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Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP

1201 Third Avenue
Suite 2200
Seattle, WA, 98101

Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 40%
  2. Tax: 20%
  3. Trusts: 20%
  4. Probate: 20%

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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
5.0 out of 5.0 Peer RatingLawyers.com2015
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2015
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2014
Bar Register of Preeminent Women LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2014
5.0 out of 5.0 Peer RatingLawyers.com2014
5.0 out of 5.0 Peer RatingLawyers.com2013
Bar Register of Preeminent Women LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2013
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2013
5.0 out of 5.0 Peer RatingLawyers.com2012
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2012
Bar Register of Preeminent Women LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2012
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2011
Bar Register of Preeminent Women LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2011
5.0 out of 5.0 Peer RatingLawyers.com2010
AV Peer RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
Top Seattle AttorneySeattle Met Magazine2010
Five Star Wealth ManagerSeattle Magazine2009
AV Peer RatingMartindale-Hubbell2009
AV Peer RatingMartindale-Hubbell2008
Five Star Customer Satisfaction Wealth ManagerSeattle Magazine2008
Production AwardMPBA Executive Committee2007
AV Peer RatingMartindale-Hubbell2007
Member of Executive CommitteeN/A2007
One of Seattle's "Top Trust and Estates Lawyers"N/A2005
Member of Associate Review CommitteeN/A2005
Rising StarN/A2004
Rising StarN/A2003
Service AwardN/A2001
State Board Member of the YearN/A1997
Bachelor of Arts HistoryN/A1989
Presidential ScholarshipN/A1986
Who's Who in American LawN/AN/A
Who's Who in the WorldN/AN/A
Who's Who in AmericaN/AN/A
Who's Who of American WomenN/AN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerDavis Wright Tremaine, LLP2012 - Present
MemberMontgomery Purdue Blankinship & Austin PLLC2004 - 2012
AssociateMontgomery Purdue Blankinship & Austin PLLC2000 - 2003
AssociateTreacy Law Group1998 - 2000
AssociateEgger Betts Austin Ahrens Treacy PLLC1997 - 1998
Assistant Attorney GeneralWashington State Attorney General's Office1994 - 1996
Association namePosition nameDuration
Whitman CollegeOverseer2014 - Present
Pilchuck Glass SchoolChair, Governance Committee2014 - Present
Pilchuck Glass SchoolStrategic Planning Committee2012 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
San Francisco Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Napa County Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember2009 - Present
Whitman CollegePlanned Giving Advisory Committee Member2008 - Present
Seattle Philanthropic Advisors NetworkMember2008 - Present
Pilchuck Glass SchoolDevelopment Committee2007 - Present
Pilchuck Glass SchoolGovernance Committee2007 - Present
Pilchuck Glass SchoolExecutive Committee Member2006 - Present
Pilchuck Glass SchoolDirector and Officer2006 - Present
Washington Women in TaxMember2004 - Present
Estate Planning Council of SeattleMember2004 - Present
Washington Planned Giving CouncilMember1997 - Present
Tax Section, Washington BarMember1997 - Present
National Committee on Planned GivingMember1997 - Present
Tax Section, American Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present
Real Property, Probate & Trust Section, Washington BarMember1997 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
King County Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
Washington Women LawyersMember, Former Executive Director, and Former Director1994 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1993 - Present
Whitman CollegeCo-Chair 25th Reunion Fund Committee2013 - 2014
Pilchuck Glass SchoolAd Hoc Seattle Office Committee2011 - 2014
Pacific Northwest BalletAdvisory Board Member2006 - 2009
Rise n' ShineBoard Member1998 - 1999
Washington Women Lawyer's FoundationFounding Director1997 - 2000
Overlake Service LeagueFormer Board Member and Former Officer1996 - 2006
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In re Estate of BurnsWA Supreme Court ruled 5-4 for Estate of Burns
Aughe v. ShalalaHeld in Defendant's Favor on Summary Judgment
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Publication nameTitleDate
WSCPA - Seattle ChapterSuccession Issues for the Closely-Held Enterprise2005
National Business InstituteWhat Tax Exemptions Are Available?2002
National Business InstituteIRS Considerations (Lobbying, Proxy Tax, Intermediate Sanctions)2002
National Business InstituteMaintaining Tax Exempt Status2002
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawTaxationLL.M - Master of Laws1997
Willamette University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
Whitman CollegeHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1989
University of Innsbruck Faculty of LawLawSummer 1991N/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Probate BootcampPhase Two Probate Administration2008
Estate Planning IssuesState and Federal Estate Planning Issues2007
3rd Annual Real Estate Tax and Law SymposiumFormational Issues2007
Estate Planning IssuesCurrent Estate and Charitable Planning Issues2005
NBI Nonprofit IssuesWashington Nonprofits: Tax and Business Answers2001