Sam B. Gunn

Sam B. Gunn

Attorney
Location:
Vancouver, Washington
Phone:
360-836-4023
Fax:
360-326-1603
Email:

Sam received his law degree from Lewis and Clark Law School in 1975. For his entire career, until early 2012, Sam practiced law in the firm of Weber Gunn, PLLC.  Sam's new firm is named Sam B. Gunn Law Firm PLLC.

With the creation of his new firm, Sam is able to devote more time to his primary areas of practice that he has developed over the years, which are estate planning, probate, guardianship, elder law, bankruptcy, and adoptions.

Sam is a member and past president of the Estate Planning Council of Southwest Washington. He has extensive experience in wills, trusts, guardianship, community property agreements, powers of attorney, heath care directives (living wills), estate and gift tax planning and elder law/Medicaid planning. Although Sam has handled hundreds of probates of estates since 1975, he always explores with his clients any possible options for avoiding probate to minimize the time and expense involved in settling the estate of a loved one.

In his bankruptcy practice, Sam enjoys working closely with his clients who are in financial difficulties and are seeking relief from the stress of creditor harassment, garnishments, or lawsuits, and just need a fresh start.

Sam derives great enjoyment and satisfaction helping his clients with their adoptions, both infant and stepchild, and has extensive experience with Washington State and interstate adoption matters.

Sam is involved in the community. He served as a member of the Vancouver School District Board of Directors from 1993 to 2005. He is a charter member and past president of Salmon Creek Lions Club. He's a die-hard Seattle Mariners fan and still enjoys playing basketball (when he's not injured). Sam and his wife, Vonda, have six children and fourteen grandchildren.

Areas of Practice

  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • Guardianship
  • Elder Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Adoptions

Bar Admissions

  • Washington, 1975

Education

  • Lewis and Clark College Northwestern School of Law, Portland, Oregon
    • J.D. - 1975
  • Brigham Young University
  • Portland State University

Classes/Seminars

  • Speaker, Estate Planning and Probate, Continuing Legal Education

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Estate Planning Council of Southwest Washington, Member and Past President

Past Employment Positions

  • Weber Gunn, PLLC

Pro Bono Activities

  • Vancouver School District Board of Directors, 1993 - 2005
  • Charter Member and Past President of Salmon Creek Lions Club