John Price

Of Counsel
Perkins Coie LLP

John Price is retired from Perkins Coie LLP, Seattle, Washington, with which he was affiliated as a consultant and Of Counsel, specializing in estate planning and trusts and estates, from 1977 to 2004. From 1969-1997 Professor Price was on the faculty of the University of Washington School of Law as Associate Professor (1069--1972), Professor (1972-97) and Dean (1982-89). Professor Price also taught as a visiting professor at several other universities including, the University of Miami School of Law Graduate Program in Estate Planning, 1994, 2003 and 2004, the University of Michigan School of Law, 1982; the University of Florida College of Law, 1989, and as a Christensen Visiting Fellow at St. Catherine’s College, Oxford University in 1995.

Before embarking on an academic career, Professor Price practiced law with McCutchen, Doyle, Brown & Enersen in San Francisco (1961-69), He is the author of Contemporary Estate Planning (Little, Brown & Co., 1983, 1992); Price on Contemporary Estate Planning (Aspen Pub. and CCH, 2000 and 2006; and annual editions co-authored by Samuel Donaldson, 2007-present); 801 T.M., Conflicts, Confidentiality and Other Ethical Considerations in Estate Planning (1999, 2007); a co-author of 802 T.M., Estates, Gifts and Trusts, Community Property (1995); and a third edition of the 801 T.M. portfolio, coauthored by Steven Schindler, entitled "Ethical Rules for Estate Planning Lawyers--Conflicts, Confidentiality and Other Issues," was published in 2016 (801-3rd T.M.)

Professor Price is an Academic Fellow and former Regent of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, for which he served as the Reporter and principal author of the Commentaries on the Model Rules of Professional Conduct, (1993 and 1995 editions). He is also a member of the American Law Institute, a Life Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, Seattle Estate Planning Council, and an Emeritus Member of the Philip E. Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning.

Professor Price has lectured at various academic and professional meetings in the U.S. and ones held in Australia, Canada, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Taiwan and the United Kingdom.

LL.B., New York University (1961), with honors
B.A., Political Science, University of Florida (1958) with high honors

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