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George O. Tamblyn

Wrongful termination Attorney at Issaquah, WA

4.5   19 reviews
  • State Years
    Washington - WA 38 years
    Oregon - OR 59 years
  • Licensed for 38 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1985
    Administrative Suspension No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 59 years
    State OR
    Acquired 1964
    Suspended - Non-Disciplinary No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About George

Learn George’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Wrongful termination

    30 years, 150 cases

  2. Contracts and agreements
    Sales Agreements; Mergers; Acquisitions; Licensing

    44 years, 30 cases

  3. Employment and labor
    Assisting employees in gaining their rights in negotiations or disputes with employers or prospective employers.

    42 years, 75 cases

  4. Probate
    Estate Administration

    22 years, 20 cases

  5. Estate planning
    Estate Planning

    47 years, 30 cases

  6. Litigation
    Business Litigation; Real Estate; Collections; Employment Matters

    54 years, 100 cases

Resoution: Effective, experienced, cost-conscious resolution are George's goals.

His focus on bottom line results has benefited hundreds of clients over the last 50 years. Flexible, client oriented, fee agreements that are tied to results are featured.

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Lauren Whyte
22525 SE 64th Place Suite 2270
Issaquah, WA, 98027

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4.5 / 5.0
  19 customer reviews
Posted by Erica | August 13, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Absolutely wonderful
I reached out to George a few years ago and I am beyond satisfied with the help. My expectations were exceeded and I am so happy with the outcome. It was a very traumatic and hard time for me and I felt so cared for and taken care of, I highly recommend George and his team to anyone. I can't thank him enough and I'm so thankful to have come across him and his team. He and his team made a very traumatic experience for me much better and I can't even put into words how happy I am. Very professional, empathetic and everything great! I highly recommend!
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Posted by Jeff | May 16, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Employment contract
George assess the risk to enter new employment with a contract with reference to another state's jurisdiction and separate on-going independent contractor activity WA. He brought insight into the situation and offered guidance. I am thankful!
Posted by anonymous | May 8, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
George was the first person called me back when I called around on Christmas Day. He and his team worked tirelessly to ensure that my needs were met, and as a result, I am extremely happy with the outcome. I would recommend George to anyone who wants the best service, and the best possible outcome.
Posted by Jay | July 27, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Phenomenal Lawyer!
George took on what was a very difficult situation at the end of life for our start up company. He guided us in resolving issues with various disputes in a highly professional manner while keeping our interests and goals clearly in focus. He gave us both legal and emotional support during a very tough time and continues to be our counsel and mentor. I only wish I had met George at the start of our venture! HIGHLY recommended.
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Posted by Linda | July 15, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing, amazing, amazing Thank you George!
As a disabled person I tried unsuccessfully to communicate clearly with my employer well ahead of an assignment out of state. My employer, based in another country, insisted I relocate to Silicon Valley immediately so they could save money. They flew me there, and kept me so busy I didn't know which end was up. Deperate I called a friend who said "why are talking to me? Hire an attorney right now!" Good advice. I tried hiring a large firm who claimed to have expertise but they turned me down. Then I searched & investigated more, and discovered George, and Vera, experts in employment law. Using clear and clever thinking they explained what I should do and advised the correct approach in a meeting, asking me to remain in close touch through requesting for protected status with my employer’s HR under the Americans with Disabilities Act. I sent all the emails and made the calls, contacted my doctors and surgeons, while they supported me every step of the way. Suddenly my remote boss, HR, and the ADA representative developed their first clue that I would not be bullied into spending my own money on an irrational demand to move to one of the most expensive areas on the West Coast, without my service dog. Suddenly my employers attitude completely changed. The language George and Vera recommend I use, the patience they inculcated in me, the immediate turn around times - Who provides this kind of service these days? These guys do. So I called my friend back, and told him. I took your advice, hired 2 attorneys, specialists. I'm spending money on this, and he said "how much exactly?" I told him, and immediately he replied "oh, so you saved a ton of money and you won't have to move. Such a deal." And my friend is so very right. The stress is much much less as I go through each part of this horror show, and I am certain I will be successful in my endeavor to do the work I love without giving in to unreasonable demands that are obviously beyond my ability. George's experience is so rich that even his hints about possibilities helped me act in the moment to help myself. If you need really dedicated personal service George Tamblyn is my hero. Don't worry, George knows it all, and Vera and he will move things into your favor.
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Posted by anonymous | March 24, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
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Employment & Labor advice session
Hey Avvo, Chris here :). Awesome to actually use the service. My mother is going through a medical condition that is a little uncertain in terms of insurance and the service worked fantastic and provided a ton of options for us. Love the new design, too.
Posted by anonymous | March 13, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
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Employment & Labor advice session
Thank you. Well worth the $40.
Posted by anonymous | August 21, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Reassuring and precise
I had questions about a consulting companies agreement that was to me a little bit off. After reviewing it with George late on a Friday afternoon, on a Mariners game night no less, I left feeling better then when I arrived and more confident about discussing it further with my hiring company the following week. He provided me with answers to my questions and corrected my misinterpretations of the document. Thanks George.
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Posted by anonymous | April 24, 2014
Mr. Tamblyn is an exceptional attorney.
George was my attorney for an employment discrimination case. He was exceptionally knowledgeable, realistic, and fair, He handled the case in a timely manner and was able to get a satisfactory settlement. He was always informative and professional, never condescending or rude. I would recommend him without any hesitation.
Posted by Paul | July 30, 2013
I highly recommend Goerge Tamblyn
I worked with George on a wrongful termination case, that had some difficulties, based upon my personal needs in the case. George treated me with kindness, respect, and total professionalism. I ended up with an outcome that met my needs and my expectations. I would recommend George Tamblyn highly to anyone who may need an attorney. Thanks again Goerge!!
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Posted by Jennifer | August 15, 2012
Experienced and reassuring...
We feel very fortunate to have found Mr. Tamblyn; he was able to walk us through the entire legal process providing explanation and comfort with every step. His level of experience and kind nature helped us overcome an intimidating legal situation. We would highly recommend his services.
Posted by Ray B. | June 26, 2012
Loan Modification
Gave me advise concerning loan modification and the current law against major banks concerninig areas of forclosure, fraud, mortgage note, concealment, misrepresentation, patriot act violations and unlawful funding of notes.
Posted by Nancy | June 25, 2012
Satisfied Client
George Tamblyn was recommended to my husband and me by my cousin who is a practicing attorney. We needed help regarding a real estate transaction and this wasn't her area of expertise. George was attentive and reliable. The work was handled efficiently and the bill was reasonable and well within his estimate. I recommend him to anyone needing similar services.
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Posted by Ron | November 1, 2010
Great attorney.
What I really appreciated is that George is easy to communicate with/ He makes things simple and easy to understand. George home office is professional yet comfortable. George did exactly what I needed. He provided me with honest feedback and helped me negotiate the agency purchase. I would definitely recommend George to anyone.
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Posted by The Guardian | October 26, 2010
A "Great Lawyer" Can Seem Like An Oxymoron......Not In This Case
George Tamblyn has worked on a partnership dispute, where a home builder's partner has attempted to defraud the contractor. The case is complex but involves the financial partner, 3-4 banks, and a title company. I liken Mr. Tamblyn to a "fireball". He's perceptive, analytical, fair-minded, empathetic, and very knowledgeable on legal dealings. His commitment and energy are unlike previous attorneys I've dealt with. Clearly, I would recommend his representation to other potential clients. Thank you. TG
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Posted by Bob | October 26, 2010
George conceptualizes matters very very well
I have collaborated with George on negotiating complex commercial leases, and I have referred civil litigation matters to him.
Posted by anonymous | December 29, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
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Employment & Labor advice session
I would like a refund. I was connected with an Employment attorney and I needed an L&I worker's comp advisor.
Posted by anonymous | November 27, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Not good experience
He is nice but during the consultation, he asked a lot of irrelevant questions and can't even remember my story and my name at the end. So, i have to keep repeating the same thing over and over again.
Posted by Lesa | May 31, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dissatisfied about representation
I used Avvos legal question services. I sent George Tamblyn a very detailed letter about my legal case regarding employment law, questions I had about specific laws, etc. I made an appointment to meet with George and after reviewing all of the details, he gave his opinion that I had a solid case, even after I expressed concerns with the Washington State employment law verbiage. Based upon his counsel that I had a solid case, I decided to hire George and his law firm to pursue my case. They wrote a letter to my former employer and gave it to me to review. I asked some questions about laws cited in the letter, and instead of answering my questions, they rewrote the entire letter. The letter was sent to my former employer, who responded citing the exact laws that I had initially questioned. George then advised that I drop the case as I had no legal ground to persue the wages in question. I feel that I was either intentionally misled into believing that I had a case, or that Mr. Tamblyn was not familiar enough with the law to realize I did not have a case. Either way, I am not satisfied with the outcome of using his services.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 450-450 per hour
Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Mercer Island Law Group
  • 2017 - Present
  • Partner
  • Advocates Law Group PLLC
  • 2010 - 2016
  • Managing Partner
  • Advocates Law Group, PLLC
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Seattle area colleges
  • Graduate School, College Instructor (History)
  • 1999 - 2009
  • Vice President - General Counsel
  • Seafab Metal Corp
  • 1985 - 1998
  • Managing Partner
  • Tamblyn & Bush; Portland, Or.
  • 1975 - 1987
  • Managing Partner
  • Tamblyn, Boneff, Marshal & Richardson
  • 1969 - 1973
  • Associate
  • Stoel Rives
  • 1965 - 1968
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  • University of Washington
  • MA - Masters
  • 2005
  • University of Edinburgh
  • MS - Master of Science
  • 2000
  • Cornell Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1964
  • Colgate University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1960
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Hicks vs U.S.
  • trial-high settlement
  • Knox v. Microsoft
  • Verdict for client - high settlement


  • King County Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Oregon State Bar
  • Chair - Lawyer Placement
  • 1981 - 1987

Languages Spoken

  • French

Honors and Awards

  • Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation
  • Washington State Bar AssociationP
  • 2011
  • Winston Churchill Fellowship
  • University of Edinburgh
  • 2000


  • Washington State Bar Association Bar News
  • The Evolution of the Virtual Law Firm
  • 2012
  • Oregon bar association publication
  • Presumptions and Judicial Notice
  • 1976

Speaking Engagements

  • World War I in retrospect
  • Wolrld War I - the legal aspects
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (28)
Endorse George
Employment and labor Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Tamblyn's wealth of experience is a true asset to his clients. His calm demeanor combined with passionate and effective advocacy for clients, are some of the traits that make him an outstanding attorney."
Employment and labor Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Co-worker
"I highly endorse this lawyer. George has a wealth of legal experience and knowledge in the practice of law, in particular, those matters relating to employment and labor issues. He represents his clients effectively and vigorously and uses his good business and common sense to get good results for them. It is truly a pleasure to work with George."
General practice Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. George brings a level of experience and an ethic of diligence that truly benefits his clients. He is a thorough professional."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Tamblyn. From seeing the time and effort he spends on AVVO, providing answers, for free, to the public, it is clear he is dedicated to serving those in need. It's rare that lawyers spend so much valuable time helping the community and I applaud him for doing it to such a great level. Kudos."
Unknown Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Tamblyn is a fantastic lawyer who cares deeply for his clients and the community."
Employment and labor Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"George represents wisdom in the law. He is strategic thinker. He is a strong and aggressive advocate on behalf of his clients. For his entire career, George has been an innovator to provide his clients with the best of legal services at reasonable, and below market rates. He is active and respected in the Bar and legal community. When the chips are down, and you as a client have a fight on your hands, George is someone that you want to have on your side. He is fearless in advocating for his clients and represents what is best about our profession. His years of experience inform his advice to clients, since he has seen and done so much in the law, and also in law-related fields. I am glad to be able to call George a partner and a friend."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. George is a great person and is a pleasure to work with. He and I have worked together on several cases. He is smart, responsive to clients and a real gem!"
Commercial real estate Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer, his vast experince and background make Mr. Tamblyn someone good to have on your side."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"George and I have known each other for years, and worked on several cases together. I have no hesitation in highly recommending him. George is thorough and thoughtful, sweating the details while maintaining a keen ability to navigate within the big picture. His business background provides him with uncommon financial savvy, very useful in litigation, and which I have always appreciated. It is my hope that we will have more work together in the future so that my clients and I can benefit from his experience and insights."
Real estate Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. With nearly two dozen published answers to consumer questions on Avvo and years of experience along with highly favorable client reviews and the recommendation and endorsement of fellow attorneys, it is easy to see that attorney Tamblyn knows the law and cares about making sure his clients understand their rights and obligations too. And that is exactly what people need. If his office is anywhere near you, I recommend him to you."
Business Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known George for over 25 years and have worked with him on cases during that time. George is especially good at getting to the heart of the matter and bringing cases to resolution. He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge in both business and litigation matters."
Business Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"George brings decades of experience in business law to a case. He is creative and careful. I recommend him."
Commercial real estate Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"George brings a wealth of experience and a broad perspective to his clients' legal problems. He is an aggressive litigator and serves his clients well. With his business background, he understands thorny business, commercial, partnership, and other related problems and I would not hesitate to recommend him, particularly to someone with a commercial legal concern. In addition, his good sense of humor is infectious and he make the whole experience of legal representation a lot more enjoyable for the client."
General practice Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"From the moment I met George several years ago, I knew I was meeting a special lawyer, keen advocate...someone uniquely devoted to serving his clients. He brings a special sense of curiosity and interest to everything he discusses; it's like every problem is a rubik's cube that he's going to figure out. It's not everyday that you meet a lawyer with a storied career who nonetheless remains focused on his clients' needs. You're in good hands with George!"
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