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Hans P Juhl

Probate Attorney at Seattle, WA

4.9   7 reviews
  • State Years
    Alaska - AK 13 years
    Washington - WA 21 years
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State AK
    Acquired 2011
    Active Out of State No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2002
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Hans

Learn Hans’s areas of practice.

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.


Ryan, Swanson & Cleveland, PLLC
401 Union Street
Suite 1500
Seattle, WA, 98101

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Posted by Nikisha | September 26, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Trusted Advisor
My husband and I worked with Hans to update our wills. With changing financial and family circumstances, there was much that we hadn't considered. Hans walked us through the specifics of our situation, and potential future scenarios. His thoughtful guidance helped us develop a plan that reflects our priorities and values, and protects us and our loved ones in the future. His services were invaluable!
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Posted by Karlee | January 8, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Not just "Hired Councel"
Having never had to hire an attorney in the past, I did not know what to expect when I found myself needing one. The type of case that I was seeking counsel for was "less than desirable." It was a case that would surely take years to complete, it involved challenging a large cooperation, and there was a good chance that it would end in defeat. Despite all of this, Mr. Juhl did not hesitate to help me. In the almost 5 years it took to complete my case, Mr. Juhl went above and beyond to ensue he was with me every step of the way. I was continuously impressed by his ability to be the perfect mix of professional and personal. He not supplied a high level of expertise, but he became a pillar of support. His ability to be firm yet respectful, thorough yet relate-able, and show a level of class and grace throughout are just a few of the reasons why I enjoyed working with him. There was a never a time when I could not reach him to have questions answered or to seek advise. He always seemed to be 2 steps ahead of the game, and created a sense of calm during the most stressful time of my life. I remember a moment when we were about to start our trial, and he said to me, "WE finally made it. No matter the outcome, WE are going to get through this TOGETHER." My case was a very personal one for me that had the ability to be life altering. The process was very challenging and I would never choose to have to go through it again. However, I would willingly face any challenge with Mr. Juhl and his team by my side. I have wholeheartedly referred him to my friends, family and clients, and will continue to do so. In my opinion, Mr. Juhl sets the standard for what an attorney should be.
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Posted by anonymous | November 14, 2014
Divorce king
Hans was incredible during my recent divorce. He was always available to me (even when on vacation) and helped me get through the tough times with his great sense of humor. I am so thankful for all his hard work and attention to detail.
Posted by Brady | October 15, 2013
Reputable and Personable Attorney
I have worked with Mr. Juhl over the last 10 years and could not be happier with the level of professionalism and knowledge that he has handled each interaction with. He was always very repsonsive and provided me with the information needed to make the decision at hand. I would highly recommend him to any of my colleagues, family members or friends.
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Posted by Travis | April 5, 2012
Responsive, thorough, and detailed
Hans Juhl recently assisted me and my company with some business affairs. During the course of the issues, Mr. Juhl was always quick to respond and was always sure to answer all of my questions along the way. I've dealt with lawyers in the past that take days to respond, which is extremely stressful when you're trying to get things to move forward with your situation. Thankfully, I had none of these types of issues. I would highly recommend Hans Juhl for any legal needs.
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Posted by Marty | January 28, 2010
Very Thorough- Wide range of expertise
I have worked with Hans for business and personal reasons. He has knowledge about many different areas of law. I trust that he always has my best interest in mind, and does a good job of explaining things. He has been very responsive to my questions.
Posted by T. Dayton | May 9, 2012
Sticky Family Situation
Hans guided my wife and I through a sticky legal process with a family member. He remained accessible throughout the entire process and provide a full spectrum of insights. He informed us of both the possibilities and probabilities with each scenario that arose while also maintaining a positive and professional attitude throughout.
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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Ryan, Swanson & Cleveland, PLLC
  • 2016 - Present
  • Attorney and Member
  • Somers Tamblyn King Isenhour Bleck, PLLC
  • 2016 - 2016
  • Attorney and Member
  • Somers Tamblyn King, PLLC
  • 2011 - 2015
  • Attorney
  • Barokas, Martin & Tomlinson
  • 2007 - 2011
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Skinner & Saar, PS
  • 2004 - 2007
  • Principal
  • Hans P. Juhl, Attorney at Law
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Judicial Extern
  • Hon. Kim McLane Wardlaw, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • 2000 - 2001
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  • Northeastern University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • Washington State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Tollefson v. Cohn, Div. 1 - 65218-4
  • Trial verdict for plaintiff, affirmed on appeal.
  • Office Interiors of Seattle v. Premier Marble & Granite, LLC
  • Verdict for plaintiff as against defendant LLC and its sole member individually, without offset on defendant's counterclaim.
  • Fotheringill Homes, LLC v. Kral
  • Jury verdict for plaintiff.
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  • Lawyers Helping Hungry Children
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Alaska Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • King County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Skagit-Island County Builders Association
  • Affiliated Member
  • 2008 - 2011
  • National Association of Homebuilders
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2011
  • Island County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2003 - 2009
  • Island County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - 2007
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2002 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2012


  • Washington State Bar Association Real Property, Probate and Trust Newsletter
  • The Representation of Beneficiary-Fiduciaries in Trust and Estate Litigation
  • 2019

Speaking Engagements

  • Probate and Trust Seminar
  • The Representation of Beneficiary-Fiduciaries in Trust and Estate Litigation
  • 2021
  • Guardianship & Elder Law Hot Topics
  • 2019
  • Advanced Guardianship Issues
  • Co-Chair
  • 2017
  • August Dinner Meeting and Clock Hour Class
  • Redemption Rights: How to Close
  • 2015
  • DHY 238
  • Basic Contract Law for Hygiene Professionals
  • 2014
  • NALS of Greater Seattle April Noontime Luncheon
  • Litigation Issues in Elder Law
  • 2013
  • Fall Family Law Spectacular
  • Effective and Efficient Use of Family Law Discovery
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (6)
Endorse Hans
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"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."
Construction and development Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Business Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Hans is seasoned, experienced and respected attorney. His wealth of knowledge and practical approach to assisting his clients makes him one of the only attorneys I know who I have no hesitation referring clients to."
Real estate Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse Hans P. Juhl. Hans represented an opposing party in a real estate-related litigation matter. Hans was a strong lawyer who immediately understood the situation and his client's exposure to liability. He handled the matter quickly and professionally, and represented his client in a way that showed he understood some fights are better for a client to settle than lose. I found him to be practical, realistic and trustworthy, and I would not hesitate to refer clients to Hans or to work with him again. Hans is a quality lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Hans. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Construction and development Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Having had the pleasure of knowing Mr. Juhl for 16 years, I can say with absolute confidence that no other attorney in Seattle can match his integrity, passion and strategic approach to his cases. If someone I knew had a construction law issue in Seattle, I would insist that they call Mr. Juhl."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Hans is a practical, no nonsense attorney."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Insightful, smart, thorough; Hans is an excellent lawyer with great people skills. He does a great job for his clients."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I worked with Hans Juhl for four years. I found him to be a caring, confident and competent attorney. He represented his clients with zealousness and intelligence. However, it was the fair way which he treated his clients that always impressed me the most. I endorse this lawyer and have referred, and will continue to refer, clients to him."
Business Attorney | Jan 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Without reservation, I can attest that Hans Juhl is a tremendous lawyer. He is sharp, hard working and well respected by his peers. Anyone in need of a talented attorney, whether to litigate a difficult matter or to resolve a civil dispute, would be lucky to have Hans on their side. I would feel comfortable referring anyone to Hans."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have consulted with Hans many times over the years on various litigation matters. I find his advice intelligent and thoughtful."
Construction and development Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Hans comes from a family of excellent attorneys."
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