Updated: June 8, 2018

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.

Annual Report
Info Sheet

Member Benefits Include:

Find more information and member benefits on the RPPT website.

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

Real Property, Probate & Trust Section Executive Committee Elections

Voting in the 2018 Executive Committee Elections for the Real Property, Probate and Trust Section ended on May 31. Here are the newly-elected members for for each position with terms beginning Oct. 1, 2018.

Real Property Council (Two Positions): Chris Benis, Clay Gatens

Probate and Trust Council (Two Positions): Sheila Ridgway, Paul Firuz

Probate and Trust Council Director: Tiffany Gorton

Thank you to all of the candidates!

Executive Committee

ChairRoseMary Reed
Chair-Elect & TreasurerAnnette Fitzsimmons
Past ChairJody McCormick
Young Lawyer LiaisonKeaton Hille*
BOG LiaisonKim Risenmay*


EmeritusKathryn McKinley*
Webpage EditorMichael Safren*
Assistant Webpage EditorStephen R. King*
Newsletter EditorClay M. Gatens*
Assistant Newsletter EditorKirsten Ambach*
Fellow (Real Property): Danielle Flatt*
Fellow (Probate and Trust): Paul Firuz* & Jamie Lanier*

Probate and Trust Council

DirectorStephanie Taylor
Jessica Allen
Anna Cashman
William O. Etter
Jennifer King

Real Property Council

DirectorBrian Lewis
Rhys W. Hefta
James D. Howsley
Devin McComb
Nathan G. Smith

*Non-voting member

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

The Section's list serve is administered by the Real Property, Probate and Trust Section. Join the list serve. 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 RoseMary Reed.