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VICTORIA S. BYERLY is the principal of Victoria S. Byerly, P.S. Her practice areas include public finance, tax, elder law, estate planning, probate and trust administration. Ms. Byerly was formerly with the law firm of Gonzalez Saggio and Harlan, LLP, where she was senior counsel in its nationally recognized public finance team. She is also an adjunct professor of law at Seattle University School of Law, where she teaches accounting and finance. She has been appointed to the Washington State Bar Association's Disciplinary Board and continues to be a member of the National Association of Bond Lawyers' Tax Committee. Ms. Byerly has extensive transactional experience, and is admitted to practice in Washington State before the IRS and U.S. Tax Court.
SANDRA CAIRNS is an attorney with Hanson Baker Ludlow Drumheller P.S., in Bellevue, where she focuses her law practice on estate and tax planning. One of the things clients like best about working with Ms. Cairns is that she is an approachable, compassionate and skilled estate planning attorney. Her thorough, educational approach helps clients make informed decisions to achieve their estate planning goals. Using an open and engaging style, Ms. Cairns helps put her clients at ease and assists them in navigating the full spectrum of estate matters including powers of attorney and guardianship, wills and trusts, estate and gift tax planning, and probate and trust administration. She received her B.A. degree in political science from the University of British Columbia; her J.D. degree, cum laude, from Seattle University School of Law; and her LL.M. degree in taxation from the University of Washington. Ms. Cairns is active in the community. She is a member of the Seattle Estate Planning Council, the East King County Estate Planning Council, Washington Women in Tax, the Washington State Bar Association and the King County Bar Association Real Property, Probate and Trust Sections. She is also on the EvergreenHealth Foundation Board and the board of Washington Women in Need (WWIN).
JILL FAIRCHILD is an attorney with Lasher Holzapfel Sperry & Ebberson PLLC, where her practice focuses on developing and implementing simple to complex estate and business succession planning, administering trusts, probating estates, and handling trust and estate disputes. Ms. Fairchild also counsels clients on charitable planned giving. She is a member of Washington State Bar Association, including the Real Property, Probate, and Trust Section, the Taxation Section, and the Litigation Section; as well as a member of King County Bar Association. Ms. Fairchild is licensed to practice before the U.S. Tax Court. Prior to her legal career, she was with Morgan Stanley in New York City. Ms. Fairchild earned her B.A. degree from University of Notre Dame, her J.D. degree from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, and her LL.M. degree in taxation from University of Washington School of Law.
M. OWEN GABRIELSON is a member of Farr Law Group PLLC. Mr. Gabrielson focuses his practice on trust and estate litigation and probate/trust administration. From 2008 through 2016, his peers voted him a Rising Star in Washington Law & Politics and Super Lawyers magazines. Mr. Gabrielson earned his B.A. and M.A. degrees from the University of Washington and his J.D. degree from the University of Oregon School of Law.
COLLEEN M. LAMOTTE is an attorney with Skellenger Bender, where her practice focuses on estate planning, probate, guardianships, and trust and estate litigation. Ms. LaMotte is a member of the Washington State Bar Association and the King County Bar Association. She earned her B.S. degree from the University of Washington and her J.D. degree, cum laude, from Seattle University School of Law.
CELESTE A. MCDONELL is a shareholder of the Seattle law firm of Skellenger Bender, where her areas of practice include family law and estate planning. She has spoken for various professional groups on her areas of practice. Ms. McDonell is a member of the Washington State (Family Law Practice Section) and King County (Family Law Practice Section) bar associations. She earned her B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from Seattle University and her J.D. degree from the Seattle University School of Law.
RACHEL MERRILL is a shareholder with Hanson Baker Ludlow Drumheller P.S., in Bellevue, Washington. Her practice includes estate planning, estate settlement, banking, and business and real estate transactions. Ms. Merrill advises property owners, lenders, developers, and businesses on a range of legal matters, including real estate secured transactions, purchases and sales, leases, easements, and business entity formation and maintenance. She also assists clients with guardianships and estate matters, such as probate, wills and trusts, estate and gift tax planning, and business succession planning. Ms. Merrill earned her B.A. degree, cum laude, from Gonzaga University and her J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from Seattle University School of Law. She is a member of the Washington State, King County, and East King County bar associations; as well as the East King County Estate Planning Council and the Mother Attorneys Mentoring Association. Ms. Merrill also serves as an officer of the King County Bar Association Real Property, Probate and Trust Section, and member of the Board of Trustees of the Issaquah Schools Foundation.
SAUL S. TILDEN is an attorney with Stokes Lawrence, P.S., in Yakima. Mr. Tilden practices in the areas of estate planning, probate and trust administration. He assists clients with developing plans focused on meeting their specific circumstances. Mr. Tilden is a member of the King County (member, Real Property, Probate and Trust Section), Yakima County and Washington State (member, Real Property, Probate and Trust Section) bar associations.Â He received his B.A. degree from University of Washington and earned his J.D. degree from UCLA School of Law.
HON. ERIC B. WATNESS, Court Commissioner (Ret.), recently joined JAMS as a neutral providing mediation, arbitration and special master services. For 16 years leading up to his retirement in July, 2011, he served as a constitutional court commissioner for King County Superior Court in the Ex Parte/Probate and Juvenile Department. Prior to assuming his duties with King County, Commissioner Watness maintained a private practice in Seattle for 12 years, concentrating on general family law, guardianship, and probate matters. As a private practitioner, he represented guardianship and adoption agencies, litigants in probate and guardianship, and family law proceedings, as well as serving on the guardian ad litem list for King County. Commissioner Watness also previously served on the staff of the Washington State Attorney General's Office, representing DSHS. He earned his B.S. degree from Portland State University and his J.D. degree from Willamette University School of Law.