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 An experienced estate planning and probate attorney, Kristina’s practice involves analyzing, preparing, and helping clients implement estate plans.  She also counsels clients on charitable giving, prenuptial agreements, estate and gift tax issues, estate and trust administration, and guardianships.  She represents fiduciaries and beneficiaries in negotiating settlements of trusts and estates, as well as preparing and filing gift and estate tax returns.
Prior to establishing her own law firm, Kristina was a member in theSeattle office of Williams, Kastner & Gibbs PLLC.  Kristina’s work history includes her role as the Assistant Dean of Development and Community Relations for the University of Washington School of Law and the Executive Director of the Washington Law School Foundation. 

Kristina is a member of the Washington State Bar Association, the Estate Planning Council of Seattle, and Washington Women in Tax.  She is also a member of and past-chair of the University of Washington Estate Planning Advisory Committee, and serves on the Estate Planning Council of Seattle Executive Committee.  She is a past member of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Planned Giving Board and the Editorial Board of the Washington State Bar Association Real Property Probate & Trust Newsletter, and past-president of the Financial Planning Association of Puget Sound.
Kristina was recognized as a Super Lawyer for the years 2001 through 2014 by Washington Law & Politics magazine.  Kristina has also been recognized by Seattle Magazine as one of the best estate planning lawyers inSeattle.


Kristina received her J.D. from theUniversity ofWashington in 1990 and her B.A. from theUniversity ofMontana in 1986.



This link tells my "personal" story regarding surviving cancer and raising two small children.


Languages spoken: German

Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 55%
    26 years
  2. Probate: 25%
    26 years
  3. Trusts: 20%
    26 years



Hourly ($350/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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Contact info

601 Union Suite 4950
Seattle, WA, 98101


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2010
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2009
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2008
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2007
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2006
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2005
Super LaywerSuper Lawyers Magazine2004
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2003
Best LawyersSeattle Magazine2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Owner - Solo PractionerLaw Office of Kristina C. Udall PLLC2004 - Present
PartnerWilliams Kastner & Gibbs2000 - 2004
Of CounselWilliams Kastner & Gibbs1998 - 2000
Assistant DeanUniversity of Washington School of Law1995 - 1998
Associate Director of Gift PlanningUniversity of Washington1994 - 1995
AssociateWilliams Kastner & Gibbs1991 - 1994
AssociateBogle and Gates1990 - 1991
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington Women in TaxMember2000 - Present
University of Washington Estate Planning BoardMember and Past Chair1998 - Present
Estate Planning Council of SeattleMember1994 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1990 - Present
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Planning Giving BoardMember2010 - 2014
Financial Planning AssociationMember and Past Chair1999 - 2003
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
University of Montana School of LawPolitical Science and HistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1986
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Fred Hutchinson Cancer CenterEstate Planning and Beyond2011