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Mary Anne Vance

About me

Mary Anne Vance focuses her practice on estate planning, trusts and probate. She is the co-author of the Probate and Estate Planning Chapters of the "Washington Civil Practice Deskbook". She chairs and speaks at legal seminars sponsored by the Washington State and King County Bar Associations. She was voted "Super Lawyer" by Washington Law and Politics Magazine and voted one of Seattle's Top Attorneys by Seattle Magazine.

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Estate Planning: 40%
  2. Probate: 40%
  3. Trusts: 20%

Payment

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Kenneth Francis Matejka

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    Kenneth Matejka Internet Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Lora Lorraine Brown

    Mary Anne is very professional and efficient. I often refer clients to her when I am conflicted out on a matter or otherwise am unable to assist.

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    Lora Brown Estate planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

The Law Office of Mary Anne, P.S.

901 Fifth Avenue Suite 1640
Seattle, WA, 98164-2081

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive197907/16/2016
ILVoluntarily Inactive197605/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Seattle MagazineTop Attorney2016
Preeminent Woman LawyerMartindale-Hubbell2016
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2016
Top Attorneys in WashingtonSeattle Met Magazine2016
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2015
Top Attorney in WashingtonSeattle Met Magazine2015
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2014
Bar Register of Preeminent Women LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2014
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2013
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2012
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics2011
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics2010
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics2009
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics2008
Super LawyerWashington Law and Politics2007
Top LawyerSeattle Magazine2007
Super LawyerWashington Law and Politics2006
Top LawyerSeattle Magazine2005
Super LawyerWashington Law and Politics2005
Super LawyerWashington Law and Politics2004
Top LawyerSeattle Magazine2003
Super LawyerWashington Law and Politics2003
Super LawyerWashington Law and Politics2002
Super LawyerWashington Law and Politics2001
Super LawyerWashington Law and Politics2000
AVMartindale-Hubbell2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
DirectorThe Law Office of Mary Anne Vance, P.S.1981 - Present
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington Women in TaxMember2010 - Present
Estate Planning Council of SeattleMember2006 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1979 - Present
King County Bar AssociationMember1979 - Present
YMCA/West Seattle and FauntleroyBoard of Advisors2012 - 2015
King County Bar AssociationBoard of Trustees2012 - 2015
Seattle AcademyEndowment Committee2006 - 2007
Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Washington State Bar AssociationWhen Death and Divorce Collide: Cross-over Issues in Estate Planning and Family Law2006
Washington Ethics Advisory, Washington Law Institute Continuing Legal Education SeminarEthical Issues in Estate Planning Practice2004
Washington Ethics Advisory, Washington Law Institute Continuing Legal Education SeminarEthical Issues in Estate Planning Practice2001
Washington Ethics Advisory, Washington Law Institute Continuing Legal Education SeminarEthical Issues in Estate Planning Practice2000
Washington State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education SeminarThings I Should Know But Am Afraid To Ask: Selected Issues in Real Estate Transactions1994
Washington State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education SeminarFinancing and Lender Responsibility in Real Estate Transactions: A Borrower's Perspective1993
Seattle King County Bar Association Continuing Legal Education SeminarEstate Planning Approaches for Middle Income Individuals and Families1993
Washington Civil Practice DeskbookEstate Planning and Probate1993
Seattle King County Bar Association Continuing Legal Education SeminarEstate Planning Approaches for Middle Income Individuals and Families1992
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Northwestern University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1974
Drake UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1969
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
King County Bar Association CLEStrengthening Your Estate Planning Practice2010
Washington Elder LawWhat Everyone Should Know About the Array of Legal Documents and Procedures Available to Assist the Elderly2009
Probate Boot CampClosing Probate2009
Washington Elder LawWhat Everyone Should Know About the Array of Legal Documents and Procedures Available to Assist the Elderly2008
Washington State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education SeminarWhen Death and Divorce Collide: Cross-over Issues in Estate Planning and Family Law2006
The Docket/ TVW TelevisionConsumer Information on Financial and Medical Powers-of-attorney2006
KUOW Radio Interview with Steve ScherEstate Planning2006
Washington State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education SeminarWhen Death and Divorce Collide: Cross-over Issues in Estate Planning and Family Law2005
Washington Ethics Advisory, Washington Law Institute Continuing Legal Education SeminarEthical Issues in Estate Planning Practice2004
Washington Law Institute Continuing Legal Education SeminarReal World Estate Planning: Estate Planning for the Mid-Sized Estate2002
Washington Ethics Advisory, Washington Law Institute Continuing Legal Education SeminarEthical Issues in Estate Planning Practice2001
Washington Ethics Advisory, Washington Law Institute Continuing Legal Education SeminarEthical Issues in Estate Planning Practice2000
Washington State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education SeminarEstate Planning Involving the Nontraditional Family1997
Real Property Probate & Trust Mid Year MeetingThings I Should Know But Am Afraid To Ask: Selected Issues In Real Estate Transactions1994
Washington State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education SeminarFinancing and Lender Responsibility in Real Estate Transactions: A Borrower's Perspective1993
Seattle King County Bar Association Continuing Legal Education SeminarEstate Planning Approaches for Middle Income Individuals and Families1993
Seattle King County Bar Association Continuing Legal Education SeminarEstate Planning Approaches for Middle Income Individuals and Families1992