Legal Team

 

Attorneys

 
 
Bruce Moen

Bruce R. Moen

Bruce Moen has been in private practice in the State of Washington since 1976.  For the past 25 years, his practice has been limited to estate administrations and litigation.  This involves both representing private parties and accepting Court appointments as a fiduciary in contested estates.  Mr. Moen has been appointed by the Court as a Personal Representative, Special Administrator, Special Master, Guardian, or Trustee in contested estates over 100 times and as Guardian ad Litem approximately 200 times over the past 25 years.  He is regularly consulted or retained as an expert by other attorneys engaged in defending and prosecuting estate matters or in resolving difficult issues of estate administration.  He has periodically served as a Judge pro tem in the King County Superior Court and served regularly as a Court Commissioner pro tem from 1990 to 2010.

Mr. Moen has lectured and authorized over 60 articles for legal seminars sponsored by the Washington State Bar Association, the King County Bar Association, and the National Business Institute.  He has also authored a chapter on guardianship for the 1989, 1996, 2000, and 2006 editions of the Family Law Desk Book published by the Washington State Bar Association.  

Mr. Moen was quoted as a “commentator” by the Washington State Supreme Court in the published opinion of In the Matter of the Estate of Toth, 138 Wn.2d 650, 981 P.2d 439 (1999).  The Court of Appeals referred to Mr. Moen as an “acknowledged expert in the field of the administration of trusts, guardianships, and estates” and based their holding upon his expert testimony in an unpublished opinion, In Re Estate of Sullivan, Washington State Court of Appeals, Division I, Docket No. 49266-7-I (February 13, 2003).

 

Education

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
B.A.

UNIVERSITY OF OREGON
Juris Doctor, 1997

Activities & Affiliations

Washington State Bar Association

  • Member, Real Property and Probate Section
  • Member, TEDRA Committee

King County Bar Association

American Bar Association

Pellegrini Foundation

  • Founding member
  • Board of Directors, 2012 through present
  • Treasurer, 2017

Professional Recognition

  • “AV Preeminent” Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • “Super Lawyer”, Washington Law and Politics Magazine, 2006-2008, 2013, 2015-2017
  • “Top Lawyer”, Seattle Met Magazine, 2010, 2016

Bar Admissions

  • Washington
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • Suquamish Tribal Court
 
 

 
 
 
Sarah Moen

Sarah Moen

Sarah L. Moen was born and raised in Maui, Hawaii and moved to Seattle to attend the University of Washington where she received her B.A.  She then received her J.D. from Whittier Law School and her LL.M. (Taxation) from Villanova University School of Law.  Ms. Moen has over 16 years experience representing clients in fiduciary matters as well as serving in various Court-appointed fiduciary roles. 

Ms. Moen has lectured and authorized approximately 20 articles for legal seminars sponsored by the King County Bar Association and the National Business Institute.  She currently serves as the Treasurer for the Guardianship and Elder Law Section of the King County Bar Association and previously served as the Section’s Seattle Vice-Chair.  She also serves on the Washington State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Committee. 

Outside of the office, Ms. Moen enjoys spending time with her significant other, their kids and their dog, spending time on Maui where she grew up, snowboarding, marksmanship, and soccer.

 

Education

VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW
LL.M. (TAXATION), 2001

WHITTIER LAW SCHOOL
 Juris Doctor, 2000

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
B.A., 1997

Activities & Affiliations

Washington State Bar Association

  • Real Property and Probate Section, Member
  • Continuing Legal Education Committee, 2016-present

King County Bar Association

  • Member, Real Property and Probate Section
  • Member, Guardianship and Elder Law Section
    • Seattle Vice-Chair, 2012-2013
    • Treasurer, 2013-present

Ballard High School Girls’ Soccer Team

  • FS Squad, Assistant Coach, 2007, 2010-2015
  • Junior Varsity Squad, Assistant Coach, 2008-2009
  • Varsity Squad, Assistant Coach, 2007-2014

Bar Admissions

  • Washington
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Tax Court
 
 

 
 
 
Sara Blagg

Sara Blagg

Sara Blagg began working in the legal field in 1999 when she interned with the Monterey County District Attorney during her sophomore year in college. Upon graduation from the University of California, Davis, Ms. Blagg moved to Seattle to attend law school at Seattle University. She received her Juris Doctorate from Seattle University School of Law, graduating cum laude.

Ms. Blagg began interning with Moen Law Offices in 2003. Since then, she has worked as a Facilitator and an attorney in the fields of Trusts and Estates, Guardianship and Family law. She returned to Moen Law Offices in 2016.

 

Education

SEATTLE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW
Juris Doctor, 2005

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS
B.A., 2002

Activities & Affiliations

Washington State Bar Association

King County Bar Association

  • Real Property and Probate Section, Member
  • Guardianship and Elder Law Section, Member

Bar Admissions

  • Washington