow up and legal advice!
I came to Grifan with a tenant/landlord issue. We didn't necessarily want to escalate the issue, but want the issue fixed. Grifan was professional, informative and when she didn't know the exactly what I needed, she followed up with me promptly with the answer. I would recommend Grifan to any person who need legal advice. We used the information and recommendation she gave us and our landlord responded promptly and fixed the issue without us having to escalate the matter further. We would use Cayce, Grove and Associates again, especially, Grifan Cayce.
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Posted by Brett | April 25, 2013
Review for Grifan Cayce-Heathers
I have a very dynamic set of business's from food service to real estate partnerships and I trust Grifan to handle pretty much all of my legal issues with regards to my different business's. She has proven herself to be a top performer in terms of knowing how to get to the real issues and when needed, has proven herself to be a naturally skilled litigator as well. I have never had a reason to question a billing invoice or any other "office issues" that used to plague me with my previous attorney. She's honest, full of integrity and eager to please her clients. She's also kind of a pistol when my legal needs require a more aggressive approach. I plan on enjoying a long and mutually beneficial relationship with Grifan and the firm and gladly give her my highest recommendation.
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Posted by Sandra | April 24, 2013
Personal service with compassion and warmth!
I needed a Power of Attorney for my Mother and we were on a time crunch. Grifan Cayce-Heathers got us right in even though she had a full schedule. She was wonderful with her counsel for my Mother who has early dementia and needed patient explanation and re-explanation. I left feeling well represented and committed to returning for future legal needs.
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Posted by Tina | April 19, 2013
Amazing and her knowledge is so impressive!
My husband and I and my grandma that recently used her were very impressed with her knowledge, thoroughness, follow-through to make sure everything was perfect. For us she even took it a step further by learning more about us, our exposure and suggested many other options we had never even considered. We really feel she has our best interest at heart and is watching out for us at all times! Very impressed and will recommend everyone and anyone we know to her!
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Posted by Daneen | April 18, 2013
Medical Power of Attorney and Living Will
We called Grifan because the office number we had for our mother's attorney years ago was still an active number. She listened to our problem regarding what we were facing, (the office still had my mother's will in their files) wrote up the documents and even went to the adult home to have our mother sign them. Without her help we would not have been able to get our mother the help that she needed.
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Posted by Misha | April 18, 2013
Outstanding.
Last spring when we decided to update my grandmother's estate plan Grifan was my very first call. I attended law school with Grifan and, while I tend to keep my personal & professional lives separate, I had no doubt that Grifan (and Cayce Grove) would provide incredible legal service. We were able to meet with a few times to discuss the circumstances of the estate & review the best issues. Grifan was thorough & very well-versed on the applicable issues & law. We were able to update my grandmother's estate documents with ease & are confident that her wishes will be fulfilled based on the work completed by Grifan. I would highly recommend Grifan (and Cayce Grove).
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Posted by Tara | September 12, 2012
An excellent attorney
After having our son, my husband and I decided it was time to prepare our will. This is of course not something anyone wants to do or think about especially at the young age of 30. Grifan made this process so comfortable and painless. It was easy to have an open and honest conversation with her and she was so knowledgable. I came 'prepared' with everything I needed but Grifan brought up things I had not even thought about! That is what a good attorney should do. The whole process took less than 3 weeks. We now have the peace of mind that if anything happens to us, our wishes will be granted. Thank you Grifan.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-250 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.2 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Cayce & Grove Law Offices
  • 2011 - Present
  • Summer Associate
  • Curran Law Firm (Formerly Curran Mendoza)
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Summer Intern
  • King County Superior Court, The Honorable Richard F. McDermott
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Summer Associate
  • Curran Law Firm (Formerly Curran Mendoza)
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Educator
  • Bellevue School District
  • 2005 - 2008
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Education

  • Seattle University School of Law
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 2011
  • Central Washington University
  • Master's In Education
  • 2006
  • University of Washington
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 2004

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Easement Dispute
  • Easement held as validily recreated upon transfer of the lot.
  • Vulnerable Adult Protection Order
  • Prevailed, Client Protected

Associations

  • Washington State Bar Association, Construction Law Section
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Washington Women Lawyers (Pierce County chapter)
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • South King County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • King County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • King County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • King County Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust Section
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust Section
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association, Solo and Small Practice Section
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Washington Women Lawyers (King County chapter)
  • SU-Law Liaison (2008-2011)
  • 2008 - Present
  • Hon. Robert J. Bryan American Inn of Court
  • Associate
  • 2012 - 2013
  • American Inns of Court
  • Student Member
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Women's Law Caucus
  • WWL State Board Liaison
  • 2008 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Adoption Law
  • CALI Award
  • 2010

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • We The People State & National Team
  • US Constitution + Supreme Court
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (1)
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Estate planning Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Grifan is an extremely competent, likable, and compassionate attorney. From the moment you meet her, you will feel at ease knowing that Grifan is fighting for your legal rights. Grifan gives back to her community by mentoring high school students and she is passionate about constitutional rights. I highly endorse Grifan Cayce-Heathers."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Cayce-Heathers is an incredible referral resource. I can trust that she will provide excellent advice to whomever i refer. She counsel's clients in the most efficient courses of action, ensuring that the course is ethical and fair as well. She listens, counsels and advises well beyond her years. I recommend and refer with confidence!"
Estate planning Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Anytime someone asks me for an estate planning referral, I instantly recommend Grifan. Everyone that I have ever sent to her has nothing but great things to say about her and her work. She is thorough, communicative, and pleasing to work with. She is always ready to refer out if client has more specialized needs such as Medicare planning or other specialized elder care needs."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney."
General practice Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the pleasure of working closely with Grifan on many matters. She is among the brightest and most thorough attorneys I have worked with. As her client, you can be assured that you are in good hands with her."
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