Angela is an estate and disability planning attorney, serving clients ranging from young adults to those in their 90’s and beyond. She is also frequently appointed by the court to draft Special Needs Trusts for minors and incapacitated adults. Angela’s practice also includes advising individuals and couples who are contemplating the need for Medicaid benefits to help pay for the cost of long-term care.
In addition to her private law practice, Angela teaches the Estate and Disability Planning Clinic course at the Seattle University School of Law. In the past, she has also taught the Trusts and Estates law course. She enjoys sharing her love of the practice with law students.
Angela serves on the Executive Committee of the Washington State Bar Association’s Elder Law Section. She is also on the Advisory Committee for the King County Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, and was herself a volunteer ombudsman in long-term care facilities before becoming a lawyer. She was appointed in 2022 by Governor Jay Inslee to serve on the state Dementia Action Collaborative. She is a former Board member of the Washington Association for Justice and the King County Bar Association Young Lawyer’s Division Board of Trustees. Angela also speaks upon request at local senior centers and low-income housing events for seniors.
Angela is peer-rated AV (Preeminent) by Martindale-Hubble and is rated 10/Superb on Avvo.com. She has been recognized as a “Super Lawyer” each year since 2017. She was the 2010 recipient of the Washington Association for Justice “Outstanding New Lawyer” Award, for her work representing clients in medical negligence claims.
She and her family live in North Seattle. Outside of work, she plays the fiddle (badly) and writes fiction (somewhat less badly).
Seattle University School of Law, cum laude, 2003
University of Washington (Bachelors of Science in Nursing 1999, Masters of Nursing and Health Administration 2001)
Current Professional Associations:
Washington State Association for Justice, CLE Committee
Washington State Association of Nurse Attorneys
Awards and Honors
“AV Preeminent” rating by Marindale Hubbell
Super Lawyer, 2017
Avvo Rated 10.0 “Superb”