L.R. “Rusty” McGuire

L.R. “Rusty” McGuire, Jr.

Education Associations

Rosalia High School- 1982

Eastern Washington University, B.A. in Government- 1986

 University of Idaho, J.D.- 1989

Washington State Bar Association

Idaho State Bar Association

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys

Rusty was raised on the family farm that was homesteaded by his great-grandfather west of Steptoe Butte on t he rolling hills of the Palouse.

Rusty advises clients in all aspects of elder law, estate planning and estate administration. He also has extensive knowledge in all areas of agricultural law, including estate and tax planning for family, family corporations, and partnerships.   Rusty guides families dealing with farm and business issues during the transition of generations. He also advises families on farm real estate transaction planning.  He also advises on planning and appeals dealing with Federal farm programs administered by FSA and NRCS.

Because of his specialized experience, Rusty has been invited to speak at the Ag Expo in Spokane, Washington discussing topics pertaining to asset protection for the elderly, nursing home matters, estate planning, tax planning, and family farm business planning.  He has also published various articles in Wheat Life.  He has also appeared on panels discussing agriculture at EWU and has spoken at Farm Credit Services seminars.

Rusty serves on several boards for Eastern Washington organizations.  He is currently a trustee for the Washington Wheat Foundation, St. John Historical Society, Palouse Country Assisted Living and the WSU Land Legacy Council.  He is a member of Lincoln, Adams, and Whitman County Bar Associations.

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Email: rmcguire@mdkjlaw.com

Mark W. DeWulf

Mark’s practice includes agribusiness planning for farm families, corporations, LLC’s, and other farm entities. He also focuses on the related transactional work including farm leases, land sales, and easements.  Mark’s practice naturally involves estate planning, probate, and Medicaid planning for his clients.  Mark has developed a specialty in water law.  He provides a broad spectrum of water law services to his clients including water right sales, and temporary and permanent changes. Mark has worked closely with Department of Ecology, several local water conservancy boards and has experience with appeals to the Pollution Control Hearings Board. He also advises on planning and appeals dealing with Federal farm programs administered by FCIC, FSA and NRCS.
Mark has been an invited speaker at the Ag Expo in Spokane, Washington discussing topics pertaining to water law, Medicaid and estate planning, and agricultural tax planning.  Mark also represents several municipalities including the Town of Odessa, City of Ritzville, Lincoln County Public Hospital District No. 1, and the Odessa Public Development Authority.
Mark has a busy home life with his wife Margaret and their four children who enjoy hunting, fishing, hiking, 4-H, and FFA.  Mark helps coach the Odessa High School football team and Mark is active in the Odessa Lion’s Club and Volunteer Fire Department.  Mark enjoys all that goes with raising a family and practicing law in small town Eastern Washington.
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Email: mark@mdkjlaw.com

John M. Kragt

John’s practice includes agribusiness planning for farm families, corporations, LLC’s, and other farm entities. He also advises on planning with Federal farm programs administered by FCIC, FSA and NRCS.  John also focuses on the related transactional work including farm leases, land sales, and easements.  He is involved with advising clients in areas of estate planning, probate, and Medicaid, which includes gift and estate tax planning for his clients.  He is a member of Adams, Lincoln, and Whitman County Bar Associations.
John and his wife Kellie have chosen to make their home in Ritzville and are active in the community.  John is an active member of the Ritzville Lions Club and the Ritzville Golf Association and a board member of the Ritzville Chamber of Commerce.
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Email: john@mdkjlaw.com

Matthew Johnson

Matthew’s practice includes agribusiness planning for farm families, corporations, LLC’s, and other farm entities. He also focuses on the related transactional work including farm leases, land sales, easements, real property issues and Landlord-Tenant law. Matthew is involved with advising clients in areas of estate planning, probate, and Medicaid, which includes gift and estate tax planning for his clients. He is a member of the Washington State Bar Association, Whitman and Lincoln County Bar Associations.
Matthew resides in Colfax with his family.  He is an avid Washington State Cougar fan spending many Saturday’s at Martin Stadium. Matthew also enjoys staying active playing sports including basketball and golf.
Education
Colfax High School 2006
Pacific Lutheran University 2010 – B.A. in Business Finance
Saint Louis University School of Law 2014- J.D.

Emily Smith

Emily grew up on an apple and cherry orchard turned hay and cattle farm outside of Moxee, Washington. She has multi-generational family farms on both sides of her family and has always had a passion for agriculture.

Emily’s current practice encompasses farm and estate planning for farm entities and families, along with probates, and transactional work including farm and business sales, easements, leases, and land sales. She has also done work in the areas of water law, municipal law, and working with federal and state agencies. Emily will be licensed to practice law in both Washington and Idaho.

Emily and her wonderful husband, Caleb, live in Medical Lake with their collie puppy, Whiskey. She enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, and riding her horse, Flash, who she trained and showed in 4-H for 12 years. She is a member of the Lincoln and Spokane County Washington Bar Associations, the First District Idaho Bar Association, the Washington Farm Bureau, and is a lifetime member of the NRA.

Education

East Valley High School 2014

University of Idaho 2017- B.A. in Agricultural Business, with minors in Economics and International Political Economy

University of Idaho College of Law 2020- J.D.

*Was one of only 71 people that took the Bar Exam in Washington in July 2020