Angela Macey-Cushman

Angela Macey-Cushman

Visiting Assistant Professor

 Sullivan Hall 113


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  • Disability Planning
  • Elder Law
  • Special Needs Trusts
  • Trusts and Estates


  • BSN, University of Washington, 1999
  • MSN, University of Washington, Care Systems Management, 2001
  • MHA, University of Washington, 2001
  • J.D., cum laude, Seattle University School of Law, 2006


Angela Macey-Cushman teaches the Estate and Disability Planning (EDP) Clinic at Seattle University School of Law. Prior to joining the faculty as a Visiting Professor, she served as an Adjunct Professor, teaching Trusts and Estates and supervising LLM students in the EDP Clinic. In addition to her teaching role, she is also a partner at the law firm Somers Tamblyn Isenhour Bleck, PLLC, where she represents clients in estate planning, trusts, benefits/Medicaid planning, and elder law.

Prof. Macey-Cushman is very involved in the community of lawyers who represent elders in our community, including the Board of the Washington Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and the WSBA Elder Law Section Executive Committee. She moderates a monthly online "Elder Law Forum" for Washington practitioners, and serves as Vice Chair of the King County Long-Term Care Ombudsman Advisory Committee. She is a frequent presenter for fellow lawyers and community groups. Her private practice also includes representing younger disabled individuals and their families.

Prior to law school, Prof. Macey-Cushman studied nursing and health care systems management, with a special focus on aging and long-term care. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in 1999, and a combined Master's Degree in Nursing and Health Administration in 2001 from the University of Washington. Her passion for advocacy soon brought her back to school to study law at Seattle University. Prior to her Estate and Disability Planning practice, she began her legal career in litigation, representing plaintiffs in medical negligence actions.