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Amy Jeannette Goertz

Probate Attorney at Spokane, WA

5.0   6 reviews

About Amy

Learn Amy’s areas of practice.

My practice focuses on Elder Law, including Probate, Estate Planning, and Medicaid. I am a problem-solver, and enjoy helping individuals and families navigate the best course of action whether doing advance planning or during difficult times of transition, such as a decline in health, the need to find long-term care, or after the loss of a loved one.

I grew up in Spokane, where I attended North Central High School, Eastern Washington University, and Gonzaga University School of Law. After law school, I moved to Seattle and began practicing in probate law and estate planning, eventually establishing Goertz & Lambrecht PLLC in Edmonds in 2003. We have offices in Edmonds, Scottsdale, and now in my hometown of Spokane, Washington.

 

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Licensed for 27 years
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 1995
Updated 11/25/2022

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

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Goertz & Lambrecht PLLC
2829 S. Grand Blvd., #303
Spokane, WA, 99203

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Posted by Stan | February 8, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Compassionate, knowledgeable and professional
After Mom had passed away and being told by the courthouse that I should seek an attorney because of the questions I was asking, I searched online for an attorney who was strong in dealing with estates. I found Amy during my online search and called her because of her substantial dealings in estates and her 5 star rating and reviews. She was prompt in answering my call and did so PERSONALLY. She was kind and caring as she asked questions and developed a course of action for me. Her direction for me saved me a considerable amount of money. I will highly recommend Amy to anyone that needs help in estate planning or settling. I am VERY thankful she was the one I contacted and grateful for her expertise. THANK YOU AMY!!
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Posted by Alicia | February 3, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Incredibly kind and knowledgeable
When I reached out to Amy for advice on how to handle legal affairs after the death of my Mom, she was incredibly kind, patient, and knowledgeable. She listened to the entire situation, and provided a logical, clear explanation of how best to proceed. She set my heart and mind at ease. I will return to her in the future for any needed advice or assistance.
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Posted by Aris | December 3, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Practical Recommendations
We were unsure if we needed a probate lawyer. We called Amy who immediately answered the phone, quickly assessed our situation and offered practical guidance on next steps. She put our minds at ease at a very stressful time. We highly recommend Amy!
Posted by Shirley | November 20, 2009
A true professional with integrity, honesty and compassion
I retained Ms.Goertz after interviewing several attorneys over the phone, due to the fact that I reside in New York state. What immediately impressed me was her calm, reasonable, yet compassionate demeanor. She also expressed a very simple solution to resolve my situation, unlike the other attorneys who grandized the process required, not to mention the costs I would have to incur. I would recommend Ms. Goertz without hesitation and will always appreciate her bringing a quick, easy and cost-effective resolution to my situation. She's also simply NICE!
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Posted by anonymous | January 27, 2009
A compassionate professional
Ms. Goertz was instrumental in resolving a complicated and litigous family situation that centered around a probate, which also involved 3 other attorneys. Her professionalism and spirit of cooperation played a major part in resolving this lengthy conflict. Her compassion and concern for all involved was immense, and she was honest, dependable and supportive. In a case where family interests and relationships are at stake, it is a rare professional who exhibits such personal concern. Ms. Goertz has my highest recommendation.
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Posted by anonymous | January 27, 2009
Hire this lawyer!
AJ helped my family put together an estate plan. She was thorough, easily understandable, timely and very cost effective. The plan she put together for us made it obvious that she was very knowledgeable in her field (I am an attorney with a basic understanding of estate law, and it was obvious to me that AJ is very skilled in this area).
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Goertz & Lambrecht PLLC
  • 2003 - Present
  • A.J. Goertz, Attorney at Law
  • 1995 - 2003

Education

  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • Eastern Washington University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1990

Legal Cases

  • Entila v. Cook, 360 P.3d 870, 190 Wash.App 477, 2017
  • Unanimous verdict in our favor at Washington State Supreme Court.
  • Entila v. Cook, 360 P.3d 870, 190 Wash.App 477, 2017
  • Unanimous verdict in our favor at Washington State Supreme Court.
  • Entila v. Cook
  • Won on Appeal
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Associations

  • Senior Action Network of Eastern Washington
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Washington Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Edmonds Community College
  • Part-time Faculty
  • 2008 - 2008
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Spokane/Coeur d'Alene Living's Top Lawyers
  • Bozzi Media
  • 2018
  • Spokane/Coeur d'Alene Living's Top Lawyers
  • Bozzi Media
  • 2017
  • Spokane/Coeur d'Alene Living's Top Lawyers
  • Bozzi Media
  • 2016
  • Spokane/Coeur d'Alene Living's Top Lawyers
  • Bozzi Media
  • 2015
  • American Jurisprudence Award for Legal Research & Writing
  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • 1993
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Publications

  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • Foundations of Estate Administration Defined
  • 2018
  • Probate Process from Start to Finish
  • Inventory and Appraisement
  • 2017
  • KCBA Probate Administration
  • Inventory and Appraisement
  • 2016
  • King County Bar Association
  • Securing Estate Property
  • 2015
  • Probate Administration CLE
  • Securing Estate Property
  • 2014
  • Probate Administration CLE
  • Administering the Small Estate
  • 2013
  • King County Probate Administration CLE
  • Securing the Property
  • 2013
  • King County Bar Association
  • Preparing the Inventory
  • 2010
  • 5th Annual KCBA Probate Administration
  • Securing the Property: Everything from Changing Locks to Inventory & Appraisals
  • 2009
  • Fourth Annual KCBA Probate Administration
  • Inventory & Appraisement
  • 2008
  • Third Annual KCBA Probate Administration
  • Securing the Property
  • 2007
  • 1st Annual KCBA Probate Administration
  • Appraisal Process
  • 2005
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Speaking Engagements

  • Estate Administration Procedures
  • Closing the Estate and Final Accounting
  • 2018
  • Estate Administration Procedures
  • Foundations of Estate Administration Defined
  • 2018
  • Probate Process from Start to Finish
  • Inventory and Appraisement
  • 2017
  • Probate Process
  • Estate Inventory and Appraisement
  • 2016
  • Probate Administration CLE
  • Securing Estate Property
  • 2015
  • Probate Administration CLE
  • Securing Estate Property
  • 2014
  • Probate Administration
  • Securing Estate Assets
  • 2013
  • Probate Administration
  • Administering the Small Estate
  • 2013
  • End of Year Topics
  • Preparing the Inventory
  • 2010
  • Probate Administration CLE
  • Securing the Property: Everything from Changing Locks to Inventory & Appraisals
  • 2009
  • Probate Administration
  • Inventory & Appraisement
  • 2008
  • Probate Administration
  • Securing the Property
  • 2007
  • Probate Administration
  • Appraisal Process
  • 2005
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (4)
Elder law Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Amy is an experienced and knowledgeable attorney who truly cares about her clients and it shows. She is a smart and hard-working advocate for her clients, and always strives to meet or exceed their goals. Amy is a skilled writer and has a knack for finding solutions when faced with new or difficult legal quandaries. We are pleased to have Amy as part of the team at Elder Law Group PLLC."
Elder law Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"In Elder Law, Amy is a great example of a person with many years of legal experience honed by personal experience with the challenges of aging as her family grappled with the decline of her own parents' health and the increase in their long-term care needs. Amy has devoted much of her practice to helping families plan their estates. She is also skilled in helping families with the issues of post-death administration, including probate, at what is often a difficult time."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"I am endorsing Amy in the areas of estate planning and probate. She is a dedicated and intelligent attorney who has the well-being of her clients in mind at all times. She will work hard to get the best results possible. She is knowledgeable and conscientious and does an excellent job."
Probate Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I am endorsing Amy Goertz for her excellence and expertise in the areas of probate and estate planning. I have known Amy professionally for over 12 years and have worked with her on several matters. Amy's level of competence in these areas is exceptional and I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone in need of services in these practice areas."
Probate Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I consulted with Amy on a Probate issue and found her to be very helpful and resourceful. She is also very personable and a pleasure to deal with. She gave me good advice for my client and I have now referred other clients to her."
Probate Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"Ms. Goertz teaches complex probate issues to other attorneys on a yearly basis. She has taken probate cases from initial client intake to trial and even to the Washington State Court of Appelas in order to help her clients get the justice they deserve. She treats every client and every case with the utmost care and respect."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have worked with Amy on many cases over the years. She is trusted by clients, is well received by the courts, and is respected by opposing counsel. She took the lead on a case that she won at the trial level and also on appeal, In re Estate of Kuhl. She also lectures to lawyers at legal seminars where she receives consistently high ratings."
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