Julie Dickens has been with the firm since 1999. She focuses her practice on estate planning, real estate, and related business matters, consulting with individuals and their closely held businesses in all stages of their planning. In addition to drafting wills, revocable living trusts, irrevocable trusts, powers of attorney and premarital agreements, she also helps families through the probate process. She has a strong real estate background and helps her clients acquire, sell, and refinance their real estate. Related to this she forms limited liability companies and works with corporate and shareholder matters.
Julie enjoys her practice because it offers her the opportunity to interact personally with her clients as she learns their life stories and collaborates with them to develop effective strategies for securing their future. Given her years of practice, she welcomes the challenge of counseling clients through both prosperous and difficult times, creating practical solutions to complex estate, real estate and related business matters.
Julie has her roots in the Northwest – she was born and raised in the Seattle area, but grew up spending time with extended family in Tacoma. In her spare time, she’s an avid reader, music lover, film buff and weekend runner.
J.D., Willamette University College of Law, 1982
B.A., History Honors Program, University of Washington, 1979
JURISDICTIONS ADMITTED TO PRACTICE
Washington State Courts
PROFESSIONAL & BAR ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIPS
Washington State Bar Association
Member, Section on Real Property, Probate and Trust
Member, Section on Taxation, Estate & Gift Tax Committee
Real Property, Probate and Trust Section, Executive Committee, (1995-97)
Estate Planning Council of Seattle Washington Women in Tax
King County Bar Association
Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association
HONORS & AWARDS
Seattle’s Best Lawyers: Trusts & Estates, 2012-2015
Best Lawyers in America, Trusts & Estates, 2012-2018
Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale