Karen’s practice focuses on all matters involving trusts and estates. Part of her practice emphasizes estate planning for estates of all sizes, as well as probate and trust administration and preparation of federal estate tax returns. She serves as a fiduciary for trusts and estates, and has substantial litigation experience in trust and estate disputes. Ms. Bertram also serves as an expert witness, arbitrator and mediator in trust and estate litigation matters. She is listed in Best Lawyers in America for both Trusts, Estates, and Trust and Estate Litigation and was named by that publication as the 2018 Lawyer of the year for Trust and Estate Litigation. She has been named a “Top Lawyer” in estate planning in Seattle Met Magazine and the Puget Sound Region by Seattle Business Magazine. She has been designated by her peers as a “Super Lawyer” every year since 2000, has consistently been named one of the top 50 women lawyers and among the top 100 lawyers in Washington by Washington Law & Politics.
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