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Barbara J Byram

About Barbara Byram

About me


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.