Professional Biography

Bruce P. Flynn Of Counsel

  • Seattle

    D +1.206.359.8588

    F +1.206.359.9588


    1201 Third Avenue, Suite 4900

    Seattle, WA




Bruce Flynn, an of counsel in the firm's Trust & Estate Planning practice, focuses on estate planning, wealth transfer and estate administration. He has significant experience in fiduciary services, estate and trust administration, trust and estate resolution, philanthropy consultation and planning, corporate fiduciary counseling, and succession planning for business owners.  His clients include individuals, family offices and owners of closely held businesses.

Professional Recognition

  • Selected as a “Notable Practitioner” in Private Wealth Law by Chambers High Net Worth (HNW), 2016 and 2017
  • Perkins Coie Washington practice ranked Band 1, in Private Wealth Law by Chambers High Net Worth (HNW), 2016 and 2017
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America 1987 - Present: Trusts and Estates - Estate Planning, Fiduciary Duties, Gift Planning, Planning for Closely Held Businesses, Probate, Tax, Trust Administration, Wealth Management
  • Listed in Super Lawyers Magazine, "Washington's Super Lawyers," 2003 - Present
  • Peer Review Rated AV in Martindale-Hubbell
    (AV®, BV® and CV® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.)
  • Received the FIVE STAR Wealth Manager Award, "Best in Client Satisfaction," 2007 - 2010

Professional Leadership

  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, Fellow
  • Trust and Estate Dispute Resolution Act Task Force (TEDRA), 1993 - 2000
  • Washington Chapter of American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, State Chairman, 1991 - 1994
  • Seattle Estate Planning Council, President, 1992 - 1993
  • Washington State Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, Chairman, 1978 - 1979
  • University of Washington Estate Planning Advisory Board, Chairman, 1992 - 1995  
  • Trust Task Force (draft of major revision of Washington trust law), 1980 - 1984
  • Seattle Estate Planning Seminar, Chairman, 1986
  • Guardianship Law Revision Committee, 1978

Community Involvement

  • University of Montana School of Law, Board of Visitors, 2008 - present
  • University of Montana Foundation, Trustee and Chair of Development Committee, 2007 - present
  • Forest Ridge School, Planned Giving Committee, Chairman, 2001 - 2004
  • United Way of King County Endowment Board, Board of Directors, 1999 - 2001
  • Make a Wish Foundation of Washington State, Board of Trustees, 1989 - 1992


  • Hon. Walter McGovern, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, 1972 - 1973




Areas of Focus

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Washington

  • Montana

  • Arizona


  • Alexander Blewett III School of Law at the University of Montana , J.D., 1972
  • University of Washington, B.A., Political Science and English, 1968