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Barbara A. West

Phone: 425-450-4277

Legal Assistant

Carol Sherrow

Direct: 425-450-4213


For almost 30 years, Barbara's practice has emphasized estate planning and elder law, or the legal issues affecting aging adults.  She also represents parties in probate, trust and estate and guardianship litigation.  Barbara frequently works with families who are in conflict with aging parents or each other about the senior's health care or financial decisions.  Barbara's interest in understanding the emotions that guide decision-making for seniors and caregivers led her to collaborate with her 87-year old father, Steve Adler, and write,

"When I Need Your Help, I'll Let You Know and Other Senior Myths That Can Lead to Disaster,"  available on Amazon.  "When I Need Your Help, I'll Let You Know" speaks to the "senior myths" that impede proactive and practical decision-making and provides resources for caregivers who are working to keep their aging parents safely at home.  When family conflict does erupt, Barbara recommends alternative dispute resolution (mediation) to protect the senior and minimize damage to the family's relationships. 


Informational Videos of Attorney Barbara West Speaking on Crucial Estate Planning Issues

Professional & Civic Involvement

  • King County Bar Association, Guardianship and Elder Law Section, Past CLE Chair and Past Secretary
  • King County Bar Association, Member
  • Washington State Bar Association, Elder Law Section, Past CLE Committee Chair and Section Chair
  • Washington State Bar Association, Real Property Probate & Trust Section, Member
  • Jewish Family Services, Volunteer


When she is not practicing law, Barbara enjoys gardening, designing and sewing quilts, dancing, reading and tending her family’s four cats and dog.