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Steven Wee

Estate planning Attorney at Spokane Valley, WA

4.7   29 reviews
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  • Licensed for 23 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2000
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Steven

Learn Steven’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Elder law
    30%
    Long term care planning, medicaid, asset protection and preservation.

  2. Estate planning
    30%
    Estate planning includes a Last Will & Testament (to make sure your estate passes as you desire, your children have properly named guardians, persons with specials needs are provided for in a Special Needs Trust, and pets are cared for), well-crafted Durable Powers of Attorney for health and financial matters (to ensure that people you identify can act on your behalf when necessary), and a Living Will (lets you properly address end of life decisions).

    23 years

  3. Probate
    30%
    We provide representation throughout the probate process, including: assistance with inventory, settling creditor’s claims, , preparation of deed necessary to transfer the decedent’s home and other real estate, assistance in transferring the decedent’s personal property, as well as the filing of all necessary court papers from opening to close of probate.

    23 years

  4. Power of attorney
    10%
    Well-crafted Durable Powers of Attorney for health and financial matters (to ensure that people you identify can act on your behalf when necessary).

    23 years

Steven Wee is a licensed Washington State attorney with a practice throughout Eastern Washington in the areas of estate planning (including wills, durable powers of attorney and living wills), probate and trust administration, as well as business/corporation formation and operation. Steve also provides legal representation and consultative services to church organizations and other non-profit groups.

Steve is a graduate of Gonzaga University School of Law (Spokane, WA). He completed his undergraduate work in political science at St. Olaf College (B.S., Northfield, MN) and graduate studies at Luther Seminary (M. Div., St. Paul, MN) where he received his master’s degree in theological studies. Steve has worked in Washington, DC at the Lutheran Office for Governmental Affairs and has also worked for churches and church groups in Washington, Montana, and Idaho. Steve is committed to public service, including coaching soccer and basketball. He is a past-Board member and officer for the Spokane Valley Junior Soccer Association and Northwest Opera. Steve is an available speaker on estate planning and probate as well as on church best practice matters andchurch-state issues. Steve is a member of ElderCounsel and WealthCounsel.

Steve lives in Spokane, Washington.

Awards

Client's Choice 2019,2012
Client's Choice
2019 2012

Location

Legacy Law Group
708 N. Argonne Road.
Suite. 1B
Spokane Valley, WA, 99212
Steven Wee
102 East Third Avenue
Suite 106
Moses Lake, WA, 98837
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Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
  29 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2019
Client's Choice
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Posted by Steven | July 22, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Estate Planning
My wife and I had a very pleasurable experience with Steven Wee, and his associate Christy Risley, while working with the Legacy Law Group. Steven assisted us with our Estate Planning, and covered all the bases to ensure our properties and assets were protected and distributed to our children within our desires upon our deaths. We recommend anyone searching for the proper ways to deal with the legalities of the WA State system to contact, and contract Steven's Services through the Legacy Lay Group.
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Posted by Deborah | September 24, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Saved me so much time and money!
Wow! What a team! Steven and Christy helped me with an unusual and emotionally wrenching situation after the death of my brother. This involved a potential messy intestate probate, a trust, and property, where I wanted a paid consult to get my bearings. In extremely short order, they were able to make the situation clear and simple, found an elegant solution to my most pressing problem, and I was able to proceed forward toward a quick resolution. I appreciated their flexibility in working with me in the way that I needed. Extremely knowledgeable, and kind. Highly recommend!
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Posted by Kathy | July 29, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Professional Estate Planning Lawyer
I am a widow and needed to change my power of attorney. With Steve’s expert guidance it was an easy transaction and I left his office feeling very satisfied! I recommend him highly. Nice office, great parking, easy to get to. His fee was very reasonable.
Posted by Rae | September 18, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Informative, well prepared, excellent follow up
Legacy Law was very helpful and responsive to all of my concerns during my needed law process. When we discovered issues, it was addressed quickly in an understandable and enlightening manner. It has been a very pleasant experience dealing with issues like wills and estate planning. My family will thank him later.
Posted by Robyn | March 12, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Very easy to work with
We have worked with Steve on many different issues over the past 18 years. He has always been very easy to work with. He is kind and compassionate but also gets to the point of the matter quickly and efficiently. He has handled family issues, business paperwork and estate planning for us and our extended family. We would highly recommend Steven Wee.
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Response from Steven Wee March 14, 2019
Thank you for the kind words Robyn!
Posted by Timothy | February 24, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
I highly recommend Steven Wee
Steven Wee was very knowledgeable about setting up my power of attorney for both health and finances. He used language that was easy for me to understand when explaining what was needed and not needed. I felt he worked with my needs beautifully.
Posted by anonymous | February 22, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Fair and ethical
Steve was generous with his time, answered questions I had in a timely manner, and resolved the issues I had with my family's estate. I heartily endorse him as a fair and ethical attorney.
Posted by anonymous | February 20, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Steve is Honest and Trustworthy
We hired Steve to prepare our estate planning documents. Not only was he thorough, engaged and able to provide what we needed, he was t conscious which is so refreshing. We had been to multiple estate planner in Spokane for consults and they provided price gouging estimates. Steve is our go to and who we recommend time and time again!
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Posted by chris | February 19, 2019
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Chris
I have used Steve for legal on a couple occasions. The work has always been done professionally and timely. I would definitely use Steve in the future.
Posted by Craig | February 19, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Above and Beyond
Steve was my father's attorney when he was alive so it was easy for me, as executor of his estate, to have Steve walk me through all the legal pathways. Both he an his assistant were friendly, responsive and fair priced.
Posted by Larry | February 19, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Met all of our needs
Steve has taken care of all of our estate planning. It gives us great peace of mind to know that our wishes will be honored and our son will benefit from his good advice. We appreciate the time and care he took in order to help us.
Posted by Betty | February 19, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Steve is brilliant at what he does.......
I have had the pleasure of working with Steve for number of years and have watched his compassion and professionalism shine through while guiding clients through good and difficult situations in their lives. Steve can have a short conversation with you and with a clear understanding of your needs he is able to recommend your best path forward. Not only have I worked with Steve, I have also been a client and without his expertise and understanding of my life situations I know I would not have gotten the great results I did. I highly recommend Steve for making sure your life challenges are met head on.
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Posted by Eric | February 19, 2019
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Estate Planning Review
Steve Wee led my wife and I through a thoughtful estate planning process. Having a blended family, he helped us consider different possible complications and was thorough and prompt in helping us get things in order.
Posted by Chris | February 19, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Thoughtful, professional legal service.
I have known Steve Wee for over 15 years and have consulted with him frequently on business and estate planning matters. He has also provided estate planning services to members of my family. He is the one I recommend for consistent high quality legal work.
Posted by Mark | February 19, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Reverend
I have known Steven for some 30 years, and I have consulted with him on numerous occasions. He is knowledgeable and thorough. More than that he brings a caring attitude and strong ethical grounding to his work.
Posted by Curtis | February 19, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Family Lawyer
Steven Wee assisted my Siblings and I with the estate of my Father after his passing. He was very professional and helpful in many ways while being compassionate at the same time. Steven goes the extra mile if needed! Highly recommend his services.
Posted by Jim | February 18, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Please...don't go it alone...
Steve has a deep understanding of estate planning law, as well as corporate structure. He helped my aunt with her modest estate and it's now set up for her wishes, not the state. Steve also positioned my insurance practice to maximize tax savings. Additionally, the clients I have referred to Steve have been quite satisfied.
Posted by Michael | February 14, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful to work with!
Steve was great to work with helping with my Will. Being a Professional Firefighter it was a needed service, and Steve was A true Professional to deal with. Highly recommended!
Posted by Eric | February 27, 2012
Steve Wee is worth your consideration as your lawyer.
Mr. Wee has acted on my behalf in creating my Will and handling my Divorce. My experience with Mr. Wee is that he is competent, diligent and fair. He helped me navigate a difficult time in my life with professionalism and courtesy. He was clear on possible pitfalls of courses of action and yet sound in his advice.
Posted by sarah | February 8, 2012
Great Job Steve Wee!
Very kind , attentive, and responsive as well as effective. Helped me get through a tough time in my life and made it easier to cope with. Thank kindly, would work with you again & definitely recommend!
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Steven Wee Law Offices, PS
  • 2003 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Jacqueline Newcomb, PS
  • 2000 - 2002

Education

  • Gonzaga Univ. School of Law
  • JD
  • 2000
  • Luther Seminary
  • M. Div
  • 1993
  • Saint Olaf College
  • BA
  • 1986

Sample of Legal Cases

  • In Re XXXX vs US
  • Reversal/Granting of Political Asylum

Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • ELCA Attorneys Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Spokane County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Northwest Opera
  • Board Member
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Spokane Valley Junior Soccer Association
  • Vice-President
  • 2008 - 2011
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Honors and Awards

  • Recognition Award for Pro Bono Service
  • WSBA
  • 2015
  • Recognition Award for Pro Bono Service
  • WSBA
  • 2014
  • Recognition Award for Pro Bono Service
  • WSBA
  • 2013
  • Recognition Award for Pro Bono Service
  • WSBA
  • 2012
  • Recognition Award for Pro Bono Service
  • WSBA
  • 2011
  • Recognition Award for Pro Bono Service
  • WSBA
  • 2010
  • Recognition Award for Pro Bono Service
  • WSBA
  • 2009
  • Recognition Award for Pro Bono Service
  • WSBA
  • 2008
  • Recognition Award for Pro Bono Service
  • WSBA
  • 2007
  • Recognition Award for Pro Bono Service
  • WSBA
  • 2006
  • Recognition Award for Pro Bono Service
  • WSBA
  • 2005
  • Recognition Award for Pro Bono Service
  • WSBA
  • 2004
  • Recognition Award for Pro Bono Service
  • WSBA
  • 2003
  • Recognition Award for Pro Bono Service
  • WSBA
  • 2002
  • Recognition Award for Pro Bono Service
  • WSBA
  • 2001
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Speaking Engagements

  • Adult Education Sessions
  • Church Mergers & Consolidations in Washington
  • 2012
  • Adult Education Sessions
  • Basic Estate Planning & Probate
  • 2011
  • Adult Education Sessions
  • Introduction to Estate Planning
  • 2004

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (8)
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Probate Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Steve really cares about the clients that walk through his doors. He's committed to helping folks get through a challenging time with respect and compassion."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Steve for 20 years, he knows his stuff and I endorse him."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Wee is an exceptional lawyer and a great guy. When you need someone you can trust who will treat you fairly and with the highest ethical standards, call Steve."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Steven. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Steve is the highest quality individual with a strong background in estate planning and business, which allows him to solve a client's issue in an effective manner. Steve receives my highest recommendation."
General practice Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Steve is a passionate, well versed lawyer. I give him a great endorsement!"
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