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Craig S Andersen

Estate planning Attorney at Camas, WA

4.5   8 reviews

also known as Craig Andersen


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About Craig

Learn Craig’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    40%
    I assist clients in both retirement and estate planning. One must plan for the eventualities of aging in order to have an estate to leave her or his heirs.

    34 years

  2. Trusts
    20%
    A trust is one of several vehicles for management and disposal of property outside of probate.

    34 years

  3. Business
    10%
    I consult and assist people in forming, management and wind-up of small to medium businesses

    34 years

  4. Power of attorney
    10%
    We use Durable Power of Attorney to guarantee that your desires are followed even when you are sick or otherwise disabled.

    34 years

  5. Probate
    10%
    I assist families and individuals with settling their loved ones' estates.

    34 years

  6. Guardianship
    5%
    We help people to establish guardianships and to resist the imposition of wrongful guardianships including VAPO actions.

  7. Wills and living wills
    5%
    We assist clients in developing Wills and Living Wills

In 1987, I entered law school with one goal in mind. I wanted to make a difference in the world. Through my practice over nearly three decades, I have made a difference by helping my clients solve their legal problems. Through ethical, thorough and thoughtful problem solving, I am privileged to help you navigate through your legal matter. Whether you are are looking ahead toward estate planning, forming a business or seeking other legal advice, I and my associates stand ready to stand with you. I am accepting new clients!

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Licensed for 32 years
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 1990
Updated 11/25/2022

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

Contact Craig

Andersen and Associates
111 NE 12th Ave
Camas, WA, 98607

Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
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Posted by Louise | February 8, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great help in a time of great need.
Craig answered my question immediately as soon as it was posted. Very professional and kind. I would highly recommend Craig, and if he was closer to me, I would have made an appointment to see him in person. Thank you Craig for going out of your way to help people on this platform, best regards.
Posted by valerie | August 29, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome Lawyer
Craig Anderson is awesome. Our case involved probate fraud and was very confusing. We couldn’t find a lawyer to represent us in our town, so we reached out to AVVO. Craig responded and drove 3 ½ hours to meet us to discuss the case. He looked over our information and confirmed there was fraud with the probate. We were at the end of the deadline time to file a dispute. Thanks to Craig he got on this immediately and file the necessary paperwork to give us time to prove our case. Craig was very willing to answer all the questions I had and believe me I had a lot. Craig responds to text, email, calls immediately any day or time. The result was we won our case and proved the fraud, so the other heirs settled instead of receiving criminal charges. Craig was an excellent lawyer, being out of town where we couldn’t meet in person was not a problem due to his diligence of his commitment. I have had many other questions regarding other legal issues where I reached out to Craig and he is always willing to answer or direct me to where I need to go. You can’t go wrong with Craig he is a top-notch lawyer with a great personality that is straight up honest !!!
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Posted by Roxanne | August 29, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Above and Beyond
Mr. Anderson did an amazing job for myself and my husband regarding settling my mother's real estate and estate settlement He was there to help us sort out some deep-seated issues that needed to be eradicated in order for us to close this estate. Mr. Anderson always acts in the most prudent way possible using his well-honed skills as an attorney in multiple counties in Washington State. You will be hard-pressed to find another attorney was such a grasp of the laws of Washington state. I highly recommend Craig Andersen he will not disappoint you will be very happy with the results I might add he worked tirelessly for us for almost a year
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Posted by Emily | August 29, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Prompt, Couteous, Professional
I was going through a difficult time and Mr. Andersen was very understanding. He took the time to make sure I understood everything. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Deborah | July 5, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Can’t go wrong with Craig
Excellent attorney. Dedicated and trustworthy. Definitely use him again when we form our living trust.
Posted by Joe | July 5, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Andersen review
Contacted Craig for advice on family law/trust estate planning. Craig was intelligent, articulate and took his time with me. Thank you!
Posted by Kiera | May 3, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
EXCELLENT ATTORNEY
I was so pleased with my Attorney, Craig Andersen. He was always courteous and professional. He was knowledgeble and made the legal process painless. He was always on time and ready to go! I can't thank him enough! I would highly recommend him.
Posted by Becky | August 23, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
The worst experience I have ever had with any professional
Like I said the worst experience I’ve ever had with a professional never did anything he promised. I wouldn’t recommend him to anybody. Promised to call me failed to promise to make an appointment failed to then when we did schedule an appointment he said he was going to be a half hour late then it was an hour and a half didn’t seem to find a problem with that said he was wasting his time in his gas not very professional
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-300 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.4 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Andersen and Associates PLLC
  • 2018 - Present
  • Associate
  • Clearwater Law
  • 2016 - 2016
  • Tribal Prosecutor
  • The Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation
  • 2016 - 2016
  • Associate
  • The Law Offices of Nicole Dalton
  • 2016 - 2017
  • President
  • TacTek Arms
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Managing Partner
  • Andersen Law PLLC
  • 2010 - 2014
  • Founding Partner
  • Morse Bratt & Andersen, PLLC
  • 2005 - 2010
  • Associate
  • Morse & Bratt, PC
  • 2001 - 2005
  • Prosecuting Attorney
  • Office of the Lewis County Prosecutor
  • 1999 - 2001
  • Member
  • The Law Offices of Craig S. Andersen
  • 1997 - 1999
  • Associate Attorney
  • The Law Offices of Robert M. Gregg
  • 1995 - 1997
  • Assistant City Prosecutor
  • The Seattle Law Department
  • 1991 - 1995
  • Legal Intern
  • Branfeld Heslop and Holzman
  • 1988 - 1988
  • Special Deputy Prosecutor
  • Office Of The King County Prosecuting Attorney
  • 1988 - 1991
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Education

  • Seattle University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1990
  • Western Washington University
  • Undergraduate
  • 1987

Legal Cases

  • Probate of Brown
  • My client received her share of the estate which worked out 50/50.
  • Estate of Mcloud
  • Client received his share of the estate plus attorneys' fees.

Associations

  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Board Member
  • 2000 - 2001

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Amjur Award for top grade in Professional Responsibility
  • American Juris Prudence
  • 1989

Publications

  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • The Law of Evidence in Washington
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • The Law of Evidence in Washington
  • Washington State Evidence
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (4)
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Business Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"The Avvo answers of Mr. Andersen are consistently accurate, analytic and customized to the needs of the Avvo askers. These are exactly the qualities that every client would look for when hiring an attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"Really cares about his clients. Extremely knowledgeable."
Criminal defense
Corporate and incorporation