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Hal Prukop

Attorney at Law

I am an Army West Point (U.S. Military Academy) graduate and military veteran who actively served nearly the entire 1980s in the U.S. Army, attaining the rank of Captain, after which I attended law school in San Diego.  I have been licensed since 1994 and have lived in the Pacific/Inland Northwest since 1997. 

I am licensed in Idaho, Washington, and California, and greatly enjoy helping my clients achieve their Estate Planning goals or whatever they desire when we meet.  

I have found that “cookie-cutter” approaches do not work.  I highly customize all documents for my clients so that they are specifically tailored to their wishes and express the intent they want, whether in a Will, a Trust, Power of Attorney, or any other document. I also litigate Guardianships and Conservatorships where someone’s finances or healthcare decisions are at issue, and in particular represent Seniors in many of those cases, as I am a Certified Senior Advisor.  Finally, I settle the decedent’s estates by providing Probate Administration services and thus help an often grieving family deal with the loss of a loved one by settling the estate in an efficient and caring manner. 

My job is to work hard, provide you with the Peace of Mind and complete satisfaction you deserve, and achieve a meaningful result.  Kindly contact my office for your free initial consultation.

Hal’s Background and Education:

I grew up in Los Angeles, California, and moved to Issaquah in 1997.  My wife, Anycia, and I reside in Issaquah with our two children, son Justin and daughter Ashlyn.  

I am a 1984 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point.  I served in the U.S. Army to the rank of Captain, serving in combat arms leadership positions, and was honorably discharged in 1989.  I attended Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, California, and received my Juris Doctor degree in December 1992.  I received Honors in Wills & Trusts and in Trial Practice in law school. 

I entered the financial services and insurance industry in 2002, representing several large financial institutions. I have also earned several professional designations during this time, most notably the Certified Senior Advisor designation. I am also a licensed Notary Public in Idaho and Washington.

Certified Senior Advisor

I have completed rigorous scholastic training on all Senior-related issues, including but not limited to financial, legal, medical care, assisted living facilities, retirement residences, Medicare issues, Social Security, and other issues pertinent to pre-retirees and retirees. 

Bar Admissions

  • Washington

  • California

  • Idaho

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Washington State Bar Association, Real Property, Probate & Trust Section

Member of solo and small firm section

2015 - Present

Washington State Bar Association: Solo and Small Practice Section

2014 - Present

Idaho State Bar: Taxation, Probate, and Trust Law Section

Member of the taxation, probate, and trust law section

Member of the professionalism and ethics section

Spokane County Bar Association: Elder, Disability, and Estate Planning  (EDEP) Section

J.D. - Thomas Jefferson School of Law, 1992
B.S. - United States Military Academy, West Point, 1984

American Institute of Trial Lawyers:  Litigator of the Year, 2022.  Less than 0.03% of attorneys are even nominated for this recognition. 

American Institute of Legal Counsel:  “10 Best Attorneys”; Outstanding Client service in Estate Planning:  2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023. (Washington)

Premier Lawyers of America:  Top 1% of Attorneys in America (Wills, Trusts,  Estate Planning):  2020 (Washington)

Top Estate Planning Attorney:  2020  (Washington)

America’s Best Advocates:  Top 10 Attorney Estate Planning Law, IDAHO:  2021 Award Winner. 

Best of the Best Attorneys:  Top 10 Estate Planning Attorney, IDAHO:  2021 Award Winner

American Institute of Legal Counsel,  “10 Best Attorneys” Exceptional and Outstanding Client Service, 2023 (Washington);

America’s Best Advocates, Top 10 Estate Planning Attorney – Idaho (2021)