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Attorney Sheila C. Ridgway

Attorney Sheila C. Ridgway

Practice and Experience

Sheila Ridgway has extensive experience in the litigation of trust, probate and guardianship matters. For more than 30 years, Ms. Ridgway has led clients through complex challenges in the care of elderly family members and their estates.

Ms. Ridgway is a recognized leader in the state of Washington in the practice area, serving on a special committee to guide legislators in updating TEDRA, Washington's law governing trust and estate dispute resolution. Ms. Ridgway frequently participates in educational programs for lawyers practicing in the field.

Professional Qualifications

Sheila Ridgway is licensed to practice law in the states of Washington and Oregon and is a member of the Bar Associations of both states. She is an a member of the executive committee of the Washington State Bar Association's Real Property Probate and Trust Section. She frequently speaks at seminars on trust and estate litigation and probate.


  • Gonzaga University School of Law, Spokane, Washington, 1984

Bar Admissions

  • Washington State Bar, 1984
  • Oregon State Bar, 1987


  • King County Bar Association
  • KCBA Alternative Dispute Resolution Section, Vice-Chair 2021-2022
  • KCBA Real Property, Probate & Trust Section, Member
  • WSBA TEDRA Litigation Subcommittee, Real Property & Trust Section, Member

Honors and Awards

  • Recognized as a SuperLawyer® every year from 2013 through 2022.
  • Seattle Met Magazine 2010 Top Lawyer
  • Martindale–Hubbell Peer Review Rated "Bar Registered of Preeminent Women Lawyers"
  • Best in Client Satisfaction Award, Seattle Magazine, 2009

Scholarly Lectures and Writings

  • Estate Planning, Probate, and Trust Administration in Washington Deskbook, Editor, 2020
  • WSBA Practice Primer: Estate Planning Track Three -- Probate and TEDRA, Speaker, Tedra Overview, WSBA, 2017
  • WSBA Spring Elder Law CLE: Practical Tools to Protect Vulnerable Adults, WSBA, 2018
  • The Ultimate Guide to Probate, December 19, 2016. Including ethical practice considerations and concerns in probate and probate vs. non-probate assets., Speaker, NBI.

For more information on Sheila's previous speaking engagements, click here.


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Why Choose Us?

  1. Rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell®
  2. Rated by Super Lawyers®
  3. Dependable & Honest
  4. Winner of the Avvo Client's Choice Award in Litigation
  5. 10.0 Superb Avvo Rating
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