Janet H. Somers

Janet H. Somers

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Elder Law Attorney in Seattle, WA

Somers Tamblyn Isenhour Bleck PLLC
 | 701 Pike St, Suite 1510
Seattle, WA 98101
Phone: 206-340-2200
Fax: 206-232-4049
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1989
Practice Areas:
  • Elder Law (30%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (40%),
  • Estate & Trust Litigation (30%)
    Attorney Profile

    Represents clients in both routine and complex issues regarding Probate, Guardianship, Elder Law including Protection of Vulnerable Adults, Trust and Estate Planning and Trust Administration.  Ms. Somers also represents several professional fiduciaries, including banks and agencies.

    About Janet Somers

    Admitted: 1989, Washington

    Professional Webpage: https://stiblaw.com/our-attorneys/janet-h-somers/


    • Designated a Five Star Wealth Manager in the area of Trust Services 2010-2015., Five Star Wealth Manager
    • Top 100 Lawyers in Washington, Seattle Met Magazine, 2017
    • Designated a Top Lawyer by Seattle Met Magazine 2010- 2017, Top Lawyer, Seattle Met Magazine
    •  Earned an AV rating (very high to preeminent—the highest rating) from Martindale-Hubbell 2002 through present, Martindale-Hubbell
    • Designated Top 50 Women Attorney in Washington 2013-2017

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Janet H. Somers represents clients in both routine and complex issues regarding Probate, Trust, Guardianship, Elder Law including Protection of Vulnerable Adults, Trust and Estate  Administration.  Ms. Somers represents professional fiduciaries, including banks and agencies.   Ms. Somers has served as Chair and Trustee of the Washington State Bar Association Elder Law Section and was a member of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center’s Planned Giving Advisory Board through 2012.  She is past Chair of the King County Bar Association Guardianship and Elder Law Section and served as the Grants Committee Chair.  Ms. Somers is a frequent author and speaker at continuing legal education regarding probate, trust and estate dispute resolution and guardianship. She is co-chairing the 2016 and 2017 Probate and Trust Litigation CLE.     She has Co-Chaired the Title 11.88 Mandatory Guardian ad Litem Training Program. She is a founding member of Somers Tamblyn King Isenhour Bleck PLLC, rated a Top Lawyer in Seattle, Top 100 Lawyers in the State of Washington,Top 50 Women Lawyers in the State of Washington and has earned an AV rating (very high to preeminent—the highest rating) from Martindale-Hubbell., 2013

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Member, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Planned Giving Advisory Board; WSBA Elder Law Section Executive Committee; KCBA Guardianship and Elder Law Executive Committee; Chair; Multi County Guardian ad Litem Training; Ongoing Speaking engagements at CLEs

    Representative Clients:

    • Ohana Fiduciary Corporation, Partners In Care, Guardianship Services of Seattle, Washington Trust Bank, Wells Fargo Bank, US Bank, First Financial Trust, Comerica

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Chair, Elder Law Section Washington State Bar Association, 2011

    Industry Groups

    • WSBA Elder Law Section. WSBA Real Property Probate And Trust Section
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    Office Location for Janet H. Somers

    701 Pike St
    Suite 1510
    Seattle, WA 98101

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    Last Updated: 4/30/2021

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