Janet H. Somers


Janet H. Somers represents clients in both routine and complex issues regarding Probate, Guardianship and Conservatorship, Elder Law including Protection of Vulnerable Adults, Trust and Estate Planning and Trust Administration.  Ms. Somers also represents several professional fiduciaries, including banks and agencies.

Ms. Somers is Past Chair of the Washington State Bar Association Elder Law Section and was member of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center’s Planned Giving Advisory Board. She has served as Chair of the King County Bar Association Guardianship and Conservatorship, and Elder Law Section and served as the Grants Committee Chair. She is Past Co-Chair of the Title 11.88 Mandatory Guardian ad Litem Training Program.

She is a member of Somers Tamblyn PLLC PLLC, and has earned an AV rating (very high to preeminent—the highest rating) from Martindale-Hubbell, been designated as “Superb” by Avvo.com, a Super Lawyer and Top 50 Woman Attorneys in Washington.

Janet H. Somers
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Somers Tamblyn PLLC Location

One Convention Place
701 Pike Street, Suite 1510
Seattle, WA  98101

Awards and Honors

  • AV Rated Martindale Hubbell 2002-2015
  • Super Lawyer 2012-2015
  • Avvo Rated 10.0 “Superb” 2012-2015
  • Top 50 Women Lawyers Washington 2013-2015


Seattle University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1988

St. Olaf College B.A., 1977

Current Professional Associations:

WSBA and KCBA Real Property, Probate and Trust Sections- Member Co-Chair: 2016 WSBA Annual Trust and Estate Litigation Seminar

Washington State Bar Association Elder Law Section- Member Chair 2011-2012

    Trustee 2008-2011 and 2013-2014

Member: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Planned Giving

Advisory Board 2008-2012

King County Bar Association Guardianship and Elder Law Section Executive Committee-Member: Chair, 2003-2004

    Grants Committee Chair, 2005-2006

    Secretary, 1999-2003

Co-Chair: Title 11.88 Multi-County Guardianship and Conservatorship, Guardian ad Litem Training 1999, 2000, 2001