Joshua L. Brothers

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in Seattle, WA

Brothers & Henderson, P.S.
 | 2722 Eastlake Ave E, Suite 200
Seattle, WA 98102
Phone: 206-536-2446
Fax: 206-324-3106
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019
Selected to Rising Stars: 2009 - 2010
Licensed Since: 2004
Practice Areas:
  • Estate Planning & Probate (60%),
  • Elder Law (20%),
  • Administrative Law (10%),
  • Estate & Trust Litigation (10%)
Attorney Profile

An experienced attorney and advocate with Brothers & Henderson, P.S., Joshua L. Brothers handles cases of disability, elder law, long-term care insurance denial, special education, and probate and estate planning for clients in the greater Seattle and Tacoma areas. As one of the firm’s partners for almost a decade, he also focuses on guardianship, benefits advocacy, implementation and administration of trusts, and benefits litigation.

A member of the Academy of Special Needs Planners, Mr. Brothers was named a Five Star Financial Services Professional in both 2016 and 2017. He is admitted to practice in the state of Washington and is an Accredited Investment Fiduciary. Active in his community, he gives his time serving on the Developmental Disabilities Endowment Trust Fund governing board, the Washington State Association for Justice’s continuing legal education committee, the board of directors for the Brain Injury Alliance of Washington and The Arc of King County finance committee.

Mr. Brothers is admitted to practice in the state of Washington and obtained his Juris Doctor in 2004 from the University of San Diego School of Law. Currently he is an active member of the Academy of Special Needs Planners, the King County Bar Association, the Washington State Bar Association and the Washington State Association for Justice.

A talented, experienced writer, Mr. Brothers has published writings for the King County Superior Court, the King County Bar Association and the Washington State Association for Justice. He is a frequent presenter and lecturer at parent group meetings, continuing legal education seminars, symposiums and other conferences.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Estate Planning & Probate (60%): Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills

Elder Law (20%)

Administrative Law (10%): Government Benefits

Estate & Trust Litigation (10%)

Focus Areas

Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills, Government Benefits

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 1 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 2 years

Super Lawyers: 2019 Rising Stars: 2009 - 2010

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About Joshua Brothers

Admitted: 2004, Washington

Professional Webpage: http://www.brothershenderson.com/joshua-brothers/

Honors/Awards:

  • Rising Star by Washington Law & Politics for 2009 and 2010
  • Five Star Financial Services Professional, 2016
  • Five Star Financial Services Professional, 2017

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Accredited Investment Fiduciary® (AIF®) (The AIF® designation is issued by Fi360. The Supreme Court of Washington does not recognize certification of specialties in the practice of law. The AIF® designation is not a requirement to practice law in the state of Washington.), 2018

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • State of Oregon in 2017
  • United States Federal District Court in 2004
  • Washington in 2004
  • Washington State Association for Justice Eagle Member, 2018
  • King County Bar Association Guardianship and Elder Law Section, 2018
  • Washington State Bar Association Real Property, Probate, and Trust Section, 2018
  • Academy of Special Needs Planners, 2018
  • Washington State Bar Association Elder Law Section, 2018

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Brain Injury Alliance of Washington Board of Directors, 2018
  • Arc of King County Board of Directors (President from 2014-2016), 2017
  • Arc of King County Finance Committee, 2018
  • Washington State Association for Justice CLE Committee (2012-present), 2018
  • Developmental Disabilities Endowment Trust Fund Governing Board (2006-2014), 2014

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Anderson v. Dussault Overview”, Speaker, Title 11.88 Guardian ad Litem Training, King County Bar Association, 2016
  • “The Evolving Impact of the ACA and Medicaid Expansion at Settlement”, Speaker, Washington State Association for Justice, 2016
  • “Ethics in Representing Minors and Individuals with Diminished Capacity”, Speaker, Effective Tools for the 21st Century Litigator, Washington State Bar Association, 2016
  • “Effective Use of Trust Protectors”, Speaker, 2016 Fall CLE & Annual Meeting, Washington Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, 2016
  • “Resolving Medicaid Liens with the Health Care Authority”, Speaker, Subrogation Seminar, Washington State Association for Justice, 2016
  • “Special Needs Planning for the High Net Worth Family”, Speaker, Bernstein Private Wealth Management, 2017
  • “Representing Clients with Cognitive Disabilities”, Speaker, Legal Lunchbox Series, Washington State Bar Association, 2017
  • “The ABLE Act – Update, Description, and Applications”, Speaker, Fall CLE and Annual Meeting, Washington Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, 2017
  • “ABLE Accounts: A New Tool in Assisting Individuals with Disabilities”, Speaker, Member Luncheon & CLE, Thurston County Bar Association, 2017
  • “Ethical Considerations at Settlement: Incapacitated and Minor Clients, Public Benefits, Probates, and Trusts”, Speaker, Washington State Association for Justice, 2017
  • “Options in On-Going Management of Settlement Proceeds”, Speaker, Settlement Guardian ad Litem Initial Certification Training, King County Bar Association, 2018
  • “Managing the Money: Special Needs Trusts, Minor Trusts, and the BIAWA’s Pooled Special Needs Trust”, Speaker, Medical-Legal Seminar on Traumatic Brain Injury, Brain Injury Alliance of Washington, 2018
  • “Self-Settled and Third Party Special Needs Trusts and ABLE Accounts”, Speaker, Using Medicaid and Disability Planning, National Business Institute, 2018
  • "Ethics Panel", Panelist, Hot Topics in Elder Law and Guardianship, King County Bar Association, 2018
  • “Minor Settlements”, Speaker, Ex Parte Pro Tem Commissioner Training, King County Superior Court, 2018
  • "Resolving Medicaid Liens with the Health Care Authority", Author, Washington Subrogation Deskbook, Washington State Association For Justice, 2017
  • “Achieving Better Life Experience (ABLE) Accounts”, Speaker, South Puget Sound Estate Planning Council, 2018
  • "Handling A 'Companion' ERISA Disability Claim: What You Must Know", Co-Author, Washington Motor Vehicle Litigation Deskbook, Washington State Association For Justice, 2018
  • “The Ethics of Representing Clients with Diminished Capacity in Litigation”, Speaker, Ethics in Civil Litigation, Washington State Bar Association, 2018
  • "Ethical Issues in the Preparation and Settlement of the TBI Case: Help the Client and Protect Yourself", Speaker, Tenth World Congress on Brain Injury, 2014
  • "Ethics and TBI Issues: Ethics Hour: Medicare Set-Asides, Settlement Issues and Coordination  of Government Benefits in Traumatic Brain Injury Cases", Speaker, Handling the Traumatic Brain Injury Case, Brain Injury Alliance of Washington, 2014
  • "Changes to MSPRC/Medicare", Speaker, Legal Staff Section Meeting, Washington State Association for Justice, 2014
  • "Anderson v. Dussault", Speaker, East King County Roundtable, Washington State Association for Justice, 2014
  • "Clients in Need: Dealing with Clients with Diminished Capacity", Speaker, The Law of Lawyering, Washington State Bar Association, 2014
  • "Medicare & Medicaid Lien Resolution", Speaker, Academy of Special Needs Planners, 2015
  • "Special Needs Trusts and ABLE Accounts", Speaker, Northwest Region Fragile X Conference, 2015
  • “Negotiating with HCA under Ahlborn, Speaker, Subrogation Seminar, Washington State Association for Justice, 2015
  • “The Use of Guardians ad Litem Post-Appointment”, Speaker, Advanced Guardianship Issues, King County Bar Association, 2015
  • “The On-Going Impacts of Anderson v. Dussault, Speaker, Elder Law Spring Seminar, Washington State Bar Association, 2015
  • “Ethics and TBI Issues: Medicare Set-Asides, Settlement Issues and Coordination of Government Benefits”, Speaker, 28th Annual Legal Conference on Brain Injury, North American Brain Injury Society, 2015
  • “Special Needs Planning and Elder Law”, Guest Speaker, Drafting Estate Planning Documents, University of Washington LL.M Program, 2015
  • “Apportionment of Recovery Upon Death”, Speaker, Settlement Guardian ad Litem Training, King County Bar Association, 2015
  • “Resolution of Claims Against the Recovery”, Speaker, Settlement Guardian ad Litem Training, King County Bar Association, 2015
  • “Subrogation, Liens and Damages”, Speaker, Damages in Personal Injury, National Business Institute, 2015
  • "Ethical Considerations in Brain Injury Cases", Speaker, Annual Legal Conference on Brain Injury, North American Brain Injury Society, 2016

Transactions:

  • Drafted Pooled Alliance Community Trusts (PACT) for the Brain Injury Alliance of Washington, 2017

Educational Background:

  • University of Washington,  bachelor’s degree in political science, 2000

Industry Groups

  • Academy Of Special Needs Planners
Office Location for Joshua L. Brothers

2722 Eastlake Ave E
Suite 200
Seattle, WA 98102

Phone: 206-536-2446

Fax: 206-324-3106

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Last Updated: 6/10/2019

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