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I intend on maintaining the greatest traditions of the practice of law.  I bring practical, hands-on experience, coupled with the law, to meet the diversity of legal issues confronting my clients.  I am committed to provding exceptional legal services to my clients, along with an unparalleled dedication to my profession and community.  The foundation of my firm is built upon these values and guide me  in my  handling of a client's case toward a resolution in their best interest.  I have effectively handled matters in various fields of law and I place great value on quality of work, respectability, and most importantly, results.


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Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 35%
    1 year
  2. Probate: 25%
    1 year
  3. Personal Injury: 20%
    1 year
  4. Business: 20%
    1 year



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Contact info

Gates' Law, PLLC

651 Strander Blvd.
Suite 209
Tukwila, WA, 98188


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Who's Who in AmericaMarquis Who's Who in America2016
Premier 100American Academy of Trial Attorneys2015
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2015
Who's Who in AmericaMarquis Who's Who in America2014
Top 10 Under 40National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys2014
Rising StarWashington Super Lawyers2013
Who's Who in AmericaMarquis Who's Who in America2013
Rising StarWashington Super Lawyers2012
FellowAmerican Society of Civil Engineers2010
Attorney of the YearKing County Bar Association, VLS2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerGates' Law, PLLC2003 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington State Bar Association, Business Law SectionMember2015 - Present
South King County Bar AssociationMember2014 - Present
Estate Planning Council of South King CountyMember2014 - Present
Washington State Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust SectionMember2014 - Present
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMember2005 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
King County Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
American Society of Civil EngineersFellow1979 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Rain City Catering vs. Justina BiersackSettled for $382,500
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
Kansas State UniversityCivil EngineeringMS - Master of Science1981
Kansas State UniversityCivil EngineeringBS - Bachelor of Science1979