Updated: Oct. 21, 2021

Real Property, Probate and Trust Section

The mission of the Real Property, Probate & Trust Section of the Washington State Bar Association is to assist members in achieving the highest standards of competence, professionalism and ethics in their practices; to assist the Legislature in the enactment and improvement of the laws affecting real property, probate, trusts and estates; to assist the judiciary in the just administration of those laws; to support the WSBA with regard to those matters which concern the practice of law in the areas of real property, probate, trusts and estates and to otherwise serve our members by helping them realize their professional goals.

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Member Benefits

Find more information and member benefits on the RPPT website.

The Section's two list serves are administered by the Real Property, Probate and Trust Section. If you are a section member, you can subscribe by visiting the the RPPT Section's website and clicking the "For Members" tab. Look for the list serve tab. Please enter your RPPT section login credentials to access this page and on the page you will see instructions for subscribing to the list serves.

* Please note that some member benefits are password protected. Please contact the section's webmaster to receive the password.

Executive Committee

Chair: Tiffany Gorton (2021-2022) 

Secretary/Treasurer: Devin McComb (2021-2022) 

Immediate Past Chair: Brian Lewis (2021-2022) 

Young Lawyer Liaison*: Harman K. Bual (2020-2022) 

Board of Governors Liaison*: Brent Williams-Ruth (2021-2022)




*Non-voting member


Emeritus*: Michael Barrett

Webpage Editor*Michael Safren

Assistant Webpage Editor*:
Stephen R. King

Newsletter Editor*: Jessica Cohen

Assistant Newsletter Editor*: Sharon Rutberg

Fellows* (Real Property):
Keaton Hille
Tom Lee

Fellows* (Probate and Trust):
Manpreet Kaur
Yonicio Hernandez

Probate and Trust Council

Director: Anna Cashman 
Maggie Lassen (2020-2022)
Lindsey Weidenbach (2020-2022)
Allison Foreman (2021-2023) 
Ryan Montgomery (2021-2023) 

Real Property Council

Director: vacant
Chris Benis (2020-2022)
Keaton Hille (2020-2022)
Bryce Dille (2021-2023) 
Jessica Cohen (2021-2023) 


Please contact committee member for details on their upcoming meeting dates and locations.

For general Section questions, send your email address and Bar number to sections@wsba.org. For more information and to get involved with the Section, please contact Section Chair Brian Lewis.