Updated: Dec. 18, 2018

Real Property, Probate and Trust Section

The mission of the Real Property, Probate & Trust Section of the Washington State Bar Association is to assist members in achieving the highest standards of competence, professionalism and ethics in their practices; to assist the Legislature in the enactment and improvement of the laws affecting real property, probate, trusts and estates; to assist the judiciary in the just administration of those laws; to support the WSBA with regard to those matters which concern the practice of law in the areas of real property, probate, trusts and estates and to otherwise serve our members by helping them realize their professional goals.

Annual Report



Section Info Sheet

Member Benefits

Find more information and member benefits on the RPPT website.

*Please note that some member benefits are password protected. Please contact the section's webmaster to receive the password.

Executive Committee

ChairAnnette Fitzsimmons

Chair-Elect & Secretary/TreasurerStephanie Taylor

Immediate Past ChairRoseMary Reed

Young Lawyer LiaisonGaoyan (Carol) Li*

Board of Governors Liaison: P. J. Grabicki*


EmeritusKathryn McKinley*

Webpage EditorMichael Safren*

Assistant Webpage

EditorStephen R. King*

Newsletter EditorClay M. Gatens*

Assistant Newsletter EditorKirsten Ambach*

Fellow (Real Property): Vacant

Fellow (Probate and Trust): Jamie Lanier*

Probate and Trust Council

DirectorTiffany Gorton
Paul Firuz
Sheila Ridgway

Real Property Council

Director: Brian Lewis
Chris Benis
Clay Gatens

*Non-voting member

Please contact subcommittee member for details on their upcoming meeting dates and locations.

The Section's list serve is administered by the Real Property, Probate and Trust Section. Join the list serve. For general Section questions, send your email address and Bar number to sections@wsba.org. For more information and to get involved with the Section, please contact Section Chair Annette Fitzsimmons.