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Sections members become part of active professional communities and gain access to an array of exclusive section member benefits. Over 10,000 WSBA members currently belong to one or more of the WSBA’s 29 sections. The section membership year begins Jan. 1.

Member Benefits

In the past year, WSBA Sections have sponsored approximately 70 CLE seminars and hosted multiple professional networking events around the state. Various sections offer a plethora of member benefits, including, but not limited to:

  • List serve communities
  • Newsletters, reports, deskbooks, and sourcebooks
  • Free and discounted CLEs
  • Opportunities to engage in the Washington state legislative process

...and more! Join a Section Today!

Interested in Section Leadership?

Each section is led by a group of volunteers who are elected to serve on the executive committee. Many find leading a section to be a rewarding experience because of the leadership growth, professional development, firsthand experience with the legislative process, and collegiality it offers. Executive committee discussions are productive and challenging, offering a unique opportunity to work with other legal professionals in a goal-oriented setting that benefits WSBA members and the greater legal community.

Executive committee terms begin Oct. 1, 2022, and sections accept applications for the following year in early spring. Consider applying to become a section leader!

For general sections questions, send an email with your Bar number to or call 800-945-9722.

WSBA Sections


Updated: Jan. 9, 2023

Real Property, Probate and Trust Section

The Real Property, Probate, and Trust Section assists members in achieving the highest standards of competence, professionalism, and ethics in their practices. The Section is composed of legal professionals whose practices span the areas of real property, trusts, and estates. The Section’s governance structure includes two separate councils: the Real Property Council and the Probate and Trust Council.

The Section provides benefits to members by annually sponsoring several CLEs in each discipline, as well as hosting an annual midyear meeting with both joint and concurrent presentations. The Section produces a number of newsletters each year with in-depth articles on recent developments, pending legislation, and case law updates. The Section hosts an active website and list serve for each discipline providing numerous resources and current information. The Section also assists the legislature in the enactment and improvement of the laws affecting real property, probate, trusts, and estates, and assists the judiciary in the just administration of those laws.

Annual Report  |   Budget  |   Bylaws  |  Year in Review

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NEW! RPPT's Young Lawyer Happy Hour, Jan. 26, 2023 - RSVP Now!

Join us for the WSBA Real Property, Probate & Trust's Young Lawyers Happy Hour at Perkins Coie. This happy hour is hosted by the fellows and young lawyers of RPPT but is open to members and non-members of the section and to all ages.

Registration is not required but strongly encouraged. Details are as follows:

When: Jan. 26, 2023

Time: 5–7 p.m.

Where: Perkins Coie, 1201 Third Ave., Suite 4900, Seattle, WA, 98101-3099

RSVP Here!


Taylor Haines

Devin McComb

Member Benefits

Find more information and member benefits on the RPPT website.

The Section's two list serves are administered by the Real Property, Probate and Trust Section. If you are a section member, you can subscribe by visiting the RPPT Section's website and clicking the "For Members" tab. Look for the list serve tab. Please enter your RPPT section login credentials to access this page and on the page you will see instructions for subscribing to the list serves.

* Please note that some member benefits are password protected. Please contact the section's webmaster to receive the password.

Executive Committee

ChairDevin McComb (2022-2023)  

Secretary/TreasurerAnna Cashman (2022-2023)

Immediate Past Chair: Tiffany Gorton (2022-2023) 

Young Lawyer Liaison*: Taylor Haines (2022-2024)

Board of Governors Liaison*Serena Sayani (2022-2023) and Brent Williams-Ruth (2022-2023)

*Non-voting member


Emeritus*: TBD

Webpage Editor*Michael Safren

Assistant Webpage Editor*:
Stephen R. King

Newsletter Editor*: Alysha Yagoda

Assistant Newsletter Editor*: Kristina Ash

Fellows* (Real Property):
Allie Sisson
Maria Gaydos

Fellows* (Probate and Trust):
Michael May
Steven D. Matyas

Probate and Trust Council

Director: Jessica Aurelia Carr  (2022-2024)

Allison Foreman (2021-2023)
Ryan Montgomery (2021-2023)
Hans Juhl (2022-2024)
Saul Tilden (2022-2024)

Real Property Council

DirectorNathan Smith (2021-2023)

Bryce Dille (2021-2023) 
Jessica Cohen (2021-2023) 
John Sharp (2022-2024)
Emily Harfouche (2022-2024)

Please contact committee member for details on their upcoming meeting dates and locations.

For general Section questions, send your email address and Bar number to For more information and to get involved with the Section, please contact Section Chair Devin McComb.