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Holland Ilene Mcburns

also known as Evergreen Elder Law

About me

Attorney Holland McBurns has been a lifelong resident of Spokane, Washington. Growing up on the South Hill, she spent her early years committed to academics for the purpose and ultimate goal of making a difference in her community. This determination resulted in a BA, Cum Laude, in Women’s Issues from the University of Washington in 1996, and Juris Doctorate, Cum Laude, from Gonzaga School of Law in 2000.
Since 2000, Holland has had a successful practice with a background in Family law and a passion for Elder law. In 2004, Holland was awarded the VLP award for legal representation of indigent clients. Her practice focuses on family value based planning, guiding each family to make the best decisions for themselves. Each plan is designed for the unique needs of a particular family or client, including pre -planning and crisis planning for Medicaid and long- term care, special needs planning, estate planning, estate administration, and guardianships.
Holland is currently a member of the Washington State Bar Association, the Spokane County Bar Association, the National Association for Elder Law Attorneys, the Washington Association for Elder Law Attorneys, the Elder Counsel, and the National Business Institute.
In addition to her legal practice, Holland is a committed wife and mother of three wonderful children who love to bike, hike, run and garden. Understanding the struggles and needs of families, Holland is dedicated to providing her clients with the kind of support and guidance necessary for the best possible results.


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Contact info

Evergreen Elder Law

621 W. Mallon Ave.
Suite # 306
Spokane, WA, 99201-2623

Practice areas


  1. Elder Law: 30%
    4 years
  2. Estate Planning: 30%
    4 years
  3. Probate: 20%
  4. Medicaid & Medicare: 20%



Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

19 total 

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  • Karen Gwen Schweigert

    Holland is a professional, honorable, experienced and aggressive advocate for her clients. My first experience with Holland was when she was a Title 26 GAL in a family law matter. Her report was thorough and balanced. Her recommendations and testimony were well thought out and firmly based on all of the facts and circumstances. She consistently maintains that high standard throughout all of her cases. I refer clients to Holland with confidence.


    Karen Schweigert Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Connie L Powell

    I endorse Holland. She an extensive training and education regarding elder law and areas affecting seniors. She takes the time with her clients and is available to answer questions. Holland is professional and knowledgeable.


    Connie Powell Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Small Law Firm of the YearSpokane County Bar Association2004
VLP Award for Legal Representation of Indigent ClientsVolunteer Lawyers Program2003
Young Attorney of the YearSpokane County Bar Association2003
Cum LaudeGonzaga School of Law2000
Cali Award- Legal Research & WritingGonzaga School of Law1999
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Office Of Holland McBurns2002 - 2012
CoordinatorVolunteer Lawyers Program2000 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington Women LawyersMember2014 - Present
Veteran's AdministrationAccredited Attorney2013 - Present
National Association for Elder Law AttorneysMember2011 - Present
Washington Association for Elder Law AttorneysMember2011 - Present
ElderCounselMember2011 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationAdmitted to Practice2000 - Present
Spokane County Bar AssociationAdmitted to Practice2000 - Present
American Bar AssociationAdmitted to Practice2000 - Present
Inland Northwest Business AllianceMember2000 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
IN RE: the MARRIAGE OF Peggy Marie BURETA, v. Robert Thomas BuretaFully Favorable
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gonzaga University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
University of WashingtonWomen's IssuesBA - Bachelor of Arts1996
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
EWVTFElder Law Issues & LTC Planning2015
Corbin Park Senior CenterLong Term Care Planning2015
Valley HospitalLong-Term Care Planning2014
Paying for long-term careLong-Term Care Planning2014
VA Benefits PresentationVA Benefits2013
Senior CenterElder Law Q & A2013
PresentationElder Law & Estate Planning2013