|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Trinity Award||International Foundation for Gender Education||2009|
|Man of the Year||NLA:International||2000|
|Phi Beta Kappa||Phi Beta Kappa||1984|
|Pi Sigma Alpha||National Political Science Honor Society||1984|
|Golden Key||Golden Key National Honor Society||1984|
|Managing Partner||North Sound Law, P.S.||2008 - Present|
|Instructor||Edmonds Community College||2008 - Present|
|Managing Partner||Bergstedt Wolff,PS||2001 - 2008|
|Attorney||Law Offices of Spencer Bergstedt||1992 - 2001|
|Managing Attorney||Hyatt Legal Services||1991 - 1992|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys||Member||2007 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association, Sexual Orienation and Gender Identification Legal Issues (SOGILI) Section||Member||2007 - Present|
|Washington State Association for Justice||Eagle Member||2006 - Present|
|National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys||Member||2005 - Present|
|QLaw- GLBT Bar Association of Washington||Judicial Evaluation Committee||2004 - Present|
|Snohomish County Bar Association||Member||2001 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association, Solo and Small Practice Section||Member||2000 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association, Creditor-Debtor Section||Member||2000 - Present|
|World Professional Association for Transgender Health||Legal Committee Member; Member||1998 - Present|
|King County Bar Association||Member, Volunteer VAPWA Program||1990 - Present|
|National LGBT Bar Association||Member, former Board Member||1989 - Present|
|In re Sanchez||Foreclosure avoided|
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|Western New England Law Review||Estate Planning and the Transgender Client||2008|
|Choice Directory||How Healthy Is Your Estate Plan?||2007|
|Seattle Information Guide||Estate Planning||2002|
|Washington Lawyer's Practice Manual||Editor, Domestic Relations Section||1997|
|Translegalities: A Legal Guide for Transpeople||Book||1997|
|Washington Lawyer's Practice Manual||Editor, Domestic Relations Section||1996|
|Washington Lawyers Practice Manual||Editor, Domestic Relations Section||1995|
|Washington Lawyers Practice Manual||Editor, Domestic Relations Section||1994|
|Washington Lawyers Practice Manual||Editor, Domestic Relations Section||1993|
|University of Washington School of Law||Law||JD||1988|
|University of Washington -Seattle||Political Science||BA cum laude||1985|
|Probate Procedures||Working with Personal Reresentatives||2009|
|Probate Procedures||Probate process||2009|
|New Practioner||Bankruptcy Basics for the New Practitioner||2009|
|LGBT Legal Issues||Transgender Legal Issues||2009|
|Lavendar Law||Legal Clinics - How to create a legal clinic in your community||2009|
|Estate Adminstration||Ethical Issues in Estate Administration||2009|
|Statewide Judical Conference||Sexual Orientation Issues for the Courts||2008|
|Lavender Law||Representing Transgender Clients||2008|
|Issues in Estate Planning||LLC's, FLP's and Other Business Entities in Estate Planning||2008|
|Issues in Estate Planning||Health Care Proxies||2008|
|Drafting Trusts||Special Needs Trusts||2008|
|Litigation Mid-Year||Representing the Lavender Client||2007|
|Estate, Financial and Health Care Planning for Elder Clients||Senior Housing Options||2007|
|Estate, Financial and Health Care Planning for Elder Clients||Post-Mortem Issues||2007|
|Creating Change||The Good, The Bad & The Ugly: Legal Cases and Legislation Overview||2006|
|Lunch Series||Creditors Rights in Bankruptcy||2000|
Posted by anonymous
Timeline of our dealings with Spencer;
Feb 16- First meeting with Spencer. I told him we had to have everything done by May 1; we were leaving for an extended trip on May 1. He promised a completed trust document in 2 weeks. In addition, he promised to get the witnesses and notary required and we'd sign the documents. He'd file them and everything immediately afterwards in just a few days. I said fine. He asked for the entire fee up front. I balked at that so he said fine, give him 50% up front. I wrote him a check which he cashed within days.
Mar 2- I emailed him some requested info-my delay.
Mar 3- I emailed him requesting status of docs.
Mar 18 - After several unanswered phone calls, I emailed him more info on our real estate holdings with additional questions for him. The info I sent him on 3-18 was not holding him up on creating the trust doc.
Mar 21- , I email him again with specific questions and asking for draft docs.
Mar 25- Spencer responded apologizing for delays. He promised draft docs "tomorrow."
Mar 29- I emailed him again asking for draft docs.
April 5 – I emailed again asking for draft docs and reminding him of our schedule and his original commitment of “2 weeks.”
April 9- Almost 2 months after first meeting, Spencer finally emailed me a draft trust document.
April 6- I emailed him several questions raised by his draft trust doc.
April 11 - I emailed him with several questions asked previously that he had never answered at all and a couple of additional questions his draft doc had raised, and an error correction in the draft. I suggested a meeting be set up to soon and of our soon upcoming departure!
Next 2 weeks-- I made many unanswered phone calls to him!
May 2- I emailed him telling him our departure was delayed to May 12 and we could still get the trust completed.
Never heard any more from him.
Posted by Terri
My husband and I had an unusual legal issue that needed to be settled. It was also complicated by being out of state. Spencer was just great at listening to us and making us feel heard. He did the research necessary and we just always felt like we had a strong ally. We ultimately had him send a letter on our behalf, which was done on time and as expected. We found his billing to be honest and fair. I wouldn't hesitate to call him again.
Posted by Carri
Over the last 18 years I have had many occasions to consult Spencer Bergstedt for legal advise on both business and personal matters. I have always found his services to be exemplary. I would recommend him without reservation.
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