Margaret Delp opened her Whidbey Island law office in 2009. Her practice focuses on Mediation, Collaborative Law, and Elder Law including Estate Planning, Trusts, Probate, and end of life issues. She also assists small businesses with entity formation, leases and contracts.
During Margaret’s early career, she worked for various governmental and nongovernmental organizations including the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission, American Rivers, and during law school, the U.S. Department of Justice and the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission. Margaret received her law degree from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. in 1993, and a B.S. in Accountancy from Villanova University in 1990.
Margaret believes that attorneys should serve their clients by providing high quality, affordable representation and common-sense solutions to legal needs. She believes good representation means finding ways to diffuse conflict and minimize legal costs to the clients to the extent possible without compromising a client’s legal interests. Margaret strives to provide high-quality, timely work and to respond promptly to the needs of her clients.
Margaret loves Whidbey Island for its natural beauty and its compassionate, supportive community. Margaret shops at Good Cheer, supports the public schools, acclaims the Citizens Against Domestic & Sexual Abuse (CADA), and loves to garden and hike.
Margaret welcomes clients of all racial backgrounds, gender identities, sexual orientations, and religions, and regardless of immigration status.
Margaret believes strongly in giving back to the Whidbey Island community. She serves on the board of directors for the Volunteer Lawyer Program of Island County. The VLPIC provides legal assistance for low income clients. She also previously served on the board of Senior Services of Island County – a nonprofit organization doing amazing work for seniors and disabled people. Margaret also provides pro bono and discounted representation to low income clients.