Kristi L. Richards is Of Counsel to the firm. She focuses her practice on estate planning, elder law, guardianship, probate and trust administration, including estate tax planning and Medicaid planning.

She received her bachelor’s degree summa cum laude from Buena Vista University, and her law degree and LL.M. in Taxation from the University of Washington. Kristi has practiced at various elder law and tax firms in the greater Seattle area working on matters, including estate planning, general business planning, probate and trust administration, guardianship and civil litigation.

Kristi is a current Executive Committee member for the Washington State Bar Association Taxation Section. She is also a member of the Washington State Bar Association Elder Law Section, the King County Bar Association Guardianship and Elder Law Section, the National Association of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), and QLaw. She enjoys the challenge of planning for individuals and couples with nontraditional planning needs, presenting information on estate planning and probate, and talking about tax.

University of Washington, L.L.M. (Taxation)

University of Washington, Juris Doctor

Buena Vista University, Bachelor of Arts


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