Known for her extensive litigation background, Gail Mautner co-chairs Lane Powell’s Private Client Services Team and leads the firm’s Fiduciary Litigation Team, representing fiduciaries, beneficiaries and family members in disputed trust, probate and guardianship matters. READ MORE
Gail’s work has earned her several distinguished accolades — she is an elected Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and lauded in Chambers High Net Worth. One Chambers’ source stated, "she is a tenacious litigator who really advocates strongly for her clients' positions," while another notes "she has the temperament to handle contentious and fraught matters." A fellow Washington state attorney praises her as "one of the toughest trust and estate litigators in Seattle," calling her a "formidable lawyer."
Gail is a member of the Estate Planning Council of Seattle and a frequent speaker on topics arising under Washington’s Trust and Estate Dispute Resolution Act. Gail has been named as a “Top 50 Women Washington Super Lawyer” (2007, 2011-2017, 2019) and a “Washington Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyers® magazine and as a "Top 250 Women in Litigation" and a “Local Litigation Star” by Benchmark Litigation.
Gail also maintains an active practice advising clients on best practices for managing human resources and compliance with federal, state and local employment law. Gail's hallmark is being "just a phone call away" for real time practical advice on challenging personnel issues. She also represents clients before federal, state and local employment agencies, such as the EEOC and the Washington Human Rights Commission. In addition, working closely with the firm’s business transactions group, Gail negotiates, drafts and litigates executive, noncompetition and other employment-related agreements.
Cohen & Kaplan P.S. (1984-1988)
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, Law Clerk (1982-1984)
Member, Board of Directors, Endowment for Equal Justice
Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
Member, Washington State Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust (RPPT) Section; and Labor & Employment Section
Member, RPPT Subcommittee on Trust and Estate Litigation and Editorial Board of the RPPT Section Newsletter
Member, Estate Planning Council of Seattle
Member, Washington Women Lawyers
Member, King County Bar Association, RPPT Section and Labor & Employment Section
Past President, Jewish Family Service of Seattle
Member, Board of Trustees, Seattle Association for Jews With Disabilities Supporting Foundation
Past President, Temple De Hirsch Sinai
Pro Bono Counsel, Youth Eastside Services
Pro Bono Amicus Curiae on behalf of Washington State Bar Association, In re Estate of Jones, 152 Wash.2d 1, 93 P.3d 147 (2004) (urging position unanimously adopted by Washington Supreme Court regarding fiduciary duties of personal representatives during probate)
Chambers High Net Worth, Private Wealth Law (2017-2019)
“Local Litigation Star,” Benchmark Litigation, Labor and Employment Litigation (2012-2019)
“Labor & Employment Star – West,” Benchmark Litigation (2019)
“Top 250 Women in Litigation,” Benchmark Litigation (2012-2019)
“Washington Super Lawyer,” Thomson Reuters, Estate & Trust Litigation (2014-2019); Labor and Employment (2003, 2005-2013)
The Best Lawyers in America©, Employment Management, Labor Management (2010-2020); Trusts and Estates (2018-2020); Trusts and Estates Litigation (2019-2020)
“Top 50 Women Washington Super Lawyer,” Thomson Reuters (2007, 2011-2017, 2019)
Chambers® USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Labor & Employment (2012-2015)
AV Preeminent® in Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™
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