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About me

I focus on estate and trust litigation as well as guardianship and vulnerable adult issues.  I am particularly interested and passionate about elder issues.  I also offer a thoughtful approach to estate planning, much informed by my litigation practice. 

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Estate Planning: 50%
  2. Litigation: 50%

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($300-350/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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    I think Chris is absolutely fantastic. As a newly minted attorney I was mentored by him. It was not happenstance. He wanted to help a young attorney out and offered his assistance. That is the type of person he is. He taught me to bring my best no matter what. He once told me, "Don't rely on me to look over your work product. When you bring it to me, it should be ready to be filed." Not only is he a fantastic attorney, he is a wonderful person. He has a lot of heart, a quick wit, and a wonderful sense of humor. Thank you Chris for seeing past my usefulnessness as a junior attorney and taking the time to take an interest in my professional growth.

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    Sarah Olney Estate planning Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Una Lee Jost

    I've had the privilege of knowing Chris Lee as my supervising attorney at a prior law firm we both worked at. He is one of the attorneys who has made a lasting significant impact in my growth as an attorney, and I credit him for helping shape me to become the attorney I am today. He sets high standards for himself and those who work for him as he cares about his work and is a fierce advocate for his clients. He is highly efficient, laser-focused, straightforward, and not afraid to tell you like it is and make you better for it. Plus, he's got a wicked sense of witty humor. I fully recommend him without reservation.

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    Una Jost Contracts and agreements Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact info

Aiken, St. Louis & Siljeg

801 Second Avenue
Suite 1200
Seattle, WA, 98104

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive199805/24/2016
WAActive199607/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Five Star Financial ServicesFive Star Professional2016
Super LawyerSuper Lawyer Magazine2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2012
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2011
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2010
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2009
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2008
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2007
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysMember2008 - Present
King County Bar Association, Guardianship and Elder Law SectionCLE Co-Chair2007 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1998 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
The Matrimonial StrategistMedicaid Divorce: An Overview2010
Washington State Bar Association Continuing Legal EducationEthical Issues of Interest Involving Special Needs Trusts2010
Washington State Bar Association Continuing Legal EducationFiduciary Liability and Why Trustees Of Special Needs Trusts Get Sued2008
SCISCO 13th Annual SeminarPractical Risk Management for Independent Schools2001
Law and Inequality: A Journal of Theory and PracticeCommitted Partners and Inheritance: An Empiral Study1998
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Minnesota Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
University of PennsylvaniaInternational RelationsBA - Bachelor of Arts1993
University of PennsylvaniaEconomicsBS - Bachelor of Science1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
General Meeting NWWEPCTEDRA and Trust Accounting2014
Elder Law Updates 2014Elder Abuse Panel2014
Essential Elder Law and Foundational PracticesTEDRA Nuts and Bolts2012
Elder Law Best Practices SeminarTrust and Estate Dispute Resolution, RCW 11.96A2012
A Comparison Between the U.S. and Canadian Practice of Elder LawPanelist2012
In house presentationDiscovery In The Electronics Age: The Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Regarding ESI2007