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 has over 20 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. Rebecca’s law practice provides services in elder law, estate planning, guardianship, and probate. She is a member of the Washington State Bar Association Elder Law Section and the King County Bar Association Guardianship and Elder Law Section, and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.
Katie is an associate attorney at Northwest Elder Law Group. She received both her Bachelor’s degree and law degree from the University of Washington. During law school, Katie was the recipient of the Peter Greenfield Senior Advocacy Internship, a summer internship focused on the needs of low-income elder law clients. Her law practice provides services in the areas of estate planning, guardianship, and Medicaid planning. Katie is licensed to practice law in Washington State. She is a member of the Washington State Bar Association Elder Law Section, and the King County Bar Association Guardianship and Elder Law Section.
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.