Lisa A. Kremer, Partner
  • Lisa Kremer's practice focuses primarily on estate planning, probate, and guardianship, and she particularly enjoys working with families to try to resolve issues with a minimum amount of stress and turmoil. Lisa also advises businesses, particularly on trademark, copyright and privacy issues, including HIPPA compliance.

    Lisa began her professional career as a journalist. She was an award-winning reporter for The News Tribune. In 2005 she decided to move from writing about people’s problems to helping solve them. She commuted from Tacoma to the University of Washington Law School, graduating in 2008.

    Lisa is a Trustee of the Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association, chair of the TPCBA’s Community Service Recognition committee, a member of the Executive Committee of the WSBA’s Elder Law Section, and a trustee of the Board of Trustees of the Broadway Center for the Performing Arts. Lisa also is a member and past president of the Pierce County chapter of Washington Women Lawyers, a member of the National and Washington Academies of Elder Law Attorneys, and an active alum of Mills College. She is a member of the firm’s pro bono committee and was awarded the firm’s “Service Excellence Award” in 2014 for her work to promote pro bono publico efforts in Pierce County. She and her husband live in Fircrest with their two daughters, cat, fish, guinea pig and a changing roster of foster kittens.

  • Education

    • J.D., University of Washington School of Law, 2008
    • M.A., University of Missouri School of Journalism, 1992
    • B.A., Mills College, 1990

    Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

    • Washington State Courts
    • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington
    • Chehalis Tribal Court

    Professional & Bar Association Memberships

    • Washington State Bar Association
      Elder Law Section Executive Committee

    • Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association
      Trustee, 2018-19
      Community Service Recognition Committee chair,

    • Washington Women Lawyers
      President, Pierce County chapter, 2010-11,
      co-president 2011-12

    • Tacoma Estate Planning Council

    • American Bar Association

    • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys

    Professional History

    • Joined Firm in 2008
    • Summer associate, Gordon Thomas Honeywell, 2006 and 2007
    • Summer associate, Stritmatter Kessler Whelan Coluccio, 2007
    • Extern, Washington Supreme Court Chief Justice Gerry Alexander, 2007
    • Reporter, The News Tribune, Tacoma, 1993-2005
    • Intern, U.S. News & World Report, 1992
    • Research fellow, Prof. Sandra Davidson, J.D., Ph.D. (media law expert), University of Missouri School of Journalism, 1991-1992
    • Trustee, Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association, 2018

    Honors & Awards

    • Recognized by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star, 2012-2018
    • Awarded the “J-Fab” award for continuing contributions to Pierce County – Washington Women Lawyers, 2016
    • Service Excellence Award for promotion of pro bono public service, Gordon Thomas Honeywell, 2014

    Noteworthy Presentations

    • “Planning for the Unexpected,” presentation on incapacity planning, with Ingrid McLeod, Tacoma Estate Planning Council, February 2018
    • “Guardianship and Incapacity,” Pierce County Department on Aging and Disability Resources, fall
    • Case law update, Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association annual Guardianship seminar, 2017 and 2016
    • Case law update, Washington State Bar Association Elder Law Section spring seminar, 2017
    • "Business Associate Agreements and the HITECH Act," Lorman seminar for medical records managers, 2012
    • "Laws and Regulations on How to Keep Records," Lorman seminar on record retention and destruction, 2010
  • Tacoma Arches at the History Museum
  • Fireboats on the Seattle Waterfront
  • Pioneer Square
  • Reflection pond by the Tacoma Glass Museum
  • Duwamish Waterway and brown field cleanup
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Telephone: 253.620.6500  Fax: 253.620.6565


One Union Square, 600 University St, #2100, Seattle, WA 98101
Telephone: 206.676.7500  Fax: 206.676.7575