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Rand L. Koler

Rand L. Koler

Practice areas:

Lawsuits & Disputes, Real Estate, Business, Construction & Development

About Me

The first part of my career was spent as partner in a large international law firm, then I opened the Seattle office of a large regional lawfirm, where I was also a partner.   I found that the structure and attitudes of large firms did not fit how I wanted to practice law, so I decided to hang up my own shingle and practice law in the manner that I believe in. 


I believe that a lawyer has an obligation to be current in the law and maintain his/her analytical skills at the highest level but just as important is the commitment to the client. That commitment not only includes zealous advocacy, but honesty when the lawyer believes a decision is ill advised, and the duty to advise the client of changes in the law and events that might influence the client's affairs.  With my clients I aspire to a sense of trust and partnership in reaching a common goal, the welfare of the client.


My clients tend to stay with me, as they know they can call me any time and over time, as we get to know eachother,  a relationship of trust evolves that is not easily found.  For me the greatest pleasure in practicing law has been my realtionship with my clients and the sense of serving them well.


Languages Spoken: Tagalog

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1977

  1. Real Estate: 30%
    29 years, 500 cases
  2. Lawsuits & Disputes: 30%
    29 years, 150 cases
  3. Business: 25%
    24 years, 250 cases
  4. Construction & Development: 15%
    29 years, 250 cases



Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Eric James Schurman

    I have known Mr Koler professionally for more than a decade. He is a very intelligent and skilled litigator. I have referred a number of clients to him with the utmost confidence in his abilities. His personable demeanor extensive experience lend well to even the most difficult of clientelle. I highly endorse this lawyer.


    Eric Schurman Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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    I endorse this lawyer. I refer all my property cases to Rand, who is exceptionally respected, knowledgeable, and published in this complex area of law. Lawyers with Rand's combined intellect, practical knowledge and communication skills are extremely rare. Highly recommended.


    John Hicks Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Rand L. Koler & Associates, P.S.

615 Second Avenue
Seattle, WA, 98104



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerRand L. Koler & Associates P.S.2002 - Present
PartnerKoler, Rosen & Fitzsommons, P.S.1992 - 2002
PartnerMiller Nash Wiener Hager & Carlsen1988 - 1992
PartnerDavis Wright Tremaine, LLP1976 - 1988

Association NamePosition NameDuration
King County Bar AssociationPast President, Solo and Small Firm Section2002 - 2003
King County Bar AssociationPast President, Real Estate Trust & Probate Section1983 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember of several sections1976 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Lakeview Boulevard Condominium Association v. City of Seattle , et al.City settled after State Supreme Court held City's recorded waiver was ineffective.
Ward v. MorganLarge money judgment and award of attorneys' fees.

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Publication NameTitleDate
Seattle P.I. Web SiteNorthwest Law2010
Oregon MagazineEnvironmental Law: Four Part Series1995
Washington Civil Practice DeskbookPurchase and Sale of Real Property1993
Washington Civil Practice DeskbookMortgages and Deeds of Trust1993
Washington Civil Practice DeskbookLandlord Tenant Law1993
Realizing of Real Estate CollateralWashington Real Estate Desk Book1984
Washington Civil Practice DeskbookReal Estate Contracts1983

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Santa Clara University School of LawN/AJ.D.1976
University of WashingtonPhilosophyB.A.1972

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
CLE's throughout WashingtonForeclosure Law1990
Seminar for laywersConstruction Law1987
annual meetingForeclosure Law1987
mid-year meetingForeclsoure Law1986