Serving Island, Skagit & San Juan Counties
Michael Waller has been a lawyer in Oak Harbor for 37 years. Prior to practicing as Of Counsel with the Law Offices of Christon C. Skinner, P.S., Mike was the principal member of Zylstra, Beeksma & Waller, the firm with which he was a partner or member since 1979.
Mr. Waller grew up in Oak Harbor and graduated from Oak Harbor High School in 1968, received a BA in economics from the University of Washington in 1972, and returned to Oak Harbor in 1975 after graduating from the University of Washington School of Law.
Mike has always been involved in community service including as a member of the Oak Harbor School District Board of Directors between 1983 and 1991. Since completing that service, Mr. Waller has served on a number of citizen committees for the school district including those for budget, bond/levy elections and facilities. Mike is a founding member and has been Vice President of the Oak Harbor Educational Foundation since its inception in 1992 and also serves on the Oak Harbor Excellence in Education committee of which he has served as its chair since 1991. He has also served on the Board of Directors for Help House, the local food bank since 1994.
Mr. Waller spent several years as the Island County representative on the board of Evergreen Legal Services and is currently the Island County Bar Association representative on the Island County Justice Court District Committee. Additionally Mike was on the North Whidbey Little League Board of Directors and served as its President for several years and also coached youth baseball and basketball in Oak Harbor for children aged seven through high school between 1986 and 2007. He served on the Oak Harbor High School Booster Club from 1995 to 2005, serving as President the last five years.
Mr.Waller also enjoys an AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell, and his practice emphasizes estate planning and estate administration as well as real estate and business matters. He also has served as a mediator in over 130 meditations and does pro bono work with the Island County Volunteer Lawyer Program.
Mr.Waller is admitted to the Washington State Bar as well as the U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington.