Olivia J. Burkland

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Contact Information

Email: oburkland@nullbarronsmithlaw.com
Phone: (360) 733-0212


Deb Flory, Estate Planning
Email: dflory@nullbarronsmithlaw.com
Chris Dilley, Probate
Email: cdilley@nullbarronsmithlaw.com
Connie Clement, Probate
Email: cclement@nullbarronsmithlaw.com

Legal Assistant

Debra Emmons, EP
Email: demmons@nullbarronsmithlaw.com

Practice Areas

Estate Planning
Probate and Trust Administration

Olivia J. Burkland


– University of Washington (LL.M. in Taxation, 2011)
– Quinnipiac University (J.D., Tax Concentration with Honors, 2009)
– University of Washington (B.A., History of Art, 2006)

Admitted to Practice:

– Washington State, 2009


–  Washington State Bar Association, Member

–  Whatcom County Bar Association, Treasurer (2014 &2015) and Member

–  LAW Advocates, LTO Committee (2013-present) and Street Law Volunteer

–  Downtown Bellingham Partnership, Treasurer and Board Member

–  Washington Women Lawyers, Member

–  Northwest Washington Estate Planning Council, Member


–  Staff Attorney with Archer Halliday, PS CPAS, Bellingham, responsible for the preparation of individual, corporate and non-profit organization tax preparation as well as review of completed returns. Handled all aspects of responses to IRS notices, letters, fines, and audits. Advised clients on tax planning matters including coordination with estate, gift and business planning.

–  Student Attorney with Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic, Quinnipiac and Seattle. While a student, Olivia advised clients on a wide-range of tax issues, including federal, state, small business, and family tax concerns. Her duties included negotiating with the IRS, coordinating with opposing counsel, evaluating potential clients, and communicating with clients.