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Carol Catherine Mccaulley

Estate planning Attorney at Washougal, WA

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About Carol

Learn Carol’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    Wills, Trusts (including Disclaimer and Special Needs Trusts), Durable Power of Attorneys, Entity Formation. etc.

    22 years

  2. Elder law
    My work with a non-profit to support seniors and disabled individuals leaves me always interested in helping in this area of law.

    20 years

  3. General practice
    Small Business Formation, Evictions, Garnishments, etc.

  4. Guardianship
    I work with both contested and non-contested guardianships.

    20 years

  5. Probate
    Probates in both Washington State and Oregon

    22 years

  6. Employment and labor
    I was a Human Resource Manger prior to practicing law and have focused my practice on Labor and Emloyment law from the onset. I have represented by employers and employees in all areas of emloyment law.

    22 years

My personal goal is to always recognize the dignity of each client while helping them resolve any legal issue.

I began my legal practice, after working for many years as a Human Resource Manager for a variety of businesses including a large local heavy manufacturer and in Risk Management.   Today, I help clients with planning for an responding to life experiences (e.g., elder law issues, estate planning, guardianships, probates, and small business issues).    I taught as on the faculty at City University and periodically wrote columns on employment issues for the Vancouver Business Journal.  In addition, have conducted seminars and workshops in the community related to elder law, estate planning, and employment law.

I am committed to serving in the community, founding  the Human Dignity Foundation, which runs a non-profit adult care home (Good Shepherd Manor) to provide a better place for elderly, disabled and/or terminally ill adults with limited financial means.  I am an active member of St. Thomas Aquinas parish where am a reader, a sacristan and  have served on the Pastoral Council and the Outreach Commission, I currently serve on the Board of the Children's Center and previously served on the Board for Second Step Housing.     

My husband, Tom, and I have have two Beagles, Hastings and Pepper, who I enjoy loving and showing.  We have a menagerie of mostly reptiles (two leopard  geckos, a crested gecko and a bearded dragon, two tree frogs, a russian gold tortoise) and one small pet mouse.  Togehter we enjoy camping and I enjoy hiking (I got to walk the Camino de Santago a few years ago - an amazing experience).

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Licensed for 21 years
State OR
Status Pro Bono - Active
Acquired 2002
Updated 12/11/2022
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 2001
Updated 11/25/2022

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

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Carol Catherine McCaulley, P.C.
1470 N. 20th St
Washougal, WA, 98671


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Posted by anonymous | January 27, 2009
An Advocate for Truth and Justice
Carol has been representing me for over 7 months, and I will tell you that she is above reproach, her honesty, integrity and trust is her greatest strength. You add compassion and hard work; and what you have is a recipe for success. She also demands the same from me, and expects me to be above reproach as well, this is very important to her, because it makes for a winning combination. She is very knowledgeable, responsive to how I feel, and she keeps me informed every step of the way, whether the issue is in my favor or not, she tells me the truth about each situation, but remains positive and upbeat, when things are not exactly going our way. She is not just my lawyer, but also my advocate, I am so proud that she is in my life and very happy to recommend her to others. --Gregory J Nashif - Vancouver, Washington USA
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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • McCaulley Law
  • 2019 - 2019
  • SVP CHRO/Legal Counsel
  • Columbia Credit union
  • 2012 - 2019
  • Attorney
  • Salmon Creek Law Offices
  • 2008 - 2012
  • Attorney
  • Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt
  • 2005 - 2008
  • Attorney
  • Blair Schaefer Hutchison & Wolfe, LLP
  • 2001 - 2005
  • Law Clerk
  • Blair Schaefer Hutchison & Wolfe, LLP
  • 1998 - 2001
  • Manager of Employee Services
  • Gunderson, Inc.
  • 1996 - 2001
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  • Holy Apostles College and Seminary
  • MA - Masters Theology/Bioethics
  • 2019
  • Northwestern School of Law at Lewis & Clark
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • Washington State University
  • MA - Masters
  • 1986
  • Washington State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1984
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Legal Cases

  • Key Property Services v. Ellsworth
  • 8 day jury trial - verdict in client's favor


  • Multnomah Bar Association
  • 2002 - Present
  • Clark County Bar Association
  • 2001 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • German


  • Pro Bono Pulbic Serice Commendation
  • WSBA
  • 2009
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Clark County Volunteer Lawyers Program
  • 2008
  • Pro Bono Publico Service commendation
  • WSBA
  • 2007
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Clark County Volunteer Lawyers Program
  • 2007
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Clark County Volunteer Lawyers Program
  • 2005
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Clark County Volunteer Lawyers Program
  • 2004
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  • Bunchgrass Historian
  • The Town that Jonathan Johnson Built
  • 1984
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Speaking Engagements

  • Credit Union Attorney Fly In
  • Employment Law Updates
  • 2019
  • CCUniversity
  • Foundations in Law
  • 2019
  • CCUniversity
  • Foundations in Law
  • 2018
  • Various Parishes in Southern Deanery
  • Estate Planning Workshops
  • 2011
  • Various Parishes in Southern Deanery
  • Estate Planning Workshops
  • 2010
  • Probate Bootcamp
  • When is Probate not Required?
  • 2009
  • Leave Law in Washington
  • Review of Various Leave Laws and How they Interact
  • 2008
  • Business Contracts
  • Employment Related Contracts
  • 2007
  • Employment Law Basics
  • Four Common Mistakes Employers Make
  • 2007
  • Wage and Hour Issues
  • Wage and Hour Law in Washington State
  • 2007
  • Employment Law
  • Employment Law Update
  • 2004
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Attorney endorsements

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Employment and labor Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have worked with Carol on several matters while at the same same firm and while working with different firms. I have referred several long-time clients to Carol for employment and elder law matters and have always received very positive feedback. Carol takes the time to listen to and understand her clients and her caring nature is very evident in her interactions with clients. Carol is a consummate professional and an attorney I would highly recommend."
Estate planning