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Heidi L. Baxter, Esq
Direct Dial: (206) 624-2650 Fax : (206) 623-5764 baxter@aiken.com
AREAS OF PRACTICE

Business Law

Civil Litigation

Estate Planning (Wills/Trusts/Powers of Attorneys)

Fiduciary Law

Guardianship

Maritime & Admiralty Law

ABOUT HEIDI

Heidi Baxter joined Aiken, St. Louis & Siljeg, P.S., a firm known for its values of service, commitment, dedication, and results, in October 2014. Heidi’s practice focuses on estate planning, probate, guardianship, corporate governance and business law matters. Heidi also has experience in maritime & admiralty law and has assisted clients with litigation involving collisions, Coast Guard regulatory issues including compliance, merchant marine licensing, and drug and alcohol testing programs.

Prior to practicing law, Heidi proudly served in the United States Coast Guard. After graduation from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, Heidi was a deck watch officer onboard the, now decommissioned, USCGC BUTTONWOOD, one of the Coast Guard’s 180’ buoy tenders out of San Francisco, CA. Heidi transferred to Seattle in 1997 where she served as a Marine Vessel Inspector, inspecting a variety of commercial vessels, including passenger vessels, Washington State Ferries, and large cargo and tank ships. She also served as a Coast Guard Marine Casualty and Personnel Investigator, investigating vessel collisions, near misses, and violations of the Coast Guard regulations by commercial vessels and by merchant mariners. In her role as a Personnel Investigator, Heidi also represented the Coast Guard in Suspension and Revocation Proceedings against merchant mariners for violations of laws and regulations.

Heidi enjoys almost any activity that you can do outside including downhill skiing, gardening, soccer and spending time with her family.

EDUCATION

Seattle University School of Law, J.D. 2005

United States Coast Guard Academy, B.S. 1995

Admitted to practice in

State of Washington

United States District Court, Western District of Washington

United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Member of

Washington State Bar Association

King County Bar Association

PUBLICATIONS & SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTSs

Preparing to Begin the Administrative Process – Estate Administration Procedures: Why Each Step is Important: CLE presented by NBI (August 2011)

Wallace E. Skidmore Jr.
Direct Dial: (206) 624-2650 Fax : (206) 623-5764 skidmore@aiken.com
AREAS OF PRACTICE

Business Transactions

Estate Administration

Estate Planning

ABOUT WALLY

Wally has been practicing law with Aiken, St. Louis & Siljeg PS for over 40 years in the areas of business transactions, estate planning and estate administration. He is particularly experienced in handling purchase and sale transactions for closely-held businesses, and the purchase and sale of commercial real estate, including one transaction involving a business park with a purchase price of approximately $66,000,000. He represents a significant number of clients who have closely-held businesses, and his services have included transitioning these businesses to the next generation of family members.

Wally worked for Haskins & Sells, CPAs, from 1968 until 1970, before entering law school. He received his CPA certificate in 1969, however, he no longer practices accounting. His accounting background has been particularly helpful in understanding the financial matters of his clients, in connection with their business transactions.

EDUCATION:

New York University, LL.M. 1974

University of Utah, J.D. 1973

Brigham Young University, B.A., Accounting 1968

Christopher C. Lee
Direct Dial: (206) 624-2650 Fax : (206) 623-5764 lee@aiken.com
AREAS OF PRACTICE

Estate Planning

Fiduciary Law

ABOUT CHRISTOPHER

Chris has focused his practice since 2006 on trust and estate related matter and matters related to elder protection. Chris believes that the client should understand the litigation he or she is involved in and the estate planning the client requested. He tries to put in plain language how the law would address the issue and the potential fees and costs and timeline related to addressing the issue. Chris also represents clients in the administration of estates and trusts. Chris has been repeatedly recognized by SuperLawyers.com as a Rising Star and a Super Lawyer in estate and trust litigation. He is an active member of the Guardianship and Elder Law Section of the King County Bar Association, a voluntary bar association, and has served in several capacities. Chris has presented on Washington’s Trust and Estate Dispute Resolution Act, and on issues concerning the legal protection of elderly and vulnerable individuals.

Chris has a broad litigation background that includes the presentation of corporation in product liability, intellectual and commercial litigation. Chris’ business education and prior litigation experience formed a solid background for understanding the financial issues that can relate to trusts and estates.

EDUCATION

University of Minnesota Law School, J.D. 1996

University of Pennsylvania, B.A., International Relations 1993

University of Pennsylvania, B.S., Economics 1993

David P. Hansen
Direct Dial: (206) 624-2650 Fax : (206) 623-5764 hansen@aiken.com
AREAS OF PRACTICE

Civil Litigation

Insurance Defense

ABOUT DAVID

David’s practice emphasizes insurance defense and civil litigation. He has tried cases to juries in all of the major counties in both Western and Eastern Washington. David is Panel Counsel for the State of Washington for several national insurance companies and their third party administrators. David is routinely appointed by the King County Superior Court to serve as an arbitrator in civil cases subject to mandatory arbitration.

Prior to joining Aiken, St. Louis & Siljeg, P.S., David was in-house counsel to Cigna Property & Casualty Companies from 1987 until the sale of the company in 1998. David P. Hansen joined Aiken, St. Louis & Siljeg, P.S. in 1999. He has been a shareholder since 2000, and he has served as President of the law firm.

EDUCATION

University of Puget Sound School of Law, J.D. 1979

University of Puget Sound, B.A., Political Science 1975

Eric E. Brunstrom
Direct Dial: (206) 624-2650 Fax : (206) 623-5764 brunstrom@aiken.com
AREAS OF PRACTICE

Civil Litigation

Estate Planning

Fiduciary Law

Health Care Credentialing, Licensing, & Privileging

Trust, Probate , TEDRA, and Guardianship Litigation and Administration

Vulnerable Adult Proceedings

ABOUT ERIC

Eric focuses much of his practice on matters involving trusts, probate and guardianship litigation. He has extensive experience handling cases brought under the Trust and Estate Dispute Resolution Act (TEDRA), guardianship disputes and vulnerable adult issues. He represents clients for estate planning, including special needs trusts, in trust and probate administration matters, and in Social Security and Medicaid entitlement cases. The balance of Eric’s practice is focused on representing health care professionals before licensure and credentialing boards, as well as providing representation in most health law related matters to clients ranging from individual to large regional providers.

Prior to joining Aiken, Eric was a partner of Tarutis & Brunstrom, P.S. and a partner with Reed, Longyear, Malnati and Ahrens, PLLC, respectively. He serves as a Guardian ad Litem under Title 11 and in Probate and Settlement matters. He is the 2016/2017 Chair of the Guardianship and Elder Law Section of the King County Bar Association. Eric is a former Vice-Chair of the Task Force on Substance Use Disorders & Mental Health of the Health Law Section of the ABA and is a Co-Chair of the Professional Licensure Subsection of the Washington State Bar Association Health Law Section. In addition to this, Washington Law and Politics magazine named him a Rising Star in 2009.

EDUCATION

Seattle University Law School, J.D. 2001

Washington University School of Law in St. Louis, 1999

Western Washington University, Fairhaven College, B.A. 1996

Richard L. Furman Jr.
Direct Dial: (206) 624-2650 Fax : (206) 623-5764 furman@aiken.com
AREAS OF PRACTICE

Administrative Appeals

Civil Litigation

Committed Intimate Relationship Litigation

Estate Planning

Fiduciary Law

Guardianship

Probate

Trust and Estate Administration and Litigation

Vulnerable Adult Proceedings

ABOUT RICHARD

Richard represents clients in all aspects of trust and estate administration and litigation, vulnerable adult proceedings, administrative appeals, and committed intimate relationship litigation. He is frequently appointed by courts throughout Washington State to serve as guardian ad litem, guardian, probate administrator, and special master in guardianship, probate, and trust matters.

Richard joined Aiken, St. Louis & Siljeg, P.S. in 2007 after nearly 7 years with Hertog & Coster, PLLC where his practice was limited exclusively to fiduciary law. Prior to Hertog & Coster, PLLC, Richard served as the first Guardianship and Probate Facilitator for the King County Superior Court. While in law school, Richard served as an extern to the Honorable David Armstrong of the Washington State Court of Appeals, Division II, and for the Ex Parte and Probate Department of the King County Superior Court.

EDUCATION

Seattle University School of Law, J.D., Law Review, Note and Comment Editor, 2000

Boston University, M.A., Graduate Scholarship, Sociology 1991

Northwestern University, B.A., Dean’s List, Sociology 1989

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Washington State Bar Association, Active Member, WSBA No. 31101

Elder Law Section, Member, Former Co-Chair Communications

Real Property, Probate & Trust Section, Member

United States District Court, Western District of Washington

Guardianship Guardian Ad Litem Registry, King and Snohomish Counties, 2000 – Current American Bar Association, Member (1997 – Present)

Section of Litigation, Member

King County Bar Association, Member (1999 – Present)

Guardianship and Elder Law Section, Member, Seattle Vice Chair (present); Programs Co-Chair (2008), Past-Chair (2007, 2012), Chair (2006), Chair- Elect (2005, 2011), Treasurer (2004, 2010), Secretary (2015-present)

Snohomish County Bar Association, Member (2010 – Present)

Pierce County Bar Association, Member (January 2011 – Present)

Guardianship Committee, Member

American Sociological Association (1992 – 1998)

Society for the Study of Social Problems (1992 – 1998)

Gerontological Society of America (1992 – 1995)

Representative, Research, Education, and Practice Committee, Gerontological Society of America, November 1992 – November 1994.

Risk Taking Task Force Liaison, Research, Education, and Practice Committee, Gerontological Society of America, November 1993 – November 1994.

Eastern Sociological Society (1989 – 1991)

Reader, Eastern Sociological Society, 1990.

COMMUNITY SERVICE

Committee Member, WINGS (Working Interdisciplinary Networks of Guardianship Stakeholders), Standards of Practice Committee and Public Guardianship Committee, 2015 – present.

Co-Chair, Washington State Advisory Committee for Review of Title 11 Guardianship GAL Training Program, Current.

President, Board of Directors, Park Place Parent’s Association, a not-for-profit corporation operating two federal early childhood development centers in downtown Seattle, Washington, 2001 – 2004.

Northwestern University Alumni Admissions Council for Washington, Director, 2001 – 2007; Member 1993 – 2009.

Guardianship/Probate Review Calendar Reviewer, KING COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT EX PARTE AND PROBATE DEPARTMENT, July 1999 – 2007.

Content Editor, Washington Lawyer Practice Manual, Young Lawyers Division, King County Bar Association, 2002 – 2009.

Practice of Law Board, Elder Law Committee, Member, December 2006 – June 2007.

PUBLICATIONS

Furman, Richard L. 1999. “Genetic Test Results and the Duty to Disclose: Can Medical Researchers Control Liability?” Seattle University Law Review. Volume 23, Issue 2: 392-429.

Editor/Contributor. 2000. Washington State Guardian Manual, King County Bar Association.

Editor/Contributor. 2000. Model Statewide Guardianship Forms, King County Bar Association.

Buchwald, Dedra, Richard Furman, Suzanne Ashton, Mathew Dudden, Spero Manson. 2001. “Preventive Care of Older Urban American Indians and Alaska Natives in Primary Care.” Journal of General Internal Medicine.Volume 16, Issue 4: 257-261.

Buchwald, Dedra, John V. Sheffeild, Richard Furman, Suzanne Hartman, Mathew Dudden, and Spero Manson. 2000. “Influenza and Pneumococcal Vaccination Among Native American Elders in a Primary Care Practice.” Archives of Internal Medicine. Volume 16, Issue 10: 1443-8.

Buchwald, Dedra, Sue Tomita, Suzanne Hartman, Richard Furman, Spero Manson. 2000. “Physical Abuse of Urban Native Americans.” Journal of General Internal Medicine. Volume 15, Issue 8: 562-564.

PUBLISHED ABSTRACTS

Furman, Richard L. 1994. “Levin’s ‘Age Differences in Predictors of Mystical Experience’: a Replication and Implementation of Some Theoretical and Analytical Refinements.” The Gerontologist. Volume 34, Special Issue 1: 160.

Furman, Richard L. 1994. “The Structural-Functional Foundations of Merton’s Theory of Reference Group Behavior as Applied to the Process of Organizational and Anticipatory Socialization in the Diaconate Ministry.” Sociological Abstracts. Volume 42, Issue 7: Suppl. 175: 436.

Furman, Richard L., Mark A. Latcovich, Kyle Kercher, Boaz Kahana, Eva Kahana, and Elaine Borawski-Clark. 1993. “Extrinsic Religiosity as a Generalized Resistance Resource of an Older Person’s Sense of Coherence.” The Gerontologist. Volume 33, Special Issue 1: 151.

PRESENTATIONS

Furman, Richard L. “The Ethical Elder Law Practitioner,” Navigating Elder Law Systems: Advising Clients in a Complex World, sponsored by the Washington State Bar Association, Elder Law Section, March 4, 2016, Seattle, Washington.

Furman, Richard L., Carla Calogero, Christopher Henderson, John Jardine, Robert Nettleton, and Angela Carlson-Whitley. “WINGS (Working Interdisciplinary Networks of Guardianship Stakeholders): A Panel Discussion,” King County Bar Association Guardianship and Elder Law Section Meeting, January 21, 2016, Seattle, Washington.

Furman, Richard L. and Michael Longyear. “Ethical Conflicts – Identifying and Resolving Ethical Dilemmas in Guardianship,” Washington Association of Professional Guardians Fall Conference, October 12, 2015, Sea Tac, Washington.

Furman, Richard L., Barbara Byram, and Eric Brunstrom. “Representing Alleged Incapacitated Persons and Incapacitated Persons,” King County Bar Association Guardianship and Elder Law Section Meeting, January 15, 2015, Seattle, Washington.

Furman, Richard L. and Stacey L. Romberg. “TEDRA: A Panacea for Curing Trust & Estate Ailments,” 57th Annual Estate Planning Seminar, sponsored by the Estate Planning Council of Seattle and the Washington State Bar Association, November 2, 2012, Seattle, Washington.

Furman, Richard L., the Honorable Richard Eadie, and the Honorable Carlos Velategui. “Offsite Guardianship Hearings: What to Know Before You Go,” King County Bar Association Guardianship and Elder Law Section Meeting, August 16, 2012, Seattle, Washington.

Furman, Richard L. and Jean Gompf. “Hypothetical Scenarios,” Inter-County Guardianship Guardian ad Litem Training, sponsored by the King County Bar Association Guardianship and Elder Law Section, April 20, 2012, Seattle, Washington.

Furman, Richard L., Jean Gompf, and the Honorable Eric Watness. “Panel Discussion: GAL Duties and Limitations,” King County Bar Association Guardianship and Elder Law Section Meeting, March 15, 2012, Seattle, Washington.

Furman, Richard L., Elizabeth Turner, Karl Flaccus, Henry Judson, Keith Thomson. “Standards, Ethics and GAL Best Practices “Red Flags for GALs,” Inter-County Guardianship Guardian ad Litem Training, sponsored by the King County Bar Association Guardianship and Elder Law Section, May 6, 2011, Seattle, Washington.

Furman, Richard L. and Michelle Graunke. “Best Practices When Representing Professional Guardians and Trustees,” Elder Law Best Practices Seminar sponsored by the Washington State Bar Association Elder Law Section, January 21, 2011, Seattle, Washington.

Furman, Richard L., John H. Hertog, Michael Olver. “In Re Guardianship of Matthews:  A Panel Discussion of the Opinion and Its Implications,” King County Bar Association Guardianship and Elder Law Section Meeting, June 16, 2010, Seattle, Washington.

Furman, Richard L. “Snohomish County Title 11 GAL Registry,” Inter-County Guardianship Guardian ad Litem Training, sponsored by the King County Bar Association Guardianship and Elder Law Section, May 14, 2010, Seattle, Washington.

Furman, Richard L. and Corey Denevan. “Strategies for Busting Myths About Guardianship Services in Medicaid Cases,” Washington Association of Professional Guardians Continuing Education Seminar, November 10, 2009, Sea-Tac, Washington.

Furman, Richard L. “Ex Parte Tips, Final Hearing, Mediation, and Trial,” Inter-County Guardianship Guardian ad Litem Training, sponsored by the King County Bar Association Guardianship and Elder Law Section, April 23, 2009, Seattle, Washington.

Furman, Richard L. “Ex Parte Tips, Final Hearing, Mediation, and Trial,” Inter-County Guardianship Guardian ad Litem Training, sponsored by the King County Bar Association Guardianship and Elder Law Section, May 15, 2008, Seattle, Washington.

Furman, Richard L., “Ademption and the Administration of a Guardianship: Cause for Concern?” WAPG Spring Training, May 9, 2008, Seattle, Washington.

Furman, Richard L., “Notice Issues – Who are Interested Parties?,” King County Bar Association Guardianship and Elder Law Section Meeting, February 21, 2008, Seattle, Washington.

Furman, Richard L., “Assisting in the Probate Process,” Washington Estate Planning and Probate Practice for Paralegals, sponsored by Half Moon LLC, December 13, 2007, Seattle, Washington.

Furman, Richard L., “The Elder Law Legal Technician,” Access to Justice Conference, Valuing Leadership: Ensuring Justice for All, Practice of Law Board Hearings on Legal Technician Rule, June 1, 2007, Wenatchee, Washington.

Furman, Richard L., “Traps for the Unwary, Ademption and IP’s Testamentary Scheme,” Advanced Guardianship Issues for Attorneys, sponsored by the King County bar Association, Guardianship and Elder Law Section, March 16, 2007, Seattle, Washington.

Furman, Richard L., “The Administrative Nuts and Bolts of the Review Calendars,” King County Superior Court 2006 Mandatory Volunteer Reviewer Training, April 21, 2006, Seattle, Washington.

Furman, Richard L., “Post Establishment Issues In Guardianships: Practice Tips to Avoid Pitfalls,” Invited presentation to the Wenatchee Estate Planning Council, January 19, 2006, Wenatchee, Washington.

Furman, Richard L., “Probate,” King County Superior Court Guardianship and Probate Facilitator Training, October 19, 2005, Kent, Washington.

Furman, Richard L., Corey T. Denevan, John H. Hertog, “Trust Litigation and Dispute Issues,” Wells Fargo Bank N.A., July 28, 2005, Seattle, Washington.

Furman, Richard L. “Case Law and Legislative Update,” King County Bar Association Guardianship and Elder Law Section Meeting, June 16, 2005, Seattle, Washington.

Furman, Richard L. and Julie Schisel “Challenges to Gal: Appointment, Fees, Access to Records,” Inter-County Guardianship Guardian ad Litem Training, sponsored by the King County Bar Association Guardianship and Elder Law Section, May 13, 2005, Seattle, Washington.

Furman, Richard “Strategies for Busting Myths About Guardianship Services in Medicaid Cases,” sponsored by the King County Bar Association Guardianship and Elder Law Section, October 21, 2004, Kent, Washington.

Furman, Richard L. “Elder Law Case Law and Policy Update,” 2004 Annual Elder Law Section Meeting and Seminar, sponsored by the Washington State Bar Association Elder Law Section, September 10, 2004, SeaTac, Washington.

Furman, Richard L. and Jennifer Boharski “Guardianship and Elder Law Section Brownbag: Protecting Vulnerable Adults,” sponsored by the King County Bar Association Guardianship and Elder Law Section, July 21, 2004, Seattle, Washington.

Furman, Richard L. Chair for Lunchtime Paralegal Seminar Series, sponsored by the King County Bar Association Guardianship and Elder Law Section, Fall/Winter 2002-2003, Seattle, Washington.

Furman, Richard L. and Professor Laurel Oates “Paralegal Writing, Drafting & Local Rule 7,” Lunchtime Paralegal Seminar Series, sponsored by the King County Bar Association Guardianship and Elder Law Section, February 6, 2003, Seattle, Washington.

Furman, Richard L. “The Guardianship and Probate Review Calendars.” Guardianship Training for Paralegals, sponsored by the King County Bar Association Guardianship and Elder Law Section, January 19, 2001, Seattle, Washington.

Furman, Richard L. “Guardianship in King County, Washington: Resources, Reporting, Renewing.” Invited presentation at Fircrest School, August 4, 2000, Shoreline, Washington.

Furman, Richard L. “How to Submit Periodic Guardianship Reports in King County, Washington.” Invited presentation to Friends of Rainier, Inc. at the Rainier School, May 21, 2000, Buckley, Washington.

Furman, Richard L. “Genetic Test Results and the Duty to Disclose: Can Medical Researchers Control Liability?” Invited presentation at the Cardiovascular Health Research Unit, University of Washington, Department of General Internal Medicine, March, 2000, Seattle, Washington.

Furman, Richard L. “Levin’s Age Differences in Predictors of Mystical Experience”: a Replication and Implementation of Some Theoretical and Analytical Refinements.” Paper presented at the 47th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, November, 1994, Atlanta, Georgia.

Furman, Richard L. “The Structural-Functional Foundations of Merton’s Theory of Reference Group Behavior as Applied to the Process of Organizational and Anticipatory Socialization in the Diaconate Ministry.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, Los Angeles, August, 1994.

Furman, Richard L., Mark A. Latcovich, Kyle Kercher, Boaz Kahana, Eva Kahana, and Elaine Borawski-Clark. “Extrinsic Religiosity as a Generalized Resistance Resource of an Older Person’s Sense of Coherence.” Paper presented at the 46th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, New Orleans, November, 1993

William A. Olson
Direct Dial: (206) 624-2650 Fax : (206) 623-5764 olson@aiken.com
AREAS OF PRACTICE

Appellate Practice

Civil Litigation

Condominium and Homeowners’ Association Law

Environmental Law

Fiduciary Law

Insurance Law

Landlord-Tenant Law

Real Estate Disputes

ABOUT BILL

During his career, Bill has provided legal representation in some of the major litigation in the State of Washington including litigation between the State of Washington and Marine Power & Equipment Co., Inc., over the Issaquah Class ferries; litigation between the FSLIC and Queen City Savings & Loan over the failures of the savings and loan business and litigation on behalf of insurance companies regarding insurance coverage issues related to environmental clean-up claims. Bill has published in the Washington Defense Trial Lawyers publication “Defense News” on the Frye Doctrine as Applied to the Fibromyalgia Syndrome based on his work in Grant v. Boccia, 133 Wn. App. 176, 137 P.3d 20 (2006) and other like cases in the superior courts.

Bill is extensively experienced in dispute resolution from years of working with multiple parties in settlement negotiations to resolve matters and avoid costly and time-consuming litigation in high-value cases. The King County Superior Court has appointed Bill on many occasions to serve as an arbitrator in civil cases.

EDUCATION WITH YEAR:

University of Puget Sound Law School, J.D. 1979

University of Washington, B.A., Business Administration 1972

Christopher C. Lee
Direct Dial: (206) 624-2650 Fax : (206) 623-5764 lee@aiken.com
AREAS OF PRACTICE

Estate Planning

Fiduciary Law

ABOUT CHRISTOPHER

Chris has focused his practice since 2006 on trust and estate related matter and matters related to elder protection. Chris believes that the client should understand the litigation he or she is involved in and the estate planning the client requested. He tries to put in plain language how the law would address the issue and the potential fees and costs and timeline related to addressing the issue. Chris also represents clients in the administration of estates and trusts. Chris has been repeatedly recognized by SuperLawyers.com as a Rising Star and a Super Lawyer in estate and trust litigation. He is an active member of the Guardianship and Elder Law Section of the King County Bar Association, a voluntary bar association, and has served in several capacities. Chris has presented on Washington’s Trust and Estate Dispute Resolution Act, and on issues concerning the legal protection of elderly and vulnerable individuals.

Chris has a broad litigation background that includes the presentation of corporation in product liability, intellectual and commercial litigation. Chris’ business education and prior litigation experience formed a solid background for understanding the financial issues that can relate to trusts and estates.

EDUCATION

University of Minnesota Law School, J.D. 1996

University of Pennsylvania, B.A., International Relations 1993

University of Pennsylvania, B.S., Economics 1993

DAVID P. HANSEN
Direct Dial: (206) 624-2650 Fax : (206) 623-5764 hansen@aiken.com
AREAS OF PRACTICE

Civil Litigation

Insurance Defense

ABOUT DAVID

David's practice emphasizes insurance defense and civil litigation. He has tried cases to juries in all of the major counties in both Western and Eastern Washington. David is Panel Counsel for the State of Washington for several national insurance companies and their third party administrators. David is routinely appointed by the King County Superior Court to serve as an arbitrator in civil cases subject to mandatory arbitration.

Prior to joining Aiken, St. Louis & Siljeg, P.S., David was in-house counsel to Cigna Property & Casualty Companies from 1987 until the sale of the company in 1998. David P. Hansen joined Aiken, St. Louis & Siljeg, P.S. in 1999. He has been a shareholder since 2000, and he has served as President of the law firm.

EDUCATION

University of Puget Sound School of Law, J.D. 1979

University of Puget Sound, B.A., Political Science 1975

ERIC E. BRUNSTROM
Direct Dial: (206) 624-2650 Fax : (206) 623-5764 brunstrom@aiken.com
AREAS OF PRACTICE

Civil Litigation

Estate Planning

Fiduciary Law

Health Care Credentialing, Licensing, & Privileging

Trust, Probate , TEDRA, and Guardianship Litigation and Administration

Vulnerable Adult Proceedings

ABOUT ERIC

Eric focuses much of his practice on matters involving trusts, probate and guardianship litigation. He has extensive experience handling cases brought under the Trust and Estate Dispute Resolution Act (TEDRA), guardianship disputes and vulnerable adult issues. He represents clients for estate planning, including special needs trusts, in trust and probate administration matters, and in Social Security and Medicaid entitlement cases. The balance of Eric’s practice is focused on representing health care professionals before licensure and credentialing boards, as well as providing representation in most health law related matters to clients ranging from individual to large regional providers.

Prior to joining Aiken, Eric was a partner of Tarutis & Brunstrom, P.S. and a partner with Reed, Longyear, Malnati and Ahrens, PLLC, respectively. He serves as a Guardian ad Litem under Title 11 and in Probate and Settlement matters. He is the 2016/2017 Chair of the Guardianship and Elder Law Section of the King County Bar Association. Eric is a former Vice-Chair of the Task Force on Substance Use Disorders & Mental Health of the Health Law Section of the ABA and is a Co-Chair of the Professional Licensure Subsection of the Washington State Bar Association Health Law Section. In addition to this, Washington Law and Politics magazine named him a Rising Star in 2009.

EDUCATION

Seattle University Law School, J.D. 2001

Washington University School of Law in St. Louis, 1999

Western Washington University, Fairhaven College, B.A. 1996

Heidi Baxter, Esq.
Direct Dial: (206) 624-2650 Fax : (206) 623-5764 baxter@aiken.com
AREAS OF PRACTICE

Business Law

Civil Litigation

Estate Planning (Wills/Trusts/Powers of Attorneys)

Fiduciary Law

Guardianship

Maritime & Admiralty Law

ABOUT HEIDI

Heidi Baxter joined Aiken, St. Louis & Siljeg, P.S., a firm known for its values of service, commitment, dedication, and results, in October 2014. Heidi’s practice focuses on estate planning, probate, guardianship, corporate governance and business law matters. Heidi also has experience in maritime & admiralty law and has assisted clients with litigation involving collisions, Coast Guard regulatory issues including compliance, merchant marine licensing, and drug and alcohol testing programs.

Prior to practicing law, Heidi proudly served in the United States Coast Guard. After graduation from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, Heidi was a deck watch officer onboard the, now decommissioned, USCGC BUTTONWOOD, one of the Coast Guard’s 180’ buoy tenders out of San Francisco, CA. Heidi transferred to Seattle in 1997 where she served as a Marine Vessel Inspector, inspecting a variety of commercial vessels, including passenger vessels, Washington State Ferries, and large cargo and tank ships. She also served as a Coast Guard Marine Casualty and Personnel Investigator, investigating vessel collisions, near misses, and violations of the Coast Guard regulations by commercial vessels and by merchant mariners. In her role as a Personnel Investigator, Heidi also represented the Coast Guard in Suspension and Revocation Proceedings against merchant mariners for violations of laws and regulations.

Heidi enjoys almost any activity that you can do outside including downhill skiing, gardening, soccer and spending time with her family.

EDUCATION

Seattle University School of Law, J.D. 2005

United States Coast Guard Academy, B.S. 1995

Admitted to practice in

State of Washington

United States District Court, Western District of Washington

United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Member of

Washington State Bar Association

King County Bar Association

PUBLICATIONS & SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTSs

Preparing to Begin the Administrative Process – Estate Administration Procedures: Why Each Step is Important: CLE presented by NBI (August 2011)

RICHARD L. FURMAN JR.
Direct Dial: (206) 624-2650 Fax : (206) 623-5764 furman@aiken.com
AREAS OF PRACTICE

Administrative Appeals

Civil Litigation

Committed Intimate Relationship Litigation

Estate Planning

Fiduciary Law

Guardianship

Probate

Trust and Estate Administration and Litigation

Vulnerable Adult Proceedings

ABOUT RICHARD

Richard represents clients in all aspects of trust and estate administration and litigation, vulnerable adult proceedings, administrative appeals, and committed intimate relationship litigation. He is frequently appointed by courts throughout Washington State to serve as guardian ad litem, guardian, probate administrator, and special master in guardianship, probate, and trust matters.

Richard joined Aiken, St. Louis & Siljeg, P.S. in 2007 after nearly 7 years with Hertog & Coster, PLLC where his practice was limited exclusively to fiduciary law. Prior to Hertog & Coster, PLLC, Richard served as the first Guardianship and Probate Facilitator for the King County Superior Court. While in law school, Richard served as an extern to the Honorable David Armstrong of the Washington State Court of Appeals, Division II, and for the Ex Parte and Probate Department of the King County Superior Court.

EDUCATION

Seattle University School of Law, J.D., Law Review, Note and Comment Editor, 2000

Boston University, M.A., Graduate Scholarship, Sociology 1991

Northwestern University, B.A., Dean’s List, Sociology 1989

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Washington State Bar Association, Active Member, WSBA No. 31101

Elder Law Section, Member, Former Co-Chair Communications

Real Property, Probate & Trust Section, Member

United States District Court, Western District of Washington

Guardianship Guardian Ad Litem Registry, King and Snohomish Counties, 2000 - Current American Bar Association, Member (1997 - Present)

Section of Litigation, Member

King County Bar Association, Member (1999 – Present)

Guardianship and Elder Law Section, Member, Seattle Vice Chair (present); Programs Co-Chair (2008), Past-Chair (2007, 2012), Chair (2006), Chair- Elect (2005, 2011), Treasurer (2004, 2010), Secretary (2015-present)

Snohomish County Bar Association, Member (2010 – Present)

Pierce County Bar Association, Member (January 2011 – Present)

Guardianship Committee, Member

American Sociological Association (1992 - 1998)

Society for the Study of Social Problems (1992 - 1998)

Gerontological Society of America (1992 - 1995)

Representative, Research, Education, and Practice Committee, Gerontological Society of America, November 1992 - November 1994.

Risk Taking Task Force Liaison, Research, Education, and Practice Committee, Gerontological Society of America, November 1993 - November 1994.

Eastern Sociological Society (1989 - 1991)

Reader, Eastern Sociological Society, 1990.

COMMUNITY SERVICE

Committee Member, WINGS (Working Interdisciplinary Networks of Guardianship Stakeholders), Standards of Practice Committee and Public Guardianship Committee, 2015 - present.

Co-Chair, Washington State Advisory Committee for Review of Title 11 Guardianship GAL Training Program, Current.

President, Board of Directors, Park Place Parent’s Association, a not-for-profit corporation operating two federal early childhood development centers in downtown Seattle, Washington, 2001 - 2004.

Northwestern University Alumni Admissions Council for Washington, Director, 2001 – 2007; Member 1993 – 2009.

Guardianship/Probate Review Calendar Reviewer, KING COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT EX PARTE AND PROBATE DEPARTMENT, July 1999 – 2007.

Content Editor, Washington Lawyer Practice Manual, Young Lawyers Division, King County Bar Association, 2002 – 2009.

Practice of Law Board, Elder Law Committee, Member, December 2006 – June 2007.

PUBLICATIONS

Furman, Richard L. 1999. “Genetic Test Results and the Duty to Disclose: Can Medical Researchers Control Liability?” Seattle University Law Review. Volume 23, Issue 2: 392-429.

Editor/Contributor. 2000. Washington State Guardian Manual, King County Bar Association.

Editor/Contributor. 2000. Model Statewide Guardianship Forms, King County Bar Association.

Buchwald, Dedra, Richard Furman, Suzanne Ashton, Mathew Dudden, Spero Manson. 2001. “Preventive Care of Older Urban American Indians and Alaska Natives in Primary Care.” Journal of General Internal Medicine.Volume 16, Issue 4: 257-261.

Buchwald, Dedra, John V. Sheffeild, Richard Furman, Suzanne Hartman, Mathew Dudden, and Spero Manson. 2000. “Influenza and Pneumococcal Vaccination Among Native American Elders in a Primary Care Practice.” Archives of Internal Medicine. Volume 16, Issue 10: 1443-8.

Buchwald, Dedra, Sue Tomita, Suzanne Hartman, Richard Furman, Spero Manson. 2000. “Physical Abuse of Urban Native Americans.” Journal of General Internal Medicine. Volume 15, Issue 8: 562-564.

PUBLISHED ABSTRACTS

Furman, Richard L. 1994. “Levin's ‘Age Differences in Predictors of Mystical Experience’: a Replication and Implementation of Some Theoretical and Analytical Refinements.” The Gerontologist. Volume 34, Special Issue 1: 160.

Furman, Richard L. 1994. “The Structural-Functional Foundations of Merton's Theory of Reference Group Behavior as Applied to the Process of Organizational and Anticipatory Socialization in the Diaconate Ministry.” Sociological Abstracts. Volume 42, Issue 7: Suppl. 175: 436.

Furman, Richard L., Mark A. Latcovich, Kyle Kercher, Boaz Kahana, Eva Kahana, and Elaine Borawski-Clark. 1993. "Extrinsic Religiosity as a Generalized Resistance Resource of an Older Person's Sense of Coherence." The Gerontologist. Volume 33, Special Issue 1: 151.

PRESENTATIONS

Furman, Richard L. “The Ethical Elder Law Practitioner,” Navigating Elder Law Systems: Advising Clients in a Complex World, sponsored by the Washington State Bar Association, Elder Law Section, March 4, 2016, Seattle, Washington.

Furman, Richard L., Carla Calogero, Christopher Henderson, John Jardine, Robert Nettleton, and Angela Carlson-Whitley. “WINGS (Working Interdisciplinary Networks of Guardianship Stakeholders): A Panel Discussion,” King County Bar Association Guardianship and Elder Law Section Meeting, January 21, 2016, Seattle, Washington.

Furman, Richard L. and Michael Longyear. “Ethical Conflicts – Identifying and Resolving Ethical Dilemmas in Guardianship,” Washington Association of Professional Guardians Fall Conference, October 12, 2015, Sea Tac, Washington.

Furman, Richard L., Barbara Byram, and Eric Brunstrom. “Representing Alleged Incapacitated Persons and Incapacitated Persons,” King County Bar Association Guardianship and Elder Law Section Meeting, January 15, 2015, Seattle, Washington.

Furman, Richard L. and Stacey L. Romberg. “TEDRA: A Panacea for Curing Trust & Estate Ailments,” 57th Annual Estate Planning Seminar, sponsored by the Estate Planning Council of Seattle and the Washington State Bar Association, November 2, 2012, Seattle, Washington.

Furman, Richard L., the Honorable Richard Eadie, and the Honorable Carlos Velategui. “Offsite Guardianship Hearings: What to Know Before You Go,” King County Bar Association Guardianship and Elder Law Section Meeting, August 16, 2012, Seattle, Washington.

Furman, Richard L. and Jean Gompf. “Hypothetical Scenarios,” Inter-County Guardianship Guardian ad Litem Training, sponsored by the King County Bar Association Guardianship and Elder Law Section, April 20, 2012, Seattle, Washington.

Furman, Richard L., Jean Gompf, and the Honorable Eric Watness. “Panel Discussion: GAL Duties and Limitations,” King County Bar Association Guardianship and Elder Law Section Meeting, March 15, 2012, Seattle, Washington.

Furman, Richard L., Elizabeth Turner, Karl Flaccus, Henry Judson, Keith Thomson. “Standards, Ethics and GAL Best Practices “Red Flags for GALs,” Inter-County Guardianship Guardian ad Litem Training, sponsored by the King County Bar Association Guardianship and Elder Law Section, May 6, 2011, Seattle, Washington.

Furman, Richard L. and Michelle Graunke. “Best Practices When Representing Professional Guardians and Trustees,” Elder Law Best Practices Seminar sponsored by the Washington State Bar Association Elder Law Section, January 21, 2011, Seattle, Washington.

Furman, Richard L., John H. Hertog, Michael Olver. “In Re Guardianship of Matthews:  A Panel Discussion of the Opinion and Its Implications,” King County Bar Association Guardianship and Elder Law Section Meeting, June 16, 2010, Seattle, Washington.

Furman, Richard L. “Snohomish County Title 11 GAL Registry,” Inter-County Guardianship Guardian ad Litem Training, sponsored by the King County Bar Association Guardianship and Elder Law Section, May 14, 2010, Seattle, Washington.

Furman, Richard L. and Corey Denevan. “Strategies for Busting Myths About Guardianship Services in Medicaid Cases,” Washington Association of Professional Guardians Continuing Education Seminar, November 10, 2009, Sea-Tac, Washington.

Furman, Richard L. “Ex Parte Tips, Final Hearing, Mediation, and Trial,” Inter-County Guardianship Guardian ad Litem Training, sponsored by the King County Bar Association Guardianship and Elder Law Section, April 23, 2009, Seattle, Washington.

Furman, Richard L. “Ex Parte Tips, Final Hearing, Mediation, and Trial,” Inter-County Guardianship Guardian ad Litem Training, sponsored by the King County Bar Association Guardianship and Elder Law Section, May 15, 2008, Seattle, Washington.

Furman, Richard L., “Ademption and the Administration of a Guardianship: Cause for Concern?” WAPG Spring Training, May 9, 2008, Seattle, Washington.

Furman, Richard L., “Notice Issues – Who are Interested Parties?,” King County Bar Association Guardianship and Elder Law Section Meeting, February 21, 2008, Seattle, Washington.

Furman, Richard L., “Assisting in the Probate Process,” Washington Estate Planning and Probate Practice for Paralegals, sponsored by Half Moon LLC, December 13, 2007, Seattle, Washington.

Furman, Richard L., “The Elder Law Legal Technician,” Access to Justice Conference, Valuing Leadership: Ensuring Justice for All, Practice of Law Board Hearings on Legal Technician Rule, June 1, 2007, Wenatchee, Washington.

Furman, Richard L., “Traps for the Unwary, Ademption and IP’s Testamentary Scheme,” Advanced Guardianship Issues for Attorneys, sponsored by the King County bar Association, Guardianship and Elder Law Section, March 16, 2007, Seattle, Washington.

Furman, Richard L., “The Administrative Nuts and Bolts of the Review Calendars,” King County Superior Court 2006 Mandatory Volunteer Reviewer Training, April 21, 2006, Seattle, Washington.

Furman, Richard L., “Post Establishment Issues In Guardianships: Practice Tips to Avoid Pitfalls,” Invited presentation to the Wenatchee Estate Planning Council, January 19, 2006, Wenatchee, Washington.

Furman, Richard L., “Probate,” King County Superior Court Guardianship and Probate Facilitator Training, October 19, 2005, Kent, Washington.

Furman, Richard L., Corey T. Denevan, John H. Hertog, “Trust Litigation and Dispute Issues,” Wells Fargo Bank N.A., July 28, 2005, Seattle, Washington.

Furman, Richard L. “Case Law and Legislative Update,” King County Bar Association Guardianship and Elder Law Section Meeting, June 16, 2005, Seattle, Washington.

Furman, Richard L. and Julie Schisel “Challenges to Gal: Appointment, Fees, Access to Records,” Inter-County Guardianship Guardian ad Litem Training, sponsored by the King County Bar Association Guardianship and Elder Law Section, May 13, 2005, Seattle, Washington.

Furman, Richard “Strategies for Busting Myths About Guardianship Services in Medicaid Cases,” sponsored by the King County Bar Association Guardianship and Elder Law Section, October 21, 2004, Kent, Washington.

Furman, Richard L. “Elder Law Case Law and Policy Update,” 2004 Annual Elder Law Section Meeting and Seminar, sponsored by the Washington State Bar Association Elder Law Section, September 10, 2004, SeaTac, Washington.

Furman, Richard L. and Jennifer Boharski “Guardianship and Elder Law Section Brownbag: Protecting Vulnerable Adults,” sponsored by the King County Bar Association Guardianship and Elder Law Section, July 21, 2004, Seattle, Washington.

Furman, Richard L. Chair for Lunchtime Paralegal Seminar Series, sponsored by the King County Bar Association Guardianship and Elder Law Section, Fall/Winter 2002-2003, Seattle, Washington.

Furman, Richard L. and Professor Laurel Oates “Paralegal Writing, Drafting & Local Rule 7,” Lunchtime Paralegal Seminar Series, sponsored by the King County Bar Association Guardianship and Elder Law Section, February 6, 2003, Seattle, Washington.

Furman, Richard L. “The Guardianship and Probate Review Calendars.” Guardianship Training for Paralegals, sponsored by the King County Bar Association Guardianship and Elder Law Section, January 19, 2001, Seattle, Washington.

Furman, Richard L. “Guardianship in King County, Washington: Resources, Reporting, Renewing.” Invited presentation at Fircrest School, August 4, 2000, Shoreline, Washington.

Furman, Richard L. “How to Submit Periodic Guardianship Reports in King County, Washington.” Invited presentation to Friends of Rainier, Inc. at the Rainier School, May 21, 2000, Buckley, Washington.

Furman, Richard L. “Genetic Test Results and the Duty to Disclose: Can Medical Researchers Control Liability?” Invited presentation at the Cardiovascular Health Research Unit, University of Washington, Department of General Internal Medicine, March, 2000, Seattle, Washington.

Furman, Richard L. “Levin's Age Differences in Predictors of Mystical Experience": a Replication and Implementation of Some Theoretical and Analytical Refinements.” Paper presented at the 47th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, November, 1994, Atlanta, Georgia.

Furman, Richard L. “The Structural-Functional Foundations of Merton's Theory of Reference Group Behavior as Applied to the Process of Organizational and Anticipatory Socialization in the Diaconate Ministry.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, Los Angeles, August, 1994.

Furman, Richard L., Mark A. Latcovich, Kyle Kercher, Boaz Kahana, Eva Kahana, and Elaine Borawski-Clark. "Extrinsic Religiosity as a Generalized Resistance Resource of an Older Person's Sense of Coherence." Paper presented at the 46th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, New Orleans, November, 1993

WALLACE E. SKIDMORE JR.
Direct Dial: (206) 624-2650 Fax : (206) 623-5764 skidmore@aiken.com
AREAS OF PRACTICE

Business Transactions

Estate Administration

Estate Planning

ABOUT WALLY

Wally has been practicing law with Aiken, St. Louis & Siljeg PS for over 40 years in the areas of business transactions, estate planning and estate administration. He is particularly experienced in handling purchase and sale transactions for closely-held businesses, and the purchase and sale of commercial real estate, including one transaction involving a business park with a purchase price of approximately $66,000,000. He represents a significant number of clients who have closely-held businesses, and his services have included transitioning these businesses to the next generation of family members.

Wally worked for Haskins & Sells, CPAs, from 1968 until 1970, before entering law school. He received his CPA certificate in 1969, however, he no longer practices accounting. His accounting background has been particularly helpful in understanding the financial matters of his clients, in connection with their business transactions.

EDUCATION:

New York University, LL.M. 1974

University of Utah, J.D. 1973

Brigham Young University, B.A., Accounting 1968

WILLIAM A. OLSON
Direct Dial: (206) 624-2650 Fax : (206) 623-5764 olson@aiken.com
AREAS OF PRACTICE

Appellate Practice

Civil Litigation

Condominium and Homeowners’ Association Law

Environmental Law

Fiduciary Law

Insurance Law

Landlord-Tenant Law

Real Estate Disputes

ABOUT BILL

During his career, Bill has provided legal representation in some of the major litigation in the State of Washington including litigation between the State of Washington and Marine Power & Equipment Co., Inc., over the Issaquah Class ferries; litigation between the FSLIC and Queen City Savings & Loan over the failures of the savings and loan business and litigation on behalf of insurance companies regarding insurance coverage issues related to environmental clean-up claims. Bill has published in the Washington Defense Trial Lawyers publication "Defense News" on the Frye Doctrine as Applied to the Fibromyalgia Syndrome based on his work in Grant v. Boccia, 133 Wn. App. 176, 137 P.3d 20 (2006) and other like cases in the superior courts.

Bill is extensively experienced in dispute resolution from years of working with multiple parties in settlement negotiations to resolve matters and avoid costly and time-consuming litigation in high-value cases. The King County Superior Court has appointed Bill on many occasions to serve as an arbitrator in civil cases.

EDUCATION WITH YEAR:

University of Puget Sound Law School, J.D. 1979

University of Washington, B.A., Business Administration 1972