Not-So-Basic Estate Plan
Counseled with clients regarding their "basic" estate planning needs, and discovered clients' hidden concerns involving an adult child. Proposed creative solutions, and prepared specific estate planning documents for their needs.
Settlement of Contract Dispute
Commenced litigation to enforced a consumer's contract rights in a case involving unfair business practices, the consumer protection act, breach of warranty, breach of contract, and personal injuries. Negotiated a settlement (sealed).
Unconditionally Prevailed at Trial
Landlord-tenant case involving Section 8 Housing tenant with cockroach infestation who claimed that the landlords and Trustees, my clients, were discriminating and retaliating against him.
Community Property Agreement Administration
Avoided probate and assisted my client by efficiently administering her husband's estate under a community property agreement.
Client Appointed as Guardian
Represented the mother of a young adult with a developmental disability against a paternal grandparent who initiated the guardianship proceeding to control third-party visitation.
Settled Contract Dispute Without Litigation
Advocated clients' contract interests, privacy rights, and damages, reducing clients' risk exposure from twice their obligation to no risk and no obligation whatsoever.
• Washington State Bar Association, 2010
• State Bar of California, 2008
• Thurston County Bar Association, 2011
• Thurston County Chamber of Commerce, 2012