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Paul Andre Barrera

Probate Attorney at Shoreline, WA

5.0   18 reviews

About Paul

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Paul is the founding attorney of North City Law. Paul offers advice and representation in business, real property law, probate, and Trust and Estate Dispute Resolution Act (TEDRA) matters, as well as legal assistance preparing wills and trusts. Paul is curious in his clients, as he has built businesses himself, including North City Law. Based on his understanding of his client’s position, Paul gives strategic options to empower choices. During client intake and interviews, Paul listens for key gaps in a story to root out hidden issues. In disputes and litigation, Paul helps clients re-frame the situation to conform to the applicable legal theory. When clients trust Paul with their business, Paul ensures money is spent wisely on result-oriented choices. Prior to law school, Paul worked for six years in finance as a cost analyst and fraud investigator. Personally, Paul’s interests include his three children, traveling to new places near and far, and following political news as a concerned citizen. As a tax professional and attorney, Paul will work to protect your wishes, grow your assets for your business and your family, and help you when you face difficult challenges in life.

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Licensed for 5 years
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 2017
Updated 11/25/2022

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

Contact Paul

North City Law, PC
17713 15th Ave NE
Suite 101
Shoreline, WA, 98155

Reviews

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Posted by Wolf | July 6, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Atty
Paul is very detailed and thorough in his work. He is also very personable and explains in easy to understand terms. It was a real pleasure working with him on our estate planning.
Posted by Jacob | January 20, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Paul is worth his weight in gold!
Paul is worth his weight in gold! He helped me purchase my parent's house and saved me many tens of thousands of dollars on the transaction. He's down to earth and usually responds to emails the same day. Paul has completely changed my view of lawyers and I will not hesitate to use him the next time I have need.
Posted by Dana | September 6, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Probate Attorney
I hired Paul to guide me through administering my father's estate. I was new to probate, and left all of the paperwork and filing to Paul, who has handled a wide range of cases. Paul was understanding from the start, granting reduced fees due to my situation and always listening and explaining things to my desired level of detail. His patient and friendly demeanor (and that of his staff at North City Law) made the process as agreeable as possible. With his extensive probate experience, I was able to complete everything without a hitch. I'm very glad to have found him.
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Posted by Olga | April 14, 2021
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Great attorney and person
Paul handled my late husband estate stuff. He helped me through everything and explain everything I didn't understand (and there was a lot). I sold the house and there were problems with the house title and he helped with that. If you want an attorney that will work for you and with you, Paul is the person you should go see.
Posted by Kathy | March 19, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
For Sale by Owner purchase and sales contract
My neighbor approached me about buying my mom's house after she died. I knew I wanted a real estate attorney to write a contract, since I have five siblings who might be happier knowing I'd done that. I found Paul Barrera searching Google. His firm is "North City Law." I Zoomed with Paul for a free 20-minute consultation and found him to be very personable and helpful. He said he had done a lot of these FSBO contracts lately, which made me know I'd found the attorney I needed. Paul wrote a nine-page contract and steered me to asking the title insurance company for a quit claim deed, which our buyer accepted. I am very happy to have found Paul and North City Law. He did a great job in a short time at a reasonable rate!
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Posted by anonymous | November 22, 2020
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Got the job, quick and priced reasonable
Luckily I was referred to Paul. I needed to have the title changed on a piece of rental property I have in Washington state. Since I live out of state, it was recommended by my Trust attorney that I use a local attorney. After consulting with Paul and forwarding him the requested documents, Paul was quickly able to have the title recorded and changed. All this was done for a reasonable price. I was very satisfied with the results and process.
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Posted by Kyrie | October 15, 2020
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Employment Law
I contacted and hired Mr. Barrera for a legal problem I had in conjunction with my job. He explained the situation thoroughly as well as my options and what I could expect to happen. The fee discussed was absolute without any hidden costs.
Posted by Gus | August 31, 2020
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| Consulted Attorney
Helped us avoid a terrible landlord
My wife and I entered into a residential lease in Seattle. On the day the lease was to begin, the landlord turned over the premises in squalid conditions. Paul advised us on how to negotiate through the situation in a manner where we were able to rescind the lease with no additional detriment to us, effectively achieving our goals! Paul is one of the first attorneys I will reach out to for contract or other civil matters in western WA.
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Posted by Robert | April 20, 2020
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Paul helped me win exactly what I was seeking
North City Law successfully represented me in an unpaid overtime suit against a previous employer. I was very satisfied with Paul's representation. He was in constant communication with me, and his expertise and acumen enabled me to get a settlement that I was happy with.
Posted by Ken Ketner | October 1, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
Great Job in the way our case was handle. We have been in litigation previously and Paul did a very efficient job with a great outcome. Would recommend him to anyone. Happy to refer
Posted by Doug | September 17, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Assessment of home purchase advice
Paul and staff at North City Law where prompt and efficient in advising us on our home purchase and wills. We are pleased with their work and will work with them again I am sure.
Posted by Chana | March 1, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Pleasure to work with
I have used Paul’s excellent services last year. I had a great experience, Paul provides personal attention and because of his great listening skills and attention to detail it lead to a positive and fair outcome. I am highly impressed and I recommend him without reservation!
Posted by Richard | December 17, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Paul Barrera, hired for legal matters
North City Law, in particular Paul Barrera, were very professional and helped me resolve my legal matter. Paul was kind and respectful, providing clear and decisive advice that brought about a desired outcome. I could not recommend North City higher, I will engage them again with any future legal matters.
Posted by anonymous | November 25, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Easy to work with
Paul was professional and provided solid communications throughout the entire process.
Posted by Mandy | July 26, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent service
I simply needed an attorney to review a fee agreement from another attorney who is requesting my business. Paul was extremely responsive, professional, and knowledgable about the contract. NCL did not overcharge me for this service which was greatly appreciated! I took up more than an hour of his time asking naive questions and he was very generous with his time and did not push me off, although I know I was taking up valuable time. After connecting with him, I felt empowered and much more knowledgable about the potential lawsuit with this other lawyer. I'd definitely hire him again for any needs that arise.
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Posted by Neil | June 14, 2018
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All He Does Is Win
Paul Barrera is the first attorney I have hired in my capacity as a small business owner, and it’s the best move I’ve made as an entrepreneur. He responded to my inquiry with a thought-out strategy, clear pricing, and accurate estimates of cost, timelines. and expectations. Paul is directly responsible for getting me every last penny I was owed, and I will be forever in debt (figuratively, as their prices are reasonable, clear, and straightforward). Do yourself a favor and call Paul today, he will have your back. His hard work and reassurance got me through a tough experience.
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Posted by Chris | September 30, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Under Promises & Over Delivers
Mr. Barrera assisted settling a dispute between [email protected] and a client. He assisted us in drafting a letter which ultimately lead to the dispute being resolved.
Posted by Kemp | July 1, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Great job on will, PoA, etc.
Paul prepared for me a last will and testament, a durable power of attorney, and a living will. He and his associates were friendly and easy to deal with, everything was clearly and concisely explained, and the process overall went very smoothly. Everything you can ask for in a legal experience.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 275-275 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-33%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.4 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • North City Law, PC
  • 2017 - Present
  • Tax Intern
  • Grant Thornton, LLP
  • 2016 - 2016
  • Legal Intern
  • Amazon.Com
  • 2015 - 2015
  • Legal Intern
  • AWS
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Legal Intern
  • Avalara
  • 2013 - 2013
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Education

  • Seattle University School of Law
  • JD/MBA - Juris Doctorate and MBA
  • 2016
  • Seattle University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2007

Legal Cases

  • Long et al. v. Russell et al.
  • Settled
  • IN RE the Estate of WANEDA LOREAN DUDDER, Deceased.
  • Settled

Associations

  • Shoreline Rotary Foundation
  • Trustee
  • 2018 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • Client Champion Silver
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020

Speaking Engagements

  • King County Bar Association, Solo and Small Practice Section
  • Collecting on a Judgment in King County
  • 2018
  • StartZone
  • Entity Types and Agreements
  • 2017
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Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (12)
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Paul was a legal intern at a company where I was in-house counsel. I found Paul's work product to be both careful and thoughtful."
General practice Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Paul Barrera has opened his own sole practice not far from my law office. Paul is a new lawyer; he brings a wealth of experience to his law practice. Paul counsels entrepreneurs, and is one himself. Paul has extensive tax preparation background. Paul is married with children. Paul is constructing a network of experienced attorneys with whom he may consult as needed. I am one such. Paul will do excellent work for you. You can trust Paul to take care of your interests."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I was opposing counsel with Paul on an employment litigation matter. Paul was the utmost professional in all regards. He represented the interests of his client well, and he was responsive in his communications and in meeting deadlines. We got the matter resolved quickly, avoiding unnecessary expense and delay. It was a pleasure working with Paul."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Paul is an excellent and knowledgeable in the field of civil litigation. I wholeheartedly endorse his expertise and high degree of competency."
Business Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Paul Barrera. Paul is an excellent resource in the legal community. He is hard working, knowledgeable, and has fair pricing."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Clients benefit from Paul's knowledge, skill, and affable demeanor. I recommend Paul without hesitation."
Tax Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Barrera is a respected professional in the tax community. I would recommend any tax case to him."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | May 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Paul, is a very client-centered lawyer who does the best he can to make sure that his clients are taken care of in the best way possible."
Tax Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Top-notch attorney with high ethical standards. Provides excellent service for his clients."
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Debt collection
Employment and labor
Estate planning
Intellectual property
Corporate and incorporation
Patent application
Employment and labor