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Brad Allan Lancaster

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     Brad and Kim care about people.  Brad uses his intelligence to make peace.  Brad can be confrontational when necessary when he thinks someone (even a client) needs redirection.  Kim manages many details around the office and provides litigation support.  She is a warm conversationalist and a person of quiet courage.  Sofie, our miniature pinscher, keeps things lively around office and home.

     Litigation benefits no one except attorneys.  Courts exist to end intractable conflicts and should be the forum of last resort.  The bulk of a competent attorney’s labor consists in negotiating workable compromises and drafting conflict-avoiding language.  When litigation cannot be avoided, courtesy, candor, and reason must temper vigorous advocacy.  Ethical probity and personal trustworthiness are the essence of practicing law.  Litigation winners lose; losers are inconsolable.  Human conflict needs a better, a collaborative, means of resolution.  America's litigation culture serves no one's fundamental interests.

     Brad teaches philosophical ethics Saturday mornings for The Witless Protection Society at Third Place Books.  He writes on ethical topics for local newspapers, some of which are available on the Lancaster Law Office website.


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Practice areas


  1. Probate: 60%
    19 years
  2. Elder Law: 15%
    19 years
  3. Estate Planning: 15%
    19 years
  4. Family: 10%
    19 years



Hourly ($300/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Brad. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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    Brad is an ethical attorney who cares deeply about his clients and the practice of law. He is careful about working for his clients' best interests and is very concerned about not only the quality of his work but the impact his work has on a long-term basis for his clients.


    Joann Pheasant Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

17503 10th Ave Ne
Shoreline, WA, 98155-3701


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Featured in "Profiles in Professionalism" articleWSBA News2011
Random Acts of Professionalism AwardWashington State Bar Association2010
Excellence in Ethics Business AwardRotary2006
Order of the CoifUniversity of Washington School of Law1997
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Solo AttorneyLancaster Law Office1997 - Present
Fraud InternKing County Prosecuting Attorney2006 - 2007
General ContractorThe Lancaster Company1985 - 1998
Association namePosition nameDuration
International Association of Collaborative PractitionersMember2007 - Present
King County Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present
Snohomish County Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present
King County Collaborative LawMember2009 - 2011
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Husband v. WifeGood to great
Sibling v. SiblingOkay - Great
Elder v. the UniverseExcellent
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Publication nameTitleDate
Snohomish County Bar NewsAnalyzing Justitia2012
Snohomish County Bar NewsJustitia: Capuchin2012
Snohomish County Bar NewsJustitia: Rawls2012
Snohomish County Bar NewsJustitia: Nozick2012
Snohomish County Bar NewsJustitia: Nietzsche2012
Snohomish County Bar AssociationPeacemakers: Bookends2011
Snohomish County Bar AssociationPeacemakers: Cob Corn2011
Snohomish County Bar AssociationPeacemakers: Tailgating2011
Snohomish County Bar AssociationPeacemakers: Martial Listening2011
Snohomish County Bar AssociationPeacemakers: Difficult Conversations2011
Snohomish County Bar NewsPeacemakers: Prediction2011
Snohomish County Bar NewsPeacemakers: Irenea2011
Family Court ReviewHunter-Gatherer Collaborative Practice (co-author)2011
Snohomish Cty Bar NewsPeacemakers: Red Bird2011
Snohomish Cty Bar NewsPeacemakers: Little p peace2011
Snohomish Cty Bar NewsPeacemakers: Within2011
Snohomish Cty Bar NewsPeacemakers: PDR2011
Snohomish County Bar NewsPeacemakers: Brainworks2011
Snohomish Cty Bar NewsMiddleton Family Collaborative Divorce (a serial novelette)2010
WSBA CLEPleistocene Brains and Mirror Neurons2009
Shoreline Enterprise"Frank"2009
Shoreline Enterprise"Childless"2009
Shoreline Enterprise"Suicide"2009
Shoreline Enterprise"Thicket"2009
Shoreline Enterprise"Regret"2008
Shoreline Enterprise"Kidist"2008
Shoreline Enterprise"Decaffeination"2008
Shoreline Enterprise"Loss"2008
Shoreline EnterpriseTone Poem for the Deaf2008
Shoreline Enterprise"Guns"2008
Shoreline Enterprise"Work"2008
Shoreline Enterprise"Friends"2008
Shoreline Enterprise"Drug Diversion Court"2008
Shoreline Enterprise"Blunt"2008
Shoreline Enterprise"Forbearance"2008
Seattle TimesOpen-meetings act tarnished by those who abuse its intent (co-author)2007
Shoreline Enterprise"Death"2007
Shoreline Enterprise"Civility"2007
Shoreline Enterprise"Truly Selfish"2007
Shoreline Enterprise"News"2007
Shoreline Enterprise"Truth-Speaking"2007
Shoreline Enterprise"Peace in Our House"2007
Shoreline Enterprise"A Tale of One City"2007
Shoreline Enterprise"Ox Mountain"2007
Shoreline Enterprise"Pacifist Assassin"2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
Fuller Theological SeminaryBiblical Studies and Theology/Systematic TheologyMA - Masters1980
University of Washington School of LawPhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts1976
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Family Law/Elder Law Joint Mid-YearLitigation and neurology2009
Shoreline Rotary"Aristotle on the Good Life"2008
Shoreline KiwanisElder Law and Aging Issues2008
Shoreline Rotary"Cicero on Aging"2007