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About me

Accomplished attorney with over 12 years experience in business, personal and tax planning.


Formerly founded and operated a Registered Investment Advisory firm, responsible for marketing and business operations.


Darol Tuttle’s Talents:

Public speaking, negotiations, 


January 1996 — Present

Established and operated solo law practice that assisted clients on all aspects of estate and personal planning.

- Analyzed clients’ tax and financial situation and drafted solutions uniquely suited to individual needs.
- Successfully argued cases before municipal, district, superior and appellate courts.
- Identified a unique legal issue in the area of minor settlements under UTMA and crafted a solution intended to assist personal injury firms in better settling their cases involving the sale of a tax deferred annuity.


Officer/ JAG Attorney
US Army Reserves
(Legal Services industry)

January 1990 — January 2002 (12 years 1 month)

1/1990 - 8/2002 Judge Advocate’s General Corps Attorney, Fort Lewis, WA
Staff Judge Advocate 2001-2002
Served as legal counsel for Brigade Commander in reserve infantry unit.

Contracting Attorney/Unit Training Officer 1999-2001
Responsible for deploying as Army fiscal and contracting officer. Primarily responsible for management of unit's training, logistics and evaluation.

Graduate, Judge Advocates General Course; Basic and Advanced Government Contracting Course.

Company Executive Officer 1993-1999
Company staff positions to include executive officer in a company line unit. Responsible for execution of company missions in an infantry unit.

Infantry Platoon Leader 1990 – 1993
Responsible for personnel, equipment and implementation of unit missions.




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Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 100%
    16 years, 600 cases
  2. Medicaid & Medicare: 33%
  3. Elder Law: 33%



Hourly ($200-250/hour), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Attorney endorsements

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  • Holland Ilene Mcburns

    I highly recommend this attorney. I have worked with him on numerous cases and find his knowledge and competence incredibly impressive.


    Holland Mcburns Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Douglas Jay Lineberry

    I'm pleased to endorse Darol Tuttle. I've known Darol professionally and personally for several years and find him to be extremely knowledgeable, professional and compassionate. I have referred matters to Darol and do so confident that he will take good care of people and well serve their legal needs. I highly recommend Darol and will continue to do so in the future.


    Douglas Lineberry Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Darol Tuttle, Atty

1200 Pacific Ave
Ste. 600
Tacoma, WA, 98402


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Army Commendation MedalU.S. Army JAG Corps2000
Army Commendation MedalUS Army Jag Corps1998
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyDarol Tuttle, Atty1998 - Present
Army LawyerUS Army JAG Corps1998 - 2003
AssociateMayhew-Froehling1995 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
Pierce County Health Care ProvidersVice President2011 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysMember2011 - Present
ElderCounselMember2011 - Present
WealthCounselMember2011 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In re William HollomanI appeared and removed the Personal Representative who had mismanaged the estate. The Court also granted a spousal support award. This protected much of Artie’s estate from creditors and she was able to pay for her care without Medicaid.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Drafting Effective Wills and TrustsFundamental Principles of Will Drafting2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
University of WashingtonN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1992
Washington State UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1986
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
WAELA CLE and Annual MeetingVeterans Benefits: The Other Way to Pay for Care2014
Alzheimer's Caregiver ConventionHealth Care Benefits for Veterans2014
Pierce County Educational SeriesUltimate Dilemma: Planning for Aging Parents of Children with Disabilities2013
FTH UniversityEstate Planning Mistakes and How To Avoid2013
ElderCounsel WebinarElder Law Unplugged: Financial Forecasting for the Elder Law Attorney2013
2012 Alzheimer's ConferenceVA Planning for Veterans with Dementia2012
Estate Planning CLEEstate Planning2008