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Hello – my name is Krystal Tate Hulten. I am a licensed attorney in both California and Washington State.


I grew up in Washington and graduated cum laude from Whitworth University in 2008 with Bachelor’s Degrees in Creative Writing and English Literature, then received my Juris Doctor from Seattle University School of Law in 2011 with cum laude honors and a focus in Estate Planning. I was admitted to the Washington State Bar in 2011 at the age of 23.


Throughout law school, I worked as a legal intern for a mid-sized civil litigation firm in Everett, afterwards working with several personal injury attorneys, as well as the Washington State Association for Justice, a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting the rights of injured people.


I then clerked for the Honorable Michael T. Downes, the presiding judge of Snohomish County Superior Court, gaining invaluable courtroom experience.  I cut my teeth in civil litigation at Deno Millikan Law Firm, an eight-attorney firm in Everett, Washington, where I practiced family law as well as personal injury, employment law, real estate, contract law, probate, and various other areas.


I am now settled in beautiful Los Gatos, California, where I practice estate planning and trust litigation with the Law Offices of Douglas P. Barnes, an established boutique estate planning firm in the heart of downtown Los Gatos with a second location in San Luis Obispo.


In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, running with our golden retriever, Zoe, watching Bay Area sports, and trying to learn new languages.


Please feel free to email me with any questions you may have at or 408-395-4800. I look forward to working with you to resolve whatever legal issues you may have.


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Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 50%
    7 years
  2. Trusts: 20%
    7 years
  3. Elder Law: 10%
    7 years
  4. Nursing Home Abuse: 10%
    7 years
  5. Tax: 10%
    7 years



Hourly ($325/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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  • Mark Andrzej Sternik

    I've known Krystal since the beginning of my legal career. I can personally vouch for her work ethic, commitment, and intelligence. She is a very impressive attorney, and I do not hesitate to endorse her.


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  • Charlene Angeles

    Krystal is a bright, determined attorney. She is a great advocate, working hard to achieve her clients' objectives. I would recommend her to anyone.


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Contact info

Law Offices of Douglas P. Barnes

210 Almendra Avenue
Los Gatos, CA, 95030


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
WSAJ Diversity ScholarshipWashington State Association for Justice2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Offices of Douglas P. Barnes2014 - Present
Civil LitigatorDeno Millikan Law Firm, PLLC2012 - 2013
Law Clerk to the Honorable Michael T. DownesSnohomish County Superior Court2012 - 2012
Special Assistant to the Executive DirectorWashington State Association for Justice2011 - 2012
Legal InternNewton Kight, LLP2009 - 2011
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington State Association for JusticeSpecial Assistant to the Executive Director2011 - Present
Snohomish County Bar Association, Young Lawyer DivisionN/A2011 - Present
King County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Snohomish County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawElder LawJD - Juris Doctor2011
Whitworth CollegeEnglish Writing and LiteratureBA - Bachelor of Arts2008