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Garon’s practice focuses on estate planning, with a particular emphasis on business succession planning for closely held businesses. In addition, Garon assists clients with trust and estate administration matters.


Garon identifies himself as a global citizen. As a result, in addition to serving his clients and community, he usually takes 2-3 trips abroad a year building homes with Habitat for Humanity or volunteering medical mission trips with a Rotary organization.


Practice areas


  1. Trusts: 25%
    3 years
  2. Probate: 25%
    3 years
  3. Estate Planning: 25%
    3 years
  4. Agriculture: 25%
    3 years

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Contact info

Stokes Lawrence Velikanje Moore & Shore

120 N. Naches Ave.
Yakima, WA, 98901-2757


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderStokes Lawrence Velikanje Moore & Shore2013 - Present
Of CounselStokes Lawrence Velikanje Moore & Shore2010 - 2013
AttorneyWilkinson Development, Inc.2008 - 2010
ShareholderVelikanje Halverson P.C.2000 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
Spikers Volleyball ClubCoachN/A
Team Yakima Volleyball ClubCoachN/A
Dispute Resolution Center of Yakima and Kittitas CountiesSteering Committee MemberN/A
Allied Arts of Yakima ValleyBoard MemberN/A
Yakima County Development AssociationCommunity AmbassadorN/A
Montessori School of YakimaBoard Member; TreasurerN/A
United Way of Yakima CountyBoard Member; SecretaryN/A
Habitat for HumanityGlobal Village TeamsN/A
Yakima Valley Partners Habitat for HumanityBoard Member; Chair of the Family Selection CommitteeN/A
Rotaplast InternationalVolunteerN/A
Yakima Sunrise RotaryBoard Member; Chair of several committeesN/A
Washington Attorneys Assisting Nonprofit OrganizationsBoard MemberN/A
Yakima Estate Planning CouncilPresident; TreasurerN/A
WSBA—Real Property, Probate & Trust SectionCo-Chair of RPPT Midyear Conference2013 - 2013
Publication nameTitleDate
Business Law Section, WSBABusiness Succession Planning: Constructing and Implementing a Succession Plan for Closely Held and Family Business2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
Middlebury CollegeAnthropologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1992
Middlebury CollegePhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts1992
University of HawaiiPhilosophyMA - MastersN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Women President's Organization Platinum IV MeetingBusiness Succession Planning2013
Yakima Estate Planning CouncilSetting a New Course in Your Business Estate Plan2011