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Using a Guidebook style approach to your estate planning, we work with you to identify your concerns and tailor a plan to keep you in control of your affairs and pass along your values, stories and wealth to your loved ones and your causes. We only work with nice people!


Bob Pittman is an attorney in private practice in the Puget Sound area.  His law practice is restricted to estate planning.

Bob has served on the Member Advisory Board of the National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys, as President of the Tacoma Estate Planning Council, and as President of the South Sound Chapter of the Society of Financial Service Professionals.  Bob is a frequent speaker on estate planning issues and regularly works with individuals and families in developing their estate plans, using his Guidebook Planning Process™.  Bob is a graduate of the University of Washington Law School and an advanced studies graduate of the Esperti Peterson Institute.

Bob Pittman originated and hosted Legal Line with Bob Pittman, a call-in legal advice radio talk show for CBS affiliate KIRO Radioin Seattle, Washington, for many years.  For his work on the air, Bob received the Consumer and the Law Journalism Award from the Washington State Trial Lawyers Association, was honored by the Washington State Supreme Court in a special Court Resolution, and received the Excellence in Legal Journalism Award from the Washington State Bar Association.


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Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 90%
    26 years
  2. Wills: 5%
    26 years
  3. Trusts: 5%
    26 years



Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

7 total 

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  • Scott Allen Williams

    I have known Bob for over two decades years when we both joined the National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys in 1993. Bob has consistently impressed me with not only his technical mastery of advanced estate tax planning techniques, but also the caring manner in which he counsels his clients. Bob is a wonderful counselor who takes the time to get to know each and every client so he can provide customized recommendations to help his clients build an estate plan that meets their specific goals and objectives. I have worked with Bob in a number of professional capacities through the National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys and have been most impressed with his ability to sort through the details to identify the "big picture" issues. I wholeheartedly endorse my friend and colleague Bob Pittman.


    Scott Williams Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Timothy Elliott Williams

    I endorse this lawyer. I have known Bob for years. He is both very knowledgeable and easy to work with. He does an excellent job for clients.


    Timothy Williams Probate Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Law Office of Robert C. Pittman

1019 Regents Blvd Suite 201

Fircrest, WA, 98466-6037


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Five Star Estate Planning AttorneySeattle Magazine2014
Five Star Estate Planning AttorneySeattle Magazine2013
Five Star Wealth ManagerSeattle Magazine2011
Five Star Wealth ManagerSeattle Magazine2010
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2007
President's Volunteer Service AwardPresident's Council on Service and Civic Participation2006
Excellence in Legal Journalism AwardWashington State Bar Association2001
Court Resolution honoring Bob Pittman for radio workWashington State Supreme Court2000
Consumer and the Law Journalism AwardWashington State Trial Lawyers Association1994
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentLegal Line Educational Foundation2008 - Present
Managing MemberLegal Line Productions, LLC2000 - Present
AttorneyLaw Office of Robert C. Pittman1989 - Present
Radio Talk Show HostCBS Affiliate-KIRO/KTTH Radio Seattle1991 - 2008
General CounselPacific Bldg Corp/Flemming Corp1983 - 1989
N/ABA Mortgage1982 - 1983
N/ARobert A. McNeil Corp1981 - 1982
AttorneyLaw Office of Robert C. Pittman1979 - 1980
Association namePosition nameDuration
Multi-Service CenterBoard of Directors2013 - 2014
lawforwa.orgBoard of Directors2010 - Present
Whatcom County Sheriff's Support FoundationBoard of Directors2009 - 2012
Council on Public Legal EducationMember2008 - 2013
Society of Financial Service ProfessionalsPresident2008 - 2009
Tacoma Estate Planning CouncilPresident2007 - 2008
Society of Financial Service ProfessionalsMember2005 - 2015
National Network of Estate Planning AttorneysAdvisory Board2004 - 2010
National Network of Estate Planning AttorneysMember1993 - Present
Tacoma Estate Planning CouncilMember1991 - Present
Washington State Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust SectionMember1979 - Present
American Bar Association Real Property, Probate and Trust SectionMember1979 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1979 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
King County Journal NewspapersA Chief Justice in Everyday Clothing2001
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
American Bar AssociationCybersecurity Core CurriculumCertificate of Completion2015
Esperti Peterson Instituteestate planningAdvanced Wealth Strategist Planner2000
University of Washington School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1979
University of Puget SoundPolitical ScienceBA1975
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Annual Tax SeminarEstate Tax Update2014
Aging Options Radio BroadcastAsset Protection for All2014
South Sound Planned Giving Council MeetingUse of Revocable Living Trusts2013
South Sound Philanthropy SummitCommon Ethical Dilemmas2013
Real Estate Today Radio BroadcastHow Best to Leave Property to your Friends and Family2013
Harborstone Credit Union WorkshopUnderstanding Estate Planning2013
Spring CollegiumEthics of Cloud Computing2012
Special Needs Trusts SeminarSpecial Needs Trusts2012
Real Estate Today Radio Broadcast 97.3 KIROWhen to consider a Trust2012
Puget Sound Chapter MeetingEstate Planning for Investors2012
NAIFA Snohomish General Meeting2012 Estate Planning Update2012
Real Estate Today Radio Broadcast 97.3 KIROReal Estate and Trusts2011
North Sound Development Assoc MeetingDemystifying the Legal End of Planned Giving2011
Estate Planning CouncilNew Estate Tax Law2011
Continuing EducationInsurance Planning in 20122011
Aging Options Radio Broadcast 770 KTTHNew Estate Tax Law2011
47th Semi-Annual Estate Planning CollegiumEthics2011
Society of Financial Service Professionals Section MeetingAdvanced Planning Issues and Opportunities2010
Franciscan Foundation WorkshopBasics of Estate Planning2010
ALS Support GroupEstate Planning2010
20th Annual Continuing Education SeminarAdvanced Planning Issues and Opportunities2010
NAIFA TacomaChoice of Business Entity2009
Estate Planning For Petsestate planning for pets2009
NAIFA State ConventionEstate Tax and Life Insurance2008
NAIFA AberdeenEstate Tax and Life Insurance2008
Zymo Genetics WorkshopEstate Planning2007
Swedish Hospital WorkshopEstate Planning2007
Real Estate Today Radio BroadcastReal Estate Law Q&A2007
Northwest Trust ConferenceTrust Protectors2007
Multi-Service Center Annual Event - MCAnnual Giving Event2007
Legal Line Weekly Radio BroadcastGeneral Legal Matters Q&A2007
Kent Financial FairEstate Planning2007
Edward Jones Trust CompanyWorking with an Estate Planning Attorney2007
Edward Jones National BroadcastCreate a Legacy for Future Generations2007
Adobe SeminarEstate Planning2007
Washington State Paralegal AssociationTrust Planning and Estate Taxes2006
My Home Town television segmentNeighbor Law2006
Multi-Service Center Annual Event - MCAnnual Giving Event2006
Fred Oldfield Western Heritage CenterGolden West Radio Hour guest appearance2006
Estate Planning for Tree Farm OwnersEstate Planning for Tree Farm Owners2006
Equal Justice Open HouseEqual Justice2006
Edward Jones Centralia Cont Ed ConferenceTrusts in Estate Planning2006
Financial Services ForumWashington State Estate Tax2005
Equal Justice Open HouseEqual Justice2005
Senior Lawyer CLE SeminarRevocable Living Trusts2002
Adventures of Harry Nile - Radio DramaThe Candlewick Particle1994
Adventures of Harry Nile - Radio DramaMurphy: Wanted for Murder1994
Legal Line Weekly Radio Broadcast (1991-2008)General Legal Matters Q&A1991