Jennifer L. King


For over 23 years Jennifer has focused on estate planning, probate and trust administration matters. She possesses the right mix of technical expertise, practical knowledge, and a down-to-earth personality to guide clients of all wealth levels, and with many different personal situations. Working with Jennifer, you can be assured that your matter will be handled competently, comprehensively, and compassionately.

Estate planning can be intimidating. I will walk you through each consideration and prepare a complete plan that will give you the sense of relief that comes with having thoughtfully taken care of your loved ones.



Phone: (206) 232-4050
Fax: (206) 232-4049

STKIB Mercer Island

80th Avenue Professional Building
2955 80th Ave SE, Suite 201
Mercer Island, Washington 98040

Awards and Honors

AV peer rating (highest rating), Martindale-Hubbell

Superior Rating (highest rating), (lawyer rating site)

Five Star Services Professional (2012 through 2016), Seattle Magazine


Seattle University School of Law
J.D., cum laude, 1997
Associate Editor, Law Review
Academic achievement scholarship
Finalist for the Cheney Legal Writing Scholarship

Linfield College
B.S., Liberal Studies, 1992

Clark College
Paralegal Certificate, 1990

Current Professional Associations:

Estate Planning Council of Seattle
Washington Women in Tax
Washington State Bar Association
Executive Committee, Real Property and Trust Section of the State Bar Association
Women Business Owners Board Member

Past Professional Associations:

Seminar Chair, Various Washington State Bar Association
Continuing Legal Education (CLE) programs

Professional Experience:

Somers Tamblyn King Isenhour Bleck PLLC
2016 to Present

Somers Tamblyn King PLLC
October 2008 to 2015

Lybeck Murphy, LLP
2004 to 2008

Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP
2000 to 2004

Foster Pepper & Shefelman, PLLC
1997 to 2000
Estate Planning Paralegal
1992 to 1997

Seattle University School of Law
Adjunct Professor – Income Taxation of Trusts and Estates


Selected Speaking Engagements and Publications:

“Directed Trust – Bringing Law and Order to Multi Participant Trust in Washington” Real Property Probate and Trust news letter (2016)

WSBA CLE “Preparing a Basic Estate Plan: Strategies for Working with your Very First Client” (2012); The Will is Signed – Now What?

WSBA CLE “The Nuts and bolts of Elder Law Practice: Elder Law 101” (2010); First Steps: Evaluating and Commencing a Decedent’s Estate

WSBA CLE “Strengthening Your Estate Planning Practice” (2010); Estate Tax and Fiduciary Income Tax Basics

WSBA CLE “Probate and Trust Section Midyear Meeting” (2009); Drafting, Construction and Interpretation of Wills

National Business Institute Seminar “The Probate Process from Start to Finish” (2006, 2007 and 2008); Taking The First Step: Filing and Estate in Probate Court

WSBA CLE “When Death and Divorce Collide: Cross-Over Issues in Estate Planning and Family Law” (2005); Yours, Mine and Ours—Estate Planning Issues in the Second Family Situation

King County Bar Association Guardianship and Elder Law Section Monthly Seminar (2006); Washington State Estate Tax (They Say The Breaking Up Is Hard to Do)

WSBA CLE “Elder Law Issues in Estate Planning” (2005); State and Federal Estate Tax Issues (Impact of the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001 on Estate Planning