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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.


Practice areas


  1. Real Estate: 60%
    34 years
  2. Mediation: 10%
    34 years
  3. Arbitration: 10%
    34 years
  4. Administrative Law: 10%
    34 years
  5. Litigation: 10%
    34 years



Hourly ($275/hour)

Payment types:

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  • Christian K. Lassen II

    Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community.


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  • Matthew F. Davis

    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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Contact info

Attorney at Law

8310 154th Ave SE
Newcastle, WA, 98059-9222


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Instructor of the YearWashington Association of Realtors®2003
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2001
Eddy AwardWashington Real Estate Education Foundation1988
Affiliate of the YearWashington Association of Realtors®1985
Affiliate of the YearSeattle-King County Association of Realtors1984
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney at LawDouglas S. Tingvall2003 - Present
General CounselJohn L.Scott Real Estate1985 - 2005
AssociateDiamond & Sylvester1981 - 1985
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington State Bar AssociationN/A1982 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Sing v. John L. ScottBroker defendant completely exonerated!
Borish v RussellJury verdict for the sellers; affirmed on appeal
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1982
University of WashingtonBusiness AdministrationBA - Bachelor of Arts1977
Arlington High SchoolN/AN/A1973
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
GRI 100Purchase and Sale AgreementsN/A
Continuing EducationDisclosure Requirements for Washington Real Estate TransactionsN/A
Continuing Education50 Ways to Leave Your LawyerN/A
Continuing EducationAgent's Rights and ResponsibilitiesN/A
Continuing EduationAlways Stop for Red Flags WavingN/A
Continuing EduationLegal Aspects of New Construction: From the Ground UpN/A
Continuing EduationOne Size Doesn't Fit All: Drafting for Real Estate ProfessionalsN/A