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James A Pautler

Family Attorney at Everett, WA

5.0   5 reviews

also known as Jim

  • Licensed for 18 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2005
    Active No misconduct found

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About James

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Thank you for reviewing my AVVO profile.  It is my privilege to serve your legal needs.


Law is a second career for me, having already achieved a fulfilling business career in telecommunications.  I graduated from the Seattle University School of Law in 2005, Summa Cum Laude, graduating tenth out of 341 students.  I was an editor on the law review and a published author.


I have a diverse practice with an emphasis on real estate, family law, and personal injury.


I am a long-time resident of Snohomish County, and I look forward to meeting you.  You can find additional information about me on the Deno-Millikan website at .


Once again, thank you for your interest and I look forward to meeting you.

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James A Pautler
3411 Colby Ave
Everett, WA, 98201-4709

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Posted by Pat | July 2, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent service
James is a great attorney for any probate issues. We had hired James due to some issues with our probate matters, as expected James had extraordinary care for us though out the process. We had finally got through the bulk of the mess currently and expect to be finished with everything shortly. I would give my recommendations for James anytime.
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Posted by Troy | July 25, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Couldn't be happier
I recently consulted with Mr. Pautler and couldn't be happier with the result. He was kind, friendly, knowledgeable, honest and fair. He immediately made me feel at ease and in good hands. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
Posted by Steve | August 23, 2012
Asolutely Excellent
After searching for my first Lawyer, and speaking with three different Lawyers, Mr. Pautler was firm, upfront, and did not beat around the bush. Out of all the Lawyers that I spoke with, Mr. Pautler told it like it was. I knew I wanted to hire this lawyer for my first lawyer. Once, hired, Mr. Pautler exceeded what I had first asked him for help with. He told me in order to fix my problem, certain steps had to be taken. With his help guiding me to follow required criteria, he not only help me fix my problem, but also helped me re-establish contact of lost loved ones. Mr. Pautler was very respectful, curtious, and told me "how the law" sees it. When my problem was solved, he told me so and ended our interaction in an appropiate manner to end the billing. I would recommend and encourage you to hire Mr. Pautler as your Lawyer. I see no need for me to seek out another Lawyer for myself, I will continue to seek counsel from him when ever I need a lawyer for myself. Thank you again Mr. Pautler for all that you have done for me.
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Posted by Steve | August 3, 2010
Highly satisfied client
We were referred to James after we had received what I felt was less than adequate representation for an alleged misdemeanor involving my son. James was able to get a resolution in the case that was favorable to my son in a very short period of time. The engagement was professional, efficient , fairly priced and we were well represented.
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Posted by anonymous | March 19, 2009
Client Review
Mr. Pautler is representing me in my marriage dissilution. He has at times had me worried about how things were progressing. That worrie has now been eliminated. If someone asked me to recommend a lawyer the fist words from my would be James Pautler. Stephen A. Reames.


  • Hourly Rates $ 325-325 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Deno Millikan Law Firm
  • 2011 - Present
  • Associate
  • Deno Millikan Law Firm
  • 2009 - 2011
  • Associate
  • Raymond V. Gessel, P.S.
  • 2006 - 2007


  • Seattle University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Seriously Injured in Motor Vehicle Collision
  • Negotiated a $1.4M settlement.


  • Snohomish County Legal Services
  • Board Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Snohomish County Legal Services
  • Board President
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Snohomish County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2017
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Graduated Summa Cum Laude
  • Seattle University School of Law
  • 2005


  • Seattle University Law Review
  • You Know More Than You Think, State v. Townsend, Imputed Knowledge, and Implied Consent Under the Washington Privacy Act
  • 2004

Speaking Engagements

  • Seattle University School of Law Author's Series
  • The Washington Privacy Act
  • 2005

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (6)
Endorse James
Family Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Jim is an exceptionally committed lawyer that takes the time to really get to know his clients, and present them effectively in court. His focus on his clients is only matched by his zeal for legal scholarship. If you are in need of a true advocate in the courtroom, you would be well-served in retaining Jim."
Family Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"Jim is very good at understanding his clients' needs, thoroughly investigating and preparing their case for trial. His hard work and advocacy are very effective in family law."
Real estate Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"Jim and I have worked together since he joined us at Deno Millikan. Not only is Jim a whole hearted advocate, his zest for life and the practice of law gives him a valuable perspective on problem solving."
Family Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"James is knowledgeable and personable. He represents his clients effectively and professionally. I endorse this lawyer."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I heartily endorse Mr. Pautler. We worked together on a trust matter that raised legal issues in California and in Washington and we were able to resolve this matter to our clients' complete satisfaction. Mr. Pautler is thorough and very competent and in the future if my clients need counsel in Washington, he is the attorney to whom I will refer them."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse James. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Nov 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Jim is a commonsense, no nonsense advocate with a strong intellect and matching work ethic. He adds great compassion and practicality to his substantial legal skills and with his diligent support staff gives his clients the advice, detail and courtroom support to get to the bottom line and results needed."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"You won't regret hiring Jim. I refer him the majority of my clients who request services falling outside my practice areas. He's exceptionally bright, and he has a remarkable record of success at trial."
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