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About me

The first part of my career was spent as partner in a large international law firm, then I opened the Seattle office of a large regional lawfirm, where I was also a partner.   I found that the structure and attitudes of large firms did not fit how I wanted to practice law, so I decided to hang up my own shingle and practice law in the manner that I believe in. 


I believe that a lawyer has an obligation to be current in the law and maintain his/her analytical skills at the highest level but just as important is the commitment to the client. That commitment not only includes zealous advocacy, but honesty when the lawyer believes a decision is ill advised, and the duty to advise the client of changes in the law and events that might influence the client's affairs.  With my clients I aspire to a sense of trust and partnership in reaching a common goal, the welfare of the client.


My clients tend to stay with me, as they know they can call me any time and over time, as we get to know eachother,  a relationship of trust evolves that is not easily found.  For me the greatest pleasure in practicing law has been my realtionship with my clients and the sense of serving them well.


Languages spoken: Tagalog

Practice areas


  1. Real Estate: 30%
    30 years, 500 cases
  2. Lawsuits & Disputes: 30%
    30 years, 150 cases
  3. Business: 25%
    25 years, 250 cases
  4. Construction: 15%
    30 years, 250 cases



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Contact info

Rand L. Koler & Associates, P.S.

615 Second Avenue
Seattle, WA, 98104


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerRand L. Koler & Associates P.S.2002 - Present
PartnerKoler, Rosen & Fitzsommons, P.S.1992 - 2002
PartnerMiller Nash Wiener Hager & Carlsen1988 - 1992
PartnerDavis Wright Tremaine, LLP1976 - 1988
Association namePosition nameDuration
King County Bar AssociationPast President, Real Estate Trust & Probate Section1983 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember of several sections1976 - Present
King County Bar AssociationPast President, Solo and Small Firm Section2002 - 2003
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Lakeview Boulevard Condominium Association v. City of Seattle , et al.City settled after State Supreme Court held City's recorded waiver was ineffective.
Ward v. MorganLarge money judgment and award of attorneys' fees.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Seattle P.I. Web SiteNorthwest Law2010
Oregon MagazineEnvironmental Law: Four Part Series1995
Washington Civil Practice DeskbookPurchase and Sale of Real Property1993
Washington Civil Practice DeskbookMortgages and Deeds of Trust1993
Washington Civil Practice DeskbookLandlord Tenant Law1993
Realizing of Real Estate CollateralWashington Real Estate Desk Book1984
Washington Civil Practice DeskbookReal Estate Contracts1983
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Santa Clara University School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1976
University of WashingtonPhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts1972
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
CLE's throughout WashingtonForeclosure Law1990
Seminar for laywersConstruction Law1987
annual meetingForeclosure Law1987
mid-year meetingForeclsoure Law1986