Meet Andy

Meet Andy

Andy focuses his practice on estate planning including trusts, wills, health care powers of attorney, financial powers of attorney, living wills, asset protection, probate, estate administration, incapacity planning, special needs trusts and business succession planning.

As a member of Wealth Counsel, Andy provides exceptional estate planning solutions for individuals, families and professionals.

Prior to private practice, Andy clerked for the Honorable John C. Coughenour in the United States District Court and the Honorable Charles Mertel in King County Superior Court in Seattle. A clerkship is an invaluable education into the practice of law.

Following his clerkships, he worked at one of the most reputable law firms in downtown Seattle - Ellis, Li & McKinstry. There he learned several areas of law (estate planning, corporate governance, criminal defense and personal injury) under the direct supervision of some of the best lawyers in Seattle.

In 2010, Andy opened his own law firm where he continues to provide quality legal work. He drafts one of the most detailed and thorough estate plans in his profession, specific and custom to each individual client.

Areas of Practice

  • Estate Planning (Trusts, Wills, Health Care Documents, Powers of Attorney)
  • Asset Protection (Creditors, Bankruptcy Trustees etc.)
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Special/Supplemental Needs
  • Guardianships and Conservatorships
  • Incapacity Planning
  • Trust Administration
  • Probate
  • Real Estate

Education

  • University of Washington School of Law (JD, 2004)
  • University of Washington (BA, Psychology, Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 2001)

Licenses

  • Arizona State Bar, 2017
  • Oregon State Bar, 2008
  • Washington State Bar, 2004

Personal

Andy is married with two children. He grew up on Mercer Island, Washington and learned to practice law in downtown Seattle. He is immersed in the minutia of estate planning, tracking every new development, in search of new ideas and attending as many bootcamps, CLEs and seminars as he can afford in relentless pursuit of mastery. He truly loves what he does and works tirelessly for each client. He is available 24/7. Andy is fair and expects nothing short of perfection. He takes pride in his work and is extremely detail oriented. And last, but not least, Andy is an avid fly fisherman and snowboarder. He has fished most of the great salmon and steelhead rivers in Alaska, British Columbia, Washington and Oregon.