I have been practicing law in Seattle since graduating with honors from Seattle University School of Law in 1998. My practice focuses primarily on estate and tax planning, probate, trust and estate litigation, trust administration, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, domestic partnership agreements and succession planning and business transactions. I also co-founded and partnered a local tax, business and estate planning firm in Seattle.
Over the years, I have represented a wide range of trust, estate and probate clients, working to assist them in their personal and tax planning needs. Additionally, I have represented beneficiaries, personal representatives and trustees in estate litigation, both in defending fiduciaries and in bringing actions against fiduciaries.
As a member of the editorial board for the Real Property, Probate and Trust section of the Washington State Bar Association (WSBA), I have written articles and presented materials on topics ranging from tax filing to nontraditional family estate planning. I am a member of the Estate Planning Council of Seattle and a member of the Tax Section fo the WSBA.
Prior to attending law school, I spent over eight years as a stockborker, regional sales manager and vice-president of a local brokerage firm. My background gives me an understanding in financial and economic issues, as well as hands-on experience in dealing with the personal planning needs of individual clients.
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I endorse this lawyer's work. I have had several probate matters in which Ms. Boddy has been involved and have found her intelligent, hard working and practical. She is also pleasant while at all times professional. I have recommended her to others.
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Darcy and I attended law school together and have developed a long-lasting friendship as a result. She brings to the table top-notch legal skills combined with a compassionate, caring nature. Darcy is truly one of the most competent and efficient lawyers I know and she has my strong endorsement.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Martindale-Hubbell/Fortune Magazine Top Ranked Law Firm||Martindale-Hubbell||2011|
|Rising Star||Washington Law & Politics Magazine||2008|
|Rising Star||Washington Law & Politics Magazine||2007|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Washington Women Lawyers||Member||N/A|
|American Bar Association, Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section||Member||N/A|
|Estate Planning Council of Seattle||Member||N/A|
|Washington State Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust Section||Member||N/A|
|University of Washington, Planned Giving Board||Member||N/A|
|Trust and Estate Legislative Committee||Member||N/A|
|King County Bar Probate Policy and Procedures Manual||Editor||N/A|
|WSBA Real Property Probate and Trust Journal||The Role of Special Master in Trust and Probate Disputes||2009|
|WSBA Real Property Probate and Trust Journal||Choice of Estate and Business Entities||2009|
|WSBA Real Property Probate and Trust Journal||Attorney Fees under the Trust and Estate Dispute Resolution Act||2007|
|Washington State Bar Association's Real Property, Probate and Trust section journal||Irresistible Force of Immovable Object? The Rights of Unmarried/Nontraditional Couples in the Distribution of Property||2005|
|Seattle University School of Law||N/A||Juris Doctor, cum laude||1998|
|WSBA Advanced Probate||Special Issues in Funding Marital and Credit Shelter Trusts||2009|
|WSBA 6th Annual Trust and Estate Litigation Conference||Special Master in Trust and Probate Disputes: A View From Both Sides of the Bench||2009|
|Washington State Bar Association, Fourth Annual Trust and Estate Litigation Seminar||Update on Attorney Fees Under TEDRA and Recent Case Law||2007|
|Washington State Bar Association, Third Annual Trust and Estate Litigation Conference||Beneficiaries Not Named in the Will and Other Disputes: Claims by Omitted Spouses, Omitted Children, Meretricious Relationships, and Self-Dealing Personal Representatives||2006|
|King County Bar Association||Choice of Business Entities in Estate Planning||2006|
|Washington State Bar Association||Estate Planning for the Large Estate: Family Limited Partnerships and Beyond.||2005|
|Washington State Bar Association||Federal and Washington Estate Tax Returns: Updates on Planning and Practical Tips||2004|