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Phone: 360-816-2534 (WA)  |  503-283-3393 (OR)
Fax: 360-816-2535
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jill.sasser@landerholm.com

Jill Sasser's practice emphasizes estate planning, trust and estate administration, probate, and guardianships. She blends skilled professional representation with a commitment to compassionate personal service, often representing clients with trying family circumstances. Jill is sensitive to the complexities of legal matters that affect families, such as applying for guardianship for a relative, setting up trusts or wills with unique circumstances, or the difficult task of dividing assets after a loved one has passed away. Jill values the relationships she builds with her clients and enjoys using practical tools to solve problems and offer creative solutions. Her positive approach focuses on presenting options that achieve the clients' objectives.

It is important to Jill that clients understand both the big picture of their legal situation and the details of the next steps.


I encourage clients to call me with questions—no matter how inconsequential they may seem. I often make client to-do lists to help them navigate challenging legal situations with ease.

Admitted to practice:

  • State of Oregon

  • State of Washington

Education:

  • J.D., University of Oregon School of Law, 2005

  • 40-hour Mediation Training Certificate, 2004

  • B.S., Pepperdine University, 2002

Professional Memberships & Affiliations

  • Clark County Bar Association

    • Board of Trustees, Past President

    • Hearsay Committee, Chair

  • Estate Planning Council of Southwest Washington, Member, 2012–Present

  • Oregon State Bar Association

    • Elder Law Section

    • Estate Planning and Administration Section

  • Washington State Bar Association

    • Real Property, Probate & Trust Section

    • Elder Law Section

  • Washington Women Lawyers

    • Judicial Evaluation Committee, Former Chair

Past Experience:

  • Stahancyk Kent Johnson & Hook, 2005–2006

  • University of Oregon, Office of Judicial Affairs, 2003–2005

Awards & Recognition:

  • Clark County Bar Association Ken Weber Award, 2018

  • General George C. Marshall Public Leadership Award Nominee, 2011 & 2014

  • Accomplished & Under 40, Vancouver Business Journal, 2009

Published Articles & Presentations:

  • “Overview of the Slayer Statute,” Clark County Bar Association Guardianship Section, January 14, 2019

  • Clark County Guardian ad Litem training, Presenter, 2012–2018

  • “Making Probate/Trust Administration Great Again,” Clark County Bar Association, November 8, 2017

  • “Probate & Estate Administration,” Clark County Bar Association, March 8, 2017

  • “Keeping the Gloves On: Civil and Orderly Methods to Resolve Trust, Estate, and Guardian Resolution,” with Victoria Kesala and Laura Hall, Clark County Bar Association, October 2014

  • “Estate Planning and Charitable Giving” with Rafik Fouad, Clark County Bar Association, March 12, 2014

  • “Probate Boot Camp,” WSBA Continuing Legal Education

  • “Representing Vulnerable Adults” with Victoria Kesala, Clark County Bar Association, October 9, 2013

  • “Minimizing and Resolving Estate Disputes,” WSBA Continuing Legal Education

  • Mentioned in the Columbian article, “Lawyers urge regulation of power of attorney,” February 9, 2012

  • Oregon Society of CPAs Estate and Trust Conference, Presenter, 2011

Community Activities:

  • Clark County Volunteer Lawyers Program

    • Guardianship Clinic, Volunteer, 2018–Present

    • Annual Battle of the Bands, MC, 2018–Present

  • Columbia Presbyterian Church, Sunday School and Vacation Bible School Teacher, 2016–Present

  • Friends of Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Committee, 2011–2015

  • Clark County Skills Center Foundation, Board Member, 2009–2012 & 2016–2018

  • YMCA Mock Trial, Committee Member and Chair, 2008–Present

  • YWCA of Clark County Domestic Violence Legal Clinic, Volunteer, 2008–2012

  • YWCA of Clark County Summer Social Committee Member, 2008–2010

  • PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center Foundation, Pink Power Fundraising Committee, Member, 2007–2009 & 2011