Sarah Jael Dion is a Principal of the firm. Sarah leads the firms’ Trusts and Estates Group. Her practice is focused on all aspects of estate planning, as well as probate and intestate administrations.

A Seattle native, Sarah has a B.A. in English/ Creative Writing from the University of Washington.  She graduated from Boston University School of Law magna cum laude.  Sarah clerked for a justice on the Rhode Island Supreme Court before joining Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison in New York City, where she worked as an associate doing commercial litigation.  Sarah returned to clerking a few years later, and spent nearly nine years as a career law clerk for a district judge on the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington.

Sarah is a Board Member of QLaw (LGBTQ+ Bar Association of Washington), where she co-chairs the QLaw Judicial Evaluation Committee, and actively mentors law students and new attorneys.

In 2021, she was appointed by Senator Patty Murray to the Federal Judicial Merit Selection Committee, a bipartisan committee created to vet judicial candidates for open seats on the Federal District Court for the Western District of Washington.

Sarah is currently serving on the 2021-2022 Board of the Real Property Probate and Trust Newsletter for the Washington State Bar Association.

Memberships & Affiliations:

Washington State Bar Association

Real Property Probate and Trust Section of Washington State Bar Association

Taxation Section of Washington State Bar Association

LGBTQ+ Section of Washington State Bar Association

King County Bar Association

Q-Law (LGBTQ+ Bar Association of Washington)

MAMA Seattle (Mother Attorneys Mentoring Association of Seattle)

GSBA (Greater Seattle Business Association)

B.A., English/Creative Writing, University of Washington, 1992

J.D., Magna Cum Laude, Boston University School of Law, 1998


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