Sheila Conlon Ridgway

Sheila Conlon Ridgway

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate & Trust Litigation Attorney in Seattle, WA

Ridgway Law Group, P.S.
 | 701 5th Avenue, Suite 4110
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: 206-838-2501
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1984
Practice Areas:
  • Estate & Trust Litigation (70%),
  • Elder Law (20%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (10%)
Attorney Profile

Sheila Ridgway focuses her practice on the litigation of trust, probate and guardianship matters. For 20 years, Ms. Ridgway has guided clients through complex challenges in the care of elderly family members and their estates. Sheila and the four other attorneys at Ridgway Law Group are able to handle all aspects of this multi-faceted area of law. Sheila Ridgway is licensed to practice law in the states of Washington and Oregon. She is an appointed member of the TEDRA Litigation Subcommittee of the WSBA’s Real Property Probate and Trust Section and is on the Editorial Board for the WSBA’s Real Property, Probate and Trust Newsletter. Ms. Ridgway is admitted to practice before the US Supreme Court.

About Sheila Ridgway

Admitted: 1984, Washington

Professional Webpage: http://www.ridgwaylawgroup.com/Attorneys/Sheila-C-Ridgway.as...

Honors and Awards:

  • Estate Planning Attorney, Five Star Professional , 2013
  • AV Preeminient Attorney Rating, Martindale-Hubbell, 2012
  • Best In Client Satisfaction Award, Seattle Magazine, 2009
  • WHO's WHO Award, Strathmore's Who's Who, 2004
  • National Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers, Martindale-Hubbell, 2011
  • Top Lawyer, Seattle Metropolitan Magazine, 2010 

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Gonzaga University School of Law Board of Advisors, member
  • KCBA Alternative Dispute Resolution Section, Member 
  • WSBA Alternative Dispute Resolution Section, Member
  • WSBA Real Property, Probate & Trust Newsletter, Editorial Board Member
  • Washington State Bar Association Pro Bono Committee, Past Member
  • WSBA TEDRA Litigation Subcommittee, Real Property & Trust Section, Member
  • KCBA Guardianship & Elder Law Section, Member
  • KCBA Real Property, Probate & Trust Section, Member
  • King County Bar Association, Member
  • Oregon State Bar, Member
  • WSBA Real Property, Probate and Trust Section, Member
  • Washington State Association for Justice, Member
  • Washington State Bar Association, Member

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • I have provided pro bono services throughout the years of my practice.

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • TEDRA, Maintaining a Balance: Ethics and Probate Litigation: Community vs. Separate Property, KCBA, Presenter, 2015
  • Current TEDRA Issues and Updates, WSBA CLE: Estate Planning: Under the New Paradigm: If Not Estate Tax, Then What?, Presenter, 2014
  • Arbitration, Mediation or Both, WSBA 11th Annual Trust & Estate Litigation, Presenter, 2014
  • Trust and Estates Disputes Resolution Act (TEDRA), Centralia Community College Continuing Professional Education Seminar, Presenter, 2014
  • Trust and Estate Litigation: Estate Planning from a Litigator's Perspective and Current Issues, WSBA Tax Section CLE: International Tax and Estate Planning- What to Avoid and How to Plan for Your Clients, Presenter, 2013
  • Court of Appeals Sets Aside Banker’s Unintentional Estate Planning, The Codicil, RPPT Newsletter, Fall, 2010, Co-Author, 2010
  • Chair, Probate & Real Property: The Intersection Between Estates & Trusts and Real Property Issues , KCBA, 2010
  • Trust and Estate Litigation, King County Bar Association Real Property Probate & Trust Meeting, 2009
  • Probate Practice, Office Of Disciplinary Counsel, 2009
  • 11th Annual Probate Litigation, Program Chair, KCBA, 2008
  •  Fiduciaries and Fiduciary Management in the 21st Century, Northwest Washington Estate Planning Council, 2008
  • Chaired CLE and Presented on Expert Witnesses and Forensic Accountings, KCBA 10th Annual Probate Litigation & Ethics, 2007
  • Program Chair and Co-Presenter: Prosecuting and Defending Will Contests , KCBA 9th Annual Probate Litigation & Ethics, 2006
  • Program Chair and Moderator of Ethics Panel, 8th Annual Probate Litigation & Ethics, 2005
  • Program Chair and Speaker: Claims of Unmarried Partners, KCBA 7th Annual Probate Ligitation & Ethics, 2004
  • Nuts and Bolts of Estate Planning and Probate Practice, Speaker, WSBA, 2004
  • Remedies & Attorneys' Fees in Trust & Estate Litigation, WSBA Trust & Estate Litigation, 2004
  • Ethics, Speaker, WSBA, 2003
  • Nuts and Bolts of Estate Planning and Probate Practice, Speaker, WSBA, 2003
  • Program Chair and Speaker: Claims of Unmarried Partners, KCBA 6th Annual Probate Litigation & Ethics, 2003
  • Nuts and Bolts of Estate Planning and Probate Practice, Speaker, WSBA, 2002
  • Program Chair and Speaker: Claims of Unmarried Partners, KCBA 5th Annual Probate Litigation & Ethics, 2002
  • Nuts and Bolts of Estate Planning and Probate Practice, Speaker, WSBA, 2001
  • Program Chair and Speaker: Challenges to Joint Tenancies & Other Non-Testamentary Dispositions, KCBA 4th Annual Probate Litigation & Ethics, 2001
  • Overview of Recent Legal Developments and Other Charges, WSBA How To Probate An Estate, 2001
  • Nuts and Bolts of Estate Planning and Probate Practice, Speaker, WSBA, 2000
  • Overview of Recent Legal Developments and Other Changes, WSBA How To Probate An Estate, 2000
  • Nuts and Bolts of Estate Planning and Probate Practice, Speaker, WSBA, 1999
  • Program Chair and Speaker: Challenges to Joint Tenancies & Other Non-Testamentary Dispositions, KCBA 2nd Annual Probate Litigation & Ethics, 1999
  • Program Chari and Speaker: Challenges to Joint Tenancies & Other Non-Testamentary Dispositions, KCBA 1st Annual Probate Litigation & Ethics, 1998
  • Challenges to Joint Tenancies & Other Non-Testamentary Dispositions, WSBA Estate Planning & Probate Litigation, 1997
  • Trust Estate and Dispute Resolution Act Committee 2005-2008

Newsletters:

  • Editor, 2008-Present, Codicil Newsletter

Educational Background:

  • B.A., University of Washington, Communciations, 1980
Office Location for Sheila Conlon Ridgway

701 5th Avenue
Suite 4110
Seattle, WA 98104

 

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Last Updated: 1/18/2017

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