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RoseMary assists individuals and families with all facets of the estate and tax planning process, from basic planning to complex trusts, intrafamily gifts and wealth transfers, charitable planned giving and business succession planning.


RoseMary also assists families with probate and trust administration. In addition to her trust and estate work, RoseMary advises not-for-profit organizations on a variety of issues, including obtaining and maintaining 501(c)(3) status.


Recognized by her peers as a “Washington Rising Star,” RoseMary is a regular speaker for community organizations.


Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 70%
  2. Trusts: 20%
  3. Probate: 10%

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Contact info

Stokes Lawrence

1420 Fifth Avenue Suite 3000
Seattle, WA, 98101-2393

Stokes Lawrence Velikanje Moore & Shore

120 N. Naches Ave.
Yakima, WA, 98901-2757



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward-White, Inc.2017
Super LawyerWashington Super Lawyers2016
The Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward-White, Inc.2016
Super LawyerWashington Super Lawyers2015
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2015
FellowAmerican College of Trust and Estate Counsel2014
Rising StarWashington Super Lawyers2014
Rising StarWashington Super Lawyers2013
Rising StarWashington Super Lawyers2012
Rising StarWashington Super Lawyers2011
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2010
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2009
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2008
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyStokes Lawrence2005 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington State Bar Association Real Property, Probate and Trust Section, Executive CommitteeChair Elect, Probate and Trust Council2016 - Present
Washington State Bar Association Real Property, Probate and Trust Section, Executive CommitteeProbate and Trust Council Director2015 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
King County Bar AssociationN/A2005 - Present
Washington State Bar Association Real Property, Probate and Trust newsletterFormer EditorN/A
Guide Dogs for the BlindSeattle Advisory BoardN/A
Seattle Humane Society Planned Giving Advisory BoardMemberN/A
Elder Law clinic sponsored by the King County Bar AssociationVolunteerN/A
Washington Women in TaxMemberN/A
Seattle Estate Planning CouncilMemberN/A
Washington Planned Giving CouncilMemberN/A
Washington State Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust SectionExecutive Committee Member2010 - 2012
University of Washington School of Law, LLM in Taxation ProgramPart-Time Lecturer2010 - 2012
Publication nameTitleDate
Stokes Law BriefsEstate Planning for Families With Rental Real Estate Businesses2016
Steve Leimberg's Estate Planning NewsletterDid Aragona Answer All Questions? An Analysis of Outstanding Issues for Trusts Owning Rental Real Estate2015
ABA Business Torts JournalFraud in Charitable Fund-Raising2004
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of WashingtonLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
University of OregonBiologyBS - Bachelor of Science1996
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
2016 Real Property, Probate & Trust MidyearWashington Probate and Trust Update2016
Presentation with Cornerstone AdvisorsFinancial Wisdom for Women2015
2015 Real Property, Probate & Trust MidyearWashington Probate and Trust Update2015
2014 Real Property, Probate & Trust MidyearWashington Probate and Trust Update2014
10th Annual Probate Administration CLEWhat is it? Tips for Determining Whether an Asset is Community Property, Separate Property or Both2014
Washington State Bar Association RPPT Fall Probate and Trust SeminarSuccession Planning for Owners of Closely Held Businesses2013
Probate & Trust Law FundamentalsGetting the Probate Started on the Right Foot2013
presented by Foundation BankSuccession Planning Buyouts by Employees2013
Philanthropic & Legacy Planning for Professional AdvisorsCharitable Planning Solutions in a Double Estate Tax State2013
2013 Real Property, Probate & Trust MidyearWashington Probate and Trust Update2013
WSBAEstate Planning Forms and Fundamentals2012
CLEWSBA Real Property Probate and Trust Midyear Meeting2012
8th Annual Probate AdministrationMarshalling Assets; Identify the Type of Property; Community v. Separate; Probate v. Non-probate2012
Washington Planned Giving CouncilBest Practices for Estate Administration of Charitable Gifts2011
The Washington Trust Act: Innovation and ClarificationThe Washington Trust Act: Innovation and Clarification2011
Philanthropic & Legacy Planning for Financial AdvisorsAmending Charitable & Other Irrevocable Trusts Using TEDRA2011
CLEEstate Planning Forms and Fundamentals2011
ArtsFund Leadership TrainingFiduciary Responsibilities of Not-For-Profit Directors2011
Probate Boot CampInitiating a Probate2010
Continuing Professional Education SeminarEthics in Estate Planning2010
CLEIns and Outs of Will Basics2010
6th Annual Probate AdministrationIdentifying the Type of Property2010
6th Annual Probate AdministrationMarshalling Assets2010
CLEProbate Bootcamp2009
Annual Case Law and Legislative UpdateTrusts and Estates Litigation2009
36th Annual Estate Planning SeminarPlanning Considerations for Clients Who Own and Co-Own Valuable Copyrights2009
CLEPersonal Representatives and Fiduciary Selection for the Business Owner2008
CLEThe Probate Process from Start to Finish2008
CLEEthical Considerations in a Trusts and Estates Practice2008
CLEEthical Considerations in a Trusts and Estates Practice2007
CLEPersonal Representatives and Fiduciary Selection for the Business Owner2007
CLEThe Probate Process from Start to Finish2007
CLEEstate Planning Issues and ‘Trust Mills’ Consumer Protection Act Violations and Treble Damages2007
CLEWhen a Simple Will Is Not Enough: Estate Planning for Unmarried Couples and Recently Divorced Individuals2006
CLETax and Financial Considerations in Dissolution: Selected Considerations in Estate Planning for Divorced Individuals2006
CLEDurable Powers of Attorney, Gifts to Minors and Custodial Accounts for Minors2006