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      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.



Practice Areas


  1. Real Estate: 50%
    36 years
  2. Litigation: 30%
    36 years
  3. Contracts & Agreements: 20%
    36 years



Hourly ($230-250/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

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Contact Info

Adams & Duncan, Inc., P.S.

3128 Colby Avenue
Everett, WA, 98201

3128 Colby Ave
Everett, WA, 98201-4025



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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Boss of the YearSnohomish County Legal Support Professionals1997
Citizen of the YearLake Stevens1996
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Senior PartnerAdams & Duncan, Inc., P.S.1996 - Present
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Snohomish County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Washington State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
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.
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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
McGeorge School of Law, University of the PacificLawJD - Juris Doctor1978
University of the PacificN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1970