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Angela Macey-Cushman

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Elder Law Attorney in Seattle, WA

Somers Tamblyn Isenhour Bleck PLLC
701 Pike St, Suite 1510
Seattle, WA 98101
Phone: 206-443-8600
Fax: 206-382-9109
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2010 - 2012, 2014 - 2016
Licensed in Washington Since: 2006
Practice Areas: Elder Law, Estate Planning & Probate
Attorney Profile

Angela specializes in estate planning, long-term care and disability planning, special needs trusts, and estate administration.  Her clients range in age from the very young to those in their 90’s and beyond. 


Prior to joining STIB, Angela was a registered nurse and a litigation attorney.  She joined the firm in order to work with Barbara Isenhour and Sean Bleck, both leaders in the field with decades of experience advising seniors and disabled individuals. Now a Member of the firm, Angela works to continue the firm’s tradition of competent and compassionate representation for every client at every stage of life.


Angela has served as Adjunct Faculty at the Seattle University School of Law (her alma matter), where she most recently taught the Trusts and Estates course.  She has also served as the supervising attorney in the Estate and Disability Planning Clinic, helping law students create complete estate plans for complex clients in the setting of the firm’s clinical program.  She is a frequent guest lecturer for both law students and nursing students in a variety of courses.  She is a mentor for the Seattle University School of Law Incubator Program, and enjoys sharing her love of legal advocacy with aspiring lawyers and health care professionals exploring legal careers.


In addition to her practice and teaching, Angela serves on the Executive Committee of the Washington State Bar Association’s Elder Law Section.  She is also on the Advisor Committee for the King County Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, and was herself a volunteer ombudsman in long-term care facilities before becoming a lawyer.  She is a former Board member of the Washington Association for Justice and the King County Bar Association Young Lawyer’s Division Board of Trustees.  Angela also speaks upon request at local senior centers and low-income housing events for seniors.


Angela is peer-rated AV (Preeminent) by Martindale-Hubble and is rated 10/Superb on  She is a 2017-2020 “Super Lawyer,” and was a Super Lawyer “Rising Star” for several years.  She was the 2010 recipient of the Washington Association for Justice “Outstanding New Lawyer” Award, for her work representing clients in medical negligence claims.


She and her family live in the Crown Hill/Blue Ridge neighborhood of Seattle, where her sons attend elementary school and high school.  She plays the fiddle (badly) and writes fiction (somewhat less badly).

About Angela Macey-Cushman

First Admitted: 2006, Washington

Professional Webpage:

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • US Court of Federal Claims (Vaccine Claims), 2014

Educational Background

  • Masters of Health Administration, 2001
  • Masters of Nursing (Care Systems Management), 2001
  • University of Washington, Bachelors of Science in Nursing, 1999
  • J.D., cum laude, May 2006, 2006


  • President's Scholar, Seattle University School of Law, 2005
  • Outstanding Young Lawyer (Ready to Soar), Washington State Association for Justice, 2010
  • Super Lawyer, SuperLawyers, 2018
  • President's Scholar, Seattle University School of Law, 2003
  • Cum Laude, Seattle University School of Law, 2006
  • Super Lawyers “Rising Star” for 2010-2012, 2014-2016
  •, Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating,, 2018
  • President's Scholar, Seattle University School of Law, 2004
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award, Seattle University School of Law, 2003
  • SuperLawyer, SuperLawyers, 2017
  • Avvo, Avvo rating 10.0/Superb,, 2018

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Chapter Co-Author, Washington Health Law Manual, 2006
  • Guest Lecturer, Legal Aspects of Nursing, University Of Washington School Of Nursing; Seattle University College Of Nursing, 2015
  • Co-Editor-in-Chief, Washington State Medical Negligence Deskbook, Washington State Association For Justice, 2016
  • Probate Bootcamp, National Business Institute Seminar, December 2017, Presenter, The Probate Process from Start to Finish, 2017
  • Author, Estate Planning Issues for Plaintiffs: Seven Key Questions to Avoid Trouble", Trial News, April 2018, 2018
  • Presenter, Medicaid and Other Benefit Requirements of Special Needs Trusts, National Business Institute Seminar, June 2018, 2018
  • "Trusts 101", Presenter, Estate Planning for the Disabled, National Business Institute Seminar, July 2018, 2018

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Adjunct Professor, Seattle University School of Law, Classes: Trusts and Estates; Estate and Disability Planning Clinic  , 2019
  • King County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Past Trustee, 2007
  • WSBA Elder Law Section Co-Chair, 2019
  • WSAJ, Past Member of the Board of Governors, Medical Negligence Section Leader, and Roundtable Leader
  • Washington Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, 2018
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Washington Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, 2017
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, 2018
  • Washington State Association for Justice, Medical Negligence Section, Co-Chair, 2016
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, 2017
  • Title 11 Guadian ad Litem, 2018

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Ingraham Highschool Performing Arts Booster Club Board Member, 2019
  • End of Life Washington Advisory Board, Member, 2018

Industry Groups

  • Benefits Planning
  • Long-term Care Planning
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Office Location for Angela Macey-Cushman

701 Pike St
Suite 1510
Seattle, WA 98101

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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