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About me

For more than 50 years, my firm has looked after the legal needs of our community, and now enjoy serving the children and grandchildren of our original clients.

I can help you with resolving basic or complex disputes AND planning for a comfortable future.

In my general practice I provide counsel in Business Law, Real Estate, Estate Planning, Medicaid Planning, Probate, and more.


Languages spoken: Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Probate: 30%
  2. Real Estate: 30%
  3. Estate Planning: 20%
  4. General Practice: 10%
  5. Business: 10%



Hourly ($250-275/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (20 minutes), Pro bono (5%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Larry R. Garrett

    We were opposite in a very contentious case and throughout Michael represented his clients well and in a very professional manner. I endorse this lawyer.


    Larry Garrett Family Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

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    I endorse this lawyer. I have practiced with Michael for over 15 years. He is intelligent, competent, diligent and liked and valued by the many clients that come to him to solve their legal problems.


    Vernon Seather Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Other

Contact info

Riach Gese, PLLC

PO Box 1067
7331 196th St SW
Lynnwood, WA


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Cerificate of AppreciationShoreline School District2013
Certificate of AppreciationShoreine School Board2009
Outstanding Advocate AwardSyre Elementary PTA2007
Pro Bono Publico Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2006
Certificate of AppreciationShoreline School Board2006
Certificate of AppreciationShoreline School Board2005
Pro Bono Publico Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2005
Pro Bono Publico Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2004
magna cum laudeUniversity of Puget Sound School of Law1993
Award of ExcellenceRichmond Little LeagueN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneySouth County Senior Center1998 - Present
PartnerRiach Gese, PLLC1994 - Present
Hearing Officer for disciplinary hearingsAdministrative Office of the Courts, Office of Guardianship and Elder Services2014 - 2015
AttorneyLynnwood Senior Center1998 - 2009
Drug Assets Forfeiture AttorneySouth County Narcotics Task Force1994 - 1997
Prosecuting AttorneyCity Of Lynnwood Prosecuting Attorney1993 - 1995
Business EditorLaw Review, University of Puget Sound1992 - 1993
Association namePosition nameDuration
Shoreline School DistrictPresident2013 - Present
Shoreline School DistrictBoard of Directors2003 - Present
Snohomish County Bar AssociationMember1993 - Present
King County Bar AssociationMember1993 - Present
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1993 - Present
United States District Court for the Western District of WashingtonAttorney1993 - Present
Snohomish County Bar AssociationMember1993 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1993 - Present
South Snohomish County Chamber of CommerceMember1992 - Present
Hillwood SoccerHead CoachN/A
Richmond Little LeagueCoachN/A
Richmond Little LeagueBoard MemberN/A
Shoreline School DistrictPast-President2004 - 2007
South County Senior CenterPresident2001 - 2003
Lynnwood Senior CenterLegal Clinic Attorney2000 - 2009
South County Senior CenterBoard Member2000 - 2009
South County Senior CenterLegal Clinic Attorney1995 - 2010
University of Puget Sound School of LawLaw Review Board Member1992 - 1993
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Estate of Deoneseus, 128 Wash.2d 317for client
Sawicki v. Porter, 78 Wn, App 1041For client
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Puget Sound School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
University of WashingtonZoologyBS - Bachelor of Science1988
University of WashingtonPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1988
Shorewood High SchoolN/AN/A1982
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Law of Easements: Legal Issues and Practical ConsiderationsPrescriptive and Implied Easements2008
SCSC Estate PlanningEstate Planning2007
Law for Small Business OwnersBusiness entities and formation for small businesses2006