I have practiced in the areas of estate planning, estate settlement and elder law since 1987. I am past-Chair of the Elder Law Section of the Washington State Bar Association, have served on several professional committees during my career, and have been a frequent contributor to continuing legal education programs. I have held positions in varied environments, including Trust Officer for a major national bank, Legal Director for Senior Rights Assistance (a program of Senior Services of Seattle/King County), and Special Counsel to the law firm of Karr Tuttle Campbell in Seattle. I am certified in Collaborative Law and have provided services to the First Responders Will Clinic in King County.
I offer mature insight into the needs of many of the families I counsel. I have been the primary caregiver for a parent with dementia, and the trustee of a family trust. My practice encompasses Wills, Testamentary Trusts, Revocable Living Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Community Property Agreements, Health Care Directives, Medicaid eligibility, and Probate and Estate Settlement.
I received my law degree from the University of Washington in Seattle. I also hold a Master of Arts degree in Museology (Museum Studies) from the University of Washington, and my practice includes consulting with museums and non-profit organizations on management issues.
Outside of the legal practice, I am past President of Kikaha O Ke Kai Outrigger Canoe Club, am an avid downhill skier, and am a member of Jet Cities Chorus, a Sweet Adelines chorus based in Federal Way, Washington.
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