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As an Elder Law Attorney and former special education teacher, I have been involved in advocating for individuals with different needs from both the legal level and the societal level for my entire work career.  I began teaching individuals with learning disabilities in a model resource room environment.  I incorporated research into my classroom to develop the most effective teachning methods.  I was instrumental in implementing the use of computers into the classroom for children of all abilities.

When I changed careers and entered law school, I was drawn to the areas of law that advocated for individuals with disabilities or to those who are less frequently heard.  Elder Law was a natural extension of my years spent as a special education teacher.  

I continue to advocate for the underserved in our society by my involvement with legal organization.  I served as chair of the Washington State Bar Association Elder Law Section, and as a member of the Board of Directors for the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.  I am currently working with the State Bar Association on the Guardianship task force to bring all counties in the state into compliance with the guardianship statute.  I have served as legislative liaison for the King County Bar Assoication.  

My commitment to the policy of law demonstrates the commitment that I have to my clients.   


Practice areas


  1. Elder Law: 40%
    5 years
  2. Probate: 20%
    5 years
  3. Guardianship: 20%
    5 years
  4. Estate Planning: 20%
    5 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

4 total 

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  • Lynn St. Louis

    Barbara Byram has been an Elder Law colleague of mine for many years. She is knowledgeable and capable. I would recommend Barbara to any potential client needing representation in Elder Law matters.


    Lynn St. Louis Elder law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Margaret Madison Phelan

    I endorse this lawyer. I endorse this lawyer. I met Barbara over a decade ago at a national continuing legal education seminar. We've stayed in touch over the years as well as have worked together on mutual client matters. I greaty respect Barbara's opinions and insight.


    Margaret Phelan Elder law Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Dussault Law Group

2722 Eastlake ave E,Suite 200

Seattle, WA, 98102-3143


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyJohnson Law Firm1999 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
King County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Eastern Washington UniversityEducationN/AN/A
Eastern Washington UniversityEducationMA - MastersN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Training for Review Calendar at King County Superior CourtReviewing Trusts under Court Supervision2011
Medicaid BootcampSpecial Needs Trusts2010