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Stephanie Haslam

Estate planning Attorney at Seattle, WA

5.0   6 reviews

also known as Compassionate Legal Care PLLC


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About Stephanie

Learn Stephanie’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    35%
    Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Powers of Attorney for Care of Children, Professional Wills, etc. to memorialize your wishes and protect the ones you love.

    20 years

  2. Elder law
    30%
    Asset preservation, Medicaid, and crisis elder cases are handled with compassion and family unity in mind.

    20 years

  3. Guardianship
    20%
    We assist our clients to establish adult guardianships when there is no alternative, and to modify and terminate guardianships.

    20 years

  4. Probate
    15%
    Probates, small estates, Committed Intimate Relationship estates, and asset transfers following death.

    20 years

Stephanie is an attorney licensed to practice law in the state of Washington. She graduated from Seattle University School of Law in 2001 and was honored twice with the law school’s Trustees’ Scholarship.

Prior to law school, Stephanie earned a bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy from the University of Puget Sound. For more than a decade as an occupational therapist, Stephanie worked with adults with physical and mental disabilities, both in long-term care and home-health settings. While fighting for her patients’ healthcare benefits, she discovered how the power and right use of law can protect the most vulnerable individuals. It was this revelation that inspired her to embark upon her legal career.

Her long history of community volunteerism includes serving as a court-appointed special advocate for foster children, for which Stephanie was acknowledged as one of Pierce County’s “Volunteers of the Year.” She has also served as a team coordinator for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society fundraising events and for the annual Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk.

Stephanie is an active member of the Washington State Bar Association and the King County Bar Association, and has presented continuing education to fellow attorneys on legal advocacy for elders and other vulnerable adults. She is also a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and the Washington Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.

And, most importantly, she is the proud mother of Kyle and daughter-in-law Alex, both of whom bring great joy and purpose to Stephanie’s life.

About Compassionate Legal Care
Our firm provides caring, compassionate legal services with a focus on Wills, Powers of Attorney, Estate Planning, Guardianship issues, and Elder Law. We also welcome non-traditional families and recognize the special circumstances of our clients in the LGBTQ communities.

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Licensed for 20 years
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 2002
Updated 11/25/2022

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

Contact Stephanie

Compassionate Legal Care PLLC
301 NE 100th St., Ste. 310
Seattle, WA, 98125

Reviews

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Posted by Shaun | March 13, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Our family is so grateful for Stephanie
Stephanie and her team helped our elderly parents navigate the estate planning process with ease. She provided professional guidance to our family in consideration of Medicaid, a reverse mortgage, and veterans' benefits -- all very daunting tasks for the "Regular Joe". Her company is so aptly named because her compassion shone through at every step of the way -- including coming to our parents' home for meetings and signings, and visiting our father while he was in hospice. Without Stephanie and her team, our family would not have been as prepared as we were for essential legal decisions at the end of our father's life. For my sisters and myself, it was truly a gift that my parents had the foresight to plan and that we found Stephanie to be the one to make those plans happen. To our family, she is a true professional with a big heart and we are so very grateful.
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Posted by anonymous | July 16, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Stephanie made estate planning easy and fun!
Stephanie is a truly compassionate lawyer. She listens to her clients and goes out of her way to fulfill their wishes. She is fun to work with, and very good at explaining all of the intricacies of estate planning and making it understandable. We really enjoyed working with Stephanie, and found the whole process to be very painless. She is a genuinely kind and caring person, and that comes out in her work.
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Posted by Winnifred | July 13, 2016
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Great service on our doorstep
Ms Haslam came to our home (we are seniors) to write our new wills. We had met her previously to give her the basics & she brought complete, professional documents to our home to be reviewed, signed by us, with our neighbors as witnesses.
Posted by Mark | July 12, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Supportive and understandable.
I was in a quandary about changing my will. This was because I'd had significant changes in my fiances, property holdings, and beneficiaries. Stephanie was completely easy to talk with. What before was a daunting task became a shared enterprise. I felt empowered by her, and am more than satisfied with my new will.
Posted by anonymous | July 9, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Elder will
She did a wonderful job for me in preparing my will and going through various edits to get what I really wanted clarified and into legal terms.
Posted by Sonia | July 7, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Caring, approachable
I didn't want to deal with a power of attorney, or a will, but I had to. Stephanie made it easy. And when it was hard, it was clear that she cared about my issues. I found her extremely approachable, thoughtful, and willing to work with my atypical needs. I'm so pleased to have found her, and would recommend her without reservation.
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AVVO RATING 7.2 (Very Good)

Education

  • Seattle University
  • J.D.
  • 2001
  • University of Puget Sound
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1993

Legal Cases

  • In re the Estate of Sherman Vickers
  • Equitable distribution of community assets to surviving Committed Intimate Partner (CIF) with agreed Order avoiding trial expenses
  • In re the Estate of Sherman Vickers
  • Equitable distribution of community assets to surviving Committed Intimate Partner (CIF) with agreed Order avoiding trial expenses

Associations

  • Old Friends Club
  • Secretary
  • 2017 - Present
  • King County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys chapter
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Washington chapter)
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Volunteer
  • Pierce County
  • 2002
  • Trustee Scholar
  • Seattle University School of Law
  • 2000
  • Trustee Scholar
  • Seattle University School of Law
  • 1999
  • Health Professional Scholarship
  • Veterans Administration
  • 1993
  • Bethesda Buchanan Occupational Therapy Scholarship
  • University of Puget Sound
  • 1992
  • Centennial Scholarship
  • University of Puget Sound
  • 1992
  • Health Professional Scholarship
  • Veterans Administration
  • 1992
  • American Association of University Women Scholarship
  • American Association of University Women
  • 1992
  • Health Professional Scholarship
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • 1992
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Speaking Engagements

  • Giving Care, Taking Care Conference
  • Essential Legal Documents - What Caregivers Need to Know
  • 2019
  • Mastering the Maze of Adult Legal Capacity and Surrogate Decision Making
  • Continuing Education - Mastering the Maze of Adult Legal Capacity and Surrogate Decision Making
  • 2017
  • Essential Legal Documents - What Caregivers Need to Know
  • Continuing Education -Essential Legal Documents: What Caregivers Need to Know
  • 2017
  • CLE Guardianships from Start to Finish
  • Guardianships from Start to Finish
  • 2006
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Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (3)
Endorse Stephanie
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Haslam is a caring attorney. Her approach is honest, thorough, and thoughtful. She is respectful to her clients' individual needs, and I highly recommend Ms. Haslam's legal services."
Guardianship Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have enjoyed working with Stephanie on a few guardianship matters and appreciate her professional manner and knowledge in the area of disability law."