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Craig E. Coombs

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Elder Law Attorney in Bellevue, WA

Coombs Law Firm PLLC
11911 NE 1st St, Suite B204
Bellevue, WA 98005
Phone: 425-453-4800
Fax: 425-671-0980
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2022
Licensed in Washington Since: 1979
Practice Areas: Elder Law, Estate Planning & Probate, Real Estate: Business
Attorney Profile

Craig Coombs opened Coombs Law Firm, PLLC in 2003 where he emphasizes Elder Law, Guardianship, Trust and Probate administration.  In addition to counseling individuals and families he advises Certified Professional Guardians and institutional Trustees.  He has been appointed by the Court to act in capacities of Special Representative, Special Master, Guardian ad Litem and Estate Administrator.  Craig graduated with honors in finance from the University of Puget Sound where he obtained degrees in Business Administration and Law.   He is licensed in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho and is rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell. 

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 40%Elder Law
  • 40%Estate Planning & Probate
  • 20%Real Estate: Business
Focus Areas

Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Trusts


4 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2022

About Craig E. Coombs

First Admitted: 1979, Washington

Professional Webpage:

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Seattle-King County Bar Association - Volunteer Attorneys for People with AIDS ("VAPWA") (1993)

Bar/Professional Activity

  • King County Bar Association Continuing Legal Education, Chaired, Presented, and Participated, including the Mandatory Guardianship Guardian ad Litem Training and Minor Settlements
  • KCBA Guardianship and Elder Law Section Eastside Vice Chair.
  • Hawaii
  • Oregon
  • States of Washington
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (“NAELA”) (1991-1999)
  • Washington Chapter, NAELA (1991-1999)
  • Washington State Bar Association - Elder Law Section (2011 through present)
  • Director, Washington Chapter, NAELA (1996-1997)
  • Secretary, Washington Chapter, NAELA, (1998-1999)
  • King County Bar Association Guardianship and Elder Law Section Executive Committee, Vice Chair (1998, 1999, 2000)

Educational Background

  • University of Puget Sound, BA in Business Administration with Departmental Honors in Finance, 1976


  • Recognized in the area of estate planning., Five Star Financial Services Professional, Seattle Magazine, 2016
  • Rated by peers as AV rated in 2000 and AV Preeminent in 2012, AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, 2000
  • Identified as a top Elderlaw attorney., Top Lawyers 2010 - Elderlaw, Seattle Metropolitan Magazine, 2010

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Member of a panel discussing ethics at a continuing legal education seminar., Panelist, Guardianship & Elder Law Hot Topics, Jointly sponsored by the King County Bar Association and the KCBA Guardianship & Elder Law Section, 2019
  • Presentation at the 13th Annual Trust and Estate Litigation Seminar, Co-presenter, The Appointment of the GAL from Appointment through Discharge, 2016
  • Co-Chaired mandatory training seminar for King County, Co-Chair, Mandatory Settlement GAL Training for King County, 2015
  • Co-Chaired mandatory training seminar for King County, 2011, Co-Chair Mandatory SGAL Training for King County, 2011
  • Presentation on Anderson v. Dussault from a GAL point of view, Co-presenter, Anderson v. Dussault Overview, Title 11 Guardianship GAL Training, 2016
  • Presenter at Mandatory Volunteer Reviewer Training for the King County Superior Court, Presenter on Topic of Guardianship Review Calendar, Presenter, 2008
  • Co-Presenter mandatory training seminar for King County on topic of basic report requirements, Co-Presenter SGAL Basic Requirements, 2008
  • Presenter on Topic of Least Restrictive Alternatives to Guardianship, Presenter, Title 11 GAL Training, 2005
  • Presenter on topic of GAL Duties and Due Process, Presenter, Inter-County GAL Training, 2004
  • Co-Presenter on subject of "Medicaid Divorce", Co-Presenter, Hot Topics in Elder Law, 2004
  • Presenter at Inter-County GAL Training, Presenter, 2003
  • Guardianship Tips and Practice Standards for Paralegals, Presenter, 2001
  • Presenter at seminar on Settlement and Court Approval of Claims of Minors and Incapacited Persons, Presenter, 1996
  • Title 11 RCW Guardian ad Litem Handbook, Contributor, 2005
  • Washington State Guardian Manual, Contributor, 2000
  • Model Guardianship Forms, Contributor, 2000

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • United States District and Bankruptcy Courts for the District of Idaho, 2020
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Washington, 1979
  • Licensed to practice law in the State of Idaho, 2020
  • Licensed to practice law in the State of Hawaii., 2007
  • Licensed to practice law in the State of Oregon, 1989
  • Licensed to practice law in Washington State, 1979
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Office Location for Craig E. Coombs

11911 NE 1st St
Suite B204
Bellevue, WA 98005

Phone: 425-453-4800

Fax: 425-671-0980

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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