JOHN KECKEMET

JOHN KECKEMET

About John

Email: keck@lka-legal.com

John Keckemet - Lirhus Keckemet AnnestI grew up in the Pacific Northwest and have spent over 35 years practicing law in Seattle. I am a frequent speaker on probate and estate planning, making presentations to the Boeing company, Seattle Central Community College, the financial planning industry, and professional seminars. I also advise and consult with nonprofit groups on planned charitable giving.

I have spent the majority of my private practice advising individuals on estate and retirement planning. I have represented hundreds of fiduciaries in their capacities as trustees, personal representatives and guardians, and have served in these roles and as a court appointed special representative in several probate matters. I have litigated many contested probate matters under the court’s trust and estate dispute resolution procedures.

University of Washington: Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration (Finance), 1981

University of Puget Sound (now Seattle University): Juris Doctor, 1984

Admitted to practice in all Washington Superior Courts, Courts of Appeals, and the Washington State Supreme Court.

United States District Court (Western) – July 26, 1985

United States Court of Appeals (9th Circuit) – August 4, 1986

United States District Court (Eastern) – December 7, 1987

Admitted to the Washington State Bar Association – 1984

WSBA and KCBA Guardianship and Elder Law Section Member

WSBA and KCBA Real Property and Probate Section Member

Licensed Washington Real Estate Agent since 1978 (inactive status)

President of the James M. Lea Foundation, a Washington non-profit.

Served from February of 2001 to November 2006 on the planning giving committee of Forest Ridge School of the Sacred Heart.

Former board member, committee member, and Vice President of the Puget Sound Maritime Historical Society.

First president of the Maritime Heritage Foundation, when the maritime heritage community and the city initially began planning for the Maritime Center at South Lake Union.

Since 2004, John has acted as a mentor to new attorneys through the WSBA Mentoring Program.

WSBA Seminar Presenter from 1995-1999 on probate and estate planning at Young Lawyers Division “Bridging the Gap” seminar.

WSBA and KCBA Speakers Bureau member.

About John

Email: keck@lka-legal.com

John Keckemet - Lirhus Keckemet AnnestI grew up in the Pacific Northwest and have spent over 35 years practicing law in Seattle. I am a frequent speaker on probate and estate planning, making presentations to the Boeing company, Seattle Central Community College, the financial planning industry, and professional seminars. I also advise and consult with nonprofit groups on planned charitable giving.

I have spent the majority of my private practice advising individuals on estate and retirement planning. I have represented hundreds of fiduciaries in their capacities as trustees, personal representatives and guardians, and have served in these roles and as a court appointed special representative in several probate matters. I have litigated many contested probate matters under the court’s trust and estate dispute resolution procedures.

University of Washington: Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration (Finance), 1981

University of Puget Sound (now Seattle University): Juris Doctor, 1984

Admitted to practice in all Washington Superior Courts, Courts of Appeals, and the Washington State Supreme Court.

United States District Court (Western) – July 26, 1985

United States Court of Appeals (9th Circuit) – August 4, 1986

United States District Court (Eastern) – December 7, 1987

Admitted to the Washington State Bar Association – 1984

WSBA and KCBA Guardianship and Elder Law Section Member

WSBA and KCBA Real Property and Probate Section Member

Licensed Washington Real Estate Agent since 1978 (inactive status)

President of the James M. Lea Foundation, a Washington non-profit.

Served from February of 2001 to November 2006 on the planning giving committee of Forest Ridge School of the Sacred Heart.

Former board member, committee member, and Vice President of the Puget Sound Maritime Historical Society.

First president of the Maritime Heritage Foundation, when the maritime heritage community and the city initially began planning for the Maritime Center at South Lake Union.

Since 2004, John has acted as a mentor to new attorneys through the WSBA Mentoring Program.

WSBA Seminar Presenter from 1995-1999 on probate and estate planning at Young Lawyers Division “Bridging the Gap” seminar.

WSBA and KCBA Speakers Bureau member.