|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|5 Star Wealth Manager-2012||Seattle Magazine||2012|
|5 Star Wealth Manager- 2010||Seattle Magazine||2010|
|5 Star Wealth Manager- 2009||Seattle Magazine||2009|
|5 Star Wealth Manager- 2008||Seattle Magazine||2008|
|State Chair- People's Law School||Washington State Trial Lawyers Association||1996|
|State Chair- People's Law School||Washington State Trial Lawyers Association||1995|
|State Chair- People's Law School||Washington State Trial Lawyers Association||1994|
|American Jurisprudence Award||Bancroft-Whitney||1987|
|Attorney/Shareholder||Hart Schoener Bliss, PS||2001 - Present|
|Attorney/Shareholder||Treece Richdale Malone, PS||1988 - 2000|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|King County Superior Court||Arbitrator- King County Mandatory Arbitration||2000 - Present|
|King County Bar Association||Member||1988 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association||Member||1988 - Present|
|Attorney CPA Tax Clinic, Seattle, WA||N/A||1988 - Present|
|Washington State Trial Lawyers Association||Member||1988 - 2005|
|Seattle University School of Law||Law||Juris Doctor||1988|
|University of Washington -Seattle||Political Science||Bachelor of Arts||1985|
|Golden Gate University- Seattle Campus||Taxation||N/A||N/A|
|Planning for Your Financial Future Q & A||Estate Planning||2012|
|Planned Giving Seminar||Estate Planning||2006|
|Washington State Trial Lawyers Annual Convention||Flexible Spending Arrangements||1999|
|Meeting Professionals International- Event Planning||What You Need to Know About Your Business||1998|
|King County Real Property and Probate Section Rountable||Probate Litigation||1995|
|Washington State Bar Association- Evidence||Privileges||1992|
Posted by Brian
Jill Bliss has advised our family on matters of estate planning and all aspects of real estate investment for more than 15 years. During that period I have worked with at least a dozen other lawyers as part of individual transactions, negotiations or unrelated projects. I leave each of these instances comfortable in the belief that my company has benefited greatly from having stronger legal counsel than others.
In addition to possessing strong technical skills, strategic instincts and a vast base of legal knowledge Jill has an innate ability to make difficult situations more manageable for everybody involved. Her calm and measured approach to problem solving is contagious and her concern for the well being of all participants obvious. Jill's counsel extends beyond matters of legality. When dealing with complex estate matters she is great at considering the needs and personalities of each of the family members involved. Her advice leads to good outcomes that leave our family members feeling personally satisfied in addition to professionally successful.
I would recommend her more strongly but do not want to share her services with any other clients.
Posted by Carrie
I read the great reviews and am currently going to this lawyer to get my estate planning done. It is mid-March and my first meeting was in December and things are still not completed and I have no expected delivery date. I have a very simple estate. I'm not sure if this is the usual timeline for lawyers, but I think things are moving too slowly.
Also, beware to get fees clearly explained up front. I was told one thing on the phone; that the initial consultation was free. Then I received a bill for that service. My fault for not getting it in writing intially! Please learn from my mistake and protect yourself. I am trying to get the estate plan completed so that I can put that fee towards the total bill and have something to show for it instead of an expensive consultation that was supposed to be free and no estate plan.
Posted by Karen
Jill was awsome in helping my husband and I when we were writing our will. There was a lot of information and she walked us through . When there were much bigger events in our lives and we needed an attorney she was there for us to show us exactly what we should do! That was over 10 years ago! Now our extended family uses her because she's knowlegable, she's honest and I wouldn't trust any one else with my family information.
Kristin Reeder, Elder law Attorney
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
I have known Jill since I began practicing in 1999 and have worked with her on numerous cases, both on the same side and as opposing counsel. Her professionalism and knowledge of the law makes it a pleasure to work with her.
Richard Hart, Divorce and separation Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
Jill richly deserves her designation as a "5-Star" super lawyer. She has the rare ability of getting everything she wants in negotiation while leaving her opponent(s) liking her. I admire her calm composure while dealing with stressfful circumstances involving money and hotly contested issues. She just won't back down from a position even in the face of strong and well-grounded opposition.