Madeline Gauthier is a graduate of Gonzaga University Law School and the University of Florida’s Graduate Tax Program. She is formerly an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Washington. Her private practice opened in Bellevue, WA in 1992, where she has specialized in estate planning, probate and the tax complications of both of those areas.
Memberships include the East King County Estate Planning Council (formerly a board member), the East King County Bar Association (previously a board member), the King County Bar Association, and the East King County Bar Probate, and Estate Section (currently chair).
Jason Giesler is a graduate of Seattle University School of Law (J.D). In addition to a law degree, Jason holds advanced degrees in Political Science (M.A.) and Library and Information Science (MLIS- Law Librarianship) from Washington State University and the University of Washington respectively. Jason has worked with Madeline since 2009 and he has focused his practice on probate, estate planning, guardianship, real estate, elder law, and research and writing on a wide array of legal issues.
Though his legal experience, Jason has helped numerous families to deal with complex probate, trust, and guardianship issues. Jason frequently appears in court in probate cases and he manages correspondence with personal representatives and estate creditors. Jason has helped personal representatives to navigate all types of probates, including those involving complex guardianship and property division issues.
Jason’s memberships include the Washington State Bar Association (WSBA), East King County Bar Association, and the American Bar Association (ABA). Over the years, Jason has won several awards for his legal scholarship, including a CALI award for excellent performance in Elder Law, along with several competitive scholarships at the Gonzaga School of Law and Seattle University School of Law.
In his spare time, Jason enjoys remodeling houses, working on cars, and riding motorcycles. Jason has lived in Washington State for his entire life and he enjoys the unique distinction of having attended all of the law schools in Washington at one time or another.