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Tiffany R. Gorton


 Tiffany R. Gorton

Tiffany joined the firm in 2012, and her practice focuses primarily on trust and estate litigation, estate planning and taxation. Prior to joining the firm, Tiffany was a tax associate in a boutique accounting firm with her practice focusing on estate, gift and fiduciary taxation. Tiffany has worked as a part-time lecturer at the University of Washington School of Law. She also serves as a volunteer attorney with the University of Washington Federal Tax Clinic where she assists taxpayers in resolving disputes with the Internal Revenue Service. Tiffany has been designated by her peers as a “Rising Star” in Super Lawyers Magazine and Seattle Met Magazine since 2014.


Bar Memberships

  • Washington, 2010
  • United States Tax Court, 2009
  • Michigan, 2008 (inactive)


  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School, LL.M., Taxation, 2009
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School, J.D., 2008
  • Palm Beach Atlantic University, B.A., Prelaw, 2005

Professional Activities and Memberships

  • Member, Seattle Repertory Theatre Advisory Council
  • Editorial Board Member TEDRA Subcommittee,
    Washington State Bar Association Real Property,
    Probate & Trust Newsletter
  • Immediate Past President, Past Chair, Pro Bono Committee, Washington State Bar Association Taxation Section
  • Member, Washington State Bar Association Taxation Section Estate and Gift Tax Committee
  • Member, King County Bar Association
  • Volunteer, University of Washington Federal Tax Clinic
  • Volunteer, First Responders Will Clinic
  • Planned Giving Council Member, Seattle Humane Society
  • Past Vice President Board of Directors, People’s Memorial Association
  • Member, Washington State Bar Association Real Property, Probate and Trust Section, Executive Committee (2015-2017)
  • Part-Time Lecturer, University of Washington School of Law, Graduate Taxation Program (2016)
  • Member, Estate Planning Council of Seattle
  • Vice President, Member, Washington Women in Tax
  • Member, Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners
  • Member, King County Bar Association CLE Advisory Committee

Speaking Engagements

  • “More Than Just Collections: Inside the Department of Revenue” (Tax Updates for the Washington Practitioner, Washington State Bar Association, May 2017. Co-presentation with Melinda Mandell)
  • “Case Law and Legislative Update” (A Statewide Perspective on Trust and Estate Litigation: The Bench and the Experts Weigh In, Washington State Bar Association, April 2017)
  • “Trust and Estate Disputes in Ex Parte” (Navigating the King County Ex Parte Department, King County Bar Association, December 2016)
  • Co-Chair, Fall Probate and Trust Seminar: Updates, Planning and Disputes, Washington State Bar Association, December 2016
  • Co-Chair, Probate Litigation: Non-TEDRA Cause of Action and Alternatives, King County Bar Association, May 2016
  • “Tax Talk Networking Webinar” (Western Michigan University, Cooley Law School, March 2016)
  • “Fee Awards” (King County Bar Association, Maintaining a Balance: Ethics and Probate Litigation, August 2015)
  • “Basic Tax Planning”, (National Business Institute, August 2015)
  • “Comparative Overview of Business and Real Property Appraisal”
    (Washington State Bar Association, Real Property, Probate & Trust Section Midyear Conference, June 2015)
  • “Trusts 101”, (National Business Institute, December 2014)
  • “Estate Planning: What Do Our Clients Need in Their Basic Estate Plans?”, (North Central Washington Estate Planning Council, December 2014)
  • “Estate Income Tax Issues”, (King County Bar Association,
    10th Annual Probate Administration, November 2014)
  • “Revocable Living Trusts from Start to Finish”
    (National Business Institute, August 2014)
  • “Estate Planning from A to Z”,
    (National Business Institute, November 2013)
  • “Get Your Ducks in a Row”,
    (People’s Memorial Association, October 2013)
  • “Estate Planning Toolbox”,
    (16th Annual Elder Law Conference, Washington State Bar Association, September 2013. Co-presenter with Anna Cashman)
  • “Solving Problems in Estate and Trust Administration, the Trust and Estate Dispute Resolution Act ”, (Washington State Bar Association, August 2013. Co-presenter with Karen Bertram)
  • “Gifting and Generation Skipping Transfer Tax Planning”,
    (National Business Institute, June 2012)
  • “Network your Face Off”
    (Florida Coastal School of Law, Jan. 2012)
  • “2010 Federal Tax Law Updates”
    (King County Bar Association CLE Webcast, Feb. 2011)


  • Washington Estate Planning and Probate Deskbook, Washington State Bar Association, 2017, Chapter 13, Trust and Estate Disputes.
  • Wills Q&A for Washington State (Thompson Reuters Practical Law Series: Estate Planning, forthcoming 2017)
  • Avoid Lurking Litigation with Proper Estate Planning (Puget Sound Business Journal, March 2017. Co-Author with Anna Cashman)
  • What is an Executor?
    (People’s Memorial Association Newsletter, 2016)
  • Mine, Yours, Ours? Dissecting the Character of Assets Post-Death (Washington State Bar Association, Real Property Probate and Trust Section, Fall 2015. Co-author with Adrienne McEntee)
  • Major Life Events Warrant Review of Estate Plans
    (Supplement to the Puget Sound Business Journal, March 13, 2015. Co-author with Anna Cashman)
  • What is Probate?
    (People’s Memorial Association Newsletter, 2015)
  • Practice Tip: Where to Live and Where to Die-a Tax Perspective
    (Washington State Bar Association, Real Property Probate and Trust Section, Winter 2014-2015. Co-author with Lori Rath)
  • Attorney’s Fees Under TEDRA
    (Washington State Bar Association, Real Property
    Probate and Trust Section, Fall 2013)
  • Recent Changes to Innocent Spouse Rules Expand Opportunities for Relief (Washington State Bar Association, Taxation Law Section, Summer 2013)
  • Estate Planning: Do it for Your Little Guys
    (King County Bar Bulletin, April 2013)
  • 2012 Planning Still Makes Sense “Spousal Access Trusts”(Washington State Bar Association, Estate and Gift Tax Updates: More “Permanent” Estate Planning?, CLE materials, March 2013. Co-author with Tim Burkart)
  • Estate Planning is About People (Supplement to the Puget Sound Business Journal, March 15-21, 2013. Co-author with Anna Cashman).
  • Human Trafficking: A Call to Action
    (King County Bar Bulletin, March 2012)
  • Is the Credit Shelter Trust Still a Useful Estate Planning Tool?
    (RAUPC News, Feb. 2012)
  • Tis the Season for Tax Deductions
    (King County Bar Bulletin, Dec.2011)
  • 2010 Tax Law Changes Benefit Estates
    (King County Bar Bulletin, April 2011)
  • Happy New Year: Two New 1099 Reporting Requirements
    (RAUPC News, Jan. 2011, Vol. 7 Issue 1)
  • Look the Recession in the Eye and Find a Job
    (King County Bar Bulletin, Nov. 2010)
  • Pet Trusts: Keeping Rover in Good Hands
    (King County Bar Bulletin, Aug. 2010)
  • Reaping the Rewards of Volunteer Work
    (King County Bar Bulletin, July 2010)
  • Law School Legal Clinics: Building a Foundation for Pro Bono Work
    (King County Bar Bulletin, Feb.2010)

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Karen R. Bertram
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