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Karen L Webber

Guardianship Attorney at Vancouver, WA

4.3   6 reviews
  • State Years
    Washington - WA 20 years
    Oregon - OR 20 years
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2004
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State OR
    Acquired 2003
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Karen

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Awards

Client's Choice 2015
Client's Choice
2015

Location

Pettis Webber Pacific Estate and Asset Planning
1500 D Street
Vancouver, WA, 98663

Reviews

4.3 / 5.0
  6 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2015
Client's Choice
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Posted by Fiona | December 10, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Estate Planning
Because of a sudden and unexpected change in circumstances I needed some work done under a very short deadline. Karen responded to my needs in a compassionate and conscientious manner. I appreciate her thoroughness and would highly recommend her.
Posted by Virgil Dowell | November 12, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Professional and Compassionate
Karen handled our estate and family trust. She understood our needs, was patient and thorough in her explanations, and guided us through decisions. We were cared for and have peace of mind at the end of our estate process.
Posted by Mike | October 2, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Trust Set-up
I hired Ms Webber and her firm to draw up a trust for me. The firm had done my late wife's and my wills, community property agreements, POAs and healthcare directives. I felt her expertise in elder law was the best I would find anywhere. Ms Webber explained the process to me in terms I could understand and made it much easier and less complicated than I had expected. I would highly recommend Ms Webber in the event one needs assistance in the elder law field.
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Posted by Wendy | October 2, 2015
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I unreservedly recommend Karen Webber
I had a complex situation involving my brother's estate to deal with. I am very happy that I was able to work with Karen Webber and her team; without them in would have been a nightmare. They have been professional, supportive, patient, and fair throughout all my interactions with them. I have had a very positive experience and have no hesitation in recommending them!!
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Posted by Jean | September 17, 2015
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Great experience
All of my needs were adressed in a professional compassionate manner. I was never rushed and felt great peace of mind. Highly recommend this organization.
Posted by anonymous | April 17, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Disappointing.
We went to Karen Webber in June 2019 and paid nearly $4,000 up front for estate documents given my husband's Parkinson's diagnosis. It is now Almost May 2020 and the promised documents have not been delivered. Crystal, Karen's paralegal, said Karen still needs to review our documents before releasing them to us Trust is earned and I have neither heard nor seen this attorney since we first met either her. There is something wrong with this given we need to have a good relationship with an attorney who is supposed to be helping us through a challenging time. I would not recommend Karen Webber.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Pettis Webber Pacific Estate and Asset Planning
  • 2020 - Present
  • Partner
  • Phelan Webber Pettis P.S.
  • 2016 - 2020
  • Partner
  • Phelan Webber & Associates P.S.
  • 2013 - 2016
  • Associate Attorney
  • Margaret Madison Phelan P.S.
  • 2003 - 2013
  • Law Clerk
  • Margaret Madison Phelan P.S.
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Volunteer Bookkeeper
  • Oregon Literacy, Inc.
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Financial Officer
  • Us Trust Company
  • 1996 - 2000
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Education

  • Lewis & Clark Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • Illinois Wesleyan University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1996

Associations

  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Pink Lemonade Project
  • Thriver Friend and Mentor
  • 2012 - Present
  • American Inns of Court
  • Member & Current Program Chair
  • 2004 - Present
  • PEO International
  • Member & Current Treasurer
  • 1995 - Present
  • Clark County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Washington Women Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Oregon State Bar
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Certified Elder Law Attorney
  • National Elder Law Foundation
  • 2015
  • Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2012
  • Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2010
  • Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2009
  • Federal Law Tax Certificate
  • Lewis & Clark Law School
  • 2003
  • Honors Brief, First Year Appellate Arguments
  • Lewis & Clark Law School
  • 2001
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Publications

  • Advantage
  • What You Really Need to Know for the Second Half of Life
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • WEA Retired Teachers Group Speaking Event
  • 5 Costly Myths of Estate Planning
  • 2015
  • Clark County WA Guardianship Bar Meeting
  • Selling Real Property
  • 2015
  • Clark County Guardianship Bar Meeting
  • Medicaid and...
  • 2015
  • 2015 Title 11 Guardianship Guardian ad Litem Training
  • Least restrictive Alternatives
  • 2015
  • Settlement Guardian ad Litem Training
  • Special Needs Trusts
  • 2013
  • Seminar held by Phelan Webber & Associates
  • Tricks to Beat Death and Taxes
  • 2013
  • 2012 Title 11 Guardianship Guardian ad Litem Training
  • Determination of Functional Capacity in Accordance with Guardianship Statutes
  • 2012
  • WSU Gerontology Class
  • Top Ten Questions of Clark County Seniors
  • 2009
  • WSU Death and Dying Class
  • Essential Estate Planning and End of Life Documents
  • 2009
  • WSU Death and Dying Class
  • Essential Estate Planning and End of Life Documents
  • 2007
  • WSU Death and Dying Class
  • Essential Estate Planning Documents
  • 2005
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Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (3)
Endorse Karen
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Karen Webber is one of Washington's preeminent estate planning and elder law attorneys. She is knowledgeable and thorough. Your estate is in good hands with Karen Webber!"
Elder law Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Karen Webber. She is a highly competent and thoughtful attorney."
Elder law Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Karen from a national organization of elder law attorneys. Karen is extremely caring, professional, knowledgable and trustworthy. I highly recommend Karen as an Elder Law attorney."
Elder law Attorney | Nov 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Karen is a great lawyer. I would trust her to handle my matters, or that of my family. She is trustworthy and diligent. A client can't go wrong with Karen."
Probate Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Karen is an outstanding attorney. She is a tremendous asset to our legal community. Karen is extremely experienced, knowledgeable and professional. I regularly consult with or refer matters to Karen. I give her my highest recommendation."
Elder law Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Karen for several years now through an organization of elder law attorneys. She is extremely knowledgeable and dedicated to providing thorough and compassionate service to her clients."
Elder law Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Other
"I've known Karen through a national organization of estate planning and elder care law attorneys for many years. Karen clearly is experienced, knowledgeable, cares about her clients and communicates well. I fully endorse her as someone to whom I would gladly refer clients, knowing that anyone that I would refer to her would be in good hands."
Estate planning Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Karen is a great resource for many local attorneys in the areas of trust law, special needs estate planning, Medicaid planning, guardianship and elder law. She is also pleasant, respectful and intelligent."
Elder law Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Karen and her work for many years. I routinely and confidently refer people to her for Probate, Estate Planning, Trust, Medicaid Planning, and Guardianship work. She holds herself to an incredibly high standard, both personally and professionally. To say she is extremely skilled, capable, and intelligent is an understatement. She brings much to representation that cannot be taught, such as strength, confidence, compassion, insight, and integrity. She just seems to know how to work with anyone and any situation effectively. Though known to be a leading elder law attorney in Southwest Washington, she also participates on a state and national level, ceaselessly increasing and refining her already considerable skills. Her elder law knowledge is comprehensive, spanning more than can be stated in a review. She routinely handles many complicated areas such as special needs trusts and complex estates. Karen's work commands respect from her colleagues and the courts."
Elder law Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Karen for a number of years and seen her work and competence as a truly professional and highly ethical attorney.. She is well versed in both Estate Planning and Elder Law. I highly endorse this lawyer."
Elder law Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. I am always happy to refer any client who has estate planning or elder law needs in Washington to Karen as I know that will always be taken care of from both a legal and personal stand."
Elder law Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer, Karen Webber and her Partner Margaret Phelan as the cutting edge attorneys and planners in Elder Care and Special Needs law. They are the "go to" attorneys in their area and highly regarded nationally by their peers. I highly recommend and endorse them.."
Elder law Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Other
"Karen was a law school colleague and a friend. She is dedicated, hard working and cares deeply about her work and clients."
Guardianship Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Karen since she was in law school and am impressed daily with her legal abilities and compassion. She has an amazing ability to explain the most complicated concepts in terms anyone can understand. Clients and staff continually praise her."
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Vancouver Guardianship Lawyer Karen L Webber
Karen L Webber
Guardianship Attorney
Vancouver, WA
Licensed for 20 years