Leigh grew up in Edmonds and graduated from Edmonds High School. He then went to Washington State University where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree (cum laude) in History with a Minor in English. After traveling for a year around the world and running his own mountaineering school, he attended Law School at Washburn University of Topeka, where he graduated in 1986.

Upon graduating from law school, Leigh worked briefly as a law clerk for Snohomish County Superior Court Judge Paul D. Hanson, before entering into private practice with his father, Chester R. Bennett, a longtime local Edmonds Attorney, and his brother, Peter W. Bennett. Following the untimely death of his father in 1988, Leigh and his brother, Peter, joined forces and formed the partnership of Bennett & Bennett.

Leigh is a member in the Washington State Bar Association and is an active member of both the Elder Law Section of the Washington State Bar and the Washington State Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA). He is admitted to practice in all Washington Courts, including the U.S. District Court of Western Washington. Leigh is active in his community where he is a lifetime board member of the Hubbard Family Foundation, a current member of the Hazel Miller Foundation, a member of the Everett Mountaineers, and is a ski instructor for Clancy's Ski School at Steven's Pass. Leigh can also be found speaking to local community groups, professional offices and fellow attorneys, helping to educate them as to Elder Law and Estate Planning issues and how it may effect them personally or in their business affairs.

As a private attorney since 1987, Leigh has concentrated his practice into the following areas: Elder Law, Estate Planning, Wills, Trusts, Probate and Trust Administration, Medicaid Planning, and Transactional Real Estate.

Leigh's personal interests include outdoor sports of many kinds, including, mountaineering, hiking, fishing, alpine and backcountry skiing and golf. Leigh is married and has one daughter.

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Contact Information

400 Dayton, Suite A
Edmonds, Washington 98020

(425) 776-0139
FAX (425) 778-6746

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Areas of Practice

Peter W. Bennett
Leigh P. Bennett
Blair J. Bennett

Estate Planning

-Wills, Simple & Complex
-Trusts Living, Simple & Complex
-Estate Tax Planning
-Durable Power of Attorneys
-Health Care Directives

Probate Administration

Trust Administration

Elder Law Concerns

Medicaid Planning

Real Estate (General, Complex)

Land Use

Nuptial Agreements

Business Entities,Formation & Incorporation

Buy & Sell Agreements