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About me

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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Practice areas


  1. Family: 30%
    11 years
  2. Personal Injury: 15%
    11 years
  3. Real Estate: 15%
    11 years
  4. Probate: 15%
    11 years
  5. Other: 25%
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Hourly ($325/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

5 total 

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  • Mirka E. Nakovski

    James is knowledgeable and personable. He represents his clients effectively and professionally. I endorse this lawyer.


    Mirka Nakovski Family Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Michael Henry Fate

    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.


    Michael Fate Business Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

3411 Colby Ave
Everett, WA, 98201-4709


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Graduated Summa Cum LaudeSeattle University School of Law2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerDeno Millikan Law Firm2011 - Present
AssociateDeno Millikan Law Firm2009 - 2011
AssociateRaymond V. Gessel, P.S.2006 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
Snohomish County Legal ServicesBoard Member2010 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Snohomish County Legal ServicesBoard President2015 - 2016
Snohomish County Bar AssociationMember2008 - 2010
Publication nameTitleDate
Seattle University Law ReviewYou Know More Than You Think, State v. Townsend, Imputed Knowledge, and Implied Consent Under the Washington Privacy Act2004
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Seattle University School of Law Author's SeriesThe Washington Privacy Act2005