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As a litigator and a trial attorney, Hans brings a wide breadth of experience.  Hans has successfully litigated both simple and complex trust and estate disputes, real property suits, catastrophic injury claims, major private and public construction claims, and a wide variety of commercial lawsuits.  Hans excels at presenting complex legal issues to his clients in a way that allows them to make decisions that support their objectives.

Hans enjoys building relationships with his clients and working collaboratively to craft case strategies as if each matter is going to trial, while striving to reach sensible and creative solutions to avoid litigation at every step.  All things being equal, the better prepared party in litigation is going to achieve the better result.  If it is not possible to settle your case by agreement, Hans will tirelessly prepare your case and put you in a superior position to prevail at trial or arbitration, and present your case in the most compelling way possible to a judge, jury, or arbitrator.


Practice areas


  1. Probate: 60%
  2. Construction: 20%
  3. Business: 10%
  4. Family: 10%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Sims G Weymuller

    Hans and I recently tried a complex premises liability case together in King County. You learn a lot about a lawyer when you try a case to verdict together, and I learned about Hans. A critical thinker and brilliant legal strategist with a deep knowledge of the law, Hans is as sharp as they come. Few lawyers can couple Hans’s raw intellect with his a keen sense of courtroom awareness. From the judge, to the jury, to opposing counsel, to the lower bench, his understated, confident approach won the day. Most of all, nobody will outwork Hans Juhl. Pouring through endless discovery, researching to find just the right case, drafting exquisite briefs and hammering out 18-hour trial days one after the next, Hans led the charge. Our client could not have been served better, and the result of his genius was revealed in the jury’s verdict, which reflected just about everything he asked for in closing. If ever you get to work with or hire Hans, count yourself lucky. I sure do.


    Sims Weymuller Ethics and professional responsibility Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Shane McKinnie

    I have known Hans for many years and I wholeheartedly endorse him. Hans is very intelligent and works hard to get the best results for his clients. He has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to litigation, and he is someone that I go to for advice.


    Shane McKinnie Government Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Ryan, Swanson & Cleveland, PLLC

1201 Third Avenue
Suite 3400
Seattle, WA, 98101-3034


AKActive Out of State201101/16/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyRyan, Swanson & Cleveland, PLLC2016 - Present
Attorney and MemberSomers Tamblyn King Isenhour Bleck, PLLC2016 - Present
Attorney and MemberSomers Tamblyn King, PLLC2011 - 2015
AttorneyBarokas, Martin & Tomlinson2007 - 2011
AttorneyLaw Office of Skinner & Saar, PS2004 - 2007
PrincipalHans P. Juhl, Attorney at Law2003 - 2004
Judicial ExternHon. Kim McLane Wardlaw, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals2000 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
Lawyers Helping Hungry ChildrenMember2012 - Present
Alaska Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
King County Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Washington State Association for JusticeMember2002 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
Skagit-Island County Builders AssociationAffiliated Member2008 - 2011
National Association of HomebuildersMember2008 - 2011
Island County Bar AssociationPresident2004 - 2005
Washington Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysMember2003 - 2009
Island County Bar AssociationMember2002 - 2007
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Tollefson v. Cohn, Div. 1 - 65218-4Trial verdict for plaintiff, affirmed on appeal.
Fotheringill Homes, LLC v. KralJury verdict for plaintiff.
Napier v. R.L. Alia Construction CompanySettlement in advance of trial.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Northeastern University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
Washington State UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1999
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
August Dinner Meeting and Clock Hour ClassRedemption Rights: How to Close2015
DHY 238Basic Contract Law for Hygiene Professionals2014
NALS of Greater Seattle April Noontime LuncheonLitigation Issues in Elder Law2013
Fall Family Law SpectacularEffective and Efficient Use of Family Law Discovery2013