Attorney at Law

Tara M. Roberts

Tara M. Roberts
Admitted to Practice in Washington
Owner, Puget Sound Law pllc

Tara M. Roberts is a Seattle area attorney concentrating in the areas of estate, trusts, and probate.  Her practice includes representing fiduciaries in the settlement and litigation of estate, trust, and guardianship matters.  She uses this experience to better counsel her clients in the preparation and implementation of their own estate plans, including wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and health care documents.

Ms. Roberts is a member of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Section and the Guardianship and Elder Law Section for both the Washington State Bar Association and the King County Bar Association, and is a member of the Taxation Law Section of the Washington State Bar Association.  She is actively involved with the King County Bar Association’s Solo and Small Firm Practice Section, having been served as Section Chair for two terms during 2002-2003 and 2003-2004, co-founder and on-going manager of the Section’s active listserv, committee co-chair for the forms database library, and former committee member and Chair for the annual Solo and Small Firm Practice Seminar CLE sponsored by the Section.

Ms. Roberts received her undergraduate degree from the University of Washington and founded her own law firm as a sole practitioner directly after graduating from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College in 1998. She was named as a Rising Star Super Lawyer in the Dec/Jan 2005 and Dec/Jan 2006 issues of Washington Law & Politics.

Ms. Roberts is a committed volunteer in the community.  She provides pro bono estate planning and probate services for the King County Bar Association’s Volunteer Attorneys For Persons With HIV/AIDS program, and regularly speaks at seminars for the public on estate planning and probate.

Professional Background

Washington State Bar Association

Admitted to Active Practice
Practice Section Memberships include:
– Real Property, Probate & Trust Section
– Solo & Small Firms Section
– Taxation Law Section
Member of the Arts Subcommittee of the WSBA Facilities Committee

King County Bar Association

Active “Emerald” Member
Practice Section Memberships include:
– Solo & Small Firms Section
– Communications Director, 2000-present
– Section Chairperson, 2002-2003 & 2003-2004
– Solo & Small Firms CLE Chairperson, 2001-2002
– Real Property, Probate & Trust Section
– Councils of the Law

Solo and small firm practitioners who have been continuous members for 16-24 years.

United States Federal District Court
Western District of Washington
Admitted to Practice

Notary Public for the State of Washington
Active Appointment

Educational Background

Northwestern School of Law
of Lewis & Clark College

Juris Doctor, 1998
Awards include Outstanding Oral Advocate

University of Washington
Bachelor of Arts, 1995

Community Association, Activities and Awards

King County Bar Association
Solo and Small Firms Section
Communications Director, 2000-present
Document Library Manager, 2005-present
Section Chair, 2002-2004
Continuing Legal Education Program Chair, 2001-2002

Washington State Bar Association
Member of the Arts Subcommittee for the Facilities Committee
Volunteer Speaker for WSBA’s Law Week

Profiled as a Rising Star Super Lawyer
Dec/Jan 2005 and Dec/Jan 2006 issues of Washington Law & Politics

Phi Delta Phi International Legal Fraternity

Washington Lawyers for the Arts
Speaker, Supporter

Presentations and Publications

Creditor Claims, Financial Institutions, Notice to IRS, Statue of Limitations
KCBA Real Property, Probate & Trust Section, 2014

The Downsized Law Office: The Virtual Office
WSBA Continuing Legal Education Seminar, 2009

Practice Management for Solo and Small Firm Practitioners
Tomorrow’s Law Office Today: The Essential Guide for the Solo/Small Firm Practitioner, 2009

Transferring Real Property for Estates: Personal Representative’s Deeds
KCBA Real Property, Probate & Trust Section, 2007

Estate Planning for Artists and Art Collectors
Washington Lawyers for the Arts, 2005


Please note: The Supreme Court of Washington does not recognize certification of specialties in the practice of law and that the certificate, award, or recognition is not a requirement to practice law in the state of Washington.  See Washington Rule of Professional Conduct 7.4.


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