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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.
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Margaret Phelan, Elder law Attorney
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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.
|Attorney||Johnson Law Firm||1999 - 2001|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Washington State Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|King County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys||Member||N/A|
|Seattle University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||N/A|
|Eastern Washington University||Education||N/A||N/A|
|Eastern Washington University||Education||MA - Masters||N/A|
|Training for Review Calendar at King County Superior Court||Reviewing Trusts under Court Supervision||2011|
|Medicaid Bootcamp||Special Needs Trusts||2010|