About Angela

Angela Macey-Cushman
Partner Attorney
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Helping clients with their planning is a privilege for Angela.  She starts by learning about her clients’ goals and concerns, using a client-centered approach to legal representation.  Angela partners with clients to provide understandable legal advice and tailored planning documents designed to fit the client’s needs. 

Angela started her career as a nurse, earning her nursing and health administration degrees at the University of Washington.  Later, her passion for advocacy led her to the Seattle University School of Law, where she graduated in 2006.  During law school, Angela met Denelle Reilly, and their friendship evolved into working together and eventually co-founding Macey-Cushman & Reilly, PLLC. 

Angela also enjoys teaching. She has served as Adjunct and Visiting Faculty at Seattle University School of Law, where she has taught the Estate and Disability Planning Clinic and the Trusts and Estates course to the next generation of lawyers.

Outside of work, Angela enjoys writing, music, and spending time with her family.  She lives in the Blue Ridge neighborhood of Seattle, and can be found swimming laps in the neighborhood pool from May to October.

“Estate Planning Toolbox.” Horizon House, January 2023, February 2024.

“Legacy Gifting.” Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center, October 2023.

“Lump Sum Settlements and Benefits.” Attorney General’s Office, Civil Rights Division.  March 2023.

“Special Needs Trusts.” Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center, February 2023.

“Medicaid Bootcamp.” Washington Academy of Elder Law Attorneys CLE, October 2022.

“Special Needs Trusts.” Estate Planning Council of NCW, January 2021.

“Special Needs Trusts & ABLE Accounts.” Estate Planning Council of Seattle/UW Annual Seminar, November 2021.

“ABLE Accounts.” WAELA Fall CLE, October 2021.

“Special Needs Trusts and ABLE Accounts.” Northwest Justice Project Senior Task Force Training, September 2021.

“Special Needs Trusts.” Huntington’s Disease National Convention, June 2021.

“Special Needs Trusts.” Spokane Estate Planning Council, May 2021.

Co-Chair and Presenter, Spring WSBA Elder Law CLE; April 2021.

Co-Chair and Presenter, 2019 Fall WSBA Elder Law CLE, September 2019.

Co-Chair, 2019 Spring WSBA Elder Law CLE: What We Don’t Know Can Hurt Our Clients: Tools and Tips from Elder Law Collaborative Colleagues, April 2019.

Presenter, “Estate Planning for the Disabled.” Trusts 101, National Business Institute Seminar, July 2018.

“Medicaid and Other Benefit Requirements of Special Needs Trusts.”  Using Trusts in Medicaid and Disability Planning, National Business Institute Seminar, June 2018.

“Estate Planning Issues for Plaintiffs: Seven Key Questions to Avoid Trouble.” Trial News, April 2018.

“The Probate Process from Start to Finish.” Probate Bootcamp, National Business Institute Seminar, December 2017.

Dementia Action Collaborative, Member (Appointed by Gov. Inslee, 2023)

Washington Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (WAELA), Executive Board & Co-Chair of Programming

King County Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program Advisory Council, Chair

Horizon House Philanthropy Committee, Member

Washington State Bar Association Elder Law Section Executive Committee, Grants Co-Chair


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