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Bellingham estate planning attorney Jessica Aurelia Carr




(360) 671-7700

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Jessica Aurelia Carr is an estate planning, probate, and trust attorney. Jessica provides compassionate, respectful counsel with an emphasis on clear and accessible explanations of legal issues that put clients at ease.

Jessica co-founded North Sound Law Group in 2023. She enjoys working with individuals and families, building long-term client relationships, and serving the community both in and outside of her practice. Jessica believes in the power of estate planning for peace of mind and ensuring dignity in times of crisis.

Jessica has exclusively practiced in estate planning, probate and trust since 2012, and was a partner at Barron Smith Daugert before co-founding North Sound Law Group. She previously authored and collaborated on numerous publications in diverse fields including law, policy, and organizational evaluation. Jessica currently serves as the Probate and Trust Council Director for the Real Property, Probate and Trust Section of the Washington State Bar, overseeing the Section's legislative activity and continuing legal education. She is also the President of the Northwest Washington Estate Planning Council. In 2022 and 2023, Jessica was selected to the Washington Rising Stars list published by SuperLawyers.

Jessica enjoys exploring the trails of the Pacific Northwest with her husband Chris and their son.


University of California, Davis, King Hall School of Law (J.D. with honors, 2010)

  • Witkin Award for Academic Excellence

  • Sections Writer and Copy Editor, Journal of Juvenile Law and Policy

University College Dublin, Ireland, Sutherland School of Law (International Law Program, 2009)

Seattle Pacific University (B.A. magna cum laude, Psychology, and B.A. cum laude, Philosophy, 2005)

Admitted to Practice:

  • Washington State, 2011

  • United States District Court, Western District of Washington, 2011

Professional Activities and Community Service:

  • Jessica regularly speaks at seminars for continuing education and community groups on topics such as estate planning, probate, and trusts.

  • Washington State Bar Association, Real Property Probate and Trust Section, Probate and Trust Council Director (2022 – present); Executive Committee member (2019-2021); Legislative Committee (2018 – present); Legislative Research Subcommittee (2014-2016)

  • President, Northwest Washington Estate Planning Council (2024 present)

  • Southeast Seattle Senior Center, Board Member and Vice President (2014-2018)

  • King County Elder Law Clinic, Pro Bono Attorney (2012-2014)

  • Volunteer Law Clerk for TeamChild and Columbia Legal Services (2010-2012)


  • Washington State Bar Association, Member

  • Whatcom County Bar Association, Member

  • Skagit County Bar Association, Member

Jessica was selected to the Rising Stars List by Washington Super Lawyers in 2022 and 2023. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by Super Lawyers to receive this honor.

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