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Anna M Cashman

Estate planning Attorney at Seattle, WA

5.0   6 reviews

About Anna

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My practice focuses on estate planning, taxation, probate, trust administration, and trust and estate litigation matters. I enjoys working with a broad range of clients, from young families looking to secure their children’s future, to clients in need of sophisticated tax planning and litigation strategy.

I graduated from Seattle University School of Law, magna cum laude, and earned my Masters of Law in Taxation from the University of Washington. While in law school, I studied global human rights advocacy at the Mandela Institute at the University of the Witwatersrand School of Law in Johannesburg, South Africa, and was a legal clerk to the Honorable Richard McDermott at the King County Superior Court.

I have served as the Young Lawyer Liaison for the Washington State Bar Association's Real Property, Probate & Trust Section, and am currently serving as the Section's Newsletter Editor, writing articles on noteworthy trust and estate issues, and am an ex officio member of its Executive Committee. I am currently serving as the chair of the WSBA Taxation Section’s Estate and Gift Tax Committee, and am a frequent author and lecturer on trust and estate topics.

Licensed for 13 years
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 2009
Updated 11/25/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Anna

Kutscher Hereford Bertram Burkart PLLC
705 2nd Ave Ste 800
Seattle, WA, 98104-1711

Reviews

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Posted by Mark | August 24, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Making Things Easier During a Tough Time
Recently my aunt passed away leaving behind an estate that had property in two different states (WA and PA). At the time we felt overwhelmed not knowing where to start. Anna helped my family walk through the different tax considerations for each state, consulting with attorneys in PA to make sure all details were considered and covered. Every step of the way she made us feel like our concerns were being heard and was always available to answer our questions. My family not only appreciated Anna's knowledge and expertise, but also the patience and time she devoted to making sure we knew what was happening and that we understood all of our options. We feel so fortunate to have had Anna advising us during a difficult time for our family.
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Posted by Jane | December 8, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Great experience
Anna helped my husband and I draft a will for our family. It was one of those tasks that we dreaded doing but Anna made the whole process easy to understand and painless to follow through on.
Posted by Dennis | July 2, 2015
Great Family Future Planning
OK, this was a great experience. My wife just had twins! That made me think I should have some plans in place. A colleague at work referred me to Anna Cashman for financial, estate, and 'future' planning. She walked the 'four' of us through the process, which Anna made very simple, straightforward, and easy. It showed us how knowledgeable she was. Boy do I feel great having a plan for my new family. Thank you Anna, keep up the GREAT work!
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Posted by Dean | June 1, 2015
Estate Planning at it's Best!
AMAZING! What a wonderful experience in Estate Planning with Anna Cashman. She is very knowledgeable and experienced, with many great ideas. We needed Estate Planning to span over three generations - from parents' needs to college funds for grandchildren. Anna effortlessly fit all the pieces of the puzzle together. She gave us a tremendous sense of security in our planning. Best part - is how workable she is, spending time and patience explaining, guiding, and finalizing. Oh, also making a 'house call meeting' for our convenience! I highly recommend Anna for anyone’s Estate Planning needs! Easy, Knowledgeable Estate Planning!
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Posted by Lora | July 29, 2014
Easy, Knowledgeable Estate Planning!
Anna helped my husband & I draw up our Will and Power of Attorney documents after the birth of our first child. Not only was Anna incredibly knowledgeable but she was also very helpful in explaining our options. Most importantly Anna took the time to listen to and understand our goals. For the novice, first timers that we were, we found Estate Planning overwhelming but Anna made the process so easy. She followed up quickly when we had questions and very tactfully checked in with us when we were slow to respond or the process was delayed on our end. I highly recommend Anna for anyone’s Estate Planning needs!
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Posted by Megan | July 27, 2014
Great Experience with Estate Planning
Anna Cashman recently helped my husband and me with our estate planning. She was a complete pleasure to work with-- friendly, professional and accommodating. The whole process was completely new and unfamiliar to us, and she walked us through the process so that it was manageable and easy to understand. I would highly recommend Anna Cashman to others looking for help with estate planning.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 395-395 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Legal Extern, King County Superior Court
  • The Honorable Richard McDermott
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Legal Intern
  • Kutscher Hereford Johnson PLLC
  • 2006 - 2010
  • Legal Assistant
  • Kutcher Hereford Johnson PLLC
  • 2002 - 2006
  • Financial Planning Assistant
  • Frederic T. Kutscher Associates, Inc
  • 2002 - 2006
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Education

  • University of Washington School of Law
  • LL.M.
  • 2010
  • Seattle University School of Law
  • J.D.
  • 2009
  • University of The Witwatersrand
  • 2007
  • Seattle University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2002
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Associations

  • Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
  • Chair
  • 2017 - Present
  • Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
  • Planned Giving Advisory Board
  • 2016 - Present
  • Estate and Gift Tax Committee, Washington State Bar Association Taxation Section
  • Chair
  • 2015 - Present
  • Estate Planning Council of Seattle
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Washington Women in Tax
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust Section Executive Committee
  • Ex Officio Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust Section
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • King County Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust Section
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association, Taxation Law Section
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Liasion
  • 2012 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Preeminent 4.8 out of 5.0
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Merit Scholar
  • University of Washington
  • 2009
  • Excellence For the Future Award
  • CALI
  • 2008
  • Presidential Scholar
  • Seattle University School of Law
  • 2008
  • Presidential Scholar
  • Seattle University School of Law
  • 2007
  • Excellence for the Future Award
  • CALI
  • 2006
  • Presidential Scholar
  • Seattle University School of Law
  • 2006
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Publications

  • Puget Sound Business Journal
  • Avoid Lurking Litigation with Proper Estate Planning
  • 2017
  • Washington State Bar Association Estate Planning Deskbook
  • Tax Primer
  • 2017
  • Washington State Bar Association Real Property, Probate & Trust Section Newsletter
  • Recent Developments
  • 2015
  • Washington State Bar Association Real Property, Probate & Trust Section Newsletter
  • Recent Developments
  • 2014
  • Washington State Bar Association Real Property, Probate & Trust Section Newsletter
  • Recent Developments
  • 2013
  • Puget Sound Business Journal
  • Estate Planning is About People
  • 2013
  • Washington State Bar Association Real Property, Probate & Trust Section Newsletter
  • Recent Developments
  • 2012
  • Washington State Bar Association Real Property, Probate & Trust Section Newsletter
  • Practice Tip: Funding a Revocable Living Trust
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • Wine and Wills
  • ABCs of Wills
  • 2017
  • Personal Estate Planning for the 99%
  • Estate Planning for Blended Families
  • 2016
  • The Probate Process From Start to Finish
  • Initial Probate Filing and Intestate Succession
  • 2015
  • Washington State Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust Section Midyear Meeting
  • You Draft It and We Administer It – Lessons Learned from the Trustee Frontlines
  • 2015
  • Estate Planning A-Z
  • Key Elements of Effective Wills
  • 2015
  • Revocable Living Trusts From Start to Finish
  • Funding the Revocable Living Trust
  • 2014
  • Ducks in a Row
  • Basics of Estate Planning
  • 2013
  • 16th Annual Elder Law Conference
  • Estate Planning Toolbox
  • 2013
  • Estate Planning A-Z
  • Client Screening and Intake, Key Elements of Effective Wills, and Basic Tax Planning
  • 2013
  • Washington State Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust Section
  • Estate Tax Update and Opportunities for Washington Small Businesses
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (6)
Estate planning Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Anna is a great lawyer and I would refer a friend or family-member to her in a second."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have had the pleasure of working across the table from Anna on several complex prenuptial agreements. She is incredibly knowledgeable and a wonderful advocate for her clients."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have always been impressed with Anna's ethics, hard work, and talent. Clients will do well with her."
Estate planning Attorney | Dec 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Anna has a sharp legal mind and strong client relational skills. She is a highly skilled estate planning attorney and I strongly endorse her."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the pleasure of consulting with Anna on a couple of cases involving difficult tax and estate planning issues. Anna is a talented attorney who is dedicated to her clients. I highly recommend Anna for her knowledge and experience in estate planning and tax."
Tax Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Anna Cashman is very knowledgeable and professional attorney with extensive experience in estate planning and tax law."
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Seattle Estate planning Lawyer Anna M Cashman
Anna M Cashman
Estate planning Attorney
Seattle, WA
Licensed for 13 years