Anna M. Cashman

206-382-4414

Partner

[email protected]

Phone:  206-382-4414, ext. 234

​Anna's practice focuses on estate planning, taxation, probate, and trust administration matters. She enjoys working with a broad range of clients, from young families looking to secure their children's future, to clients in need of sophisticated tax planning.  Anna frequently represents fiduciaries of trusts and estates to navigate difficult financial decisions and provide expert guidance in high-conflict situations.

Anna graduated from Seattle University School of Law, magna cum laude, and earned her Masters of Law in Taxation from the University of Washington. While in law school, Anna studied global human rights advocacy at the Mandela Institute at the University of the Witwatersrand School of Law in Johannesburg, South Africa, and was a legal clerk to the Honorable Richard McDermott at the King County Superior Court.

Anna is a frequent speaker on trust, estate, and taxation topics, and was recently published as the author of the Washington State Bar Association's Deskbook on the topic of federal and Washington State Estate and Gift Taxation.  Anna is currently serving as the Probate and Trust Council Director for the Washington State Bar Association's Real Property, Probate & Trust Section.  She has previously served on its Executive Committee and as its Newsletter Editor, writing articles on noteworthy trust and estate issues.  Anna is concurrently serving on the Executive Committee of the Estate Planning Council of Seattle.  Anna has previously served as the past chair of the WSBA Taxation Section's Estate and Gift Tax Committee and the past chair of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center's Planned Giving Advisory Committee.


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Bar Memberships

  • Washington, 2009
  • United States Tax Court, 2010
  • United States District Court, Western Washington, 2014

Education

  • Seattle University, B.A., cum laude, History
  • Seattle University, J.D., magna cum laude
  • University of Washington, LL.M., Taxation

Professional Activities and Memberships

​Washington State Bar Association, Real Property, Probate & Trust Section

  • Executive Committee Chair 2023-present
  • Chair, Midyear Conference, Walla Walla 2023
  • Executive Committee Secretary/Treasurer 2022-present
  • Executive Committee Probate and Trust Council Director 2020-2022
  • Executive Committee Member 2017-2019
  • Newsletter Editor 2016-2017
  • Assistant Newsletter Editor 2015-2016
  • Co-Chair, Midyear Conference, Spokane 2015
  • Newsletter Editorial Board Member 2012-2015

Estate Planning Council of Seattle

  • Executive Committee Member 2020-2022
  • Council Member 2014-present

Washington State Bar Association, Taxation Section

  • Estate and Gift Tax Committee
  • Chair 2015-2017

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

  • Planned Giving Advisory Committee Chair 2017-2019
  • Planned Giving Advisory Committee Member 2016-2017

Washington Women in Tax

King County Bar Association, Real Property, Probate & Trust Section

​Washington First Responders Will Clinic Volunteer

Speaking Engagements and Publications

  • “Washington Probate and Trust Law Update” (68th Annual Estate Planning Seminar, Estate Planning Council of Seattle, November 2023)
  • “Wills Q&A for Washington State” (Thomsen Reuters Practical Law Series: Estate Planning, 2017-2023)
  • “Who Is Living in Mom's House? When Landlord/Tenant Issues Collide with Probate and Trust Administration” (Washington State Bar Association, Real Property, Probate & Trust Section Midyear Conference, June 2023)
  • "Durable Powers of Attorney" (Estate Planning for the 99% King County Bar Association, May 2023)
  • "Durable Powers of Attorney" (Estate Planning for the 99% King County Bar Association, May 2022)
  • “Durable Powers of Attorney” (Estate Planning for the 99% King County Bar Association, May 2021)
  • “Estate Planning: Top 10 Things Everyone Should Know” (Moderator, Estate Planning Council of Seattle, May 2021)
  • “How Your Estate Plan Could Benefit From a Trust” (Puget Sound Business Journal, March 2021. Co-Author with Maggie Lassen)
  • “Tax Primer” (Washington State Bar Association, Real Property, Probate & Trust Deskbook, 2020)
  • Co-Chair, WSBA Real Property Probate and Trust Section Fall Seminar, December 2020
  • “Gifts, Death & Dirt: Real Property in Trust and Estate Planning” (Washington State Bar Association, Real Property, Probate & Trust Section Midyear Conference, June 2019)
  • “Top Ten Things Everyone Needs to Know About Estate Planning” (Panelist, Estate Planning Council of Seattle, May 2019)
  • “Get Your Ducks in a Row” (People's Memorial Association, April 2019)
  • “Inheritance Rights of Slayers and Abusers of Vulnerable Adults” (North Central Washington Estate Planning Council, January 2019)
  • Co-Chair, WSBA Real Property Probate and Trust Section Fall Seminar, December 2018
  • Co-Chair, WSBA Real Property Probate and Trust Section Fall Seminar, December 2017
  • “Key Elements of Effective Wills and Basic Tax Planning” (Estate Planning: A How-To Guide, National Business Institute, December 2017)
  • “Get Your Ducks in a Row” (Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Institute Retirement Week, October 2017)
  • “Estate Planning for Blended Families” (Estate Planning for the 99%, King County Bar Association, April 2017)
  • “Avoid Lurking Litigation with Proper Estate Planning” (Puget Sound Business Journal, March 2017. Co-Author with Tiffany Gorton)
  • “ABCs of Wills” (Town Hall Seattle Wine & Wills, January 2017)
  • “Estate Planning for Blended Families” (Estate Planning for the 99%, King County Bar Association, April 2016)
  • “Recent Developments” (Washington State Bar Association, Real Property, Probate & Trust Newsletter, November 2012 – August 2015)
  • “Key Elements of Effective Wills” (Estate Planning A-Z, National Business Institute, August 2015)
  • “You Draft It and We Administer It – Lessons Learned from the Trustee Frontlines” (Washington State Bar Association, Real Property, Probate &
  • Trust Section Midyear Conference, June 2015)
  • “Initial Probate Filing and Intestate Succession” (The Probate Process From Start to Finish, National Business Institute, May 2015)
  • “Major Life Events Warrant Review of Estate Plans” (Puget Sound Business Journal, March 2015. Co-Author with Tiffany Gorton)
  • “Funding the Revocable Living Trust” (Revocable Living Trusts From Start to Finish, National Business Institute, August 2014)
  • “Estate Tax Update and Opportunities for Washington Small Businesses” (Washington State Bar Association, Real Property, Probate & Trust, December 2013)
  • “Client Screening and Intake, Key Elements of Effective Wills, and Basic Tax Planning” (Estate Planning A-Z, National Business Institute, November 2013)
  • “Estate Planning Toolbox, (16th Annual Elder Law Conference, Washington State Bar Association, September 2013. Co-presenter with Tiffany Gorton)
  • “Estate Planning is About People” (Puget Sound Business Journal, March 2013.  Co-Author with Tiffany Gorton)
  • “Get Your Ducks in a Row” (People's Memorial Association, February 2013 and May 2013)
  • ​“Practice Tip: Funding a Revocable Living Trust” (Washington State Bar Association, Real Property, Probate & Trust Newsletter, November 2012)

Awards and Recognition

  • Chambers High Net Worth, Up and Coming Private Wealth Law, 2022-2023
  • Best Lawyers, Ones to Watch, 2023
  • Superlawyers, 2022-2023
  • Superlawyers Rising Star, 2016-2021
  • Martindale-Hubbell Client Review Rated Lawyer of Preeminent 4.8 out of 5
  • University of Washington Merit Scholar (2009-2010)
  • Seattle University Presidential Law Scholar (2006-2009)
  • Seattle University Dean's List (2008-2009)
  • CALI Award for Excellence in Gift and Estate Tax (2008) and Contracts (2006)

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