About Siebenaler Law
Michelle R. Siebenaler, Attorney at Law
Michelle was born and raised in South King County. Michelle takes joy in providing legal services to the same local community that has always been her home.
Michelle earned her Bachelors of Arts in Business Administration from Western Washington University in 2003, and her Juris Doctor degree from Seattle University School of Law 2008. A testament to her dedication and hard work, Michelle worked full time in the purchasing department at a large aerospace company while attending law school in the evening. Prior to opening her own practice, Michelle worked at Rose Law Offices in Puyallup as well as The Law Office of Beth A. McDaniel in Renton.
Having experienced health concerns and loss within her own family at a young age, Michelle empathizes with the emotions involved when losing a close family member or making long term care decisions. She has seen first hand the value in adequate planning. Administering a probate or making health care decisions can feel like a difficult task for someone who is grieving or dealing with illness, and it is Michelle’s goal to ease this burden for her clients by showing compassion and simplifying the process as much as possible.
Michelle also enjoys educating the community about estate planning, probate, and long-term care. Michelle has been a speaker for local professional and community groups. If you would like to have Michelle speak to your group, please reach out to us.
Outside of serving her clients, Michelle’s greatest joy is her family. She loves spending time with her husband and raising her two young daughters. Michelle also enjoys reading, gardening, and volunteering with the Girl Scouts of Western Washington as a Troop Leader.
Washington Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (WAELA)
Washington State Bar Association
King County Bar Association
South End Coalition
Previous Speaking Engagements:
Millenial Providers Network Meeting | Estate Planning and Probate 2020
South End Coalition | Mental Health Advance Directives 2019
Grace Lutheran Church | Grown up Talk: Finances 2019
Center at Norpoint Classes for Seniors | Estate Planning Essentials 2019
Upcoming Speaking Engagements:
Kent Senior Center | Estate Planning Essentials – September 30, 2020 at 10am
Washington Education Association Retired Teachers | Long Term Care and the WA State LTC Act – October 15, 2020
Vanessa McNair, Paralegal
Vanessa will often be your first point of contact when you reach out to our office. You will quickly find that she provides a friendly, professional, and empathetic approach to serving our clients. Vanessa takes the time to listen to each potential client’s unique situation and legal needs. It is her highest priority to ensure the right information is obtained to make the most of your initial consultation.
Prior to her legal career, Vanessa honed her customer service and administrative skills in the both the retail and orthodontics industries. Vanessa brings this mastery of calendaring, office organization, attention to detail, and customer service to her work as a paralegal. She enjoys patiently helping families get through these hard times and loves assisting each client at Siebenaler Law.
Vanessa is also a Washington native and enjoys spending time with her husband and two young daughters. In her free time, you will find Vanessa connecting to her community, cheering on the Seahawks, reading, practicing meditation, and using her artistic talents to create various homemade gifts.