Betsy Wurdeman


Betsy Wurdeman is an estate planning attorney who strives to make estate planning approachable and affordable for everyone.  With a passion for providing peace of mind to individuals and families alike through comprehensive and compassionate estate planning, Betsy provides clients with a convenient, efficient, and cost-effective experience.

Betsy began her legal career with a passion for working with families and making legal services accessible to our underserved communities.  She enjoyed volunteering with the Housing Justice Project, King County Bar Association's Family Law Mentor Program, the Cross-Cultural Domestic Violence and Family Law Clinic, and the World Peace Through Law Section. After 10 years of practicing as a family law litigator, the transition to estate planning was a natural fit for Betsy's career goals and her personality. 

Betsy is collaboratively trained and has 40 hours of mediation training. In addition to providing comprehensive estate planning, she also enjoys helping clients form or grow their families through assisted reproductive technology, surrogacy, or adoption. 

Philosophy and Background

Betsy practiced family law, estate planning, and probate at Hawkes Law Firm for eight years before starting her own firm in 2020 and joining Elise Buie Family Law Group in May 2021. 

Betsy holds her B.A. in Communication Studies from Seattle University and her J.D. from Stetson University College of Law, Florida's first law school.

Role in the Seattle Community

In her free time, Betsy enjoys being on the water, reading, hiking, and running marathons (at least it certainly feels like a marathon when she chases around her 3 and 5-year-old). 

Bar Admissions

  • Washington State Bar Admission 2010
  • Federal Bar Admission 2010

Areas We Serve

At Elise Buie Family Law Group, PLLC, we represent clients from Seattle and Bellevue, Washington, and the surrounding region, including all of King County and the cities of Redmond, Kirkland, Bellevue, Edmonds, Issaquah, Kenmore, Kent, Federal Way, Shoreline, Des Moines, Bainbridge Island, Vashon, Auburn, Renton and Puyallup. We love working with clients from Seattle's unique, eclectic neighborhoods: West Seattle, Fremont, Ballard, Madrona, Queen Anne, Greenwood, Ravenna, Maple Leaf, Wedgewood, View Ridge, Laurelhurst, Windermere, Madison Park, Magnolia, South Lake Union, Capitol Hill, Broadmoor, Phinney Ridge, Crown Hill, Yarrow Point and Mercer Island.

Contact Us

Call us at (206) 926-9848

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Elise Buie Family Law Group


Elise Buie Family Law Group PLLC
1001 Fourth Avenue, 44th Floor   Seattle, WA 98154