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Lincoln J. Miller

Estate planning Attorney at Bainbridge Island, WA

5.0   9 reviews
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1995
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Lincoln

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My practice provides clients with personal legal services in estate planning, real estate and business planning. I use a non-traditional style of doing business that is designed to meet clients' needs when they arise, through responsiveness and efficient, one-on-one communication.


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I'm a Missouri Tiger, having graduated from the University of Missouri, with a BS in Business Administration in 1992 and my JD in 1995.  I'm often asked how I ended up in Poulsbo.  It's a long story, but for starters, check the heat index in Missouri in August and the wind chill factor in February.

 

I enjoy the practice of law, but I love my family.  Consequently, I work from both my commerical office in Poulsbo and my home office in Seattle, as this allows me to be available for my family, instead of commuting several hours daily in my car or on the ferry.  A normal work week for me finds me in Poulsbo two to three days each week on average. Those days are spent primarily meeting with clients or in court. Because I'm often returning home on the Winslow ferry, it's not uncommon for me to schedule meetings with Bainbridge clients at their home or place of business at the end of a day. My days in my home office are production days where I'm preparing work product for clients. However, my use of technology allows me to be flexible for client needs, remaining available to clients for phone calls or Skype meetings. 

 

Location

Lincoln Miller, PLLC
4566 Flying Goat Ave NE C120
Bainbridge Island, WA, 98110

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Posted by Julie | November 23, 2013
An absolute professional
If you're looking for a lawyer who knows his stuff and gets to the heart of the matter quickly using the spot-on legal guidance out there, THIS IS YOUR LAWYER! It has been a few years since I needed legal support but Lincoln was responsive, organized and had all the info he needed at his fingertips to guide me through my legal issue. His verbal and written communication skills including editing of my written words is top-notch. I wish he could handle all my legal matters!
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Posted by Sid | October 30, 2012
Trustworthy and Competent
When I recently had some family business and estate planning to do, I engaged Lincoln Miller. The two characteristics I value most in attorneys are competence and trustworthiness. Lincoln has the relatively rare (for attorneys) combination of both. Our circumstances were unusual and a little complicated, but Lincoln grasped our needs and helped us create two revocable trusts and and LLC. His advice was solid, his billing was reasonable and his level of service was exceptional.
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Posted by Dominic | October 25, 2012
Lincoln Miller Client Review - Great Lawyer
Lincoln is very professional and a great lawyer. I somehow feel like I am his only client when talking with him - he never says he will have to review my file and get back to me. He can remember the details of my specific situation with great ease. He is also very responsive both via phone and email. I work with him from out of state to help out my father in WA and the distance is not an issue in our communications and he has been very flexible in meeting me when I am in WA. Most importantly, his services are superb and he delivers on everything we have set to do. I'm very confident in Lincoln's abilities. If you are looking for a great lawyer who is also a stand up guy, I'd recommend Lincoln every time.
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Posted by Joan | October 23, 2012
Lincoln Miller Excellent Attorney
Lincoln Miller handled our estate planning in 2003. In 2010, I found out he had done an excellent, forward-looking job when my husband died. Lincoln provided outstanding advice when I sold my home making the sale much easier. He always reponsded rapidly to my qestions. I moved to another state where my new attorney said "You have been expertly represented!"
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Posted by Jim | October 23, 2012
Lincoln does a fantastic job
I've worked with Lincoln Miller for many years and always find him to be very knowledgable and understanding of what my needs are. Many years ago another attorney told me that his goal is that I should feel that I am his only client: Lincoln is the only attorney I've used since that makes me feel that way. He is my go to phone call whenever a question arises and I cannot recall ever being disappointed.
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Posted by Michael | September 5, 2009
Outstanding Lawyer
I have known Lincoln Miller for the past three year while he has represented myself in a Real Estate litigation case in the State of Washington from 2006-2009 as my attorney the diligence and dedication demonstrated by Mr. Miller has consistently impressed me. Lincoln’s attitude towards his work and his performance on my case had shown me his ability to get the work done through personal service while constantly having to deal with several other caseloads and court appearances at the same time his interpersonal and communication skills have allowed him to develop a productive working relationship with myself for the past three years. Mr. Miller has the analytical skills to diagnose problems and devised viable solutions which were demonstrated regarding my case. Mr. Miller ability to remain unflustered during frenzied periods such as representing other clients going to court on other matters while continuing working on my case proves his ability to work well under pressure and he has a genuine caring for his clients and the listening skills necessary to get and extract information to assist with the case he was representing me on. June15-2009 nearly three years later the Superior Court of Washington after Mr. Miller presented an outstanding defense during trial ruled in favor of me which include damages awarded to myself in the amount that excesses $30,000.00 dollars. Mrs. Trinity Walker Lincoln’s legal assistant is an outstanding asset to his legal team she has the communication skills that far exceed a legal assistant she has always made me feel like a person who needed a helping hand from a friend. Mrs. Walker has answered question for me time and time again to the best of her ability when Mr. Miller wasn’t available because of other clients and caseloads, court appearances he had at the time. I live in the San Diego Ca. area while this case has been going on. The excellent job by the Miller Law Firm from a state where I didn’t reside has been outstanding. I highly recommend this company to represent you or your organization. Sincerely, Michael Wilkes.
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Posted by Rod | August 31, 2009
Review for Lincoln Miller
Lincoln was very professional and responsive to our requests. His services were more than reasonable and he did everything he said he would do. Very nice to work with.
Posted by Sally | August 15, 2009
Lincoln Miller Client Review
Attorney Miller helped us get out of a tenant litigation situation that was going no where with another firm. I highly recommend him and his very able assistant regarding tenancy issues. I recommended him to our HOA, and he will now be doing lien and other real estate work for us. I highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | July 20, 2009
Outstanding professional
Lincoln was very responsive and coordinated information very well with me using both phone and e-mail. He was objective and very informative. He possessed (and shared) the knowledge and personal skills to help me weigh information and options to make the best choices for me and my family. I was very impressed with his ability to be very professional and personable in working with me. I am so thankful I found him through AVVO---he's the quality I would expect only through a personal referral!
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 375-375 per hour
Payment methods
Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.9 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Lincoln Miller, PLLC
  • 2007 - Present
  • Sherrard, McGonagle, Bohannon & Miller, PS
  • 1995 - 2007

Education

  • University of Missouri - Columbia School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • University of Missouri, Columbia
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1992

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Ingram v. Northwest Septic O & M, Inc. et al (Kitsap County)
  • Arbitration award in favor of client on all claims (no damages)
  • Szczepaniak v. Szczepaniak
  • Verdict in favor of enforcement of settlement agreement
  • Estate of John S. Fox
  • Verdict in favor of Personal Representative
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Associations

  • Kitsap County Estate Planning Council
  • Secretary/Treasurer (2013-2016)
  • 2005 - Present
  • Kitsap County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Real Property, Probate and Trust Section of WSBA
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Business Law Section of WSBA
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • BV Rating - 4.4 out of 5 Peer Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Client Review Rating (Business Law) - Preeminent 5 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Best Lawyer - Finalist
  • North Kitsap Herald
  • 2022

Publications

  • Communique (Kitsap County Medical Society)
  • Lessons From a Turbulent Time
  • 2009

Speaking Engagements

  • Key Life Decisions: Are You Prepared
  • Estate Planning
  • 2012
  • Technology Tools for Attorneys
  • Running Your Law Practice with Less Paper
  • 2009
  • Regular Meeting of MOPS
  • 10 Things I Wish Every Estate Planning Client Knew
  • 2008
  • Regular Meeting of NALS
  • Becoming Valuable
  • 2005
  • Regular Meeting of MOPS
  • Planning for Peace for Life's Inevitables
  • 2004
  • Estate, Tax and Financial Planning Seminar
  • Life is Unpredictable
  • 2004
  • Regular Meeting of PDCA
  • How to Keep Yourself Out of Court and Still Get Paid
  • 2003
  • Estate Planning Seminar
  • Estate Planning
  • 2002
  • Estate and Financial Planning Seminar
  • Three Myths About Estate Planning
  • 2002
  • Regular Meeting of PDCA
  • How to Avoid Getting a Black Eye From Your Lien Claims
  • 2000
  • Regular Meeting of Christian Women's Club
  • Estate Planning for the New Millenium
  • 2000
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Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (4)
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Business Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Lincoln on several matters. He is honest, well prepared, responsive and easy to work with. I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Other
"Lincoln guided me in the formation of my law practice several years ago and was instrumental in my success in opening up my law practice. He is extremely knowledgeable in the areas of business formation and knows the law very well. He is also my family's estate planning attorney and we feel very lucky to have him guiding us for the security of our children's future. Lincoln has the highest integrity of any attorney I know. He is a very well liked and respected attorney in our community and I feel very lucky to know him and work with him. I highly endorse Lincoln."
Real estate Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Lincoln is experienced, sharp, an excellent advocate for his clients, and creative in exploring resolutions for disputes."
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