Saul’s practice focuses on estate planning, probate and trust administration for individuals, families and family-owned businesses. He works with clients to tailor estate and business-succession plans to meet their unique needs. In addition, Saul has a litigation practice, where he represents clients in trust and estates disputes.

Admissions

  • Washington, 2017
  • Yakama Nation Tribal Court (2019)

Education

  • UCLA School of Law, J.D., Editor-in-Chief, UCLA Journal of Environmental Law & Policy (2017)
  • University of Washington, B.A., History (2013)

Publications & Presentations

  • "Estate Planning During a Pandemic," author, blog post, StokesLaw Briefs (February 2021)
  • “Identifying and Administering Separate and Community Property Assets,” presenter, KCBA 16th Annual Probate Administration CLE (October 2020)
  • “Tortious Interference with an Expected Inheritance: Should Washington Resort to the Tort?” co-author with Alison Warden, WSBA Real Property, Probate & Trust Section newsletter (Summer 2020)
  • "A Brief Guide to Year-End Gifting," author, blog post, StokesLaw Briefs (October 2020)
  • "The Importance of Administering Your Spouse or Domestic Partner's Estate," author, blog post, StokesLaw Briefs (July 2020)
  • "Powers of Attorney," presenter, webinar for Yakima County Volunteer Attorney Services (June 2020)
  • "Utilizing Grantor Retained Annuity Trusts in a Low-Interest-Rate World," author, blog post, StokesLaw Briefs (June 2020)
  • "Probate Property vs. Non-Probate Assets," presenter, NBI Seminar "The Probate Process from Start to Finish" (November 2019)
  • "Probate Disputes and Litigation," presenter, NBI Seminar "The Probate Process from Start to Finish" (November 2019)
  • "Leaving a Legacy: Incorporating Charitable Giving in Your Estate Plan," author, blog post, StokesLaw Briefs (October 2019)
  • "I'm a Trustee, Now What?" author, blog post, StokesLaw Briefs (July 2019)
  • "Wills and Intestacy," presenter, Yakima Union Gospel Mission (June 2019)
  • "Succession Planning for the Family Farm," co-presenter with George Velikanje, Yakima Estate Planning Council (June 2019) 
  • "Do You Need a Revocable Living Trust?" author, blog post StokesLaw Briefs (November 2018)
  • "Estate and Trust Contests, Disputes, Challenges," presenter, Estate Administration Boot Camp, hosted by the National Business Institute (October 2018)
  • "Death and Taxes: Basic Estate Planning," presenter, Yakima Central Library "Lawyers in the Library" series (September 2018)

Professional & Community Activities

  • Washington State Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust Section, Member
  • Yakima County Bar Association, Member
  • King County Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust Section, Member
  • Executive Committee, Board of Directors - Boy Scouts of America, Grand Columbia Council

Background & Interests

Saul has earned the rank of Eagle Scout with the Boy Scouts of America. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, playing tennis, outdoor activities, such as camping, and playing the fiddle. Before joining the firm, he served as a legal extern for the NOAA Office of General Counsel, Northwest Section, and as a judicial extern for the Hon. John C. Coughenour with the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington.