Amanda Whitely


Amanda has a JD, MBA, and an LLM in tax and brings the knowledge that she gained in attaining those degrees to two practice groups.  As a member of our Estate Planning, Probate and Trust practice group she assists clients on a range of estate planning, trust matters, and business issues. She develops and implements succession plans and other plans of reorganization that efficiently navigate tax matters and successfully transfer private family companies to successive generations. Amanda also prepares wills and trusts (irrevocable and revocable) as well as advanced estate plans that involve charitable and family gifts, private foundations, and family limited liability companies. She handles the legal administration of many large and small probates, which can often give rise to post-mortem tax planning.

Amanda also brings a wealth of experience to our Corporate and Business Law practice group. She is experienced in business transactions, including drafting and negotiating letters of intent, purchase agreements, leases and finance agreements. She advises clients on business entity selection and formation, and reviews business-related contracts.

Passionate about traveling and with a particular fondness for visiting Maui, Amanda also enjoys golfing and both learning about and tasting wine.


  • University of Washington School of Law
    • Master of Laws in Taxation
  • Seattle University School of Law
    • Juris Doctor, cum laude
  • Seattle University
    • Master of Business Administration
  • University of Washington
    • B.A., History and Political Science

Professional & Civic

  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Selected by Puget Sound Business Journal “Next Gen in Law,” 2023
  • Member, Seattle Children’s Legacy Advisors