Allison M. Beard2024-01-30T16:54:07-08:00

Allison M. Beard

Associate

Allison’s practice focuses on estate planning, probate, and business transactions. She enjoys walking her clients through the estate planning process and effectuating her clients wishes for protecting and distributing assets for future beneficiaries. This includes drafting of essential estate planning documents, as well as establishing guardianships for clients when necessary. On the probate side, Allison advises clients with regards to their duties as personal representatives for estates. On contested estates, Allison diligently represents her clients in Trust and Estate Dispute Resolution (TEDRA) cases to resolve disputes among beneficiaries, personal representatives, and creditors.

As part of the firm’s municipal and port practice groups, Allison regularly advises municipal clients with regards to Open Public Meetings Act and Public Records Act issues and assists clients with processing record requests efficiently and in compliance with state laws and regulations.

Allison is native to Washington and has Whatcom County roots on Beard Road, where her great grandfather established a homestead in the early 1900s. Prior to joining the firm, Allison worked for the Lummi Nation, representing the tribe’s child support and child welfare departments in tribal court. Before starting her legal career, Allison played three years of Division I soccer at Saint Mary’s College and now enjoys playing on local adult league teams.

Education

  • Saint Mary’s College of California (B.S., Psychology, 2014)
  • Gonzaga University School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2017)

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Washington State Bar Association (admitted 2017)
  • Alaska Bar Association (admitted 2018)

Practice Areas

Contact

Office: 360.671.1796

Direct: 360.306.3013

abeard@csdlaw.com

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