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 Kirkpatrick

Susan Kirkpatrick, Attorney

We work with families of all kinds; those who are married or single, with a traditional family or a blended one, and those who are just starting out or looking at a life well-lived.


I graduated with honors from the University of Washington School of Law in 1980. After working in the legal field for 28+ years, I took a 10-year break before returning to lawyering in 2022.


So, I AM BACK! I am rebuilding what I started with the benefit of my life experience and the resources of the Personal Family Lawyer Program. The program systems create an efficiency that allows me to focus on what I like best: getting to know our clients so we can create comprehensive customized plans for them.


A former client who wants to work with me again says: “Thank you for coming back to help those of us who love your wonderful help with our futures and how we want to leave things for our loved ones. You are the best! Thank you, Melanie D”.


I am the proud mother of Megan and Alec and grandmother of Jameson and triplets, McKinley, Jaden and Jaxson.


Because of my grandparenting experience, I am especially interested in working with grandparents – who want to protect themselves, their wonderful adult children and their adored grandchildren. I am in the process of creating a grandparent package.

Giving back to our Community

The city of Olympia was sorely lacking in musical opportunities during Covid.

I currently sponsor Open Mic Nights at the West Central Park in the Summer and at the New Traditions Cafe in Olympia in the winter on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month at 5:30pm. All are welcome to attend and/or sign up to perform music, poetry or stand-up comedy!

New Traditions Cafe
300 5th Ave SW
Olympia, WA 98501
Desserts & Drinks Available


West Central Park
1919 Harrison Ave NW
Olympia, WA 98502