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Eileen S. Peterson

Partner, Board of Directors
epeterson@gth-law.com
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Phone: 253.620.6419
Fax: 253.620.6565

1201 Pacific Ave, #2100
Tacoma, Washington 98402

Primary Areas of Practice

Estate Planning, Trusts, Probate, Guardianship. Also work as Mediator.

Education

J.D., Seattle University School of Law, 1987
cum laude

Masters in Counseling, University of Oregon, 1980
magna cum laude

B.S., Washington State University, 1973

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

Washington State Courts

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Washington State Bar Association
Member, Section on Real Property, Probate, and Trusts
Member, Section on Elder Law
Executive Committee, Elder Law Section (2000-present)

American Bar Association
Member, Section on Real Property, Probate and Trusts

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys

Washington Chapter National Association of Elder Law Attorneys
Member, Board of Directors, 2003-06

Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association

Professional History

  • Joined firm in 1987
  • Certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Board since certification began in 1994 and only attorney certified in Pierce County
  • Washington State Bar Association, Elder Law Section, Chair for Executive Committee, 2005-06
  • Washington State Bar Association, Elder Law Section Executive Committee, 2000-10

Representative Cases/Transactions

  • All areas of estate planning
  • Straight-forward to complex probates
  • Trust administration issues
  • Guardianship
  • Court-supervised trusts, including creation, administration and dispute resolution

Community Activities

  • Harbor Covenant Church
  • Tacoma Lutheran Home Foundation
  • Lifetime Advocacy Plus, Trust & Investment Committee, 1987-97

Honors, Publications & Presentations

  • AV Rated by Martindale Hubbell
  • Selected for inclusion in the 2007-2014 Washington Super Lawyers lists for Elder Law
  • Chair, Guardianship Task Force for WSBA Elder Law Section, 2007-present
  • The Honorable Robert J. Bryan Chapter of the American Inns of Court, Recipient of Civility Award, 2010
  • WSBA Elder Law Section Exceptional Service Award, 2009
  • Co-Chair, Guardianship Institute, 2007
  • Speaker, Charitable Giving, Pierce College Community Foundation, 2007
  • Speaker, Estate Recovery, 2007
  • Speaker, Estate Planning: Challenges & Solutions, Sponsored by Merrill Lynch, MultiCare, Tacoma Art Museum and University of Puget Sound, 2006
  • Speaker, Guardianship ad Litem Training, Lesser Restrictive Alternatives to Guardianship, 1999-2001
  • Speaker, Vulnerable Adult Symposium, Proposed Legislative Changes, 2003
  • Co-Chair, Vulnerable Adult Symposium, 2002
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Puget Sound School of Law, Legal Writing Program