A Washington native, Beth A. McDaniel is the principal of the Law Offices of Beth A. McDaniel, PLLC, located in Renton, Washington, practicing in the areas of estate planning, special needs planning, guardianship, probate, and trust administration. A former president of the Washington Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (“WAELA”), Beth is active in the National Academy of the Elder Law Attorneys’ (“NAELA”). She served as chair of its 2022 annual conference and is currently on three committees. Beth is a past chair of the King County Bar Association’s Guardianship Elder Law Section, was on the King County Guardianship Guardian ad Litem registry from 2000-2015 and served as a co-chair of the annual mandatory Inter-County Guardianship Guardian ad Litem Training for the years 2012-2014.
Beth is a certified elder law attorney as accredited through the National Elder Law Foundation and has the rating of Super Lawyer for the years 2020, 2021, and 2022, through publisher Thomson Reuters, and is the ‘Best of Renton winner’ in the category of Best Attorney/Law Firm for years 2020 and 2022.
Beth lives in Newcastle, Washington with her Iowa transplant husband, Tim Siebersma, and their two teenagers. In her free time, she enjoys being a baseball, basketball, swim team, and dog mom.
Born and raised in Washington state. Barb Gates is the senior Paralegal with the Law Offices of Beth A. McDaniel, PLLC, located in Renton, Washington, assisting in the areas of estate planning, special needs, Veteran’s Administration, Medicaid, and trust administration. Barb’s main focus is on estate planning. She has 18 years’ experience and been with the firm since November 2015.
Barb received her associate of science degree in paralegal studies graduating Cum Laude through Crown College. She also studied Criminal Justice at Bellevue College.
Barb lives in Kent, Washington. Spending much of her time with her two sons and daughter-in-law. In her free time, she enjoys quilting, reading and trips to Arizona.
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, guardianship, 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.
Melissa Nolan is our Office Manager. 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.