Geoffrey H. Garrett purchased assets of the law practice of Stanley R. Byrd in 2008. For more than twenty-seven years previously, he pursued two challenging careers simultaneously, as an attorney in an active sole practice and a senior pilot for a major airline, where he achieved the rank of B-747 captain in the international operation. He was honored as his airline’s 2005 Captain of the Year in Seattle. He has been a frequent speaker on the subject of reorganizing troubled airlines, has written significant papers about airline code sharing and fleet restructuring in bankruptcy, and is the co-author with Stanley R. Byrd of Estate Planning Basics in Washington.
Mr. Garrett advises in matters of estate planning and probate, trust administration, guardianship and planning for special needs, elder law and asset protection. He assists owners of small businesses with respect to entity formation, administration and compliance, purchase and sale of businesses and succession planning.
Mr. Garrett served as a C-141 pilot during Viet Nam and completed a twenty year military career in the Air Force Reserve.
Early in his legal career, Mr. Garrett was a commercial and bankruptcy trial lawyer. Since 1988, he has practiced exclusively in estate planning and related fields of law and in small business law.
From 2002 until 2006, he served as vice-chairman of the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in the multi-billion dollar bankruptcy of United Airlines.
Education and Affiliations
Mr. Garrett attended Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin, where he earned the Bachelor of Arts in government studies in 1970. He earned the Master of Business Administration at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville in 1974, and the Juris Doctor at the University of California- Davis in 1980.
He holds the FINRA Series 7 and 66 certifications and holds a Washington State life and disability insurance license.
Mr. Garrett is a member of the Washington State Bar Association, King County Bar Association, the California Bar (inactive status), the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys, the National Association of Elder Law Attorneys, the National Down Syndrome Congress, and the ARC of the United States.
Mr. Garrett is married with three grown children, including an adult child with special needs for whom he is both parent and legal guardian. His personal interests include reading in history, economics and philosophy. He enjoys computers and software and has implemented advanced technological systems in his law practice. He is an avid runner, bicyclist, skier and golfer.
Languages spoken: German
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|Owner/Attorney||Byrd Garrett PLLC||2008 - Present|
|Attorney||Law Offices of Geoffrey H. Garrett||1985 - 2007|
|Attorney||Boyden Cooluris Hauser and Saxe||1981 - 1985|
|Pilot||United Airlines||1978 - 2007|
|Commissioned Officer/Pilot||United States Air Force||1970 - 1990|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys||N/A||2010 - Present|
|American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys||N/A||2007 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association||N/A||1988 - Present|
|State Bar of California (inactive)||N/A||1980 - Present|
|National Down Syndrome Congress||N/A||N/A|
|UC Davis SOL King Hall||Law||law||1980|
|Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville||Business Administration||MBA||1974|