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About Me

Combining my business ownership and management skills learned from operating our family sawmills and timber management companies for over 20 years with my legal practice in the areas of business, real estate, estate planning and probate, i have found myself on both sides of the table - as attorney and client. This practical experience assures my clients of a compassionate understanding of their point of view as well as skilfull, passionate and professional representation. My goal as an attorney is to take on my client's legal burden, allowing them to focus on their daily life, while I work to fairly and justly resolve or litigate their case to a successful conclusion.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1973

  1. Business: 40%
  2. Estate Planning: 25%
  3. Land Use & Zoning: 20%
  4. Probate: 15%

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($250-350/hour), Retainer (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Kendall Michael Jennings

    I endorse this lawyer's work. Avvo's rating of this lawyer is incorrect. It is based on circumstances that were personal and not client related. He is a member in good standing with the Washington State Bar Association and is well respected by his peers. His honesty and integrity are beyond reproach. He represents his clients with the highest degree of regard and professionalism. If Avvo is to be a service to potential clients, it should adopt a higher degree of concern in the manner which it represents, or in this case misrepresents, the qualification of lawyers.

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    Kendall Jennings Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

  • John Robert Rizzardi

    I fully endorse Tom. I have been practicing in Washington for over 30 years and I have known Tom for about 20 years. I am familiar with his misconduct issue and I have every reason to assure potential clients or referring attorneys that his integrity and skills are without question. If you would like to discuss Tom, you can call me at 206 587-0700.

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    John Rizzardi Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Rodgers, Kee & Card, P.S.

324 West Bay Drive NW
Suite 201
Olympia, WA, 98502

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive197307/05/2015

Professional Misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Suspension
    issued in WA, 2001

    updated

    This means the attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.

    Thomas’s comment: “If you are concerned about my suspension, it was not as a result of anything to do with my practice of law. Please call John Rizzardi at the phone number in his endorsement of me to learn more. I can assure you of the highest level of professionalism, ethics and passionate representation.”

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Outstanding Service and AppreciationYelm Chamber of Commerce2005
State of Washington Certificate of AppreciationGovernor Booth Gardner1992
Outstanding Service and LeadershipNorthwest Forest Products Association1982

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Member/ManagerThomas J. Westbrook, PLLC2005 - Present
President/CEOW3Net, Ltd2000 - Present
President & OwnerThomas J. Westbrook, P.C.1991 - 1998
CEOThe Evergreen Partnership1986 - 1989
President & OwnerBlack Hills Cattle & Timber Co.1979 - 1996
PartnerJennings, Westbrook, Elllis & Hale, PS1973 - 1978

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Open Network for Commerce Exchange (ONCE)Chairman2005 - Present

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Willamette University College of LawN/AJuris Doctorate1972
University of OregonPolitical ScienceBachelor of Arts1969