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Annie Noelle Arbenz

Estate planning Attorney at Tacoma, WA

5.0   8 reviews

also known as Anne N. Arbenz, Annie N. Bernhard

  • Licensed for 15 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Annie

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I love my job because I get to work with families and individuals who are going through a difficult time and help them make it better.  My job is to take your legal problems on as my own and deal with them for you.  I have a policy of working with you to keep fees down, so if you can do work to help, I will encourage you to do that if fees are a concern, but my office can handle all aspects of the legal process if that is what you prefer.  I want to make your life easier.

When I'm not working, I am spending time with my family, which includes my husband, Casey, who is also a lawyer, our kids, Fletch & Phoebe, and our gigantic German Shepherd, Maverick. I have completed in several 1/2 Ironman triathlons, which is a 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, and 13.1 mile run. 

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Location

The Narrows Law Group
2200 North 30th Street
Suite 202
Tacoma, WA, 98403

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Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | September 21, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Estate planning expertise
Annie Arbenz has carefully crafted an estate plan for my family and we couldn’t be more pleased with the experience. Ms. Arbenz’s entire team is professional and responsive. A dynamic and affable style allow for good communication with her clients producing legal documents that are without exception. We’ve confidently recommended her to numerous friends their estate planning needs.
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Posted by Lisette | September 2, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Will Update to Living Trust
I found Annie on the AVVO site and couldn't be more pleased with the results of the complicated update that was needed for my Will. My experience during this whole process, guided by Annie, was always pleasant and thorough. Annie's mix of friendly professionalism, knowledge, and experience was very reassuring and all communication was very clear and helpful. Any question I had was answered quickly and patiently via email or phone, making sure I had full understanding of the information I needed. It was a pleasure working with Annie and I'm very pleased with the resulting Living Trust.
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Posted by megan | February 26, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent and knowledgable
Annie is extremely helpful, friendly, and knowledgeable. It is evident she has a fun loving spirit and magnetic personality but can get down to business when needed. She has a fantastic website that we used to do a will online, it was a reasonably priced option for anyone needing to put together a will--and not looking to spend too much.
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Posted by Beth | December 19, 2013
Estate Planning made easy
Annie made the estate planning process easy to understand well making sure that we were set up for the long haul. Starting a family this year it was important to us to have a plan in place that would protect our children for years to come. An uncomfortable topic to discuss - but under Annie's guidance it was pain free and we both feel very comfortable with the outcome.
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Posted by anonymous | December 9, 2013
Estate Planning
My wife and I have used Annie to complete our Will and also to assess trust documents for further understanding. Annie has always been very informative, and responsive with our requests. Not only have we relied on Annie to help us with our personal needs, Annie has also been very helpful with legal questions that come up in my line of work. Annie has always taken the time to explain details so they can be easily understood, and makes sure that all questions are answered. It is refreshing to know you will always receive a quick and accurate response.
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Posted by anonymous | December 6, 2013
Excellent Experience
Annie helped my wife and I with our estate plan for our family. Over a couple of painless visits to her beautiful office overlooking the Puget Sound the process was complete. Annie is very knowledgeable and fun to work with. I'd recommend Annie for anyone in need of Probate, Estate Planning or Business law advice.
Posted by Amy | December 4, 2013
A True Professional
Annie Arbenz handled our estate planning and I would highly recommend her. She is extremely professional and walked us through the whole process making sure we understood everything. In addition, she is personable and out going. You immediately feel at ease in her presence knowing that she will take care of you.
Posted by Evans | September 16, 2010
Ms Arbenz Excellent Service
Ms Arbenz is an exceptional young attorney, she has my highest recommendation. She helped my firm with paperwork and negotiations for 2 acquisitions over the last two years, plus numerous other minor matters where i needed business counsel. Ms Arbenz also has helped myself and my wife with some personal legal matters. She is responsive, quick and thoughtful in her replies, and does her research very thoroughly. Documents from her desk are complete and timely. Further, Ms Arbenz has the poise and self confidence to "know what she dosent know" and seek advice from her Partners at Harlowe Falk. All this has led to a very high level of confidence in Ms Arbenz.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 325-325 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Andrews & Arbenz, PLLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Partner
  • Kampbell, Andrews & Arbenz, PLLC
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Associate
  • Brown Yando & Kampbell, PLLC
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Associate
  • Harlowe & Falk LLP
  • 2008 - 2011
  • Legal Intern
  • Harlowe & Falk LLP
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Rule 9 Extern
  • Spokane County Prosecutor's Office
  • 2007 - 2007
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Education

  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • University of Washington
  • BBA - Bachelor of Business Administration
  • 2005

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Estate of Robert Cammon vs. Betsey Cammon

Associations

  • Alumni Association, Gonzaga University School of Law
  • President
  • 2013 - Present
  • Make-A-Wish Alaska & Washington
  • Wish Granting Volunteer
  • 2013 - Present
  • Board of Advisors, Gonzaga University School of Law
  • Board Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Rotary Club of Gig Harbor
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association, Business Law Section
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust Section - Newsletter Editorial Board
  • Board Member
  • 2010 - 2013
  • Washington Women Lawyers (Pierce County chapter)
  • Social Chair
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Toastmasters
  • Member
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Washington Women Lawyers (Pierce County chapter)
  • Board Member
  • 2008 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyer in the South Sound
  • South Sound Magazine
  • 2015
  • 40 Under Forty
  • Business Examiner
  • 2012
  • President's Gavel
  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • 2008

Publications

  • NBI Seminars
  • Satisfying Creditor Claims and Inventorying an Estate
  • 2016
  • Washington State Bar Association Real Property, Probate & Trust Section Newsletter
  • A Few Tips for Dealing With Creditors in Credit-Heavy Times
  • 2013
  • Trial News Washington State Trial Lawyers
  • Protect Your Clients: Case Pitfalls from a Transactional Attorney’s Perspective
  • 2012
  • Washington State Bar Association Real Property, Probate & Trust Section Newsletter
  • Practice Tip: New Requirements for Preparer Tax Identification Numbers
  • 2010
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Speaking Engagements

  • Probate: Everything You Need to Know
  • Creditor Claim Conundrums
  • 2018
  • Probate: Everything You Need to Know
  • Insolvent Estates
  • 2018
  • Trusts from A to Z
  • Marital Trusts in a Nutshell
  • 2017
  • Year-End Potpourri
  • Protect Your Clients: Pitfalls from a Transactional Attorney's Perspective
  • 2013
  • VA Caregivers
  • Estate Planning 101
  • 2013
  • Estate Planning Basics
  • Estate Planning Basics
  • 2012
  • Business Law Basics
  • Business Law Basics
  • 2012
  • Senior University @ Franke Tobey Jones Retirement Community
  • Estate Planning Basics
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (19)
Given (11)
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Estate planning Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have the honor and privilege of knowing this extraordinary attorney through our mutual professional law firm development organization that we are both involved. I highly recommend and endorse this attorney as being one of the finest individuals and professionals that a client could ever have. Attorney Stephen Rue"
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Probate Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Annie is a skilled probate and estate planning attorney. I have referred several clients--and even a family member--to her."
Probate Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Annie is an experienced attorney in the estate planning community. I have referred clients as well as family members to her. I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Nov 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Annie is a very hardworking, professional, and compassionate attorney. She is dedicated to doing the best job possible for all those who get to work with her. I highly recommend Annie's quick wit, great sense of humor, and skill as an estate planning, business, and probate attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Dec 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Arbenz knows the law and how to make it work for her clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Annie is a great attorney and well respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"Annie Arbenz is a diligent and compassionate attorney. I am confident in referring clients to her and trust her work and judgment."
Trusts Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. We went to law school together and she had a passion for the law then and continues to have such. She is a good hire."
Probate Attorney | May 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Annie is an exceptionally caring and thorough attorney. She works hard and gets great results. When I decide to have my own will drawn up, Annie is going to be getting my business! I endorse Annie Arbenz."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Annie Arbenz is great for estate and trust work, entity formation and governance, employment law, and mergers & acquisitions. Our firm had clients who needed a complicated trust drafted and approved by the Court for their disabled son, and we referred them to Annie. She came through with a great trust that was immediately accepted by the judge. She was great to work with, and the clients loved her. She is now our "go-to" person for these types of issues. I trust Annie and am even having her do my own estate planning. I highly recommend her and her work."
Estate planning Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Arbenz is a thoughtful and organized attorney who will always go the extra mile for her clients. She is as smart as she is personable, and when faced with a difficult legal issue Ms. Arbenz is a thorough and capable researcher. I refer all of my estate planning and business law clients to Ms. Arbenz, and I cannot recommend her enough."
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