When I opened my own law firm in 2013, I knew I wanted to improve peoples’ daily lives, and that I wanted to practice law differently. In most areas of law, though, the traditional legal system does not allow for “different.”
So I created my own kind of law firm.
As a mother of two young children, I have experienced first-hand the sense of relief that comes with knowing my affairs are in order and my children will be in good hands if anything should happen to me, or to me and their dad. As a daughter, I understand the anxiety and difficulties that arise when our aging parents start needing our help—whether they want it or not. And as a small business owner, I understand how important it is to protect these amazing ventures that we (and our families) invest so much into, both financially and emotionally.
As estate and elder care planners, our number 1 goal is to gain your trust and become your “go to” place for family-centered estate planning, special needs planning, business succession planning, and long-term care planning. We want to earn your trust as counselors and advisors—not just document preparers. Most of all, we want to give you that sense of relief that comes from knowing your family is protected.
Thank you for visiting our website, and we look forward to building a relationship with you.
Hollie Del Vecchio, Ph.D.
owner / attorney-at-law
I am a second-career attorney who started Adaptive Law Firm PS so I could offer legal services my own way. I pursued my law degree following a nearly ten-year academic career in urban planning and community development, and now apply my problem-solving mentality to a mixed practice of estate planning, elder law and land use. I represent my home district (District 3) on the Skagit County Planning Commission, and continue to teach as an adjunct professor in the accredited Urban and Regional Planning program at Cal Poly Pomona. I am a member of ElderCounsel and the Washington Planned Gifting Council (WPGC), and a volunteer attorney with Community Action of Skagit County.
I earned my J.D. from Lewis and Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon in 2011, where I emphasized agriculture and natural resources law, and my Ph.D. in Urban Studies from Portland State University in 2001. I also hold a B.A. in Planning and Environmental Policy from Western Washington University’s Huxley College in Bellingham, Washington. I am licensed to practice law in Washington and Montana.
If I am outside the office, I am probably hanging out with my kids Owen (age 4) and Zoe (age 2), running the amazing trails of Skagit County, baking gluten-free goodies that I may or may not share with others, or listening to elder law podcasts. (Yes, I’m serious.)
paralegal / probate technician
Lynn has served many of the clients of Adaptive Law for 35 years, as a paralegal with the law firm of Youngquist and Betz. She is an essential member of our team, and we are so fortunate that she has decided to stay with us!
When you call our office, you will most likely get Kristen. She is an experienced administrative assistant and estate planning services manager, not to mention super helpful and friendly. Welcome to our team Kristen!