Sharon C. Rutberg

Sharon Rutberg Headshot-1_black blouse_2017_cropped (2)

Sharon C. Rutberg opened her neighborhood estate planning practice in 2014 to help individuals and families find the peace of mind that comes from having an estate plan in place.

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. 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.

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

Sharon is getting her 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 obtaining and paying for long-term care, including Medicaid planning. Sharon also works with the families of disabled children and adults to set up special needs trusts.

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 at, 206-735-3177.