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About me

Day after day, people put their estates, businesses, and most difficult problems in my hands. This puts me in a position to make a real difference in the lives of my clients and in the community. That’s why I joined the bar, and that’s why I continue to practice law.

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Tax: 25%
  2. Estate Planning: 25%
  3. Probate: 20%
  4. Elder Law: 15%
  5. Business: 15%

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Neal Ernest Bonrud JR

    I endorse this lawyer. Tom is an excellent lawyer with expertise in a variety of areas including probate, elder law, and estate planning; however, his expertise in tax law is what motivates me to write this endorsement. He is well educated (Masters of Law in Taxation) in this area of the law and understands the intricacies and of the tax system. I am happy to refer clients to Tom whenever they need assistance in the areas he practices.

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    Neal Bonrud Insurance Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • John Dewey Watson

    I endorse this lawyer. Tom is my son. I am a retired partner in the largest law firm in Arkansas and currently an Arbitrator and Mediator and Hearing Officer. Tom is an exceptional person, attorney, father, and spouse. His ethics are beyond reproach. His intellect is solid. His work ethics subperb.

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    John Watson Mediation Attorney
    Relationship: Family member

Contact info

The Watson Law Firm, PS

22525 SE 64th Place - Suite 2044
Issaquah, WA, 98027

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive200907/16/2016
ARActive200906/23/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Five Star Professional - Estate PlanningSeattle Magazine2016
Craig Sterne Award for Estate Planning and TaxationUniversity of Arkansas School of Law2008
International Honors Society Achievement Award for EconomicsFulbright College of Arts and Sciences - University of Arkansas2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyThe Watson Law Firm, PS2016 - Present
AttorneyBrown & Sterling, P.S.2009 - 2016
ExternUnited State Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Ark.2007 - 2007
Summer AssociateFriday, Eldredge, & Clark, LLP2007 - 2007
ClerkPulaski County Prosecutor's Office2007 - 2007
ClerkOdom Law Firm2006 - 2006
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of CommercePast-President2015 - Present
Northwest Railway MuseumTrustee2015 - Present
Elder Law and Guaridanship Section - Washington State Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Washington chapter)Member2012 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Real Property and Probate Section - Washington State Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of CommercePresident2014 - 2015
Rotary Club of Snoqualmie ValleyBoard Member2011 - 2013
Rotary Club of Snoqualmie ValleyCommittee Chair2010 - 2013
Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
WAELA Fall CLE MaterialsFrequently Asked Tax Questions of Elder Law Attorneys2015
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawTaxationLLM - Master of Laws2009
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Leflar Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
University of Arkansas - FayettevilleEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts2004
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Unprogram National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Washington Chapter)Tax Issues in Estate and Medicaid Planning2015
Thomas L. Macy Broker WorkshopTax Planning for Real Estate Pros2015
Benayora Research InstituteEstate Planning Strategies2015
Virginia Mason Retirement Readiness WorkshopEstate Planning Strategies2014
Security 1st Lending Regional MeetingMedicaid Planning 1012014
Virginia Mason Retirement Readiness WorkshopEstate Planning Strategies2013
Virginia Mason Retirement Readiness WorkshopTaxing Retirement2012
Virginia Mason - Lunch and LearnEstate Planning Strategies2011
Estate Planning for Ismaili CommunityEstate Planning Strategies2011
Virginia Mason Benefits FairEstate Planning Strategies2010
Virginia Mason - Lunch and LearnEstate Planning Strategies2010
Honeywell - Lunch and LearnEstate Planning Strategies2010
Costco - Brown Bag LuncheonEstate Planning Strategies2010
Unprogram National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Washington chapter)Tax Issues in Medicaid and Estate PlanningN/A