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Laura L Mancuso

Probate Attorney at Vancouver, WA

4.7   16 reviews

Licensed for 25 years

About Laura

Learn Laura’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Guardianship
    30%
    Adult guardianships and guardianships for minors.

  2. Probate
    30%
    Advice on whether probate is necessary and, if so, petition for probate and proceed with related probate administration.

  3. Estate planning
    20%
    Estate planning (including wills, trusts, powers of attorney, health care advanced directives, and probate avoidance).

    21 years

  4. Litigation
    20%
    Protection orders and trust administration.

PROVIDING QUALITY LEGAL ADVICE AND REPRESENTATION FOR OVER 20 YEARS.

I am an experienced and knowledgeable attorney. I have been fortunate to have many returning clients over several years in different practice areas due to my compassion and listening to the needs of my clients. I spent four years as a public defender in Spokane after graduating law school and gained tremedous trial experience. I then continued litigation and trials as privately retained counsel in criminal defense, traffic offenses, and civil litigation. I increased my practice areas to estate planning, probate, and family law. I spent eight years as a JAG officer in the Air Force Reserve, retiring in 2012.

Currently, I am accepting new clients for guardianships, trust administration, probate, and estate planning in Oregon and Washington. 

My extended family resides in the Portland/Vancouver area.  I enjoy reading, hiking, and watching my children in numerous sports.

Awards

Client's Choice 2012
Client's Choice
2012

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Licensed for 25 years
State OR
Status Active
Acquired 2003
Updated 12/11/2022
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 1997
Updated 02/01/2023

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

Contact Laura

Mancuso Law Office
1220 Main Place
Suite 400
Vancouver, WA, 98660

Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
  16 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2012
Client's Choice
Laura received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2012
Posted by Marjorie | February 22, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Laura Mancuso is an excellent attorney!
Laura Mancuso has helped me over the years with writing my will, estate planning and a current business matter. She has always been extremely knowledable, professional and friendly. I have consulted her regarding bankruptcy also. She informed me she did not do bankruptcies, but gave me the name and phone number of a good, local attorney who took my case.
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Posted by Christy | February 14, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Post divorce advice
Laura was super patient, had great advice that really helped me through a difficult situation, and made me feel like there were no dumb questions. She’s amazing!
Posted by James | August 19, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Marvelous ManCuso
Laura represented me for a traffic citation I got last October. She was successful in getting both charges dismissed. Highly recommend A ++
Posted by Kelly | July 24, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Laura Mancuso Is An Excellent Attorney
Laura Mancuso handled my probate case and was everything I could have asked for in an attorney. She was professional, empathetic, skilled and made a difficult task more bearable. She listens/communicates well, gets the job done and her writing is superb, among many other positive professional attributes. She was open and up front about all fees and I feel hiring her was money well spent, no doubt about it. As her client I was completely satisfied and recommend her as an attorney. I fully and whole-hardheartedly recommend Ms. Laura Mancuso for your legal counsel needs.
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Posted by Serena | October 31, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
A Lawyer with Integrity!
I am very thankful to have gotten the much needed help from Laura. She was able to help me understand legal matters/terminology and gave me great advice that helped my case. Laura has displayed sincere concern to research my case being well prepared for my consultation and I discern in her great character and integrity.
Posted by Tara | October 26, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best!
Laura goes above and beyond for her clients. She knows what she’s doing and is straight forward.
Posted by Nathan | October 26, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Family Law
Laura was a lifesaver in complicated and contentious divorce/custody. At a very affordable rate, she took great care of me. Laura was fair, and didn't look to make a transaction. It was about the relationship. She won the case, and was ready for the next round! I was very grateful to have by my side.
Posted by Ashlie | October 25, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Love her
Laura is a very caring and motivated lawyer. She believed in me and took her time to listen. She was pationate about my case. She knew how nervous I was and made me feel so secure!
Posted by Mike | February 6, 2015
Superior Service And Results!
I had the honor of having Laura Mancuso represent me on a driving while suspending charge, she worked closely with me and kept me well informed every step of the way. I ended up getting a second DWS charge while court was pending, she got that taken care of with the original at no extra charge. Should the need arise I will be more than happy to utilize her services in the future and highly recommend her to anyone seeking help with traffic related offenses.
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Posted by Greg | April 11, 2012
Excellent service and results
Not only did Laura get my ticket dismissed, she has done the same for my father, brother, and colleague no less than a total of 6 times! I would highly recommend her services to anyone.
Posted by anonymous | May 9, 2008
Fantastic Lawyer
Laura Mancuso helped my husband and son who both recieved tickets within weeks of each other. She was completely professional, always kept us informed and went above and beyond to close the cases favorably. Very creative thinker. I would definitely recommend Laura if you get into a legal bind.
Posted by anonymous | December 28, 2007
Superior Lawyer
Laura Mancuso has helped me many times with various legal problems. She has always been extremely knowledgeable, trustworthy, responsive, courteous, and empathetic. She has always kept me informed. If the problem I had was not in her field of expertise, she would refer me to someone who could help me.
Posted by anonymous | December 15, 2007
Professional and Effective
Laura handled two very different types of cases for me, and used exactly the right approach both times. She is honest, professional and highly effective. I highly recommend her practice if you need an attorney.
Posted by anonymous | December 14, 2007
Greatest Lawyer, Nicest Person
I needed Laura during and extremely messy divorce that was taking place across state lines. She was always there for me, gave great advice, and in every way went above and beyond what I expected her to do. I found her to be extremely professional and very knowledgeable, even though I was in Wisconsin and the divorce was in Washington. She was kind and empathetic as well, and I really felt like she cared about my case.
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Posted by Tina | June 2, 2015
good attorney
Laura did a great job finishing up my case. The attorney she replaced had cost me a lot of extra money. Laura kept me informed and had good experience in family law. The staff in her office were always willing to answer my questions and help when needed. I would retain her again if I needed an attorney.
Posted by travis | March 3, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
always check a lawyers specialty!
This was the first time I've ever lost a speeding ticket hearing. She failed miserably in getting a simple 10 over speeding infraction dismissed. I had to call her numerous times to get updates on my case. It was either " I forgot" or "I was super busy".That was her standard E-mail or reply to my inquiry. I do not recommend her for traffic offenses. Save yourself the money and headaches.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Mancuso Law Office
  • 2016 - Present
  • Attorney
  • McKean Smith Law Firm
  • 2020 - 2022
  • Associate Attorney
  • Johnson & Associates, PC
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Associate Attorney
  • Marsh, Higgins, Beaty & Hatch, PC
  • 2010 - 2014
  • Owner
  • Mancuso Law Office, PLLC
  • 2006 - 2010
  • Associate Attorney
  • Baumgartner Nelson & Price, PLLC
  • 2002 - 2006
  • Defender II
  • City Of Spokane Public Defender's Office
  • 1997 - 2001
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Education

  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • University of Oregon
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1990

Associations

  • Clark County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Clark County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Clark County Bar Association
  • Board of Trustees
  • 2012 - 2015
  • Clark County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Treasurer
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Multnomah Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Clark County Bar Association
  • 2017
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Clark County Volunteer Lawyers Program
  • 2016
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Clark County Volunteer Lawyers Program
  • 2015
  • Service Award
  • Clark County Bar Association Board of Trustees
  • 2015
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Clark County Volunteer Lawyers Program
  • 2014
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Clark County Volunteer Lawyers Program
  • 2013
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Clark County Volunteer Lawyers Program
  • 2012
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Clark County Volunteer Lawyers Program
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (1)
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Family Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have been opposing counsel on cases with Ms. Mancuso, she was always knowledgeable and professional. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Laura is a great lawyer and person. I always enjoy working with her on cases. She is an advocate for her clients and respected by the local bench. I endorse Laura."
Family Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Laura was the opposing counsel on a divorce case. She was a great advocate for her client, but respected the legal process enough to avoid being unreasonable or overly litigious. I respect her as an attorney and enjoy her as a person."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Smart and hard-working. Ms. Mancuso is dedicated to helping her clients through tough situations, and getting the best outcome possible. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Laura and I worked together on various Air Force JAG Corps projects, and she was an excellent mentor and legal expert. She taught me a lot about family law, and I have used her as a referral source in Oregon to the satisfaction of family members of mine. I would recommend her to anyone!"
Family Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Laura works hard to meet client needs and provides solid, balanced representation to her clients."
General practice Attorney | Dec 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have known Ms. Mancuso for many years and have worked as opposing counsel with her. I have also worked with her in community organizations. I know her to be competent, professional, organized, and a good litigator."
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