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Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 30%
    17 years
  2. Guardianship: 30%
    17 years
  3. Probate: 30%
    17 years
  4. Elder Law: 10%
    17 years



Hourly ($150-250/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (20 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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    Katie is a conscientious and approachable lawyer. I have made several referrals to her over the years and had positive feedback from the clients who used her.


    Catherine Needles-Sharpley Estate planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

601 Union St Ste 3300
Seattle, WA, 98101-4024


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
2005 Washington Rising StarsN/A2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLaw Office of Katharine A.D. Hanson2003 - Present
Trust OfficerBank of America2002 - 2003
Associate AttorneyVortman & Feinstein1999 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
King County Bar Association, Solo and Small Practice SectionMember2003 - Present
King County Bar Association, Guardianship and Elder Law SectionMember2003 - Present
King County Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
King County Title 11 Guardian ad Litem RegistryTitle 11 Guardian ad Litem2001 - Present
King County Volunteer Attorney for Persons with HIV/AidsVolunteer Attorney2001 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
King County Bar Association, Solo and Small Practice SectionPresident2007 - 2008
King County Bar Association, Solo and Small Practice SectionVice President2006 - 2007
Neighborhood Legal Clinics- Seattle Elder Law ClinicVolunteer Attorney- Seattle Elder Law Clinic2003 - 2010
King County Bar Association, Solo and Small Practice SectionCLE Co-Chair2003 - 2005
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysMember2001 - 2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
University of Southern CaliforniaPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1994
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
PEPSEstate Planning Basics2007
Somerset Alzheimer's CommunityElder Law & Estate Planning2006
PEPSEstate Planning Basics2003