Larissa L. Chan is an estate planning attorney who works closely with individuals and families to prepare personal planning documents. Educating clients about the importance of avoiding estate planning pitfalls, Larissa helps her clients make the best possible decisions for themselves and for their children. Larissa also advises clients on trust administration and probate matters.
To encourage young families to be proactive when preparing estate planning documents, Larissa explains, “Personal and estate planning is particularly important for all families with minor children, regardless of whether your assets are large or small, because it lets you choose a Guardian for your children, avoids unnecessary family conflicts, and offers peace of mind for busy moms and dads.”
Larissa graduated from Seattle University School of Law, where she was a member of the Dispute Resolution Board. Prior to joining Reed Longyear, Larissa gained significant courtroom and trial experience as an Assistant Attorney General, representing the Department of Social and Health Services in dependency and termination cases. Larissa furthered her practice in administrative hearings and appeals through her representation of the Department of Licensed Resources and the Department of Early Learning.
Outside of the office, Larissa stays busy as a mother and avid runner. She also enjoys supporting the local non-profit, Girls on the Run, by regularly volunteering as a running buddy. Girls on the Run encourages young girls to be happy, healthy, and confident through running.
Here is what a client of Larissa’s recently had to say about her work:
My late husband was a client of Reed Longyear for forty-five years, for over forty of which I have been, too. When he died in 2012 I was very fortunate to be able to engage Larissa Chan to guide me through the probate process, and then updating my own estate planning. Larissa is intelligent, compassionate and caring, someone who listens to and respects her client’s concerns. At every step in both the probate process and the estate planning, she explained everything clearly, patiently, and thoroughly. I cannot imagine entrusting my legal concerns to anyone else, ever.
• S. Johnson
- Seattle’s Child “Where There is a Will, There is a Way”
Professional Associations & Memberships
- Washington State Bar Association
- King County Bar Association, Family Law Section
- King County Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section Member
Pro Bono Activities
- Dependency CASA Volunteer
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