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  1. Elder Law: 25%
    21 years
  2. Probate: 25%
    24 years
  3. Guardianship: 25%
    21 years
  4. Litigation: 15%
    29 years
  5. Other: 10%
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Harlowe & Falk, LLP

One Tacoma Avenue North, Suite 300
Tacoma, WA, 98403


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LayerSeattle Metropolitan Magazine2015
Super LawyerSeattle Metropolitan Magazine2013
2012 Suer LawyerSeattle Metropolitan Magazine2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerHarlowe & Falk, LLP2012 - Present
PartnerNeil, Nettleton & Neil, P.S.2006 - 2012
AssociateG.W. Neil & Associates, P.S.1995 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
WINGS (Working Interdisciplinary Networks od Guardianship Stakeholders)Steering Commitee Member2015 - Present
Tacoma Pierce County Bar AssociationN/A1995 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A1988 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationN/A1987 - Present
Washignton State Bar Assocaition Elder Law CommitteeCo Chair for Legislation2012 - 2015
Tacoma Pierce County Bar AssociationGuardianship Committee Chair2011 - 2012
Washington State Bar AssociationElder Law Section - Past Chair2010 - 2011
Washington State Bar AssociationChair Elder Law Section2009 - 2010
Washington State Bar Association - Elder Law CommitteeAd Hoc Committee Re: Vulnerable Adult Protection Order Froms2007 - 2007
Washington State Bar Association - Elder Law CommitteeCo-Chair for Legislation2007 - 2009
Tacoma Pierce County Bar AssociationFamily Law Section Vice President2000 - 2001
Tacoma Pierce County Bar AssociationGuardianship Committee Chair1999 - 2000
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Estate of Treadwell v. WrightCase settled after remand.
In re Irrevocable Trust of McKeanAward for plaintiff at conclusion of trial.
Estate of Balint v. BalintJudgment for damages, fees, and property returned.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Title 11.88 RCW Guardianship GAL HandbookChapter 10 - Coauthor Final Words of Wisdom2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
Gettysburg CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts History and Political Science1984
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
WAELA Annual MeetingLegislative Update2011
TPCBA 10th Annual Guaridanship SeminarLegislative Update and Hot Topics in Guardainship2011
8th Annual Conference on Abuse of Elders and Adults with DisabilitiesThe Good, Bad and Ugly of Guardianship: Strategies for Change2011
Annual ConventionLitigation Guardians ad Litem2010
Protecting Vulnerable AdultsEthics and Uniform Guardianship Jurisdiction Act2009
Elder Law Section MeetingUniform Guardianship Jurisdiction Act2009
TPCBA Guardianship MeetingVulnerable Adult Protection Orders and GR 332008
Probate Boot CampEthics and TEDRA2008
KCBA Elder Law MeetingVulnerable Adult Protection Orders2008
Guardian ad Litem TrainingScope of Investigation - Trial Issues2007
GR 15, 22, and 31GR 15, 22, and 312007
Elder Law EssentialsCase Law Update2007
Alzheimer's and Other Forms of DementiaRepresenting Alleged and Incapacitated Persons2007
Elder Law ConferenceCase Law Upatde2006
Alzheimer's and Other Forms of DementiaThe Role of Counsel When a Party Has Diminished Capacity2006
Advanced Certified Professional Guardian TrainingPetitions to Establish Guardianships2006
Guardian ad Litem TrainingFinal Thoughts2005
Elder Law ConferenceCase Law Update2005
4th Annual Guardianship SeminarPetitions to Establish, Modify or Terminate a Guardianship2005
Elder Law ConferencePetitions for Vulnerable Adult Protection Orders2004
3rd Annual guardianship SeminarHighly Invasive Medical Procedures2004
Pitfalls of Guardianship PraticeBonding - No Need to Have "Night Terrors"2003