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Christopher Michael Small

Christopher Michael Small

CMS Law Firm LLC
  • Estate Planning, Probate, Business Law
  • Kansas, Missouri, Washington
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Christopher Small is the owner of CMS Law Firm LLC, the Northwest's premiere estate planning, probate, and trust administration law firm. CMS Law Firm focuses on estate planning for one reason - legacy and family protection are at the forefront of their philosophy and beliefs. Christopher is the proud father of three kids, Blakely, Jackson, and Dillon, and understands how important it is to make sure families have the protection and safety they need to excel no matter the circumstances.

Some of the routine matters we handle include, wills, revocable living trusts, powers of attorney, medical powers of attorney, health care directives, irrevocable life insurance trusts, credit shelter trusts, A/B trusts, marital trusts, grantor retained annuity trusts, charitable remainder and lead trusts, probate, and trust administration.

Christopher is also the creator of Estate Planning TV, a YouTube show and podcast dedicated to educating the world about the benefits of estate planning and sharing strategies, tips, and tricks to make everyone's world a better place.

University of Kansas School of Law
J.D. | Law
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University of Kansas
B.S. | Psychology
Member, Sigma Phi Epsilon
Honors: Honor Roll numerous times
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Professional Experience
CMS Law Firm LLC
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I started CMS Law Firm in 2009 after moving to Washington State from Kansas. It was a dream of mine to create a law firm that provided excellent client service, was a fun place to work, and created security for my family and employees. I think we've accomplished that, and I can't wait to show you what we can do.
Staff Attorney
Kansas Department of Transportation
Eminent domain and property attorney for the agency. Analyzed, advised, and negotiated the purchase of right of way for the agency, including filing and arguing eminent domain administrative actions and jury trials. Advised on real property issues within the agency, including purchase and sales contracts, encroachments, and zoning, planning, and permitting issues for agency buildings.
Associate Attorney
Fairchild & Buck, PA
Attorney in civil litigation boutique firm emphasizing construction law and medical malpractice with some class action work included.
Associate Attorney/Law Clerk
Anderson & Byrd, LLP
Began as a law clerk working for this firm and joined on as an associate after passing the bar exam (2005). My practice consisted heavily of criminal defense, including numerous DUI cases, with some eminent domain and business law included.
Professional Associations
WSBA  # 41244
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King County Bar Association
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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Practice Areas
Estate Planning
Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
  • English
Websites & Blogs
Estate Planning Attorney Website
Estate Planning Lawyer Blog
Contact & Map
CMS Law Firm LLC
150 Lake St. S., Suite 218
Kirkland, WA 98033
Telephone: (206) 659-1512