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About Me

I enjoy working with clients to provide a clear road map to their success, whether in business, real estate transactions or the development of an effective estate plan. Working as an in-house lawyer for small businesses has provided me with direct and first-hand knowledge of the work and drive necessary to make a small business succeed and the challenges that small business owners experience, as well as the issues that small business owners face with regard to succession planning for the transition of ownership. I approach client representation with the same drive.

I enjoy an active family life with my wife and two children. I always appreciate opportunites to pursue sailing, flyfishing and snow skiing.

Thank you for visiting my profile and please contact me with your legal needs.


Practice Areas


  1. Real Estate: 30%
    21 years
  2. Business: 30%
    21 years
  3. Estate Planning: 20%
  4. Litigation: 15%
    12 years
  5. Bankruptcy & Debt: 5%
    8 years



Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • Michael Charles Doland

    I have just reviewed a lengthy, accurate, analytic answer Mr. Sullivan provided to an Avvo asker, customized to the asker's individual needs. These are exactly the qualities that any client would be looking fo rin hiring an attorney.


    Michael Doland Business Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Brian T. McGinn

    I first met Brett in law school. We currently serve together on the Executive Committee of the Real Property Probate & Trust section of the Washington State Bar. He has valuable experience both as an in-house lawyer and in private practice. He is an excellent lawyer and I would not hesitate to recommend clients, friends, or family members to Brett.


    Brian McGinn Real Estate Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Lucent Law, PLLC

827 W. 1st Ave.
Suite 425
Spokane, WA, 99201-3914



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 100 LawyerSpokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine2011
Member, Executive Committee, ex officioWashington State Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust Section2010
Cum Laude graduation designationGonzaga University School of Law1994
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
MemberLucent Law, PLLC2010 - Present
PresidentSullivan Law Office, PS2008 - 2010
Vice PresidentFlagstone Development Group, Inc.2005 - 2008
Vice PresidentSullivan Homes, Inc.1997 - 2005
Associate AttorneyStamper Rubens, P.S.1994 - 1997
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Washington State Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust SectionMember, Real Property Council2014 - Present
Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture Art Auction CommitteeMember2012 - Present
Washington State Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust Section, Real Property CouncilCo-Chair, 2012 Mid-Year Conference2011 - Present
Real Property, Probate and Trust Section of the Washington State Bar AssociationAssistant Web Editor/Executive Committee2008 - Present
Spokane Home Builders AssociationFirst Vice President2006 - 2007
Washington State Bar AssociationActive1994 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Private Equity InvestmentSuccessful
Contract Negotiation-Extreme Home MakeoverSuccessful
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Publication NameTitleDate
Real Property, Probate and Trust Section Mid-Year Conference2013 Legislative Updates2013
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gonzaga University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
University of WashingtonBusiness AdministrationBachelor of Arts1991
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Boundary Issues and Easement LawConservation Easements2014
2013 WSBA Real Property, Probate and Trust Section Mid-Year ConferenceLegislative Updates2013
Real Estate Transactions ClassGuest Lecturer2012
Spokane Kootenai County Real Estate Research ForumStatus of Residential Real Estate Market2008
Winter SeminarHealth Care Law1996