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  1. Estate Planning: 100%
    24 years

Attorney endorsements

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  • Amanda Hoke DuBois

    Wendy is a fantastic lawyer. We recently shared a client who was in the midst of litigating a very complicated divorce. Wendy provided a steady hand and insightful legal analysis with regard to estate planning issues. The client was overjoyed with the result. I highly recommend Wendy.


    Amanda DuBois Family Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Joyce Stewart Schwensen

    I had the privilege of working with Wendy when we were in the same lawfirm, and know her to be a very highly skilled estate planning attorney as well as an important contributor to the legal community. I am pleased to give Wendy Goffe my strong endorsement.


    Joyce Schwensen Adoption Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Stoel Rives LLP

600 University Street,
Suite 3600
Seattle, WA, 98101


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerN/A2010
Super LawyerN/A2009
Super LawyerN/A2008
Super LawyerN/A2007
League of JusticeN/A2006
Super LawyerN/A2006
Super LawyerN/A2005
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Super LawyerN/A2003
Super LawyerN/A2002
Super LawyerN/A2001
Rising StarN/A2001
Rising StarN/A2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Adjunct ProfessorSeattle University School of Law2002 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
The Seattle Foundation Professional Advisory CouncilMember2009 - Present
YWCA Planned Giving CommitteeMember2008 - Present
The Nature Conservancy Planned Giving CommitteeMember2006 - Present
Washington Women in TaxMember2005 - Present
American College of Trust and Estate CounselFellow2002 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
Estate Planning Council of SeattleMember1993 - Present
Estate Planning Council of Seattle Executive CommitteeMember2006 - 2008
Publication nameTitleDate
Estate Planning magazineFrom Zoom to Doom? Risks of Do-It-Yourself Estate Planning2011
Estate Planning magazineAn Introduction to Lesser-Known But Useful Trusts—Part 12010
Estate Planning magazineAn Introduction to Lesser Known But Useful Trusts Part 22010
Estate Planning magazinePreparing Effective Cohabitation Agreements for Unmarried Couples2007
Journal of Gift PlanningEstate and Charitable Gift Planning for Unmarried Couples2006
32 Estate Planning 3Vacation Property: Planning Strategies for Keeping the Vacation Home in the Family2005
American College of Trust and Estate Counsel JournalKeeping the Cabin in the Family: A Guide to Joint Ownership and Use2005
UnknownAdvisors and Planned Giving Officers: Serving Together in Philanthropy2004
Wisconsin Journal of Family LawEstate Planning for Blended Families: Yours, Mine and Ours2004
ABA Family AdvocateEstate Planning With Trusts for Divorcing Spouses2004
Family Foundation AdvisorThe Basics of Values-Based Estate Planning2002
Charitable Gift Planning NewsTwenty-First Century Philanthropy: Creating a Virtual Endowment2002
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
University of WashingtonHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1986
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Portland Estate Planning CouncilMarriage, Domestic Partnerships, Civil Union: the Developing Landscape2011
Advanced Estate Planning Techniques, San Francisco, CAFixing Do It Yourself Estate Plans2011
Southern Federal Tax InstituteHow to Handle the Family’s Vacation Home2009
Indianapolis Estate Planning CouncilEstate Planning for Vacation Property2009
Duke University Estate Planning CouncilEstate Planning for the Unmarried Couple2008
Annual Meeting of the American Council on Gift AnnuitiesCharitable Gift Planning for the Unmarried Couple2008
34th Annual Probate & Trust Law Section Conference, Minnesota State Bar AssociationPreparing Effective Cohabitation Agreements for Unmarried Couples2008
Heckerling Institute on Estate PlanningFrom NASCAR Condominiums to Private Mausoleums: Keeping the Vatican Home in the Family2007
41st Annual Heckerling Institute on Estate PlanningDeath, Dirt & Duties: Estate Planning for Real Estate Tranfers2007
Gonzaga University School of LawKeeping the Cabin in the Family: A Guide to Joint Ownership and Use2006
42nd Annual Advanced ALI-ABA Summer ProgramKeeping the Cabin in the Family: A Guide to Joint Ownership and Use2006
Unknown.Allocation of Taxes and Expenses in the Estate2005
University of WisconsinPlanning for Alternative Lifestyles2005
American College of Trust and Estate CouncilSame-Sex Marriage and the Defense of Marriage Act2005
49th Annual Estate Planning SeminarEstate Planning for the Unmarried Adult/Non-Traditional Family2004
East King County Estate Planning SeminarSame-Sex Marriage and the Defense of Marriage Act2004
Relationship Agreements SeminarTrust Agreements in Divorce Settlements2004
Advances at Children's Fifth Annual LuncheonAn Ideal Partnership Between Charities and Professional Advisors2004
Tenth Annual WSBA Fall Real Estate ConferenceJoint Ownership and Use: Keeping the Cabin in the Family2003
The Seattle Foundation Professional Advisor SeminarOptions for Giving: Donor Advised Funds, Supporting Organizations & Private Foundations2003
Unknown.Trusts: Creativity in Dividing Marital Property2003
Northwest Trust Conference of the Washington Bankers AssociationEstate Planning For Blended Families: Yours, Mine and Ours2003
American Council on Gift Annuities 25th Annual ConferenceThe Bush Tax Agenda & What it Means for Philanthropy2002
WSBA Best of CLE Encore of ExcellenceUsing Flexible Clauses In Drafting2001
Forty-Sixth Annual Estate Planning SeminarTen Estate Planning Tips2001
Unknown.Durable Powers of Attorney2001
Northwest Venture GroupTax Implications for Post-Boom Entrepreneurs and Investors2001