Douglas C. Lawrence - Stokes Lawrence, P.S.
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Douglas C. Lawrence

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1993

Douglas C. Lawrence is a shareholder with the firm of Stokes Lawrence, P.S. in Seattle and Yakima, Washington.  Doug's practice focuses on estate planning for high net wealth individuals and families.  Doug is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, the past Chair of the Executive Committee of the Real Property, Probate & Trust Section of the Washington State Bar, and a past Chair of the Real Property, Probate & Trust Section of the King County Bar Association.  Doug is also a past Treasurer of the Washington State Bar Association, and a former WSBA Governor for the 8th Congressional District.  Doug has authored several articles on estate planning and administration matters, and is a frequent lecturer on those subjects.  Doug has been actively involved in the drafting and passage of trust and estate related legislation, including the Trust and Estate Dispute Resolution Act of 1999 (“TEDRA”), and the Trust Act of 1984.  Doug is also a former adjunct professor of law at the University of Puget Sound School of Law and taught Estate Planning for the JD and LLM in Taxation programs at the University of Washington School of Law

Michigan State UniversityBA 1976University of Puget SoundJ.D. 1979
Fred Hutchinson Planned Giving Advisory CommitteeSeattle University Planned Giving Committee

Office Location

1420 Fifth Avenue, Suite 3000
Seattle, WA 98101-2393
United States


Lawyer of the Year Awards

2011 Lawyer of the Year in Trusts and Estates of the Seattle Metro Area
Douglas C. Lawrence has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2011!

Practice Areas

Trusts and Estates (Estate Planning)

Other Information

Gender: Male