Eileen S. Peterson

Eileen S. Peterson

Gordon Thomas Honeywell LLP
  • Arbitration & Mediation, Estate Planning, Probate
  • Washington
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Summary

There are few attorneys in the Pacific Northwest who possess as much knowledge and experience in the field of elder law as Eileen Peterson. In fact, she is the only attorney in Pierce County certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation since the program began in 1994.

Eileen has also served as Chair of the Guardianship Task Force for WSBA Elder Law Section from 2007-2013 and was the recipient of the WSBA Elder Law Exceptional Service Award in 2009. She is a frequent speaker and presenter on a wide range of topics including elder law, guardianship, estate planning, and charitable giving.

Her current area of practice includes all types of estate planning, including trusts and estates, probate, elder law, guardianship, and court-supervised trusts. She also has extensive experience in the more complex area of estate planning and succession planning for disabled persons. She has a passion for creating solutions that work for unique problems her clients come to her to solve.

Eileen was born in Tacoma and appreciates the Pierce County community. She loves to read, quilt, cardio-dancing, gardening, and travel.

Practice Areas
  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Washington
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Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
Of Counsel
Gordon Thomas Honeywell LLP
Current
Education
Seattle University School of Law
J.D. | Law
Honors: cum laude
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University of Oregon
Masters in Counseling
Honors: magna cum laude
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Washington State University
B.S.
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Awards
Super Lawyer - Elder Law
Washington Super Lawyers
From 2007-2018
Recipient of Civility Award
The Honorable Robert J. Bryan Chapter of the American Inns of Court
Exceptional Service Award
WSBA Elder Law Section
AV Rated
Martindale Hubbell
Professional Associations
Washington State Bar # 17405
Member
Current
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Washington Chapter National Association of Elder Law Attorneys
Member
Current
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Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association
Member
Current
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American Bar Association
Member
Current
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National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
Member
Current
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Speaking Engagements
Proposed Legislative Changes, Vulnerable Adult Symposium
2003
Lesser Restrictive Alternatives to Guardianship
Guardianship Ad Litem Training
1999-2001
Estate Planning: Challenges & Solutions
Merrill Lynch, MultiCare, Tacoma Art Museum and University of Puget Sound
2006
Estate Recovery
2007
Charitable Giving
Pierce College Community Foundation
2007
Certifications
Certified as an Elder Law Attorney
National Elder Law Board
Websites & Blogs
Website
Eileen S. Peterson's Website Profile
Website
Gordon Thomas Honeywell LLP Website
Contact & Map
Gordon Thomas Honeywell LLP
Tacoma Office
1201 Pacific Ave
#2100
Tacoma, WA 98402
USA
Telephone: (253) 620-6419
Fax: (253) 620-6565