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I am a real estate attorney and also a real estate broker.
When I work as listing broker or buyer broker, I do not charge extra for my legal counsel. ● I also assist other brokers, by doing escrow setup for complex transactions or sometimes by coming into the deal as a co-broker, representing buyer or seller both as attorney and broker, receiving payment usually at closing. ● Seller financing is a big part of my work. Each seller financed transaction is different. An attorney should be involved - to get the transaction set up right and into escrow and closed. ● I also work as a mortgage modification attorney. Modification sounds like it should be simple, but it is not. It bristles with legal issues. Never hire a non-attorney to negotiate your modification. We do modifications only on Washington properties - unless you have your own attorney in your state.


Practice areas


  1. Real Estate: 40%
    35 years
  2. Mortgage: 40%
    8 years
  3. Foreclosure: 20%
    6 years


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  • Oliver Spencer

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    Oliver Spencer Estate Planning Attorney
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    I have known James Deal for twenty years; we have worked together sporadically on various matters and he has always manifested excellent knowledge and ethics in each of those matters; he is particularly adept in real estate matters and i would always consult with him regarding any unusual real estate matter.


    Roger Hawkes Family Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

James Robert Deal Attorney PLLC

PO Box 2276
Lynnwood, WA, 98036-2276


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyJames Robert Deal Attorney PLLC1978 - Present
2014 CandidateCandidate for Snohomish County Executive2014 - 2014
Real Estate BrokerMadison Partners1987 - 2015
Association namePosition nameDuration
www.Fluoride-Class-Action.comPresident2008 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
AmazonWhat to Serve a Goddess When She Comes for Dinner2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1978