Filmore E. Rose

Counsel to the Firm | Seattle | 206.223.7747 |

Areas of Practice

Fil Rose practices in the areas of tax, estate planning and charitable and tax-exempt organizations. He has extensive experience in legal issues involving federal estate, gift and generation skipping tax, including both planning and compliance. Fil also handles selected federal and state income tax cases, particularly those involving charitable donations and trust and estate administration.

Professional Experience

With forty years of experience in the legal profession, Fil has practiced in California, New Mexico and Washington D.C., and most recently:

  • Beck, Ross, Bismonte & Finley, LLP, Partner (2008-2009)
  • Hopkins & Carley, Shareholder/Of Counsel (2002-2008)
  • Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Falk & Rabkin, Director (1998-2002)

Admitted to Practice

  • Washington
  • California
  • New Mexico


  • New York University Law School (LL.M. in Taxation, 1975)
  • University of Chicago Law School (J.D., 1969)
  • University of Virginia (B.A., 1966)

Practice Group and Specialty Team Memberships

  • Canada Practice
  • Long Term Care and Seniors Housing Client Service Team
  • Taxation
  • Tax-Exempt and Nonprofit Organizations
  • Trusts and Estates


  • “Paying It Forward — Even in a Recession, There Are Options for Structuring Your Charitable Giving,” Seattle Business magazine (September 2010)

Speaking Engagements

Continuing legal education lecturer in the areas of estate planning, tax-exempt organizations, charitable giving, historic preservation and federal income taxation.

Awards and Honors

  • AV Preeminent® in Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™
  • Named as one of The Best Lawyers in America®, Tax, Trusts and Estates (1999-2015)
  • Named as a “Washington Super Lawyer,” Super Lawyers magazine, Estate Planning and Probate (2013, 2014)
  • Named as “Northern California Super Lawyer,” San Francisco Magazine and Law & Politics Magazine (2004-2008)
  • Named a “Best Lawyer,” in Estate Planning, Bay Area Lawyer Magazine (2007)
  • Recipient of New Mexico State Bar Outstanding Contribution Awards for work as Chairman of Committee on Client Trust Funds in establishing Interest on Lawyer’s Trust Accounts (“IOLTA”) program

Professional and Community Activities

  • Member, Estate Planning Council of Seattle (2009-Present)
  • Member, Santa Clara County Estate Planning Council (2002-2008)
  • Silicon Valley Planned Giving Council
    • Member (2002-2008)
    • Nonprofit Mentor (2002-2007)

Filmore E. Rose

Counsel to the Firm | Seattle | 206.223.7747 |


Filmore E. Rose

Counsel to the Firm | Seattle | 206.223.7747 |