Paulette Peterson

Paulette Peterson: Attorney with Law Office of Paulette Peterson, PLLC
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Paulette Peterson has practiced in the areas of guardianship, estate planning, probate and litigation related to those areas for over 25 years. After working for 17 years in downtown Seattle, Paulette moved her office to her home in Bainbridge Island where she continues her same focus providing quality legal services throughout Kitsap County.

Ms. Peterson was born and raised in Great Falls, Montana. When not practicing law she enjoys spending time with her husband and 5 children. Paulette is active in the community of Bainbridge Island. She is the former chair of the Bainbridge Island Special Needs Foundation and currently serves on the board of Helpline House. She volunteers time with Kitsap Legal Services and Therapy Dogs International for which she is the Vice Director of the newly formed local chapter. She and her Certified Therapy dog, AJ, enjoy visiting local nursing homes, schools and libraries.

Editor: "King County Probate Policy Manual" (February 2003); "Alternatives to Guardianship", KCBA CLE, Inter-county Guardianship GAL Training (May 2002, May 2003, May 2004, May 2006, May 2008, April 2009); "Will Contests," KCBA CLE, Probate Litigation & Ethics (Oct. 2001, Oct. 2002, Dec. 2003); "Trusts and Ancillary Documents," Washington Law Institute CLE, Real World Estate Planning (Sept. 2002);"Probate: An Overview and the Alternatives," WSBA Best of CLE (Dec. 2001);"Probate Proceedings Affecting Title," Supplement to Chapter 73 of the WSBA Real Property Deskbook (2001); "Probate: An Overview and the Alternatives," WSBA CLE, How to Probate an Estate and Handle Post Mortem Matters (Dec. 1997, 1998, 2000 and 2001); "Duties of Guardian of the Estate," Washington Manual for Certification of Professional Guardians (2000); Amicus Curiae Brief on behalf of Washington Defense Trial Lawyers in Barr v. Day, 124 Wn.2d 318, 879 P2d 912 (1994) (immunity of guardian ad litem in judicial proceedings).

Areas of Practice (19)

  • Trusts and Estates
  • Probate
  • Elder Law
  • Guardianship
  • Estate Planning
  • Estate Planning for the Elderly
  • Advance Directives
  • Estate Administration
  • Estate Litigation
  • Elder Rights
  • Elder Abuse
  • Elder Care
  • Wills
  • Contested Wills
  • Living Wills
  • Trust Law
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Nursing Home Negligence
  • Age Discrimination

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
206-855-6506  Phone
(206)855.9293  Phone
(206)855.9295  Fax
University Attended:
Gonzaga University, B.A., magna cum laude, 1980
Law School Attended:
University of Washington, J.D., 1987
Year of First Admission:
1987, Washington
King County (Member, Sections on: Elder Law; Real Property and Probate; Chairperson, Guardianship/Elder Law Section, 2009-2010) and Washington State Bar Associations; Estate Planning Council of Kitsap County; National Association of Elder Law Attorneys.
Hobbies & interests:
Biking; running; horseback riding
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa and MasterCard
  • Free Initial Consultation

Peer Reviews

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