also known as Theo Vander Wel
Knowledgeable, effective and diligent representation for your real estate matters.
W. Theodore Vander Wel was born in Newton, NJ; admitted to the bar, 1988, Washington, U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington and U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; education: Dordt College (B.A., 1985); Drake University (J.D. with honors, 1988). Member: King County and Washington State Bar Assocation; National Lawyers Association.
Whether before or after litigation erupts as a result of a dispute, I am committed to providing my clients with excellent legal representation for a reasonable cost. I have handled disputes in most of Western Washington for a wide variety of clients. Most of these disputes are resolved by settlement before a trial or an arbitration occurs. If litigation occurs, however, I rigorously advocate my client's position. In the past twenty years, I have served as counsel in hundreds of cases in the Washington superior and appellate courts and arbitrations.
In addition to the satisfaction of resolving disputes by adjudication or settlement, I enjoy the intellectual challenge practicing law affords. Because no two disputes are identical, my work rarely is routine.
Away from the office, I enjoy spending time with my family and running, biking and hiking. I serve as an elder of my local church.
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Robert Sifferman, Estate planning Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
I endorse this lawyer. Theo is a knowledgeable and strong attorney as well as a good, caring person. He can help resolve real estate matters through negotiation and try the cases in Court if that becomes necessary.
Ryan Rehberg, Estate planning Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I endorse this lawyer. He has been very helpful in ares of probate and business litigation. The clients I have referred to him have been very happy with his services, his character, his competency and the reasonableness of his fees. I will continue to use him as a referral.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|av rating||Matindale Hubbell||2012|
|Founding Member||Vander Wel, Jacobson & Kim, PLLC||1993 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Lawyers Association||Member||2000 - Present|
|King County Bar Association||Member||2000 - Present|
|The Rutherford Institute||Pro-Bono Affiliate Attorney||1989 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association||Member||1988 - Present|
|Western WA Corp. of Seventh Day Adventists v. Rasmussen, 140 Wn.App. 1020, 2007WL2411356 (2007).||Reversal of unfavorable summary judgment|
|Anderson v. Griffin, 114 Wn.2d 1005, 2002 WL31372051 (2002).||Reversed and remanded|
|Jervis v. Eveleigh, 104 Wn.App. 1045, 2001WL117482 (2001).||Affirmed favorable grant of summary judgment|
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|Drake University Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1988|
|Dordt College||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1985|