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I have been practicing law for 28 years.  During that time I have helped over 8,000 families prepare their estate plans.  In addition I have helped many families qualify their loved ones for medicaid to help pay nursing home expenses. 


 In my law firm we specialize in estate plannig and elder law.  I have participated in over 1,000 public seminars in Spokane , the Tri Cities Yakima , Coeurdalene and Lewiston to educate the public on estate planning and medicaid issues.  I am licensed in both Washington and Idaho.


My law firm , Moulton Law Offices Inc, has three attorneys and many paralegals to assist our clients.  Please visit our web site at

I recently appeared on CNBC to talk about tax law changes.  Please see the link at 


Practice areas


  1. Wills & Living Wills: 20%
    30 years
  2. Medicaid Planning: 20%
    30 years
  3. Estate Planning: 20%
    30 years
  4. Trusts: 15%
    30 years
  5. Other: 25%
  6. More 



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  • Shawn Garner

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  • Bradley B Anderson

    Rial is one of the most experienced attorneys in the country in the field of Estate Planning. He is exceptionally knowledgeable and considerate. I endorse him without exception.


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Contact info

Moulton Law Offices

1220 North Mullan Road
Spokane, WA, 99206-4053


IDAuthorized to practice law199505/07/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
36 Hours Continuing Legal Education MetAmerican Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys2010
Personal Financial SpecialistsAmerican Institute of Certified Public Accountants2010
Top 100 attorneys is Spokane/CourdaleneSpokane / Courdalene Living Magazine2010
36 Hours Continuing Legal Education MetAmerican Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys2009
36 Hours Continuing Legal Education MetAmerican Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys2008
Personal Financial SpecialistsAmerican Institute of Certified Public Accountants2006
Certified Financial PlannerCFP Board of Standards2005
Federal Securities License, Series 7 and 66Securities and Exchange Commission2001
Certified Public AccountantWashington CPA Society1975
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentMoulton Law Offices1991 - Present
CEO- CFOCanadian Warehouse Club1987 - 1991
AttorneyWinston & Cashatt1981 - 1986
Association namePosition nameDuration
Wealth Counsel estate planning attorneysMember2011 - Present
Docubank Healthcare Directives RegistryAppointed to advisory board2011 - Present
Pacific West Inc., Member NASD, SIPC, Investment advisory servicesFianancial Advisor, Series7 and 66 licensed2001 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysMember1998 - Present
Spokane County Bar AssociationMember1991 - 2007
American Bar AssociationMember1981 - 2006
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1981 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Estate PlanningHelped clients create an estate plan
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Publication nameTitleDate
AARP article-- I was quoted6 reasons to reject a bequest2011
Kiplinger Retirement Report (quoted)Avoid The Pitfalls of Inherited IRAs2011
Quoted in Wall street journal articlePower Grab--sign your power of attorney2011
Market WatchTax Deductions2011
AOL Daily Feuds2011
The Wall Street Journal -Tax Breaks--- quoted--Jan 27,20112011
Marketwatch.comHarvesting tax Gains2010
InvestmentNewsThe tax Compromise2010
The Wall Street JournalEnergy Tax Credits2010
Medical EconomicsRetirement Funds --Mortgages-- quoted2010
consumers guide to medicaid planningconsumers guide to medicaid planning2009
nursing home, assisted living and hospice guidenursing home, assisted living and hospice guide2009
Total Wealth Management (book)Total Wealth Management2004
Consumers guide to Understanding and Protecting Nursing Home Residents' RightsConsumers Guide to Understanding and Protecting Nursing Home Residents' Rights2004
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawLawLaw Degree1981
Golden Gate University School of LawTaxationLL.M - Master of Laws1978
University of Washington -SeattleAccountingBachelor's1975
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
WealthCounsel annual attorney meetingEstate Planning Ideas2013
Maintenance ProgramLife Insurance and Annuities2011
Trustees Responsibilities in Settling an EstateEstate Planning2010
The Eight Mistakes Retirees Make With There FinancesFinancial Planning2010
Squawk Box--CNBCIncome and Esate taxes2010
Estate and Financial PlanningThe Eight Mistakes That Retirees Make With Their Financeds2010
Estate and Elder Law PlanningLearn the latest facts about wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and long term care planning2010
CNBC--Squawk on the StreetTax law changes2010
American Academy Spring SummitEstate Planning Maintenance Programs2010
The Eight Mistakes Retirees MakeEstate Planning and Asset Protection2009
Medicaid Planning SeminarsMedicaid (nursing home) Planning2009
Estate Planning SeminarsEstate Planning2009
Your Estate Matters Radio Show (1995--2008)Estate and Elder Law Planning call in show2008
Meeting of Retired Police OfficersEstate Planning2004
Western Agricultural Banking School Resident SessionEstate Planning2003
Dave Baker Prop Management Radio ShowEstate Planning2003
Washington Cattlemans Annual MeetingEstate Planning2002
Annual Meeting of AAL AgentsEstate Planning2002
Elder Law ForumEstate and Elder Law Planning2001
Washington Mutual Bank Managers MeetingEstate Planning2000
Osteopathic FoundationEstate Planning2000
Northwest Farm ForumFarm Estate Planning1999
Elder Law ForumEstate and Elder Law Planning1999
American Academy of Estate Planning Attys MeetingEstate Planning1999
Elder Law SeminarEstate and Elder Law Planning1998
Annual Life Underwriters MeetingEstate Planning1998