I have practiced law in Snohomish County, Washington, for over 35 years. After receiving my BA from University of the Pacific in 1970, I served three years as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Marine Corps, completing my service as a Captain. In 1978. I was awarded my JD from McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento, California. My practice focuses primarily on business and real estate litigation. I have represented private individuals, banks, businesses, title companies and school districts in the Superior Court, Courts of Appeal and State Supreme Court. I have been appointed by the Snohomish County Superior Court as a Special Master assisting the Court in real estate matters and as a Hearing Officer.
As a member of the Snohomish County community, I have served on the boards of the Snohomish County Boys and Girls Clubs, the Lake Stevens Education Foundation, Snohomish Food Bank and Sherwood Technical Services. I have assisted Rotary and Kiwanis Clubs in the legal formation of their charitable foundations, and have drafted the organizational documents and charters for numerous nonprofit organizations including Community Kitchen of Snohomish and the Education Foundations for the Arlington, Lakewood and Lake Stevens public schools.
Licensed since 1979
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|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Boss of the Year||Snohomish County Legal Support Professionals||1997|
|Citizen of the Year||Lake Stevens||1996|
|Senior Partner||Adams & Duncan, Inc., P.S.||1996 - Present|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Snohomish County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Washington State Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Marriage of Washburn, 101 Wn.2d 168, 677 P.2d 152 (1984).||Supreme Court reversed trial court and remanded for calculation of award to wife based on unjust enrichment.|
|In re Estate of Burmeister, 124 Wn.2d 282, 877 P.2d 195 (1994).||Supreme Court reversed the trial court and Court of Appeals and ordered judgment be entered in favor of my clients.|
|Kirk v. Tomulty, 66 Wn. App. 231, 831 P.2d 792 (1992).||Court of Appeals affirmed the trial court's award of an easement to my clients.|
|McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1978|
|University of the Pacific||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1970|