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Best Probate
Attorneys in
Seattle
2020

Why These Probate Attorneys?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Seattle Probate Attorneys on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Beresford Booth PLLC

Located in Edmonds, Beresford Booth PLLC is a full-service law firm that also practices estate planning and probate. Founded in 1946, it represents families and individuals throughout the Seattle metro area and Pacific Northwest in the administration of probate matters. Its services include the filing of documents at court, guiding the executor through the complexities of formal, informal, or supervised proceedings, collecting and appraising the decedent's estate, and ensuring debts/taxes are paid before distributing the estate to all beneficiaries.

145 3rd Ave S
Edmonds, WA 98020

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Betts, Patterson & Mines, P.S.

Betts, Patterson & Mines PS is an insurance, transactional, and litigation law firm that also practices estate planning, trust, and probate from its Seattle and Portland locations. Founded in 1899, the firm represents clients throughout the metro areas, as well as families and other stakeholders in matters of probate. It assists in the administration of the decedent's estate as well as advising trustees, such as when the will is contested or relating to estate and gift tax issues.

One Convention Place 701 Pike Street Suite 1400
Seattle, WA 98101

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Eagle Law Offices, PS

Eagle Law Offices PS is a family, criminal, and estate planning law firm based in Seattle, representing individuals and families throughout the metro area. Admitted to the Washinton State Bar in 1993, Attorney Paul F. Eagle has extensive experience in matters of probate, including assisting trustees and other stakeholders in the administration of the decedent's will, filing court documents, ensuring creditors and taxes are paid, and distributing the estate appropriately between the beneficiaries.

1001 4th Ave Ste 3200
Seattle, WA 98154

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Ellis Law

Located in Seattle, Ellis Law practices probate, estate planning, and elder law throughout the state, as well as immigration law nationwide. Founded in 2013 by award-winning attorney, Lisa Ellis, a Millenium graduate of the University of Oregon School of Law, the practice provides probate services for small to medium-size estates. Ms. Ellis assists clients in opening probate proceedings, creating an inventory of the decedent's assets, ensuring the payment of outstanding debts and taxes, and distributing the remaining estate to beneficiaries.

1001 4th Ave Ste 3200
Seattle, WA 98154

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Ellis, Li & McKinstry PLLC

Ellis, Li & McKinstry PLLC is a Seattle-based law firm with multiple areas of practice, including trust, estate, and probate litigation. Serving individuals and families across the metro area since its foundation in 1977, the firm's probate practice supports and represents all parties in every aspect of probate law. The firm's attorneys have extensive experience handling cases where the will and trust are contested, where the executor and beneficiaries are in dispute, and where there are allegations of elder abuse.

2025 1st Ave Ph A
Seattle, WA 98121

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Foster Garvey PC

Foster Garvey PC is the result of a 2019 merger between two well-established Pacific Northwest law firms. Located in Seattle, with additional offices across the U.S., the firm serves clients throughout the metro area. Its trust and estate division also handles probate, providing guidance and support for named representatives and beneficiaries in matters relating to a decedent's will, including the filing of documents, administering the collection and appraisal of the estate, ensuring all debts/taxes are paid, and honoring the will.

1111 3rd Ave Ste 3000
Seattle, WA 98101

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Fox Rothschild LLP

Founded in 1907, Fox Rothschild is a multi-practice law firm with offices in Seattle serving the metro area, and branches throughout the U.S. serving clients whose interests are nationwide. The firm's Probate and Trust Law Litigation Group attorneys are well-versed in matters relating to trustee-beneficiary disputes, the removal and defense of fiduciaries, and all other disputes arising from the interpretation of wills and trusts, including allegations of undue influence and claims of testamentary capacity.

1001 4th Ave Ste 4500
Seattle, WA 98154

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Insight Law

Founded in 2011, Insight Law is a Seattle-based firm that provides estate planning, tax, and bankruptcy legal services in the Seattle and Bellevue areas. The firm's attorneys are experienced in handling probate matters, supporting the executors and trustees in all elements of law, as well as handling disputes between stakeholders and allegations of breach of duty by the fiduciary. The firm's standard services include filing documents with the court, collecting the decedent's estate and honoring the aim of their will.

800 5th Ave Ste 4100
Seattle, WA 98104

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Law Office of Mark McClure, PS

Founded in 2005 and located in Kent, the Law Office of Mark McClure, PS serves the Tukwila, Tacoma, Sumner, Seatac, Seattle, Renton, Puyallup, Pacific, Milton, Maple Valley, Lea Hill, Kent, Fife, Federal Way, Des Moines, Covington, Burien, Bonney Lake, Black Diamond, Auburn, and surrounding areas. The company provides legal services for matters that include on the job injury, pensions, permanent total disability, re-injury, medical malpractice, personal injury, dog bites, slip and fall injury, auto and truck accidents, probate and estate planning, wills and trusts, fair debt collection, and bankruptcy. They are accredited by the Better Business Bureau.

1103 W Meeker St Ste 101
Kent, WA 98032

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Lovik & Juhl, PLLC

Lovik & Juhl PLLC is a Seattle-based firm of estate planning, probate, litigation, and business law attorneys serving individuals, families, and businesses across the metro area. The firm's probate services are designed to support families during an emotional period in their lives. Services include helping the executor to understand and complete their duties, ensure the estate is appraised and that all debts and taxes are paid from it, file court documents, and distribute the remaining estate among its beneficiaries.

936 N 34th St Ste 300
Seattle, WA 98103

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NW Legacy Law

NW Legacy Law is a Seattle-based estate planning, trust, and probate law firm with additional offices in Vancouver and Portland, serving individuals and families across the metro areas. Founded in 2014, the firm's attorneys help executors and beneficiaries navigate the complex journey of probate law. Typical services include preparing a list of the estate's assets, identifying and paying creditors, filing tax returns, and distributing the remaining assets in accordance with the decedent's instructions.

1455 NW Leary Way Ste 400
Seattle, WA 98107

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Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP is a global law firm located in Seattle, with offices across the Americas, Europe, and the rest of the world. Founded in 1863, the firm has grown to incorporate multiple practices serving many industries, including a Private Wealth division that represents very high net worth families in matters of succession planning and probate. In 2019 the firm received the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Award for North America.

701 5th Ave Ste 5600
Seattle, WA 98104

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Phinney Estate Law

Phinney Estate Law is a small firm from Seattle that takes a holistic approach to the practice of law. Founded in 2007, it focuses on estate planning, probate, guardianship, and mediation, serving individuals and families throughout the metro area. Its values, the consideration of the person as a whole, are applied to all of its services. In probate matters, it strives to honor the decedent while supporting the beneficiaries and encouraging resolution should a dispute emerge.

751 N 75th St
Seattle, WA 98103

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Reed Longyear Malnati & Ahrens, PLLC

Reed, Longyear, Malnati & Ahrens PLLC is a Seattle-based law firm that practices estate planning, trusts, and probate across the metro area. Award-winning attorney, Mary Anne Vance, a graduate of the Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago, provides services in matters related to probate include guiding the representative and family through the probate process, preparing and filing court documents, advising on low-cost alternatives to probate, and coordinating with all stakeholders to ensure the decedent's will is honored.

801 2nd Ave Ste 1415
Seattle, WA 98104

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Riach Gese Jacobs PLLC

The legal firm of Riach, Gese, Jacobs PLLC has represented the Seattle metro area surrounding its Lynwood offices since 1959. The firm's attorneys have extensive experience in estate planning, probate, elder law, and business law. In matters relating to probate law, its lawyers sensitively handle the decedent's estate, recognizing it as a time of high emotion. Services include the marshaling of the estate's assets, resolving debts and taxes, and distributing the remainder of the estate to the beneficiaries.

PO Box 1067 7331 196th Street Sw
Lynnwood, WA 98046

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Rimon, P.C.

Rimon PC is a global, multi-award-winning law firm located in Seattle, with offices across the U.S. A multidisciplinary firm, its services include representing clients in matters related to estate planning and probate throughout the metro area. The firm concentrates its practice on high-net-worth individuals, representing clients in litigation matters, such as will and trust contests, accusations of a trustee breaching their fiduciary duties, including the defense of trustees, and disputes regarding the accounts of the trust and probate.

801 2nd Ave Ste 800
Seattle, WA 98104

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Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt PC

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt is a full-service law firm that also practices estate planning and probate from its Seattle base and seven other locations across the Pacific Northwest. The firm's attorneys are well-versed in multiple aspects involved in supporting families during the probate process. They guide executors and trustees through their unfamiliar roles as well as preparing and filing relevant court documents, resolve contests relating to the will, and handle allegations of fiduciary duty breaches and elder abuse.

1420 5th Ave Ste 3400
Seattle, WA 98101

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Somers Tamblyn Isenhour Bleck Law Firm

The Somers, Tamblyn, Isenhour, Beck Law Firm practices family law, estate planning, and probate. Located in Seattle, the firm's attorneys represent individuals, couples, and families throughout the metro area. In matters relating to probate, the firm can advise if it is necessary and where to begin. Their services include the preparation and filing of court documents, exploring alternative options for accessing assets and bypassing the probate process, assisting in the transfer of assets, and providing tax advice.

701 Pike St Ste 1510
Seattle, WA 98101

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Symmes Law Group PLLC

Located in Seattle, the Symmes Law Group PLLC is a firm of bankruptcy attorneys who also focus on estate planning and probate for individuals and families throughout the metro area. The firm's probate practice assists the decedent's loved ones in the management of the estate, helping them understand the legal position and ensuring the executor of the will is supported through the process. Attorney Richard Symmes also has a managing real estate broker license and can assist in related probate real estate matters.

1001 4th Ave Ste 3200
Seattle, WA 98154

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