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Evan Lee Loeffler

Landlord or tenant Attorney at Seattle, WA

4.8   38 reviews

Licensed for 28 years

About Evan

Learn Evan’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Landlord or tenant
    70%
    Our firm has assisted thousands of landlords, property managers and owners in Seattle and the surrounding counties to resolve difficult legal disputes involving evictions, litigation, leases, and more.

    26 years

  2. Commercial real estate
    10%
    Our firm focuses on residential and commercial landlord-tenant law. We have extensive courtroom experience with real estate, leasing and contract issues.

    26 years

  3. Residential real estate
    10%
    Our firm focuses on residential and commercial landlord-tenant law. We have extensive courtroom experience with real estate, leasing and contract issues.

    26 years

  4. Bankruptcy and debt
    5%

    29 years

  5. Business
    5%

    29 years

WE HAVE A PROVEN TRACK RECORD ASSISTING CLIENTS WITH EVICTIONS, LEASES, COLLECTIONS AND LITIGATION

Our firm practices primarily landlord-tenant law and has helped thousands of clients in Seattle and the surrounding counties to resolve difficult legal disputes involving evictions, litigation, post-foreclosure matters, leases and other landlord-tenant disputes. For an initial telephone consultation with a lawyer, contact our office at.

Licensed for 28 years
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 1994
Updated 11/25/2022

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

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Loeffler Law Group PLLC
2611 NE 113th Street, Suite 300
Seattle, WA, 98125

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
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Posted by Margaret | October 8, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
High intelligence and integrity! Why go any further?! Mr. Loeffler is the very best.
This might be lengthy…….but worth it. There are two reasons why I speak so highly about Mr. Evan Loeffer and why I would highly recommend him as your attorney. 1. He is an exceptionally very intelligent person and knows his stuff!! I was amazed at how the law was literally at his fingertips during our conversations. 2. He is a very caring and decent human being. He did not hesitate to assist me in my menial issue. It is hard in this day and age to trust others. THIS is a man you can trust. He has good scruples. My story: I was stuck in a very bad situation. The property management company I had hired was taking advantage of me financially and intimidating me and bullying me. This I later found out from Mr. Loeffler through the lawful information he gave to me. At the time I felt trap with no way out of the abusive contract I was held captive in. Thankfully, an angel referred me to Evan Loeffler. But, wait, important information. My property is in Seattle. I live in Tucson, AZ. All the more reason for me to feel trapped and vulnerable. All the more reason for me to feel grateful for Mr. Loeffler’s expert assistance. I cannot tell you how calmed and confident Mr. Loeffler made me feel that my situation would be resolved in my favor. Literally he explained my rights and the law according to my situation. And he did so readily and immediately. The information was at his fingertips-in his brain. I was so impressed with his knowledge of the law. Truly amazing. I highly recommend Mr. Loeffler for all of your property needs. Whatever they may be…owner, tenant, manager. Mr. Loeffler will be honest with you and will give you the best service you would ever need or want. He has intelligence and integrity.
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Posted by Glenn | June 10, 2014
Evan Loeffler has been my "Go to Attorney" for all my Landlord/Tenant needs for over 10 years and he always does a SUPER JOB!!
Evan has been a real asset when it comes to some of the most challenging events in Property Management, such as evictions. His calming and knowledgeable approach has always allowed me to make the correct decisions. The skill he displays in the office and the courtroom has always balanced what people could do and what people should do. He's helped with rental agreements to take properties from smoking to non-smoking and he's walked new managers step by step through the eviction process for me. I have happily recommended Evan and his team to numerous people in the Property Management arena.
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Posted by Wen | May 27, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent service
Evan is awesome! I had some tenant issues (thanks to the ever-changing laws of Seattle), and his office offered a free initial consultation. Evan was very professional and knowledgeable, and spent half an hour looking up laws and offering me advice. I did not want to take advantage of his kindness, and offered to pay. He asked me to pay half of his regular price, and donate the other half to a non-profit of my choice. Will go back to him for sure.
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Posted by Jim | April 15, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Diligent, Determined -- Earnest, Honest
In my personal letter to Evan, I quote, in part: "I trusted that your counsel (if followed) would bring about the successful result that I sought. I am happy to report that you were correct." Following the tragic loss of my 14-year-old daughter to Covid, in August, my life took another, tragic downhill slide. Unjustified accusations of domestic violence by my other, 24-year-old daughter, resulted in a day in jail, being unceremoniously thrown out of my own house and a long drawn-out court process with another criminal defense attorney. I found myself confronted with a desperate two-front battle -- one criminal and the other civil. Evan Loeffler came to my aid for the civil action without any hesitation. Evan employed consistent, knowledgeable and steady deliberation. He calmly took apart my daughter's justification for her unauthorized occupation of my house. By employing clear and concise steps, Evan's strategy led, inevitably, to me regaining my residence, and indeed, regaining what is left of my life. It is no hyperbole to state that Mr. Loeffler provided a legal remedy for my true-life tragedy. I will be eternally grateful for Evan Loeffler's diligent professionalism.
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Posted by anonymous | January 6, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and knowledgeable
Evan handled a difficult case for me. The defendant was challenging and did not like what the law said and as a result filed many pages of motions. Evan did a fantastic job at the hearing and was extremely professional. He even teaches ethics to attorneys. He makes the profession better.
Posted by anonymous | July 3, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very helpful and prompt answer!
Evan Lee Loeffler has been very knowledgeable and helpful. I will reach out to him in the future if I need a tenant-landlord lawyer. Highly recommended!
Posted by Lisa | June 25, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic Attorney
Evan did a great job for me and I would not hesitate to use him again. I would most definitely refer him to others. Evan understands the legal and sometimes emotional issues surrounding housing issues. He can cut through it quickly and resolved a unique and difficult tenant situation cost-efficiently.
Posted by Joe | February 20, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Eviction complete!!!
This was a very complicated case where we ran into several issues. It took 2 years but Evan and his office were very professional and efficient. I would highly recommend Evan as an attorney. They continue to help on our behalf.
Posted by anonymous | November 2, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Experience Matters
Evan was able to step into the middle of a fast-moving eviction issue and bring it to a grinding halt, reverse the momentum, and create a resolution. He has a fantastic demeanor and is more-than-capable of taking on any landlord-tenant dispute.
Posted by Toni | October 30, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Awesome Attorney. Highly recommended!
Evan is very knowledgeable and is a very ethical attorney. He was extremely prompt and precise with his effective communications. Not to mention, he was very kind and friendly to work with. We are please to have all our future landlord’s needs taken care by Evan. Thank you!
Posted by Gary | October 31, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Evan Loeffler, so happy we used him!
I was referred to Evan by our commercial real-estate broker. I am so thankful for that referral. Evan helped us evict two tenants that were subletting their apartments on Airbnb. Evan was upfront with the process, the cost and explained every step along the way. He was able to get both tenants out of the building very quickly, even in our wonderful City of Seattle. I plan to hire him to review and update our leases. He will be my first call with any future tenant issues. His AVVO rating is a 10 and I wholeheartedly agree, I would absolutely recommend him.
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Posted by Kelly | October 6, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My attorney recommended Evan Loeffler for landlord/tenant issues.
I needed a solid residential lease agreement for a condominium. I called an attorney who had prevailed for us in some very contentious matters for our homeowner's association. The bottom line is that Evan Loeffler is who they call when they need to evict. As a former licensed real estate agent and property manager I have read a lot of leases. Mr. Loeffler's work anticipated (and avoids) problems that I have never seen addressed within a lease. I accepted the first draft. An ounce of prevention... Working with Kelley, Jennifer and Isaac as well as Even Loeffler was pleasant. Everyone was courteous, professional and friendly. Follow-up was quick and complete. My compliments to the Team.
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Posted by Robin | September 28, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding representation
Evan provided outstanding representation for us. We became embroiled in multiple litigations with the same party that took 15 months to resolve. Half way through I realized he not only knew the law exceptionally well, he was also a master strategist, outmaneuvering the opposition at every turn. He hit every deadline, kept us informed in all stages and explained things in layman's terms and always had a logic that I could understand. He also gave succinct, clear instructions as to how we could help with the case. The net result was that we won all the cases before us. While the legal system does not make you whole, Evan achieved the best possible result for us, far above our expectations. I highly recommend him and his team, you would be hard pressed to find a more competent lawyer.
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Posted by Neeraj Pal | June 15, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Thanks for your prompt reply
Thanks for guiding us with your prompt reply, that also free of cost. We being new to USA, doesn't understand much of the law here. Thanks to people like you who help for basic issue without charging. I appreciate your help.
Posted by Marcus | November 15, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent experience with an eviction.
Before I hired Evan, I contacted one of those eviction services where you don't deal directly with a lawyer. I wasn't getting direct answers to my questions so I asked around and was referred to Mr. Loeffler. From day one I could tell I was dealing with an absolute expert. He offered clear and concise answers to every question I had. When it came to the eviction, I was always informed of the current status as well as the next steps needed. We were able to get the tenant out much sooner than the first place thought possible. As a landlord, legal expenses are something one hopes to avoid. However when it becomes a necessity, I enjoy knowing that I hired a master of his craft, Evan Loeffler.
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Posted by anonymous | October 11, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Fair fight over eviction and lease violations?
I am a tenant who is unfairly being threatened to evict by property manager on sight. I feel vulnerable to saying something I do not mean and making bad decisions. Mr Loeffler took my rainbow of life story and made it black and white. Do I want to stay in my home or leave. I greatly appreciate the time and review of my lease with information on possible ways of mitigating incorrect bills and fees imposed by the manager the second week of our lease. I wish lawyers represented owners and not property management. I know if in the future I am an owner, I will hire Mr. Loeffler. If I could afford his reasonable hourly rate today as a tenant, I would hire Mr. Loeffler. If I am ever on the receiving end of his services, I will know how well he does his job and that he isn't afraid to get in the pit and try and live someone.
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Posted by C J | October 7, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great support: tenant eviction process
We have a commercial tenant who wasn't paying rent. Evan and his paralegal (Jennifer) provided a "backbone" behind us that got results. He prepared and issued payment demands and eviction notices, provided great advice and quick follow-through. We will definitely use him again if the need arises.
Posted by Eunice Gendvil | September 23, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding attorney Evan loffler
Evan loffler is an outstanding attorney. Words cannot express how much we appreciate Mr. Loffler. But we do want to say, thank you! The Gendvils
Posted by anonymous | September 12, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knows the Law
Evan walked me through a lengthy and complicated case. His experience and willingness to explain landlord/tenant law in Seattle was critical to achieving the outcome of moving my family member into an apartment I owned. He was professional and thorough all the way through the trial and eviction process. I will call him the next time I need legal representation.
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Posted by Linda Rae Colby | June 6, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Quick and Efficient
Evan responded quickly to my request, was easy to work with, concise and reasonable on my wallet. I could not ask for a better combination and will be using him again.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Loeffler Law Group PLLC
  • 2006 - Present
  • Of Counsel
  • Harrison, Benis & Spence LLP
  • 2003 - 2006
  • Associate
  • Harrison, Benis & Spence LLP
  • 1997 - 2002

Education

  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • Bennington College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1991

Legal Cases

  • FACISZEWSKI v. BROWN
  • Affirmed

Associations

  • Snohomish County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • American Bar Foundation
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • King County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - 2004
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2004
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2004
  • Star of the Year
  • American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division
  • 2001
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Publications

  • American Bar Association
  • Real Estate Closing Deskbook, Third Edition
  • 2012
  • Washington Lawyers Practice Manual
  • Residential Landlord-Tenant Law
  • N/A
  • Washington Lawyers Practice Manual
  • Mobile Home Landlord-Tenant Law
  • N/A

Speaking Engagements

  • Landlord-Tenant Law
  • Landlords' and Tenants' obligations & Ethical Considerations in Landlord-Tenant Law
  • 2012
  • Residential Landlord-Tenant Law in Washington
  • Nuts and Bolts of Unlawful Detainer litigation
  • 2012
  • Top 10 Commercial Lease Provisions
  • Ten Steps to A Successful Eviction
  • 2012
  • Commercial Real Estate Leases
  • Commercial Lease Defaults and Remedies
  • 2012
  • Attorney's Guide to Commercial Evictions
  • Eviction Proceedings in Detail
  • 2009
  • Landlord-Tenant Law: Leases, Evictions, LItigation & Settlements
  • Landlord-Tenant Law
  • 2009
  • Legal Ethics in Washington
  • Dealing With Pro Se Parties
  • 2008
  • Real Estate Law From A to Z
  • Residential Landlord-Tenant Law
  • 2008
  • Landlord-Tenant Law in Washington: Beyond the Basics
  • Landlord-Tenant Law; Ethics
  • 2007
  • Managing Residential Property: Avoiding Tenant Disputes and Evictions
  • Ten Steps to A Successful Eviction
  • 2006
  • 4th Annual Animal Law Conference
  • Do Animals Have Tenant Rights in Washington?
  • 2006
  • Practice Development Series: Building Your Real Estate Practice
  • Tips on unlawful detainer actions
  • 2006
  • Residential Landlord-Tenant Law
  • Ten Steps to A Successful Eviction
  • 2006
  • Advanced Commerical Real Estate Leases
  • Enforcement of Commercial Real Estate Leases
  • 2006
  • A Practical Guide to Commercial Eviction in Washington
  • Commercial Evictions - unlawful detainer actions
  • 2005
  • A Practical Guide to Commercial Evictions
  • Landlord-tenant law
  • 2005
  • Commercial Real Estate Leases
  • Commercial unlawful detainer actions
  • 2005
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Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (7)
Endorse Evan
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I recently worked with Evan on a case which required addressing a unique landlord/tenant issue in my own case in a different area of law. I was extremely impressed with his thoroughness and his consistent goal to protect the client's best interests. I observed his courtroom performance which demonstrated a comfortable command of the facts, procedure and applicable law. Needless to say, I endorse Evan's work, would not hesitate to work with him on a case again, and recommend him to anyone in need of superb representation in the area of landlord/tenant law."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have known Evan for years, have taught continuing education classes with him, and he was recently an opposing counsel on a case. He is a very experienced Landlord Tenant attorney, and without a doubt, one of the most knowledgeable attorneys in the state on the topic."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Evan almost as long as I've been practicing law. I've referred many clients to him over the years, and have consistently heard great things back. He has also helped me out many times when I've come up against complex landlord/tenant or leasing issues in my own practice. He is without question one of the most knowledgeable people in this niche of practice in Washington. Smart, funny, and personable. Recommended without reservation."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I have worked for Mr. Loeffler for several years and he has been an excellent mentor and role model. Mr. Loeffler is without doubt a leading practitioner in landlord-tenant law. His experience and professionalism are recognized by the judges he appears before and by opposing counsel. Mr. Loeffler always keeps his clients informed and educated about their cases. I endorse him."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have experienced him as opposing counsel in a jury trial, and I've listened to him speak in public forums. He is definitely a worthy adversary. He's bright, competent, knowledgeable, and ethical."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I send all landlord tenant matters to Evan."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with and opposite to Evan, and know he possesses superior knowledge and advocacy skills, and is honest and forthright in all his dealings. I endorse him, and have trusted referral of clients to him."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. He is, hands down, the best landlord-tenant lawyer in the state."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Evan is an exceptionally good attorney. He knows landlord-tenant law inside and out. We have had several matters together. Being on opposite sides of an action can create acrimony; however, when an attorney knows his stuff as well as Evan does, there is no need for posturing or puffery. He doesn't bother with the attitude. It is always a pleasure to have Evan on the other end of an eviction. If his name is on it, the procedural posture is impeccable and the substance of the action is well-grounded. Elizabeth Powell"
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I highly endorse this lawyer's work. I have worked opposite Mr. Loeffler and find him to be exceptionally good and efficient at resolving real estate disputes. Any client dissatisfied with Mr. Loeffler probably had a case no lawyer could win or had unrealistic expectations that no lawyer could satisfy. I refer my clients to one of two attorneys, and he is first on my list."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Evan and I have known each for three or four years and regularly teach continuing legal education classes together. He is very knowledgable in the area of real estate late and a true professional. I give Evan a ringing endorsement."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have worked against Evan as opposing counsel and jointly represented clients with him. Evan is thorough, knowledgable and very experienced."
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