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Hello:  I have represented my neighbors in Auburn, Enumclaw, Kent, Covington, Maple Valley and Black Diamond for the past thirty-five years.  At Rainier Legal Center we take pride in spending as much time with our clients as is needed to become familiar with the legal issues they want to discuss or resolve.


I particularly like working in the areas of Real Estate, Wills and Estate Planning, Business Law and Entity Formation (Corporations, Limited Liability Companies and Partnerships). The number of Corporations I currently serve exceed eighty.  At Rainier Legal Center we have assisted buyers and sellers in over twenty millions of dollars of property transfer transactions between 1978 and 2015.  Yes, over $20,000,000 of property transferred from Sellers to Purchsers!  We also offer ss1044 Tax Deferred Real Estate Exchange services through our affiliated firm, Rainir Legal Exchange, Inc.


Between 1991 and 2007 I was a Founder, Board Member, Corporate Counsel and VIce Chairman of the Board of Directors of Mt. Rainier National Bank, which grew from one branch in Enumclaw to five additional branch locations in Buckley, Black Diamond, Sumner, Federal Way, Maple Valley.


I have six children, one of whom is a commercial litigator in Manhattan and Brooklyn, New York, another holds a Master of Landscape Architecture Degree from the University of Greenwich, England.  All six children are graduates from Universities including Washington State University, Western Washington University and Arizona State University. I am a long-time member of St. Barbara Church in Black Diamond, a member of the Enumclaw Lions Club and the K's of C'bus 


Practice areas


  1. General Practice: 25%
    38 years
  2. Estate Planning: 25%
    38 years
  3. Personal Injury: 15%
  4. Criminal Defense: 15%
    38 years
  5. Other: 20%
  6. More 



Hourly ($225-275/hour), contingent (25-33%), Fixed (always), Free consultation (45 minutes)

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Contact info

Po Box 100
31615 Third Ave
Black Diamond, WA, 98010-0100


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Pro Bono Work for the PubicKing County Bar Association2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentRainier Legal Center1991 - Present
Vice Chairman of the BoardMt. Rainier National Bank1992 - 2008
Founding DirectorMt. Rainier National Bank1991 - 2007
Pro Tem Judge and CommissionerKing County District Court1990 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
Admitted - Ninth Circuit Court of AppealsMember2011 - Present
Western District Bankruptcy Bar AssociationMember1980 - Present
Seattle-King County Bar AssociationMember1980 - Present
U.S. District Court, Western Dist. of WashingtonMember1979 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1978 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1977
University of WashingtonHistoryBachelor of Arts - History1973
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Elder Law ConferencesEstate Planning2010