Updated: May 21, 2018

The list of cases below is intended to be a helpful, but not comprehensive list of Washington State court decisions that are related to the practice of elder law. If you have cases you believe should be added, please email Elder Law Section communications co-chair Lisa Kremer, lkremer@gth-law.com.

Matter of Estate of Rathbone, 412 P.3d 1283 (2018): limitations on Superior Court jurisdiction in nonintervention probates.

Harris v. Griffith, 413 P.3d 51 (Wash. Ct. App. 2018): attorney who files a notice of appearance on behalf of an estate may not later represent another in opposition to the personal representative of the estate as it is a conflict of interest. 

Jimmo v. Sebelius: Resources on the agreement that Medicare covers skills nursing and therapy care when it is needed to maintain function or to prevent or slow decline or deterioration.

In the Matter of the Estate of Elma J. Kangas, Nov. 14, 2017

Hansen v. Rozgay, 2017 WL 4773441, Oct. 23, 2017

Anderson v. Dussault - Washington Supreme Court, Sept. 16, 2014

In the Matter of the Detention of: D.W., G.K., S.B., E.S., M.H., S.P., L.W., J.P., D.C., and M.P.Cause No. 90110-4 (Supreme Court Rules Psychiatric Boarding Unlawful), Aug. 11, 2014

In Re Hall - Attorney Malpractice Related to Representing Elderly/Vulnerable Clients, July 22, 2014

Estate of Alsup, July 15, 2014

In Re Disciplinary Proceeding for Lori Peterson, July 3, 2014

In re Guardianship of Cornelius, June 18, 2014

In the Matter of the Vulnerable Adult Petition for Dagmar O. Knight, May 13, 2014

Kitsap Bank v. Denley, 177 Wn. App. 559 (Div. II, 2013), March 18, 2014

Anderson v. Dussault 177 Wn. App. 79 (2013), Feb. 25, 2014

In Re the Matter of the Guardianship of: Richard B. Morse, A Partially Incapacitated Person, July 30, 2013

In Re the Estate of: Corrine Wegner, deceased; and Kenneth Wegner, personal representative, July 30, 2013

Resa Raven v. The Department of Social and Health Services, July 18, 2013

In the Matter of the Estate of James W. Haviland, March 14, 2013