Colleen LaMotte focuses her practice on estate planning, probate, trust and estate litigation, and LGBTQ legal issues unique to estate planning, probate, and trust and estate litigation.

While attending Seattle University School of Law, Colleen externed with the Honorable Catherine Shaffer in King County Superior Court, received several CALI awards, and served as the Managing Editor of the Seattle Journal for Social Justice. Upon graduation, she was a Judicial Assistant to the Honorable J. Dean Morgan, Washington State Court of Appeals, Division II.

Colleen has volunteered her time with the Northwest Women’s Law Center (now Legal Voice) on the self-help committee and the Information and Referral Line, and with the King County Bar Association’s neighborhood legal clinics.

Colleen currently volunteers with the First Responder Will Clinic, Food Lifeline, and serves on the John Hay Public School Foundation Board.

Memberships and Affiliations:

  • Washington State Bar Association
  • King County Bar Association
  • Seattle Children’s Hospital Research Foundation Legacy Advisor

B.S., Urban Forestry, University of Washington.

J.D., cum laude, Seattle University School of Law.

How to Become a Legal Parent in Washington, June, 2018

Presenter and Author, “Planning for Unmarried and Remarried Couples,” Step-by-Step guide to Drafting Wills and Trusts, NBI Seminar, July 31, 2017.

Presenter and Author, “Possible Probate Issues,” Probate Boot Camp, NBI Seminar, June 12-13, 2017.

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