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About me

In addition to my private practice in Green Lake, I am of counsel to Insight Law, with 4 offices in the greater Seattle area:

Prior to law, I was a financial advisor and coach to other financial advisors. As a financial advisor, I discovered that there was a need for quality estate planning that actually addressed people's concerns and goals. I applied to law school for this express reason.

I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brown University (’04). I received a Juris Doctorate from the University of Washington School of Law (’11) and served as the Director of Operations for the Pacific Rim Law and Policy Journal. I also studied at the University of Edinburgh, Oxford University, and Tsinghua University.

I live with my husband, Simon, in the Bryant neighborhood of Seattle. Simon has been a developer at Microsoft since 1999. My incredible family lives in Seattle as well: my parents Eileen and Reed; my sister Rhiannon (a lawyer too); my brother Nathan (check out his restaurant Altura, on Capitol Hill); his wife Rebecca (also a lawyer!); and their young son Silas. My husband's amazing family (Jeremy, Bridget, Jules, Amy, Laura, Mike, Madeleine, and Kate) live too far away, in Toronto.


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Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 90%
  2. Real Estate: 10%



Hourly ($150/hour), Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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Contact info

Insight Law Firm

800 5th Avenue Suite 4100
Seattle, WA, 98104



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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Completion of Paper on Chinese Insurance LawPacific Rim Law and Policy Journal2011
Paper co-written with Prof. Winn chosenHigh Tech Law Institute at Santa Clara School of Law and the Institute for Information Law and Policy at New York Law School2011
Elected to Director of OperationsPacific Rim Law and Policy Journal2010
Top Coach in Pacific NorthwestAmeriprise Financial2006
Voted Best Presenter by peersAmeriprise Financial2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Of CounselInsight Law2012 - Present
AttorneyThe Law Office of Alerian Hall, Inc.2011 - Present
Research AssistantUniversity Of Washington School Of Law2009 - 2011
Mentor/Coach to other AdvisersAmeriprise Financial2006 - 2008
Financial AdviserAmeriprise Financial2005 - 2008
General ManagerGIP2005 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
Washington State Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust SectionMember2011 - Present
Pacific Rim Law and PolicyDirector of Operation2010 - 2011
Public Interest Law AssociationAssistant Treasurer2008 - 2009
Public Interest Law AssociationMember2008 - 2011
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
65K Tax BillIRS tax bill was reduced to 0
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Publication nameTitleDate
Insight Washington Estate Planning BlogMultiple Articles2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2011
Brown UniversityEnglish LiteratureBA - Bachelor of Arts2004
Oxford UniversityN/AN/AN/A
University of EdinburghN/AN/AN/A
Tsinghua University School of LawN/AN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Internet Law Works-in-ProgressElectronic Signature Law2011