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Anna M. Cashman

Washington Estate Planning
and Dispute Resolution Advisor

Anna M. Cashman

Anna joined the firm in 2010, and her practice focuses on estate planning, taxation, probate, trust administration, and trust and estate litigation matters. She enjoys working with a broad range of clients, from young families looking to secure their children’s future, to clients in need of sophisticated tax planning and litigation strategy. Anna graduated from Seattle University School of Law, magna cum laude, and earned her Masters of Law in Taxation from the University of Washington. While in law school, Anna studied global human rights advocacy at the Mandela Institute at the University of the Witwatersrand School of Law in Johannesburg, South Africa, and was a legal clerk to the Honorable Richard McDermott at the King County Superior Court. Anna has served as the Young Lawyer Liaison for the Washington State Bar Association's Real Property, Probate & Trust Section, currently serves as its Newsletter Editor, writing articles on noteworthy trust and estate issues, and is a member of its Executive Committee. Anna is currently serving as the chair of the WSBA Taxation Section’s Estate and Gift Tax Committee, and is a frequent author and lecturer on trust and estate topics.


Bar Memberships

  • Washington, 2009
  • United States Tax Court, 2010


  • Seattle University, B.A., cum laude, History
  • Seattle University, J.D., magna cum laude
  • University of Washington, LL.M., Taxation

Professional Activities and Memberships

  • Washington State Bar Association,
    Real Property, Probate & Trust Section
    — Executive Committee Member
    — Newsletter Editor 2016-2017
    — Assistant Newsletter Editor 2015-2016
    — Co-Chair, Midyear Conference, Spokane 2015
    — Newsletter Editorial Board Member 2012-2015
  • Washington State Bar Association, Taxation Section
    — Estate and Gift Tax Committee
    — Chair 2015-2017
  • Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center,
    Planned Giving Advisory Committee Member
  • Estate Planning Council of Seattle
  • Washington Women in Tax
  • King County Bar Association, Real Property, Probate & Trust Section
  • Washington First Responders Will Clinic Volunteer

Speaking Engagements and Publications

  • “Tax Primer” (Washington State Bar Association, Real Property, Probate & Trust Deskbook, forthcoming 2017)
  • “Avoid Lurking Litigation with Proper Estate Planning” (Puget Sound Business Journal, March 2017. Co-Author with Tiffany Gorton)
  • “ABCs of Wills” (Town Hall Seattle Wine & Wills, January 2017)
  • “Estate Planning for Blended Families” (Estate Planning for the 99%, King County Bar Association, April 2016)
  • “Recent Developments” (Washington State Bar Association,
    Real Property, Probate & Trust Newsletter, November 2012 –
    August 2015)
  • “Key Elements of Effective Wills” (Estate Planning A-Z,
    National Business Institute, August 2015)
  • “You Draft It and We Administer It – Lessons Learned from the Trustee Frontlines” (Washington State Bar Association, Real Property, Probate & Trust Section Midyear Conference, June 2015)
  • “Initial Probate Filing and Intestate Succession”
    (The Probate Process From Start to Finish,
    National Business Institute, May 2015)
  • “Major Life Events Warrant Review of Estate Plans” (Puget Sound Business Journal, March 2015. Co-Author with Tiffany Gorton)
  • “Funding the Revocable Living Trust” (Revocable Living Trusts From Start to Finish, National Business Institute, August 2014)
  • “Estate Tax Update and Opportunities for Washington Small Businesses” (Washington State Bar Association, Real Property, Probate & Trust, December 2013)
  • “Client Screening and Intake, Key Elements of Effective Wills,
    and Basic Tax Planning” (Estate Planning A-Z, National Business Institute, November 2013)
  • “Estate Planning Toolbox, (16th Annual Elder Law Conference, Washington State Bar Association, September 2013. Co-presenter with Tiffany Gorton)
  • “Estate Planning is About People” (Puget Sound Business Journal, March 2013. Co-Author with Tiffany Gorton)
  • “Get Your Ducks in a Row” (People’s Memorial Association, February 2013 and May 2013)
  • “Practice Tip: Funding a Revocable Living Trust”
    (Washington State Bar Association, Real Property,
    Probate & Trust Newsletter, November 2012)

Awards and Recognition

  • University of Washington Merit Scholar (2009-2010)
  • Seattle University Presidential Law Scholar (2006-2009)
  • Seattle University Dean’s List (2008-2009)
  • CALI Award for Excellence in Gift and Estate Tax (2008)
    and Contracts (2006)
  • President, International Law Society of Seattle University

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