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Douglas S. Tingvall

Real estate Attorney at Newcastle, WA

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also known as Doug Tingvall

  • Licensed for 41 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1982
    Active No misconduct found

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About Douglas

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Doug Tingvall has been representing residential real estate professionals since 1982 and is one of the best-known and most respected real estate attorneys in Washington. Doug was the principal drafter of the Law of Real Estate Agency in Washington, as well as several other laws affecting real estate. He also handled the successful appeal in Sing v. John L. Scott, Inc., 134 Wn.2d 24 (1997). Doug’s practice emphasizes real estate brokerage law, residential transactions, real estate litigation, arbitration, mediation, disciplinary actions, expert testimony and real estate continuing education. He is available to counsel and represent real estate brokers, buyers and sellers throughout Washington.


Attorney at Law
8310 154th Ave SE
Newcastle, WA, 98059-9222

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Posted by Seattle Broker | February 12, 2014
Outstanding real estate broker representation
I had a difficult case with DOL that they were aggressively pursuing. I asked around and read reviews planning to meet with a few attorneys before making a decision. Everyone I spoke with about this told me that Doug Tingvall was simply the best in this field. In the first 5 minutes meeting with him it was easy to see why. I can’t think of any professional that knows every single detail of their job as well as Doug does. He aggressively defended my case and always seemed to be 2 steps ahead of everyone else. He explained every step along the way and worked to keep the fees reasonable. We ended up with an outstanding result that I'm very happy with.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 275-275 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.5 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney at Law
  • Douglas S. Tingvall
  • 2003 - Present
  • General Counsel
  • John L.Scott Real Estate
  • 1985 - 2005
  • Associate
  • Diamond & Sylvester
  • 1981 - 1985


  • University of Washington School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1982
  • University of Washington School of Business
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1977
  • Arlington High School
  • 1973

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Borish v Russell
  • Jury verdict for the sellers; affirmed on appeal
  • Sing v. John L. Scott
  • Broker defendant completely exonerated!


  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 1982 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Instructor of the Year
  • Washington Association of Realtors®
  • 2003
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2001
  • Eddy Award
  • Washington Real Estate Education Foundation
  • 1988
  • Affiliate of the Year
  • Washington Association of Realtors®
  • 1985
  • Affiliate of the Year
  • Seattle-King County Association of Realtors
  • 1984
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Speaking Engagements

  • GRI 100
  • Purchase and Sale Agreements
  • N/A
  • Continuing Education
  • Disclosure Requirements for Washington Real Estate Transactions
  • N/A
  • Continuing Education
  • 50 Ways to Leave Your Lawyer
  • N/A
  • Continuing Education
  • Agent's Rights and Responsibilities
  • N/A
  • Continuing Eduation
  • Always Stop for Red Flags Waving
  • N/A
  • Continuing Eduation
  • Legal Aspects of New Construction: From the Ground Up
  • N/A
  • Continuing Eduation
  • One Size Doesn't Fit All: Drafting for Real Estate Professionals
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

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Unknown Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Real estate Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Doug has both an encyclopedic knowledge of real estate law and the analytical talent to use it. I have opposed him in many cases, and have always been amazed at his ability to casually cite applicable law on even the most arcane subjects. Even more remarkable, Doug can always explain the reason for the rule. I expect him to be very effective as a mediator because he both knows the law and can explain it in plain terms."
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