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Robin H. Balsam - Tacoma, WA

911 South I Street Tacoma, WA 98405- 4517

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Updated: 02/05/2015

Tacoma Guardianship Lawyer


Robin Balsam has been in private practice since 1984 and has over 30 years of experience. She is an assertive litigator with extensive experience in highly contested probates, will contests, uncovering and pursuing perpetrators of fiduciary fraud and elder abuse, complicated guardianships, trusts, estates, and other related matters.

Her practice has emphasized guardianship, trust, probate and representing families with special needs since 1993...

About Robin H. Balsam

Practice Areas

  • Guardianship
  • Trust
  • Wills
  • Probate
  • Contested Cases in Probate/Estate Administration

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Managing Partner


Bar Admissions

  • Washington, 1984
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Washington, 1984
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1984
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Washington, 1984
  • U.S. Federal Court, 1984

Specialties and Certifications

  • Provisionally Certified Professional Guardian, 1999-2000
  • Washington Certified Professional Guardian, 2001
  • Certified Professional Guardian Board, , WSBA Representative, 2003 – 2013

Other Affiliations

  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)
  • Washington State Bar Association, Elder Law Section
  • Washington Professional Guardian Association
  • Pierce County Bar Association, Guardianship section
  • Tacoma/Pierce County Bar Association, Guardianship Committee, 1993 - 1996
  • Tacoma/Pierce County Bar Association, Guardianship Committee, 1998 - Present
  • Tacoma/Pierce County Bar Association, Guardianship Committee, 2004 - 2010 (Chair of Committee)
  • Washington State Bar Association, 2004 - 2009 (Adjunct Investigative Counsel Panel Member, Board of Governors)
  • Washington State Bar Association, 2010 - 2015 (Adjunct Investigative Counsel Panel Member, Board of Governors)
  • Inns of Court, 2000 - Present (Master Barrister (emeritus status 2009))
  • Collaborative Law Professionals of Pierce County, 2006 - Present
  • International Academy of Collaborative Law Professionals, 2008 - Present
  • Washington Department of Social and Health Services, Advisory Committee, 2010 - Present (Member)
  • Washington State Bar Association, 1990 - 1993 (Special District Counsel)
  • Washington State Bar Association, 1999 - 2004 (Special District Counsel)
  • Pierce County Superior Court, 1991 - 2004 (Arbitration Panel member)
  • Pierce County Settlement Guardian ad Litem for injury victims, 1989 - 1998
  • Pierce County Guardian ad Litem for guardianship, domestic and probate cases, 1989 - 1998
  • Commencement Bay Guardianship Services (Director)
  • Pierce County Superior Court (Pro Tem Court Commissioner and Pro Tem Judge)


  • University of Puget Sound School of Law, Tacoma, Washington
    J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence
  • Stetson University College of Law, Gulfport, Florida, 2013
    LL.M., Master of Laws
    Major: Elder Law
  • University of Montana, Missoula, Montana
    B.A., Bachelor of Arts


Other Sources of Feedback About Robin H. Balsam

Included on the 2023 Washington list

Past Lists

  • 2022 Washington Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Washington Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Washington Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Washington Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Washington Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Washington Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Washington Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Washington Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Washington Super Lawyers list

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Office Information


911 South I Street Tacoma, WA 98405- 4517


  • (253) 572-0912

Accepts Credit Cards


Office Hours

Monday – Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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