Filmore E. Rose


.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
(206) 538-2166


New York University

LL.M. in Taxation

University of Chicago


University of Virginia


Previous Experience

  • Lane Powell PC (Counsel)
  • Beck, Ross, Bismonte & Finley, LLP (Partner)
  • Hopkins & Carley (Shareholder)
  • Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Falk & Rabkin (Director)


  • State of Washington
  • State of California
  • State of New Mexico

Professional Experience

Fil Rose practices in the areas of tax, estate planning and charitable and tax-exempt organizations. He has extensive experience in legal issues involving federal estate, gift and generation skipping tax, including both planning and compliance. Fil also handles selected federal and state income tax cases, particularly those involving charitable donations and trust and estate administration. Listed in Best Lawyers for 20 consecutive years 1999 to 2018: Linking Lawyers and Clients Worldwide.

Honors and Recognition

  • Seattle, Best Lawyers® (BL Rankings LLC), 2020
  • Seattle, Best Lawyers® (BL Rankings LLC), 2019
  • Tax, Trusts and Estates, Best Lawyers® (BL Rankings LLC), 1999-2015
  • AV Preeminent® in Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ (Internet Brands), 2020
  • Ethical Standards and Legal Ability, LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent (Internet Brands), 2014
  • Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters Corporation), 2013-2020
  • Northern California, Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters Corporation), 2004-2008


  • “Paying It Forward — Even in a Recession, There Are Options for Structuring Your Charitable Giving,” Seattle Business magazine (September 2010)

Speaking Engagements

Continuing legal education lecturer in the areas of estate planning, tax-exempt organizations, charitable giving, historic preservation and federal income taxation.

Professional and Community Activities

  • Member, Estate Planning Council of Seattle (2009-Present)
  • Member, STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners - multi-disciplinary International estate planning organization) (2012-Present)
  • Member, Santa Clara County Estate Planning Council (2002-2008)
  • Silicon Valley Planned Giving Council (Member (2002-2008); Nonprofit Mentor (2002-2007)