Attorney & Counselor at Law

A LAWYER WITH INTEGRITY AND ENTHUSIASM!  

 

 

My Background

EDUCATION

  • J. D., University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law, 1975
    • Life Member, Supreme Court Justice Roger
      Traynor Honor Society
    • Dean's List, 1973, 1975
    • President, Phi Delta Phi (Legal Fraternity), 1975
  • B. A., Stanford University, Political Science, 1966

LEGAL QUALIFICATIONS TO PRACTICE

  • Admitted to practice in California 1975.
  • Admitted to practice in Washington State in 1978.
  • Admitted to practice in Federal District Courts, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, United State Supreme Court, and United States Tax Court.
  • Estate Tax Attorney for Internal Revenue Service, 1978 - 1980.

AFFILIATIONS

  • Member, Board of Managers, Northshore YMCA - 2011 to present
  • President, Woodinville Rotary Club 2010-2011
  • President-Elect, Woodinville Rotary Club 2009-2010
  • Co-Chair, Annual Guardian Ad Litem training 2008 - 2010
  • President, Washington State Chapter of National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, 2007
  • President Elect, Washington State Chapter of National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, 2006
  • Member, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, 1999 to present
  • Director, Washington State Chapter, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, 1999 - 2004
  • Secretary, Washington State Chapter, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, 2004 - 2005
  • Chairman, King County Bar Association Guardianship & Elder Law Section, May, 2002 - May, 2003
  • Member, Executive Committee, King County Bar Association Guardianship & Elder Law Section, May, 2000 - May, 2004
  • Member, King County Guardianship and Elder Law Section, 1999 - present
  • President, Board of Trustees, Lifetime Advocacy Plus - 2000 - 2001
  • Member, WSBA Alternative Dispute Resolution Standing Committee, 1999 - 2000
  • Member, WSBA Interprofessional Committee, 1998 - 1999
  • Secretary, WSBA Alternative Dispute Resolution Section, 1996 - 1997
  • Washington State Chairman, WSBA Arbitration Committee for ADR Section, 1995 - 1996
  • Statewide Coordinator, Washington State Trial Lawyers Roundtables, 1992 - 1993
  • Member, Ethics Committee for the Franciscan Health Care Center, Bothell, Washington, 1993
  • Director, Seattle-King County Crime Stoppers, 1987 - 1990
  • Chairman, Awards & Recognition Committee, Seattle-King County Crime Stoppers, 1987 - 1989
  • Member, Public Affairs Committee, Washington State Trial Lawyers Association, 1987 - 1988
  • Judge pro tempore in King County courts
  • Arbitration for King County Superior Court and National Association of Securities Dealers
  • Attendee, annual Guardian Ad Litem training sessions, 1994 to present
  • Life member, Stanford University Alumni Association

ERVIN A. DeSMET
Attorney and Counselor at Law

STK Law Firm
2955 80th Avenue SE, Suite 201
Mercer Island, WA 98040
Phone: (206) 232-4050   |  Fax: (206) 232-4049
Email:
erv@stklawfirm.com

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