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Michael J. Longyear

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Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in Seattle, WA

Reed Longyear Malnati Corwin & Burnett, PLLC
801 Second Avenue, Suite 1415
Seattle, WA 98104-1576
Phone: 206-624-6271
Fax: 206-624-6672
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2001 - 2010, 2014 - 2022
Licensed in Washington Since: 1989
Practice Areas: Estate Planning & Probate, Elder Law, Closely Held Business
Attorney Profile
Mike Longyear is a member at Reed, Longyear, Malnati & Ahrens, PLLC, practicing in the areas of trust and estate planning, probate and trust administration, guardianships, elder law, and related corporate and business matters. Mike graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Mike serves as guardian of the estate, trustee, and estate administrator in routine and complex or contested matters. He is a former member of the Certified Professional Guardian Board and a former trustee of the WSBA Elder Law Executive Committee. He is a past Chair of the KCBA Guardianship and Elder Law Section, a past Chair of the WSBA Elder Law Section, a past Co-Chair of the Title 11.88 Mandatory Guardian ad Litem Training Program, and a past Co-Chair of the Minor Settlement (SPR98.16W) Training Program. He is on the King County Superior Court Guardian ad Litem Registry and the Settlement Guardian ad Litem Registry. Mike is also a member of the Real Property, Trust, and Probate Sections of the KCBA and the WSBA. He is also a member of the Estate Planning Council of Seattle and serves on the boards of various non-profit organizations.

About Michael J. Longyear

First Admitted: 1984, Maryland

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Bar/Professional Activity

  • King County Bar Association (Co-Chair, Settlement Guardian ad Litem Training Program; Past Chair, Guardianship and Elder Law Section; Past Co-Chair, Title 11.88 Mandatory Guardian ad Litem Program); Washington State Bar Association (Member, Legislative Committee, Real Property, Probate and Trust Sections, Elder Law and Past-Chair Elder Law Section); and American Bar Association.

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Certified Professinal Guardian by the Washington State Certified Professional Guardian Board


  • AV® Preemient™ 5.0 out of 5 rating in Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™, AV® Preemien 5.0 out of 5 rating, Martindale-Hubbell, 2013
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Office Location for Michael J. Longyear

801 Second Avenue
Suite 1415
Seattle, WA 98104-1576

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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