Genissa M Richardson

Genissa M Richardson

  • Estate Planning, Probate
  • Washington
Claimed Lawyer Profile

Genissa M. Richardson is an estate planning and probate Attorney in Bellingham, WA. When not practicing law, Genissa is spending time with her husband and three dogs (yes – 3!) sailing, hiking, and golfing.

More about Genissa:

I grew up in Whatcom County and am a proud third-generation graduate of Mt. Baker High School – go Mountaineers! I graduated from Western Washington University in 2000 with a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in Philosophy. After college, I enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard in 2001. I first served as a Damage Controlman, Petty Officer 3rd Class, then attended Officer Candidate School in 2004. After receiving a commission as a junior officer, I served as an Engineer Officer in Training (EOIT) aboard the Cutter Dependable out of Cape May, New Jersey. After 5 years of service, I moved home to Bellingham in 2006.

I’d been interested in practicing law and thought about attending law school for many years. But the thought of moving away from home to attend law school was very off-putting. So in 2015 I enrolled in the Washington State Bar Association’s APR 6 Law Clerk Program. This alternative to law school allows qualified individuals to complete a four-year apprenticeship under the guidance of a supervising attorney. As a licensed legal intern, I gained valuable experience working in criminal defense, landlord-tenant, and domestic relations law.

After completing the program in 2019, I sat for the February 2020 bar exam. In May, 2020 I was admitted to the bar and formed True North Legal Services, PLLC in July 2020. In addition to managing my law firm, I am enrolled in the Mediator Practicum at the Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center and currently serve as President of the Whatcom County Bar Association for 2023.

I chose to focus on estate planning and probate because I enjoy problem-solving and giving my clients peace of mind knowing

Practice Areas
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    $300.00 consultation fee. Flat-fee estate planning and probate. Hourly billing may be used in complex matters.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Washington State Bar Association
ID Number: 56339
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Professional Associations
Whatcom County Bar Association
2023 President
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Skagit County Bar Association
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Washington State Bar Association  # 56339
- Current
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Contact & Map
True North Legal Services, PLLC
PO Box 934
Bellingham, WA 98227
Telephone: (360) 639-3393