Sharon C. Rutberg

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Sharon C. Rutberg opened her neighborhood law practice in 2014 to assist individuals and families with estate planning, probate, and elder law matters. She enjoys helping her clients find the peace of mind that comes from getting their important legal concerns addressed.

Sharon is a member of the Real Property, Probate & Trust (RPPT) Sections of the Washington State Bar Association and King County Bar Association, and Editor of the Washington Bar’s RPPT Newsletter. She  belongs to the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and the Washington Academy of Elder Law Attorneys  (WAELA).

Sharon received an LLM (Master of Laws) degree in Elder Law at the Seattle University School of Law. As an elder law attorney, Sharon works with seniors on estate planning and issues relating to long-term care, including Medicaid planning. Sharon also works with the families of disabled children and adults to set up special needs trusts.

Sharon graduated from Swarthmore College with honors and Northwestern University School of Law, where she served on the Law Review and received the Order of the Coif (top 10%) cum laude. She practiced corporate and government law in Washington, D.C., before heading west to Seattle and redirecting her practice to serving individuals and families. As a D.C. lawyer, Sharon worked for Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering (now WilmerHale), the U.S. State Department, and the Office of the White House Counsel.

When she is not practicing law, Sharon enjoys walking her dogs, reading, and spending time with her husband and two adult children.

You can reach Sharon by email at and by phone at 206-735-3177, ext. 2.