Attorneys

Rebecca King, Partner
Nicole K. Betts, Associate
Peggy L. Sanders, Associate
Janet Smith

Janet L. Smith

Janet received a bachelor’s degree from Pomona College, a law degree from the University of Washington School of Law, and a Certificate in Gerontology from the University of Washington. Janet was a founder of Elder Care Solutions, Inc., a company providing geriatric care management and guardianship services before founding Northwest Elder Law Group in 2005. She has served as a trained facilitator for an Alzheimer’s Disease caregivers’ support group, and is member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the Washington State Bar Association Elder Law Section and Alternate Dispute Resolution Section, and the King County Bar Association Guardianship and Elder Law Section. Janet regularly serves as a mediator in multi-party Elder Law, Guardianship, TEDRA and Probate disputes and has provided training in Elder Mediation.

Rebecca King

Rebecca King

Rebecca King has over 25 years of experience serving seniors in a variety of settings. She holds her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from the University of South Florida and her law degree from Seattle University. Prior to entering the practice of law, Rebecca worked as a hospice and skilled nursing facility social worker, a hospital discharge planner, and an assisted living administrator. She has served as an instructor at Western Washington University teaching a class on Law and Social Policy and as an adjunct professor at Seattle University School of Law teaching a class on elder law ethics. Rebecca’s law practice provides services in elder law, estate planning, guardianship, protection of vulnerable adults, and estate and trust administration. She is a member of the Washington State Bar Association Elder Law Section and the Washington State Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.

Elizabeth Jennings

Elizabeth F. Jennings

Elizabeth is an associate attorney at Northwest Elder Law Group. She received a bachelor’s degree magna cum laude from Clemson University and her law degree from Boston College. Prior to joining Northwest Elder Law Group, Elizabeth practiced Elder Law, Family Law, and Civil Litigation at an Edmonds, Washington law firm. Additionally, Elizabeth regularly teaches courses on Elder Law and Wills, Trusts, and Estates as part of the Paralegal Program at Edmonds Community College. Elizabeth’s practice areas include estate planning, probate, and guardianship. She is also a foster for Old Dog Haven’s final refuge hospice dogs, and she especially enjoys assisting clients on estate planning that includes their pets.

Julia Lindeman

Julia M. Lindeman

Julia is an associate attorney at Northwest Elder Law Group. She earned both her bachelor’s degree and law degree from Seattle University. Her practice area focuses on simple to complex estate planning, trust administration, guardianship, probate, and estate matters. Julia currently sits on the editorial board of the Real Property, Probate and Trust newsletter for the Washington State Bar Association, and also serves on the investment board for the Snohomish County chapter of the YMCA.

Nicole Betts

Nicole K. Betts

Nicole is an associate attorney at Northwest Elder Law Group. She received Bachelor’s degrees in Political Science, Sociology, and Interdisciplinary Studies from Central Washington University. She received her law degree from Seattle University. Prior to joining Northwest Elder Law Group, Nicole practiced Elder Law at an Edmonds, Washington law firm.

Her practice area focuses on estate planning, trust administration, probate, estate matters, and long-term care insurance appeals. She is commitment to helping elders, and enjoys the complex and challenging cases handled by this firm. She also appreciates the opportunity to be a part of the personal, approachable, and welcoming environment of Northwest Elder Law Group.

Nicole enjoys kayaking and being outdoors. She has a passion for animals as exhibited by her commitment to rescuing and fostering animals in need.

Peggy Sanders

Peggy L. Sanders

Peggy is an associate attorney at Northwest Elder Law Group. She received her law degree from Northeastern University in Boston. She began her law career as a litigation attorney in Honolulu.  She was given the opportunity to move to Washington, D.C. to work as a legislative analyst for the Hon. George Mitchell, when he was Majority Leader of the U.S. Senate. When he retired, she moved to Washington State where she worked as an analyst for the King County Council and the Snohomish County Council. Before joining Northwest Elder Law Group, Peggy had an elder law practice Edmonds, WA. Peggy is past president of the Washington Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (WAELA). She was their Member of the Year in 2017. She is currently serving as chair of WAELA’s workgroup on the implementation of the Uniform Guardianship Act. Peggy is a member of the Elder Law Section of the Washington State Bar. Peggy’s law practice includes elder law, estate planning, long term care planning, probate, guardianships, and vulnerable adult protection.