Law Offices of Margaret K. Dore, P. S.


About Margaret K. Dore

Margaret K. DoreMargaret Dore, J.D., M.B.A., is a fourth generation attorney and Seattle native. She has been licensed to practice since 1986.

Ms. Dore's successful cases include In re Guardianship of Stamm, 121 Wn. App. 830, 91 P.3d 126 (2004), which limits the admissibility of guardian ad litem testimony. She also prevailed in the nationally recognized case, Lawrence v. Lawrence, 105 Wn. App. 683, 20 P.3d 972 (2001). For commentary on Lawrence, see Wendy N. Davis, Family Values in Flux, ABA Journal, Vol. 87, p. 26, October 2001.

Ms. Dore is a former law clerk to Justice Vernon Pearson of the Washington State Supreme Court. She also served as law clerk to Judge John Petrich of the Washington State Court of Appeals. She worked one year with the United States Department of Justice, Office of the United States Trustee (bankruptcy practice).

Ms. Dore’s education includes: her law degree from the University of Washington School of Law; an M.B.A. in Finance from the University of Washington School of Business; and a B.A. in Accounting from the University of Washington School of Business (Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa). She passed the CPA Examination in 1982.

Ms. Dore is a member of the American Bar Association (ABA). She is a former Chair of the Elder Law Committee of the ABA Family Law Section.

Ms. Dore is also a member of the Washington State Bar Association, including the following sections: Elder Law; Family Law; and Real Property Probate & Trust Law. She is a member of the King County Bar Association.

Ms. Dore's writings have appeared in a number of publications, and she periodically gives seminars.