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Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 30%
  2. Elder Law: 20%
  3. Medicaid & Medicare: 20%
  4. Guardianship: 15%
  5. Probate: 15%



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Attorney endorsements

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  • Lynn St. Louis

    Barry Meyers has been an Elder Law colleague of mine for many years. I have personal knowledge of his expertise, competence and compassion. I highly recommend Barry to any potential client needing representation in Elder Law matters.


    Lynn St. Louis Elder law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Daniel Orville Kellogg

    I have known Barry for many years. We have worked together on many occasions in connection with our professional association. Barry is a very well-respected Elder Law attorney. I have referred many clients to him, and have even retained him as my own personal attorney on one occasion.


    Daniel Kellogg Estate planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Elder Law Offices Of Barry M. Meyers , P.S.

2828 Northwest Avenue
(Corner of Northwest and Illinois)
Bellingham, WA, 98225-2335

825 Cleveland Ave
Mount Vernon, WA, 98273

2520 Colby Ave.
Everett, WA, 98201



CAResigned 198305/24/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerWashington Super Lawyer2016
BV DistinguishedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Super LawyerWashington Super Lawyers2015
Super LawyerWashington Super Lawyers2014
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2013
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2012
SuperLawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2011
SuperLawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2010
SuperLawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2009
SuperLawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2008
SuperLawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2007
Pro Bono Publico Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2003
Outstanding Member AwardWashington Chapter, Nat'l Academy of Elder Law Attorneys2002
Recognition of Significant ContributionElder Law Section, Washington State Bar Association1996
Appreciation for Leadership in CommunicationWhatcom County Bar Association1995
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyElder Law Offices of Barry M. Meyers, P.S.1993 - Present
Judge Pro TemporeButte County Municipal Court1991 - 1993
AttorneyLaw Office of Barry M Meyers1983 - 1993
LecturerCalifornia State University, Chico1979 - 1982
AnalystCalifornia Department of Consumer Affairs1977 - 1978
Legislative InternCalifornia State Senate1975 - 1975
Home Ownership TrainerSelf-Help Enterprises1973 - 1974
Association namePosition nameDuration
Bellingham Festival of MusicBoard Member2015 - Present
Alzheimer Society of WashingtonMember, Board of Directors2014 - Present
Department of Veterans AffairsAccredited Attorney2010 - Present
National Elder Law FoundationCertified Elder Law Attorney2003 - Present
Skagit County Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
Snohomish County Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
Washington Academy of Elder Law AttorneysMember1998 - Present
Northwest Washington Estate Planning CouncilMember1996 - Present
Elder Law Section, Washington State Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysMember1993 - Present
Visiting Nurse Home CarePresident2012 - 2016
Senior Services of Bellingham and Whatcom CountySenior Services Advisor2008 - 2010
Regional Long Term Care Ombudsman ProgramMember Advisory Board2005 - 2008
Bellingham Technical College FoundationBoard Member2004 - 2010
Washington Chapter, National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysPast-President2001 - 2002
Visiting Nurse Home CareBoard of Directors1998 - 2016
Elder Service ProvidersBoard Member1995 - 2015
Mediation Center of the North ValleyBoard Member1991 - 1992
Sacramento River Preservation TrustBoard Member1988 - 1991
Legal Services of Northern CaliforniaBoard Member1987 - 1991
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Campbell v. Third District Agricultural AssociationFor the Respondent
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Bellingham HeraldFinancial Abuse Growing Problem for the Elderly2015
The Journal of Consumer AffairsConsumer Attitudes Toward Unavailability and Mispricing of Advertised Items by Grocery Stores1977
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Whittier College School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1979
University of CaliforniaConsumer SciencesOther - Doctorates1976
University of Southern CaliforniaPublic AdministrationBS - Bachelor of Science1972
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Monthly MeetingWish List of Knowledge from Tax Professionals2016
Special WorkshopSpecial Needs Trusts and the New ABLE Act2015
South Fork LawElder Law - My Story2015
Senior Advisory BoardLong Term Care and Medicaid2015
Parkinson'e Support GroupLong Term Care/Estate Planning2015
ESP Monthly LuncheonThe New ABLE Act2015
29th Annual Fall ConferenceWhat Happens When...2015
Planning Ahead WorkshopEstate & Incapacity Planning2014
Monthly Speaker SeriesEstate Planning: "The Rest of the Story"2014
Care Partner Support GroupThe Planning Infrastructure2014
Care Coordination Community of Practice Education Series 2014Protected Information in the Era of the Affordable Care Act2014
2014 Fall CLE and Annual MeetingPlan, Prepare and Protect: Drafting the Enduring Document Panel2014
Parkinson's Support GroupLong-term Care Planning2013
Monthly MeetingAdvance Directive Planning2013
Monthly MeetingHot Issues in Elder Law2013
18th Annual Caregivers ConferenceVeterans Aid and Attendance Pension2013
Monthly Education ForumEstate Planning, Guardianships, Long-term Care2012
End of Life PlanningEnd of Life Planning2012
Early Memory Loss ClassEstate & Incapacity Planning2012
Annual Caregivers ConferenceEssential Estate Planning Documents2012
2012 Fall CLE and Annual MeetingThe Quality of Life Team: Creating Partnerships with Other Elder Care Providers2012
Street Law/Tenant Clinic 101Wills and Estates2011
SeminarEstate Planning2011
Pre-Retirement SeminarEstate Planning Basics2011
Guardianship Guardian ad Litem TrainingAbuse of Power by GAL, Know the pitfalls2011
Community Resource FairEstate Planning2011
Community Caregiving Support GroupLong-Term Care Issues2011
Annual Title 11 GAL TrainingLegislative Update; Abuse of Power2011
14th Annual Elder Law Fall ConferenceLegislative Update and New Guardianship Legislation2011
Guardianship Guardian ad Litem TrainingSHB 1261: Proposed Bill re Multi-State Issues2009
Elder Law Essentials: The Critical Foundation for Your Elder Law PracticeReview of Hypothetical and Group Discussion2009
Annual Fall Elder Law ConferencePanel on Preventative Measures2008
Guardianship Guardian ad Litem TrainingObtaining Medical/Mental Health Records2007
Take Your Practice to the Next LevelWhat You Need to Know to Identify Long-Term Care Options for Your Estate Planning Clients2006
Nursing Home LitigationThe Vulnerable Adult Act - How It Can Be Used to Recover Damages and Attorney Fees2006
Guardianship Guardian ad Litem TrainingHoles in the System2006
Wrapping the Person with Dementia in a Circle of CareAddressing Critical Legal and Financial Matters2005
Secrets of Elder LawRCW 11.94.090 "that new DPA Statute"2004
Vulnerable AdultsProposed Legislative Changes to the Vulnerable Adult Statute2003
Estate Planning IssuesSpecial Trusts2003
Estate Planning IssuesBasic Estate Planning Issues2003
Annual Elder Law Section MeetingPanel Discussion on Capacity Issues2003
The ABC's of Dementia CareThe X, Y, Z's of Legal and Financial Issues2002
Annual Elder Law Section MeetingUses of the Vulnerable Adult Statute, RCW 74.34: Proposals for Improvement2002
Domestic Abuse in the Lives of Older & Vulnerable AdultsCivil Legal Services2001
Advanced Guardianship Issues IIVulnerable Adult Statutes vs. Guardianship2001
Title 11 Guardian ad Litem CLEBasic Procedures and Local Practices1999
Annual MeetingLitigation Under Elder Abuse Statutes1996
Elder LawElder and Dependent Adult Abuse1995