Somers Tamblyn King PLLC
Our Attorneys

Janet H. Somers
Sue Stepp Tamblyn
Jennifer L. King
Hans P. Juhl
Stephen R. King
Ervin A. DeSmet
Thelma E. Somers
Benjamin M. Spruch

Jennifer L. King

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.

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Paralegal contact:
JoAnne Zimmerman -

Estate Planning Client Information Worksheets:
Couples Estate Planning Worksheet
Individual Estate Planning Worksheet

Estate Planning Information for Clients:
Wills vs. Revocable Trusts
Beneficiary Designations: the Forgotten Part of Your Estate Plan
Estate Tax 101: Basic Concepts
Trustee Duties Under Washington Law

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

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
October 2008 to present

Lybeck Murphy, LLP
2004 to 2008

Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP
2000 to 2004

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

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

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

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:
Superb Rating, (lawyer rating site)
Five Star Services Professional (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015), 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