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Todd Nygaard George

Todd Nygaard George

Practice areas:

Administrative Law, Juvenile, Criminal Defense, Estate Planning, Military Law

About Me

I spent eight years in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps drafting wills and other estate planning documents for a wide range of Soldiers and officers, defending Soldiers accused of crimes at home and across northern Iraq and before federal courts of appeals, and prosecuting felony-level courts-martial.  I grew up in Eugene, Oregon, and went to college and law school at the University of Oregon.  I graduated law school in 2000, and was commissioned a First Lieutenant the Army in 2001 after passing the bar exam.   


 


In 2009, I left the Army and moved back home to the Pacific Northwest.  I prosecuted DUIs, thefts, assaults, and other misdemeanors as a prosecutor in Vancouver, then moved to the Washington State Attorney General’s Office.  As an Assistant Attorney General, I represented the State in juvenile dependency matters and administrative appeals of actions taken by State agencies regarding adult family homes, child care centers and providers, and findings of child abuse and neglect.


 


During my years of practice, I have represented clients accused of drug use and distribution, theft, assault, rape, negligent homicide, and child abuse,and prosecuted offenses ranging from shoplifting to child pornography.  In fact, I still represent Soldiers in criminal matters as a part-time Judge Advocate and Major in the Washington Army National Guard.  I have extensive experience representing the Department of Health and Social Services (DSHS) in Clark and Cowlitz county courts, and have brought piece of mind to countless clients by helping them to plan for their families’ futures should the worst happen.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2000

  1. Administrative Law: 30%
    6 years, 120 cases
  2. Estate Planning: 20%
    11 years, 700 cases
  3. Criminal Defense: 20%
    10 years, 350 cases
  4. Juvenile: 20%
    4 years, 175 cases
  5. Military Law: 10%
    11 years, 1.2 thousand cases

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($200-250/hour), Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

12 total 

  • Kathryn Jacy Thayer

    Todd George is not only a competent and thorough professional, he is a really good person. I have enjoyed working with him and against him on cases throughout the years.

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    Kathryn Thayer DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Christopher Dominic Ramsay

    Todd is great guy. He will automatically make you feel better about your case just by talking with him for a few minutes. We were opposing counsel on a number of cases and I found him to be very professional in every sense.

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    Christopher Ramsay DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Office of Todd N. George, PLLC

900 Washington St Ste 800
Vancouver, WA, 98660

P.O. Box 289
Vancouver, WA, 98666

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
ORActive200908/16/2015
WAActive200007/05/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Army Commendation MedalUnited States Army2009
Meritorious Service MedalDepartment of Defense2008
Meritorious Service MedalDepartment of Defense2006
Army Achievement MedalUnited States Army2005
Army Commendation MedalUnited States Army2004
Iraq Campaign MedalDepartment of Defense2004
Bronze Star MedalDepartment of Defense2003

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Attorney at LawLaw Office of Todd N. George, PLLC2013 - Present
Senior Defense CounselWashington Army National Guard2012 - Present
Assistant Attorney GeneralWashington State Attorney General's Office2011 - 2013
Assistant City AttorneyVancouver City Attorney2009 - 2011
Judge Advocate (Attorney)United States Army Judge Advocate General's Corps2001 - 2009

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
United States District Court for the Western District of WashingtonMember2013 - Present
Clark County Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
Oregon State BarMember2009 - Present
United States Supreme Court BarMember2005 - Present
United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces BarMember2004 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Appeal of Unemployment Benefits DenialPrevailed

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Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Oregon School of LawLawJ.D.2000
University of OregonPsychologyB.A.1997

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Clark College Paralegal CourseGuest Lecture on Estate Planning2015
Clark College Paralegal CourseGuest Lecture on Estate Planning2014
Clark College Paralegal CourseGuest Lecture on Military Law2013
Clark College Paralegal CourseGuest Lecture on Juvenile Dependency2012