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Barry Marc Meyers

Estate planning Attorney at Bellingham, WA

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Licensed for 39 years

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Barry M. Meyers is Certified as an Emeritus Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation*. He was a Certified Elder Law Attorney from 2003 to 2020. The National Elder Law Foundation is the only organization approved by the American Bar Association to offer certification in the area of elder law. Mr. Meyers practiced law since 1983 and elder law since 1992. In 2006, he expanded his practice to provide families with the services of in-house Geriatric Care Managers. He received his undergraduate education at the University of Southern California, a Masters degree from the University of California, Davis, and his law degree from Whittier College School of Law. Mr. Meyers is the Past-President of the Washington Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA). He received the Washington Chapter of NAELA Outstanding Member Award in 2002. He served as a Trustee of the Elder Law Section of the Washington Bar Association and as Legislative Co-Chair. Mr. Meyers is Chair of the nonprofit group Dementia Support Northwest (Alzheimer Society of Washington), a Board member of the Bellingham Symphony Orchestra, and, a past Board Member/Trustee of the Bellingham Festival of Music, Visiting Nurse Home Care, Elder Service Providers, Bellingham Technical College Foundation and the Evergreen Aids Foundation. Mr. Meyers has consistently been named a Washington SuperLawyer (top 5% of Washington lawyers) by Washington Law and Politics Magazine since 2007. He also has the highest rating (superb) by Avvo.com. He retired from the active practice of law in December, 2020.

 

*The State Supreme Court of Washington does not recognize certification of specialists in the practice of law and that certificate, award or recognition is not a requirement to practice law in the state of Washington.

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Licensed for 39 years
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 1993
Updated 11/25/2022
State CA
Status Resigned
Acquired 1983
Updated 09/10/2022

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

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The Elder Law Offices Of Meyers, Neubeck & Hulford P.S.
2828 Northwest Avenue
(Corner of Northwest and Illinois)
Bellingham, WA, 98225-2335
Barry Marc Meyers
825 Cleveland Ave
Mount Vernon, WA, 98273
Barry Marc Meyers
1511 26th Street
Everett, WA, 98201
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Posted by TFM | December 5, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Thank you so much...
Thank you for the years of taking care of my mother's protection needs. It was a difficult time and your team was professional and compassionate. Mom is now resting peacefully and we are healing. You are knowledgeable, professional, compassionate, helpful, competent and I can not say enough. I highly recommend you and your team and will use your services for any needs I have in the future.
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Posted by William | August 26, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Elder Estate Planning
My wife and I hired Barry and his staff for the following Elder Estate Planning Documents: Durable Power of Attorney (general and health care), Health Care Directive, Community Property Agreement and Last Will and Testament. Barry and his staff were easy to work with and very detailed oriented. We would recommend Barry to anyone who needs Elder Estate Planning.
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Posted by anonymous | July 18, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Estate Planning
I am very grateful for the complete service from Barry Meyers and staff! Everything was in order and the result puts my mind at ease for all the documents finalized. From the start I felt comfortable and at ease and I trust Barry Meyers for estate planning! Thanks.
Posted by Red | January 14, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Complete confidence and comfort with Barry and his staff
Barry and his staff provided impeccable service and attention to our needs. It seemed like they were able to anticipate and answer our questions before we asked them!
Posted by Terri | July 5, 2013
Knowledgeable resource for adult guardianship in WA
In a 1-hour consultation, Barry Meyers reviewed information provided to him, asked probing questions to fully understand the circumstances (potential desire to petition for guardianship of my father) and provided expert advice regarding the proceedings, potential outcomes, and possible strategies my brother and I should consider. He was compassionate in dealing with us and it was clear that my father's best interest was the core/foundation of his recommendations. He was candid with us and told us what we needed to hear (not what we wanted to hear). The resulting next steps led to us not retain a lawyer for further action at this time. However, if the circumstances change and the need arises, we will definitely retain Barry Meyers to handle our case.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney - Of Counsel
  • Meyers Neubeck & Hulford, P.S.
  • 2021 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Meyers Neubeck & Hulford, P.S.
  • 2019 - 2020
  • Attorney
  • Elder Law Offices of Barry M. Meyers, P.S.
  • 1993 - 2018
  • Judge Pro Tempore
  • Butte County Municipal Court
  • 1991 - 1993
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Barry M Meyers
  • 1983 - 1993
  • Lecturer
  • California State University, Chico
  • 1979 - 1982
  • Analyst
  • California Department of Consumer Affairs
  • 1977 - 1978
  • Legislative Intern
  • California State Senate
  • 1975 - 1975
  • Home Ownership Trainer
  • Self-Help Enterprises
  • 1973 - 1974
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Education

  • Whittier College School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1979
  • University of California
  • MA - Masters
  • 1976
  • University of Southern California
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1972

Legal Cases

  • Campbell v. Third District Agricultural Association
  • For the Respondent

Associations

  • Bellingham Symphony Orchestra
  • Board Member
  • 2022 - Present
  • Dementia Support Northwest (Alzheimer Society of WA)
  • Chair
  • 2022 - Present
  • National Elder Law Foundation
  • Certified Elder Law Attorney Emeritus
  • 2021 - Present
  • Dementia Support NW (Alzheimer Society of WA)
  • Member, Board of Directors
  • 2014 - Present
  • Washington Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Elder Law Section, Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Dementia Support Northwest (Alzheimer Society of WA)
  • Vice-Chair
  • 2020 - 2022
  • Bellingham Festival of Music
  • Board Member
  • 2015 - 2019
  • Visiting Nurse Home Care
  • President
  • 2012 - 2016
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Accredited Attorney
  • 2010 - 2019
  • Senior Services of Bellingham and Whatcom County
  • Senior Services Advisor
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Regional Long Term Care Ombudsman Program
  • Member Advisory Board
  • 2005 - 2008
  • Bellingham Technical College Foundation
  • Board Member
  • 2004 - 2010
  • National Elder Law Foundation
  • Certified Elder Law Attorney
  • 2003 - 2021
  • Washington Chapter, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Past-President
  • 2001 - 2002
  • Skagit County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - 2019
  • Snohomish County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - 2019
  • Visiting Nurse Home Care
  • Board of Directors
  • 1998 - 2016
  • Northwest Washington Estate Planning Council
  • Member
  • 1996 - 2016
  • Elder Service Providers
  • Board Member
  • 1995 - 2015
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • 1993 - 2020
  • Mediation Center of the North Valley
  • Board Member
  • 1991 - 1992
  • Sacramento River Preservation Trust
  • Board Member
  • 1988 - 1991
  • Legal Services of Northern California
  • Board Member
  • 1987 - 1991
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • 2022 Washington Super Lawyer list
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2021
  • SuperLawyer
  • SuperLawyer Magazine
  • 2020
  • SuperLawyer
  • SuperLawyer Magazine
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyer Magazine
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2017
  • The Ken and Carol King Community Service Award
  • Alzheimer Society of Washington
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Super Lawyer
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • BV Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2012
  • SuperLawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2011
  • SuperLawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2010
  • SuperLawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2009
  • SuperLawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2008
  • SuperLawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2007
  • Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2003
  • Outstanding Member Award
  • Washington Chapter, Nat'l Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • 2002
  • Recognition of Significant Contribution
  • Elder Law Section, Washington State Bar Association
  • 1996
  • Appreciation for Leadership in Communication
  • Whatcom County Bar Association
  • 1995
  • Instructor Credential - Law
  • The California Community Colleges
  • 1986
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Publications

  • The Bellingham Herald
  • Financial Abuse Growing Problem for the Elderly
  • 2015
  • The Journal of Consumer Affairs
  • Consumer Attitudes Toward Unavailability and Mispricing of Advertised Items by Grocery Stores
  • 1977

Speaking Engagements

  • Dementia Legal Planning Clinic - June, 2022
  • Dementia Legal Planning
  • 2022
  • Dementia Legal Planning Clinic - March, 2022
  • Dementia Legal Planning
  • 2022
  • Contemplating End of Life Series
  • Leaving a Legacy - Estate Planning
  • 2018
  • Weekly Meeting
  • Estate and Incapacity Planning
  • 2018
  • Monthly Meeting
  • Estate, Incapacity and Long-term Care Planning
  • 2018
  • What's Next: Housing Options
  • Home Sweet Home: What Happens If I Need Long Term Care
  • 2017
  • Educational Seminar
  • Making Choices for Your Legacy
  • 2017
  • Parkinsons Support Group
  • Long Term Care/Estate Planning
  • 2016
  • What's Next: Planning Ahead
  • Wills & Legal Issues
  • 2016
  • Monthly Meeting
  • Wish List of Knowledge from Tax Professionals
  • 2016
  • Mini Seminar
  • Elder Law and Taxes
  • 2016
  • ESP Monthly Luncheon
  • The New ABLE Act
  • 2015
  • Senior Advisory Board
  • Long Term Care and Medicaid
  • 2015
  • 29th Annual Fall Conference
  • What Happens When...
  • 2015
  • Parkinson's Support Group
  • Long Term Care/Estate Planning
  • 2015
  • Special Workshop
  • Special Needs Trusts and the New ABLE Act
  • 2015
  • Monthly Speaker Series
  • Estate Planning: "The Rest of the Story"
  • 2014
  • Planning Ahead Workshop
  • Estate & Incapacity Planning
  • 2014
  • Care Partner Support Group
  • The Planning Infrastructure
  • 2014
  • Care Coordination Community of Practice Education Series 2014
  • Protected Information in the Era of the Affordable Care Act
  • 2014
  • Parkinson's Support Group
  • Long-term Care Planning
  • 2013
  • Monthly Meeting
  • Hot Issues in Elder Law
  • 2013
  • Monthly Meeting
  • Advance Directive Planning
  • 2013
  • 18th Annual Caregivers Conference
  • Veterans Aid and Attendance Pension
  • 2013
  • 2012 Fall CLE and Annual Meeting
  • The Quality of Life Team: Creating Partnerships with Other Elder Care Providers
  • 2012
  • Monthly Education Forum
  • Estate Planning, Guardianships, Long-term Care
  • 2012
  • Annual Caregivers Conference
  • Essential Estate Planning Documents
  • 2012
  • End of Life Planning
  • End of Life Planning
  • 2012
  • Early Memory Loss Class
  • Estate & Incapacity Planning
  • 2012
  • Pre-Retirement Seminar
  • Estate Planning Basics
  • 2011
  • Community Caregiving Support Group
  • Long-Term Care Issues
  • 2011
  • Street Law/Tenant Clinic 101
  • Wills and Estates
  • 2011
  • Guardianship Guardian ad Litem Training
  • Abuse of Power by GAL, Know the pitfalls
  • 2011
  • Annual Title 11 GAL Training
  • Legislative Update; Abuse of Power
  • 2011
  • Community Resource Fair
  • Estate Planning
  • 2011
  • Seminar
  • Estate Planning
  • 2011
  • 14th Annual Elder Law Fall Conference
  • Legislative Update and New Guardianship Legislation
  • 2011
  • Elder Law Essentials: The Critical Foundation for Your Elder Law Practice
  • Review of Hypothetical and Group Discussion
  • 2009
  • Guardianship Guardian ad Litem Training
  • SHB 1261: Proposed Bill re Multi-State Issues
  • 2009
  • Annual Fall Elder Law Conference
  • Panel on Preventative Measures
  • 2008
  • Guardianship Guardian ad Litem Training
  • Obtaining Medical/Mental Health Records
  • 2007
  • Planning for the Rest of My Life
  • Estate Planning
  • 2007
  • 2007 Title 11 Guardian ad Litem Annual Training
  • Guardian ad Litem Investigation and Reports
  • 2007
  • Planning for the Rest of My Life
  • Estate Planning
  • 2006
  • Guardianship Guardian ad Litem Training
  • Holes in the System
  • 2006
  • Nursing Home Litigation
  • The Vulnerable Adult Act - How It Can Be Used to Recover Damages and Attorney Fees
  • 2006
  • Take Your Practice to the Next Level
  • What You Need to Know to Identify Long-Term Care Options for Your Estate Planning Clients
  • 2006
  • Wrapping the Person with Dementia in a Circle of Care
  • Addressing Critical Legal and Financial Matters
  • 2005
  • Continuing Legal Education Presentation
  • Guardianships and its Alternatives
  • 2005
  • Planning for the Rest of My Life
  • Estate Planning
  • 2004
  • Secrets of Elder Law
  • RCW 11.94.090 "that new DPA Statute"
  • 2004
  • Vulnerable Adults
  • Proposed Legislative Changes to the Vulnerable Adult Statute
  • 2003
  • Planning for the Rest of My Life
  • Estate Planning
  • 2003
  • Elder Law Seminar
  • Protection of Vulnerable Adults
  • 2003
  • Annual Elder Law Section Meeting
  • Panel Discussion on Capacity Issues
  • 2003
  • Estate Planning Issues
  • Basic Estate Planning Issues
  • 2003
  • Estate Planning Issues
  • Special Trusts
  • 2003
  • Parish Nurse and Health Ministers Training
  • End of Life Planning
  • 2002
  • Monthly Member Educational Seminar
  • Estate Planning
  • 2002
  • Focus on Health Community Lecture Series
  • Advance Directives
  • 2002
  • The ABC's of Dementia Care
  • The X, Y, Z's of Legal and Financial Issues
  • 2002
  • Annual Elder Law Section Meeting
  • Uses of the Vulnerable Adult Statute, RCW 74.34: Proposals for Improvement
  • 2002
  • Domestic Abuse in the Lives of Older & Vulnerable Adults
  • Civil Legal Services
  • 2001
  • Advanced Guardianship Issues II
  • Vulnerable Adult Statutes vs. Guardianship
  • 2001
  • Title 11 Guardian ad Litem CLE
  • Basic Procedures and Local Practices
  • 1999
  • Annual Meeting
  • Litigation Under Elder Abuse Statutes
  • 1996
  • Elder Law
  • Elder and Dependent Adult Abuse
  • 1995
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Attorney endorsements

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Elder law Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Elder law Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
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Bellingham Estate planning Lawyer Barry Marc Meyers
Barry Marc Meyers
Estate planning Attorney
Bellingham, WA
Licensed for 39 years