My estate planning practice in the capitol city of Olympia, Washington focuses on helping you craft an estate (life and legacy) plan that achieves your goals for your loved ones today and for years to come.

Susan J. Kirkpatrick J.D. | Estate Planner

Susan Kirkpatrick, Attorney

Attorney Susan Kirkpatrick's estate planning practice focuses on helping families enhance their sense of security today and secure their financial future for tomorrow. Susan excels at guiding clients with compassion through the confusing maze of financial and legal decisions. Whether you are married, single, part of a biological or blended family, or are just starting out or later in life, Susan helps craft plans that achieve your goals and cherish your family legacy.

Susan graduated with honors from the University of Washington School of Law in 1980. During her career, she specialized in estate planning, probate, trust administration, guardianships, and adoptions. She took a hiatus from practicing law to focus on family matters before returning to accept a position at the Small Business Administration. Her position involved analyzing economic disaster loans for struggling businesses, which combined her love of working in the public and business sectors.


Susan advanced her legal practice by joining the Personal Family Lawyer® program (PFL). As a credentialed PFL member, she provides clients with comprehensive, customized estate plans that focus on the healthy transition of family wealth, including intellectual, spiritual, human and financial assets. Her commitment to fair and ethical practice is paramount in her office. She believes all clients deserve an attorney who creates a safe space, empathizes, and guides each client step by step through the process.


Susan is passionate about getting out into her community to provide education on estate planning and helping families secure their futures through Life and Legacy Planning. In her spare time, she supports the arts by attending live music performances and spending time with her family. Susan is now in a season of life as a loving grandmother to her incredible grandchildren, Jameson, McKinley, Jaden, and Jaxson, and as a proud mother to her adult children, Megan and Alec.