Alerian Hall, Attorney at Law: Estate Planning, Wills, and TrustsPrior to law, I was a financial advisor and coach to other financial advisors. As a financial advisor, I discovered that there was a need for quality estate planning that actually addressed people's concerns and goals. I applied to law school for this express reason.

I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brown University (2004). I received a Juris Doctorate from the University of Washington School of Law (2011) and served as the Director of Operations for the Pacific Rim Law and Policy Journal. I also studied at the University of Edinburgh, Oxford University, and Tsinghua University.

I live with my husband, Simon, a developer at Google, and our sweet 2 year-old daughter, May, in the Bryant neighborhood of Seattle.  I am expecting a second child in August of 2016, and will be taking approximately three months maternity leave. My family lives in Seattle as well: my parents, Eileen and Reed; my sister Rhiannon (a lawyer too); my brother Nathan (check out his amazing restaurant Altura, on Capitol Hill); his wife Rebecca (also a lawyer!); and their young son, Silas. My husband's family (Jeremy, Bridget, Jules, Amy, Laura, Mike, Madeleine, Kate, Alex, and Madison) live too far away, in Toronto.