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Arthur Colby Parks

also known as A. Colby Parks

About me

For two decades I have practiced law in Tacoma serving families and supporting small businesses.  With experience as both a legal counselor and courtroom litigator, I work closely with each of my clients to identify and fulfill their individual legal needs and I look forward to meeting you.  Whether you are interested in starting a small business or looking to protect and secure your family assets for future generations, I can help.


Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 35%
  2. Corporate & Incorporation: 25%
  3. Probate: 15%
  4. Elder Law: 15%
  5. Limited Liability Company (LLC): 10%



Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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    I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with him on cases and find him to be professional, knowledgeable and effective in his work. He is a pleasure to work with.


    Gregg Bradshaw Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Larry Royce Garrett

    I endorse this lawyer. Colby is a highly skilled and capable attorney. I have had numerous cases with him over the years. I have learned that he is a strong advocate and has excellent work product wrapped up with a professional demeanor that can be very convincing either in negotiations or to a court.


    Larry Garrett Family Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

A. Colby Parks, Attorney at Law, P.S.

1008 Yakima Avenue, Suite 100
Tacoma, WA, 98405-4850


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
WSBA Supreme Court Pro Bono Publico Honor RollWSBA2012
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
Top MarksmanArcadia Police Department1987
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Director, Member Executive CommitteeLaird Norton Company LLC1994 - 2001
AssociateThompson Krilich LaPorte Tucci & West1992 - 1995
Reserve Police OfficerCity of Arcadia1983 - 1989
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington State Bar AssociationElder Law Section Legislative Committee2012 - Present
Washington Certified Professional Guardian BoardCertified Professional Guardian2007 - Present
Tacoma Pierce County Bar AssociationTrustee2004 - 2006
Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association, Legislative CommitteeChairman1999 - 2004
American Inns of CourtN/A1997 - 2010
United States District Court for the Western District of WashingtonAttorney Member1993 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association, Judicial Qualifications CommitteeMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In re: Estate of HeningtonCourt of Appeals held mere filing of creditor claim does not toll statute of limitation.
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Senior SceneMake wise moves before end of year2012
Senior SceneElders need to be watchful, even about those who love us.2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
Occidental CollegeN/AA.B.1981
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
WealthCounsel RoundtableGuardianship Update2011