Beth A. McDanielBeth, Principal Attorney

Principal Attorney

Beth A. McDaniel is the principal of the Law Offices of Beth A. McDaniel, PLLC, a law firm established in 2002.  The firm’s primary office is in Renton, Washington with a satellite office in Bellevue, Washington.   

Beth practices in the areas of estate planning, special needs planning, probate, and trust administration.  She is a certified elder law attorney as accredited through the National Elder Law Foundation and has the rating of Washington Super Lawyer for the years 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023, through publisher Thomson Reuters, and is the ‘Best of Renton winner’ in the category of Best Attorney/Law Firm for the years 2020 and 2022.  In 2023, Beth was elected to the Council of Advanced Practitioners of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.  

Beth lives in Newcastle, Washington with her husband and two teenagers.  When she is not at work, she enjoys being a baseball, swim team, and dog mom. 

 

 

Margo Passeau is the Client Care Specialist of the Law Offices of Beth A. McDaniel, PLLC, located in Renton, Washington, practicing in the areas of estate planning, special needs planning, probate, and trust administration. Margo will be your first point of contact for scheduling a consultation. She has been with the firm since April of 2022 and is always willing to assist her co-workers and clients.

Margo lives in Renton, Washington and has two sons who are both married, and each have two sons. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing with her grandsons, working in the yard, traveling when an opportunity arises and doing all kinds of arts and crafts.

 

Margo Passeau

Client Care Specialist

 

 

Melissa NolanMelissa, Office Manager

Office Manager

Melissa Nolan is our Office Manager at the Law Offices of Beth A. McDaniel, PLLC, located in Renton, Washington, practicing in the areas of estate planning, special needs planning, probate, and trust administration. She directs and coordinates the activities of the legal department, oversees Human Resources, manages budgeting, banking, accounts receivable, accounts payable, and manages the staff and the facility. She does not interact with clients too often except for answering a billing question or two. You may also see her occasionally acting as a witness to a signing. Prior to Melissa joining the firm in 2019, Melissa came from a background in the dentistry. She moved to office management/accounting 20+ years ago.

Melissa is originally from Yakima but has lived in the Newcastle area for 20+ years. She has 2 teenage children and a little dog named Bentley. She spends a great amount of time watching her children play sports such as Baseball, Softball, Football, and Track.

 

Harkiran K. Sekhon is an attorney with The Law Offices of Beth A. McDaniel. In 2018, she began practicing estate planning and probate as a member of the Seattle University School of Law Incubator Program, a program dedicated to improving accessibility of legal services. Attorney Sekhon is also an active member of the South Asian Bar Association of Washington.

Ms. Sekhon received her law degree from Seattle University School of Law and has been a member of the Washington State Bar in good standing since 2017.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family, friends, and her adorable cockapoo, Teddy. On the weekends, you can likely catch her enjoying the scenery at Alki or Seward Park or trying out a new buzz worthy restaurant Attorney Sekhon grew up in South King County and is proud to call this beautiful area home.

 

Harkiran K. SekhonAttorney

Joshua Quezada

Legal Assistant

 

 

 

From right here in Seattle, Washington, Joshua Quezada is the Legal Assistant of the Law Offices of Beth A. McDaniel, PLLC, located in Renton, Washington, practicing in the areas of estate planning, special needs planning, probate, and trust administration

Joshua has worked in the legal field since 2016 as a Legal Assistant and Portfolio Conformer for Perkins Coie.

Joshua lives in Renton, Washington with his wife. In his free time, he enjoys playing sports, hiking, and photography.

 

Laura is a Paralegal of the Law Offices of Beth A. McDaniel, PLLC, located in Renton, Washington, practicing in the areas of estate planning, special needs planning, probate, and trust administration. Laura brings over 20 years’ paralegal experience to the firm. She earned her paralegal certification at UC, Santa Barbara, and holds a bachelor’s degree in English and a master’s degree in Public Administration. Laura specializes in estate planning, probate and trust administration.

Originally from Southern California, Laura currently resides in Spokane.  She has three children, a granddaughter and another grandchild on the way.  In her free time, she enjoys experimenting with new recipes, writing short stories, and spending time with her family. 

Laura Baker

Paralegal

Terra Rodriguez

Legal Assistant

 

Terra is our legal assistant of the Law Offices of Beth A. McDaniel, PLLC, located in Renton, Washington, practicing in the areas of estate planning, special needs planning, probate, and trust administration. Terra assists clients in the areas of probate and guardianship. Her competency with numbers is a tremendous help in the preparation of annual, triennial, and final accountings in these areas.

Originally from Texas, Terra currently resides in Bonney Lake, Washington. In her free time, she enjoys visiting the local arboretums, parks, zoo, and restaurants.