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Shannon M.W. Kraft

Estate planning Attorney at Bonney Lake, WA

5.0   12 reviews
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1994
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Shannon

Learn Shannon’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Estate planning

    23 years, 300 cases

  2. Real estate

    23 years, 400 cases

  3. Contracts and agreements

    23 years, 300 cases

  4. Corporate and incorporation

    23 years, 100 cases

  5. Probate

    23 years, 150 cases

I am honored to be able to provide full-service legal representation to the East Plateau area of Pierce County.  For more than 25 years, our office has been a steady presence here in Bonney Lake.  I practiced for more than 10 years with Hal Geiersbach, who was lucky enough to retire in June 2013,  offering experience in real estate, contracts and business planning, personal injury, bankruptcy, estate planning and trust work, probate, and civil litigation. 


Darlene Hoffman, our certified legal assistant, and Brenda Conner, our Limited Practice Officer and Escrow Manager, have each been with the firm more than twenty years!


We are conveniently located on Highway 410 (right next door to Wendy's) - easy access from Highways 512, 167, and the Auburn Enumclaw highway.  Consider our outstanding service and fair prices in choosing the firm that will best be able to represent you. 

I have lived in Pierce County my entire life and am deeply connected to the members of our community.  My husband, Chris, and I have a son in college, as well as two children in the Puyallup School District.  We spend our free time coaching youth soccer and softball and, when we can get away, fishing and exploring the Washington coast.  

Contact Shannon

The Kraft Law Group, PS
8910 Main St E
Suite A
Bonney Lake, WA, 98391-8988


5.0 / 5.0
  12 customer reviews
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Posted by Jeff | November 3, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent service, excellent people
My wife and I engaged Shannon to do our wills, advance directives, and durable power of attorney documents. Shannon skillfully determined our situation, needs, and wishes and she and her wonderful staff provided a package of perfectly-executed documents. To say we were delighted with our experience is an understatement. I would refer Shannon to anyone without any reservation whatsoever!
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Posted by Darlene | September 29, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Retired senior citizen
I am grateful to have been refered to Shannon Kraft, a very professional and personable lawyer. She educated me on Wa law, since I am new to this state. Shannon updated all of my legal documents for Wa. She also worked above and beyond on another matter. I highly recommend Shannon as a very concerned and caring lawyer and I have already referred someone to her!
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Posted by joe sinkovic | July 20, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Shannon is very knowledgeable about the law. She put me at ease and layed everything out completely. She is an excellent attorney that cares about her clients.
Posted by Forrest | May 3, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very pleased with counsel from Ms. Shannon Kraft
My family and I engaged Ms Kraft and her firm to advise us about several large real estate transactions involving some complicated strategy. She gave us good advice and surely saved me potential legal problems in the future. She carefully reviewed several Purchase Agreements and helped me close on two sales. I give her my highest recommendation. I am an MD, Ivy League college educated, but of course know nothing about real estate, and so I really appreciated Shannon's competence and professionalism.
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Posted by Rose | September 8, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
We hired Shannon as our attorney for our moms estate and Shannon did a wonderful job. She always got back to me on any questions as soon as possible. Very knowable about the estate questions. I would recommend her highly.
Posted by Robert | March 9, 2015
Thank you Shannon!
We chose to forgo real estate agents and hire an attorney to verify the contract. Shannon was professional, VERY knowledgable and scrutinized every detail. I was very impressed, and that's saying a lot for a guy that trusts no one.
Posted by anonymous | October 20, 2008
Business Contracts
I found Ms. Shannon Kraft to be extremely knowledgeable and amenable to get together later in the day and at an alternate location to assist in meeting my busy schedule. I am involved in three businesses and all three now use Ms. Kraft as their legal representation.
Posted by anonymous | October 20, 2008
Estate Planning
Not only have I utilized Ms. Shannon Kraft for my estate planning but I recommended her to family and friends. She has now completed at least four estate plannings of friends or family based upon my recommendation. In turn, those that have utilized Ms. Kraft have recommended her to their family and friends. She is extremely knowledgeable, responsive, warm and caring.
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Posted by anonymous | October 14, 2008
Client Review
We used Shannon Kraft for estate planning, real estate transactions, and home owner association issues. She was very knowledgeable in all areas and very clear and concise in her explanations. We have recommended her to several friends who also were pleased with her services.
Posted by anonymous | October 9, 2008
Professional, Informative and Efficient
Shannon was wonderfully professional, instructive and compassionate is assisting us in estate planning. I give Shannon my highest praise and would recommend her without hesitation.
Posted by anonymous | October 8, 2008
Professional and knowledgeable
I used Ms. Kraft's services for estate planning, and my wife has used her services for other legal matters, including bankruptcy and problems with our local school district. During these times, we have found her to be easy to talk to, very knowledgeable concerning many areas of the law, and wonderful at communicating with us. I would highly recommend Ms. Kraft to anyone in need of a professional, trustworthy attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | October 8, 2008
Client Review
Ms. Kraft has handled several legal issues for me in the last 5 years. I have found her to be knowledgeable on a wide range of legal matters including estate planning. She has always answered my questions in a prompt, timely manner. In the future, I will direct all of my legal matters to her.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 225-250 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • The Kraft Law Group, PS
  • 2013 - Present
  • Owner
  • Geiersbach & Kraft, P.S.C.
  • 2011 - Present
  • Judge Pro Tem
  • Black Diamond Municipal Court
  • 2007 - Present
  • Shareholder
  • Geiersbach & Kraft, PSC.
  • 2008 - 2011
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Hal J. Geiersbach
  • 2002 - 2007
  • Law Clerk
  • Kitsap County Superior Court
  • 2000 - 2002
  • Corporate Trainer
  • IBM
  • 1999 - 2000
  • Interim Director, ARC / Legal Writing Instructor
  • University of Puget Sound School of Law
  • 1997 - 1999
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  • Seattle University
  • Juris Doctor (cum laude)
  • 1993
  • University of Puget Sound
  • Bachelor of Arts (summa cum laude)
  • 1990


  • Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section
  • 2005 - Present
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association
  • 2002 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 1994 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Invited to Law Review
  • Seattle Univ Law School
  • 1991
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Univ of Puget Sound
  • 1990
  • Motar Board
  • Univ of Puget Sound
  • 1990
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Univ of Puget Sound
  • 1990
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  • Willamette Law Review
  • I'm the credited research assistant for the article "Construction Sites, Building Types, and Bridging Gaps: A Cognitive Theory of the Learning Progression of Law Students"
  • 1997

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (4)
Endorse Shannon
Corporate and incorporation Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Shannon and I clerked together in Superior Court and have worked on a variety of issues through the years. I rely on her intelligence and clarity frequently and have and will continue to refer clients to her."
Business Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've known Shannon since law school and I have since worked with and retained Shannon. Shannon is practical, fair, and caring, as well as assertive when needed."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've had the honor of working and conferring with Shannon for six years as a colleague in the legal community. Shannon has been invaluable as a "go to" source for me on various legal matters, e.g. court procedure, contracts, and etc. Shannon is client focused and has a ton of experience. She is accessible and easy to work with. I recommend her services without reservation."
Unknown Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Ms. Kraft is a diligent, hard-working attorney and I endorse her without reservation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"While working as a prosecutor, I worked with Shannon on a number of cases. Shannon was always prepared, professional, knowledgeable, and represented the best interests of her clients. I would not hesitate to recommend Shannon."
Real estate Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Shannon as an attorney for 14 years. She is meticulous in her preparation and always keeps an eye on the client's bottom line. She's a tenacious negotiator. I often refer clients to her for real estate and estate planning needs. She really cares about providing high-quality service in a cost-effective manner."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Shannon is a talented lawyer and an aggressive advocate."
General practice Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Ms. Kraft's advocacy is second to none."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"Ms. Kraft is an aggressive and zealous advocate for her clients. I endorse her without reservation."
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Criminal defense