Heather L. Crawford

Top rated Estate & Trust Litigation attorney in Tacoma, Washington

Comfort Davies Smith & Crawford P.S.
Heather L. Crawford
Comfort Davies Smith & Crawford P.S.

Practice Areas: Estate & Trust Litigation, Elder Law, Estate Planning & Probate; view more

Licensed in Washington since: 2000

Education: Seattle University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2024

Comfort Davies Smith & Crawford P.S.

1901 65th Avenue West
Suite 200
Tacoma, WA 98466-6225 Visit website

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Heather L. Crawford has been an attorney at the Tacoma, Washington-based Comfort Davies Smith & Crawford P.S. law firm since March 2019. Focusing her practice on estate planning and administration as well as probate litigation and elder law, she provides dedicated representation to clients in the surrounding areas. She also offers legal support for living wills, guardianships and conservatorships, power of attorney and trust-related matters. 

Ms. Crawford is a 1999 cum laude graduate of the Seattle University School of Law, formerly known as the University of Puget Sound Law School, and she has been admitted to practice before all Washington state courts since 2000. Prior to law school, she pursued her undergraduate education at the University of Washington, and in 1993, she was awarded her Bachelor of Arts in economics.

In her estate planning practice, Ms. Crawford reviews and prepares health care and financial powers of attorney, wills, irrevocable and living trusts, and advance medical directives, tailoring each document to the particular needs and objectives of her clients. She has represented trustees and executors in estate administration litigation and other matters, and her probate litigation experience has included will contests and fiduciary duty breaches.  

Ms. Crawford has been appointed as guardian ad litem for people who have become mentally or physically incapacitated and who are accordingly unable to handle their financial and other affairs, and she has qualified as a certified professional guardian. She has also assisted family members of elderly loved ones in matters involving Medicaid planning, and she has helped them explore care alternatives such as nursing homes and assisted living facilities. 

Actively involved in the legal community, Ms. Crawford is a member of the Elder Law Section of the Washington State Bar Association, the Washington Association of Professional Guardians and the Robert J. Bryan American Inn of Court. Furthermore, Avvo awarded her a “Superb” rating for her high professionalism and accomplishments.

Practice areas

Estate & Trust Litigation, Elder Law, Estate Planning & Probate

Focus areas

Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Will Contests, Wills

First Admitted: 2000, Washington

Professional Webpage: https://tacoma-law.com/heather-l-crawford-partner-2/

Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Washington Certified Professional Guardian, 2009 - Present
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, 2000
  • Washington State Bar Association, 2000
  • Robert E. Bryan Inns of CourtLess 
  • Guardianship Section of the Pierce County Bar Association
  • Washington Professional Guardian Association
  • Elder Law Section of the Washington State Bar Association
  • Co-Chair of Tacoma Pierce County Guardianship Committee, 2020
  • Chair of the Tacoma Pierce County Guardianship Committee, 2008
Educational Background:
  • Bachelor's Degree, Economics, University of Washington, 1993
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Title 11 Guardian ad Litem, Kitsap County, 2011
  • Washington State Certified Professional Guardian, 2009
  • Title 11 Guardian ad Litem, Pierce County, 2009
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • Court of Appeals, Div. 2 affirmed Pierce County Superior Court decision in favor of personal representative that was represented by Heather L. Crawford in a will contest under the Trust and Estate Dispute Resolution Act. Personal representative was awarded fees on appeal, 2018

Office location for Heather L. Crawford

1901 65th Avenue West
Suite 200
Tacoma, WA 98466-6225

Phone: 253-642-4964

Selections

5 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2024

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