Getting to know clients and their backstories makes for better estate planning.

    Overview

    Megan has focused her law practice exclusively on estate planning, probate and trust administration, and elder law since becoming a member of the Washington State Bar Association in 2004. In 2010 her peers voted her a “Rising Star” in Washington Law & Politics and Super Lawyers® magazine. Prior to law school Megan worked in the U.S. Senate and continues to work on public policy and legislative issues in her role on the WSBA’s Elder Law Section Executive Committee. 

    Education

    J.D. — University of Washington School of Law (2003)
    B.A., Political Science — Western Washington University (with honors, cum laude) (1998)

    Community

    Legislative Co-Chair – Washington State Bar Association Elder Law Section (2014-2017, 2019 to present)
    Chair – Washington State Bar Association Elder Law Section (2017-2018)

    Presentations & Publications

    • Estate Administration: Timeline Overview and Procedural Update, NBI (2019)
    • Marshalling Assets and Opening the Estate, NBI (2019)
    • Legislative and Case Law Update, Pierce County Guardianship Committee and Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association (2019)
    • Wills: Key Elements, First Steps and More, NBI (2019)
    • Updating Existing Wills, NBI (2019)
    • Ethics Panel: Guardianship and Elder Law Hot Topics, King County Bar Association Guardianship & Elder Law Section (2019)
    • Legislative and Case Law Update, King County Bar Association (2019)
    • Legislative and Case Law Update, Pierce County Guardianship Committee and Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association (2018)
    • Legislative Updates, Washington State Bar Association Annual Elder Law Conference (2018)
    • Legislative and Case Law Update, Washington State Bar Association Elder Law Section (2018)
    • How Do You Protect Your Client and Their Wishes? Washington State Bar Association Elder Law Section (2018)
    • Legislative and Case Law Update, King County Bar Association Title 11 Guardian ad Litem Training (2018)
    • Hot Topics in Olympia: 2017 Legislative Update, Washington State Bar Association Elder Law Section (2017)
    • Uniform Power of Attorney Act, Chapter 11.125 RCW, King County Bar Association Real Property Probate and Trust Section (2016)
    • Washington State Legislature 2016 Session Update: Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act, Uniform Power of Attorney Act, Pierce County Guardianship Committee and Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association (2016)
    • Washington State Legislature 2016 Session Update: Uniform Power of Attorney Act, Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act, Isolation, King County Bar Association Guardianship & Elder Law Section
    • Hot Topics in Olympia: Washington State Legislature 2016 Session Update, Washington State Bar Association Elder Law Section (2016)
    • Legislative Wrap-Up, Washington State Bar Association Annual Elder Law Conference (2015)
    • Legislature Session Update, Washington State Bar Association (2015)

    Recognitions

    Rising Star 2010 — Washington Law & Politics Magazine

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    Q & A

    What is the coolest thing about working in Enumclaw?

    Location, location, location! I can run to work or go hiking over lunch. I can be skiing at Crystal Mountain or be in downtown Seattle within an hour. It is the best of both worlds!

    What is your favorite piece of technology?

    My Apple watch.

    What was your first job out of college?

    I was the Volunteer Coordinator for Senator Patty Murray’s 1998 re-election campaign.

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