Laura M. Zeman, Attorney

 BACKGROUND
 Prior to opening up Zeman Law Group,  PLLC,  Laura practiced law for seven years  at a large Seattle law firm, Stoel Rives LLP, in the estate planning practice group.  In addition to her native English, Laura speaks the French language. In addition to her legal practice, Laura enjoys being a wife to her husband, Tom, and mother to two wonderful little girls.

PRIOR EXPERIENCE
Attorney in the estate planning group, Stoel Rives LLP, Seattle, Washington (2000-2007)
Pro bono attorney, United Nations War Crimes Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in the Netherlands (2001-2003)
Law clerk to United States Magistrate Judge David E. Wilson, United States District Court, Western District of Washington (1998-2000)
Extern to the Honorable Diarmuid O'Scannlain of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Portland, Oregon (1997).

EDUCATION
J.D. magna cum laude, Columbus School of Law, the Catholic University of America, 1998; Note & Comment Editor, Catholic University Law Review; Moot Court

B.A. cum laude, political science and French, Boston College, 1994

Universite' de la Faculte' Libre de Droit, Paris, France, 1992-1993

PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES
Member, Seattle Estate Planning Council
Member, East King County Estate Planning Council

Member, Virginia Mason Foundation Planned Giving Advisory Board
Member, Real Property, Probate and Trust Section, Washington State Bar Association
Member, Washington Women in Tax
Member, Board of Directors, Seattle French American Chamber of Commerce.

PUBLICATIONS, PRESENTATIONS & OTHER

Named a "Rising Star" by Washington Law & Politics (2004, 2005, 2008).

"Planning Methods to Control Medical Treatment", Drafting Effective Wills and Trusts CLE, McQuillan Education, (May 2008)

"The Estate Planning Techniques"  Children's Hospital Foundation, (March 2008)

"The Fundamentals of Estate Planning," Evergreen Hospital (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008)

"Estate Planning for the Female Business Owner," The Rainier Club (2007)

"An Overview of the Law Relating to Financial Powers of Attorney, Health Care Powers of Attorney and Directives to Physicians," Estate Planning for Small to Medium-Sized Estates, Washington State Bar Association, CLE (2006)

Durable Financial Powers of Attorney and Durable Health Care Powers of Attorney, publication of the WSBA Real Property, Probate & Trust Section (2005)

"Living Wills & Powers of Attorney," Healthcare Planning Seminar, Virginia Mason Foundation (2004, 2005)

"Estate Planning: Ethical Considerations of Using Medicaid to Plan for Long-Term Medical Care for the Elderly," 13 Quinnipiac Probate Law Journal 187 (1998)

Note, "State Sovereign Immunity: Myth or Reality After Seminole Tribe of Florida v. Florida?," 46 Catholic University Law Review 1005 (1997)

STATE BARS
Member of the bar in both Washington and 
Oregon.