University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA)
Bachelor of Science, Business Administration
United States Air Force; Captain (1966-1970)
University of Oregon
Juris Doctor (J.D.)
Former Trust Officer and Attorney, Trust Division, Seattle-First National Bank, Seattle, Washingtion, responsible for estate planning services in King County, Washington.
Private practice law in firm of Gary S. Wiese, Inc., P.S., in Bellevue, Washington, since 1974 with emphasis in Estate Planning, Wills, Trusts, and Probate.
Admitted to practice with Washington State Bar Association: Seattle-King County Bar Association: United States District Court; United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; and Supreme Court of the United States.
Former law instructor at Bellevue Community College (Business Law); American Institute of Banking (Law and Banking); Advanced Charter Life Underwriters (CLU)(Business Law, Business Tax Planning); Seattle Pacific University (Estate Planning); and East King County Legal Secretaries Association (Estate Planning).
Past President/Director, East King County Estate Planning Council
Past Director/Officer, Bellevue Rotary Club, Bellevue, Washington
Lecturer in estate planning for corporate and civic organizations, including J.C. Penney; The Boeing Company; PACCAR; Safeco Insurance Company; Sundstrand Corporation; Smith Barney; Seafirst Bank; Overlake Hospital Medical Center; American Cancer Society; and Washington State Bar Association.
Best Personal Wealth Managers In The Seattle Area, Seattle Magazine, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011
Five Star Professional Estate Planning Attorney, Seattle Magazine, 2013, 2014, 2016, and 2017
Five Star Investment Professional (Estate Planning), Seattle Magazine, 2018 and 2019
University of Washington
College Degree Earned:
Bachelor of Arts in Social Work/Psychology
Lynda Devlin is a graduate of the University of Washington, with a BA in Social Work/Psychology. Lynda has been a probate paralegal for approximately 25+ years, working for Gary Wiese for 20 years. Before working for Gary Wiese, she served as an administrator for the grieving program at Virginia Mason Hospital.
Lynda is married with one son. Lynda is an avid reader, knitter, walker, and loves the ocean.
University of Utah (1990-1992);
Willamette University (1986-1988)
College Degree Earned:
Bachelor of Arts, English and Spanish
Law School Attended:
University of Utah (1996), J.D.
University of Washington (2000) LL.M.
United States Tax Court (2012)
Matthew S. Wiese is the founding shareholder of Wiese Law Corporation, P.C. Prior to opening the firm in 2014, Matt practiced at prominent law firms in Salt Lake City (2002-2014), Boise (2000-2002), and Las Vegas (1996-2000).
Matt empowers his clients to understand complex legal concepts and take action. He enjoys working with clients to create personal plans that protect against strangers and promote family harmony.
He also assists business owners in all aspects of running a business, from choosing the best entity to selling the company (and everything in between). Matt is the founder of the Business Owner Surf Summit, an event held near the ocean each year for business owners and their advisors.
Outside of the office, Matt enjoys swimming, running, strength training, and dreams of someday catching a six-foot wave.
You can find out more about Matt on LinkedIn.