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Thomas J. Taylor

Thomas J. Taylor

Practice areas:

Estate Planning, Personal Injury, Real Estate, General Practice, Landlord/Tenant, Probate

About Me


        Growing up in the Pacific Northwest, I sought out both outdoor experiences and excelling in accademics.  I achieved the Eagle Scout rank in high school and was a Scoutmaster at age 21.  In college, I pursued numerous majors, eventually receiving a degree in English Literature and minor in Philosophy.  Thereafter, I began a career in real estate as an agent and personal investor.  Still searching, I became an avid mountain climber and summitted hundreds of peaks in Washington and surrounding states.  Law school was a must and I followed that with a clerkship on the Washington State Supreme Court.  Thereafter, I joined the Thurston County Prosecutor's Office, becoming Chief Civil Deputy for several years.  I eventually entered the private practice of law and concurrently served as Tumwater City Attorney for 18 years and  as Intercity Transit Legal Counsel for 13 years.

        I am a charter member of the Olympia Mountaineers, the Tumwater Chamber of Commerce, and numerous service and civil organizations.  I am married and have four grown children and many wonderful grandchildren.  My law firm, Taylor Law Group, P.S., consists of four dedicated attorneys and staff in various areas of the law and is located in Tumwater, Washington.  We are committed to the highest standards of excellence and integrity in providing quality legal expertise and personal attentiion at affordable fees.

        My practice emphasizes personal injury, real estate, business law, estate planning, probate and adoption.  I have a very successful record for my clients.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1972

  1. Real Estate: 20%
    36 years
  2. Personal Injury: 20%
    36 years
  3. Estate Planning: 20%
    36 years
  4. Landlord/Tenant: 15%
    36 years
  5. Other: 25%
  6. More 



Hourly ($150-250/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Loren Kiser

    Tom is an excellent attorney and advocate for his clients. He has an extensive knowledge and understanding of the law in all the areas he practices in. He is also a great at communicating with his clients about the laws applicable their cases in a way they can follow and understand it. In the time I've worked with Tom I've found that not only is he a great attorney, but he as also been a mentor to many members of the local bar and even members of the bench. It's an honor and a privilege to work with him.


    Loren Kiser Real Estate Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

  • Gina Marie Bissell

    Tom Taylor is a very experienced attorney. He is very knowledgeable concerning wills, estate planning, real estate and probate law. He is our "go to" guy in the office.


    Gina Bissell Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Taylor Law Group PS

6510 Capitol Blvd SE
Tumwater, WA, 98501-5566




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Service on BoardTumwater Chamber of Commerce2005
Outstanding ServiceTumwater Kiwanis Club1995
Certificate of AppreciationWashington State Supreme Court1972

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Senior LawyerTaylor Law Group, PS1993 - 2013
Corporation CounselIntercity Transit1986 - 1998
Managing PartnerTaylor & McConnell1984 - 1993
City AttorneyCity of Tumwater1978 - 1996


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2000 - 2012
SW Washington Estate Planning CouncilMember1995 - Present
Washington Landlord AssociatioinLegal Advisor1990 - Present
Washington State Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust Section, Trust and Estates Litigation SubcommitteeMember1990 - Present
Thurston County Bar AssociationMember1978 - Present


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gonzaga University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1971
St. Martin's CollegeEnglish LiteratureN/A1962

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
NAPMW Limited Practice Officer SeminarReal Estate Closings2008
Edward Jones Senior Planning EssentialsWills & Estate Planning2003
ORA Quarterly MeetingResidential Landlord Tenant Act - Revisions2000
MLI Agent Training SeminarEstate Planning Essentials & Strategies1995