|Owner/Attorney||Byrd Garrett PLLC||2008 - Present|
|Attorney||Law Offices of Geoffrey H. Garrett||1985 - 2007|
|Attorney||Boyden Cooluris Hauser and Saxe||1981 - 1985|
|Pilot||United Airlines||1978 - 2007|
|Commissioned Officer/Pilot||United States Air Force||1970 - 1990|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys||N/A||2010 - Present|
|American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys||N/A||2007 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association||N/A||1988 - Present|
|State Bar of California (inactive)||N/A||1980 - Present|
|National Down Syndrome Congress||N/A||N/A|
|UC Davis SOL King Hall||Law||law||1980|
|Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville||Business Administration||MBA||1974|
Posted by anonymous
Geoff and Tom created our estate plans. They took the time (over 6 months) to answer all of our questions patiently and guided us very smoothly and pleasantly through a complex process. Our estate is large and has a a high degree of complexity.They devised a clever and creative solution.
Posted by Bruce
My relationship with Geoff began in the final weeks before the death of my dad. As a college professor, I'm a professional but not in the way of being a Successor Trustee. That loomed large as a serious undertaking. That's where Geoff came in. I was able to do all the footwork, which was enormous and time-consuming, but at every turn I was able to count on Geoff guiding me through the thicket. Amazingly, he was always responsive...never a time he failed to return my call expediently.
Initially, I was apprehensive about meeting with Geoff because of previous encounters with attorneys, but we connected immediately.
I liked this man! He was gracious, friendly, professional, easy to understand, and came across as a man sincerely eager to help me through the legal exercise he knew I faced at a time I was emotionally strained by my father's demise.
I especially want to note that where other professionals were all business, I was so impressed that Geoff stepped out of that role for a moment to be human enough in my first moment of grief to be one of the only professionals to quickly offer his condolences to me. That was kind and thoughtful. I wasn't just a client, I was a fellow pilgrim on this dusty journey called life, and he wanted to share my pain, my loss.
I should also note that his fees were incredibly fair, far less than I expected.
Bottom line, I would rate Geoff a 10 +... off the charts, really! So if you need an attorney, especially on estate matters, let me encourage you to employ the services of Geoff Garrett. I'm truly confident that you will soon sing his praises as much as I am doing here. Feel free to contact me for further verbal confirmation of all that I have outlined above.
Richard Schneider, Estate planning Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I endorse this lawyer. I've known Geoff through our affiliation with a national organization of estate planning attorneys that fosters professional excellence. Geoff is a compassionate and knowledgeable estate planning attorney. He cares about his clients and makes complicated estate planning concepts easy to understand. I endorse him as an exceptional estate planning attorney.