Jennifer L. King
jennifer@stklawfirm.com
Member

Jennifer King focuses her practice on estate planning for taxable estates, probate and trust administration. Ms. King is a frequent lecturer at professional continuing legal education programs on estate tax and probate topics. She also served as an adjunct professor at Seattle University School of Law and on the Executive Committee of the Real Property and Trust section of the Washington State Bar Association. Ms. King is known for providing competent, caring and comprehensive estate planning services to her clients.

Paralegal contact:
JoAnne Zimmerman - joanne@stklawfirm.com

Downloads: (Adobe pdf files)
Couples - Client Information Worksheet
Single - Client Information Worksheet
Will vs. Revocable Trust Memo
Beneficiary Designation Memo
Estate Tax Basic Concepts Memo
Trustee Duties Under Washington Law
Printable Version of Page

Practice Emphasis: 
Estate Planning 
Probate, Estate and Trust Administration 
Gift and Estate Tax Issues 
Prenuptial, Marital and Cohabitation Agreements

Education:
Seattle University School of Law
J.D., cum laude, 1997
Associate Editor, Law Review
Academic achievement scholarship
Finalist for the Cheney Legal Writing Scholarship

Linfield College
B.S., Liberal Studies, 1992

Clark College
Paralegal Certificate, 1990

Professional Experience:
Somers Tamblyn King PLLC
Member
October 2008 to present

Lybeck Murphy, LLP
Partner
2004 to 2008

Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP
Associate
2000 to 2004

Foster Pepper & Shefelman, PLLC
Associate
1997 to 2000
Estate Planning Paralegal
1992 to 1997

Seattle University School of Law
Adjunct Professor - Income Taxation of Trusts and Estates
1999-2001

Current Professional Associations:
Member of the Estate Planning Council of Seattle
Member of the Washington Women in Tax
Member of the King County Bar Association
Member Real Property and Trust Sections 
  Washington State and King County Bar Associations

Past Professional Associations:
Seminar Chair, Various Washington State Bar Association
   Continuing Legal Education (CLE) programs
Member of Probate and Trust Counsel, Washington 
   State Bar Association Real Property, Probate and Trust Section

Awards and Honors:
10/10 (Superior) Rating, AVVO.com (lawyer rating site)
Five Star Wealth Manager (2012), Seattle Magazine
Rising Star (2004), Washington Law & Politics Magazine

Selected Speaking Engagements:
WSBA CLE “Preparing a Basic Estate Plan: Strategies for Working with your Very First Client” (2012); The Will is Signed – Now What?

WSBA CLE “The Nuts and bolts of Elder Law Practice: Elder Law 101” (2010); First Steps: Evaluating and Commencing a Decedent’s Estate

WSBA CLE “Strengthening Your Estate Planning Practice” (2010); Estate Tax and Fiduciary Income Tax Basics

WSBA CLE “Probate and Trust Section Midyear Meeting” (2009); Drafting, Construction and Interpretation of Wills

National Business Institute Seminar “The Probate Process from Start to Finish” (2006, 2007 and 2008); Taking The First Step: Filing and Estate in Probate Court

WSBA CLE “When Death and Divorce Collide: Cross-Over Issues in Estate Planning and Family Law” (2005); Yours, Mine and Ours—Estate Planning Issues in the Second Family Situation

King County Bar Association Guardianship and Elder Law Section Monthly Seminar (2006); Washington State Estate Tax (They Say The Breaking Up Is Hard to Do)

WSBA CLE “Elder Law Issues in Estate Planning” (2005); State and Federal Estate Tax Issues (Impact of the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001 on Estate Planning

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