Attorney Profile

Robert Taylor-Manning brings nearly three decades of legal experience to clients needing help with estate planning, consumer concerns and litigation. Rob is a 1992 honors graduate of the University of Washington Law School, where he was on the editorial board of the Washington Law Review and a member of the Moot Court Honor Board.

Over his career, Rob has worked with contractors and consumers, sued and defended insurance carriers, helped recover billions of dollars for merchants and retailers in lawsuits against Visa and MasterCard, and made friends around the country. In 2012 his life took a dramatic turn when he met his soon-to-be in-laws, Russ and Janet. As he watched his wife’s family struggle with Russ’ dementia and Parkinson’s like symptoms, he decided to learn more about how the law could be used to protect retirees and their families. Using the skills and drive he used in his litigation career, he learned how properly drafted advanced legal documents, such as Mental Health Advanced Directives and sophisticated Power of Attorney documents could be used to protect seniors’ housing decisions.

As a small business owner, Rob understands the value of your time and uses the latest technology to handle many business functions so he can be free to pay attention to you and your family. Rob is a frequent speaker at Continuing Legal Education courses. Rob knows that a strong community needs volunteers and organizations that advocate for and serve the needs of neighbors. He is an active Rotarian, and frequent volunteer. When he is not working or volunteering, he can be found working in his wife’s garden, cross examining his adult children, playing guitar, or picking up heavy things and putting them back down.

ARTICLES

An Easy Case Makes Bad Law – Burnham v. Superior Court of California, 110 S. Ct. 2105 (1990), 66 Washington Law Review 623 (1991)

PUBLISHED DECISIONS

United States of America, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. One 1985 Mercedes-Benz, 300 SD, VIN WDBCB20C6FA177831, 14 F.3d 465 (1994)

TESTIMONY

“The Seattle Music Community Responds to Violence,” Testimony of Robert Taylor-Manning, Secretary, Washington Music Industry Coalition before the Washington State Senate Health & Human Services Committee Public Hearing, Children’s Hospital, Seattle, Washington, November 17, 1993

PUBLISHED DECISIONS

 UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. ONE 1985 MERCEDES-BENZ, 300 SD, VIN WDBCB20C6FA177831, Defendant, and Sadrudin Kabani, Claimant-Appellant, 14 F.3D 465 (1992)

ADMISSIONS

 All state and federal courts in the State of Washington

    9th Circuit Court of Appeals

CLE presentations

Estate Planning: A How To Guide, “Documenting Long-Term Care, Incapacity and End-Of-Life Decisions,” NBI Seminars, Seattle, WA (December 5 & 6, 2017)

 

Protecting Assets While Qualifying for Medicaid, “Trust Based Medicaid Planning in Detail,” Vancouver, WA (June 20, 2017)