Skip to main content

Carl Park Colbert

Estate planning Attorney at Gig Harbor, WA

4.9   12 reviews
  • State Years
    Washington - WA 24 years
    New York - NY 26 years
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1999
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1997
    Due to Register within 30 Days of Birthday No misconduct found

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

About Carl

Learn Carl’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    I provide full service estate planning and asset protection for my clients. Each representation is tailored to my clients' individualized need. I am also prepared to litigate my Clients' estate related issues pursuant to Washington's TEDRA statutes.

    24 years, 110 cases

  2. Business
    I represent small to midsize corporations and LLCs as well as other entities from the formation stage through to the sale stage.

    29 years, 200 cases

  3. Lawsuits and disputes
    I aggressively represent clients involved in pre-litigation, litigation, mediation, arbitration and other disputes. If someone is suing you, or you need to enforce your rights against someone else, we can help.

    26 years, 210 cases

  4. Real estate
    I represent individuals, entities and, in particular, real estate investors in the full range of issues that arise in real estate transactions. From purchase to foreclosure.

    29 years, 250 cases

  5. Criminal defense
    I aggressively and tenaciously defend my clients who have been charged with a crime. If you are seeking a criminal defense lawyer, MAKE SURE that they don't charge some small fee and then take you in and plead you guilty. MAKE SURE that they know what they are doing and have conducted hundreds of motion hearings and at the very least DOZENS of trials.

    29 years, 300 cases

  6. International law
    I represent individuals and entities who wish to engage in a variety of cross border transactions.

    26 years, 50 cases

Hello, thank you for reading about me.  Please call me Carl.  I am passionate about everything I do. Including representing my clients.  While many attorneys know how to 'go through the motions' and collect their fees, I WANT to WIN, every time.  My advocacy is always zealous and ALWAYS of the highest caliber. When I am not in the office or in court, I am playing with my children, biking, kayaking or lifting. When I work, I work hard, but when I am not working, I play just as hard and am often travelling the world and truly attempting to live this life to the fullest.

Don't be frightened off by my relatively "high" hourly fee. On most criminal defense matters I offer flat fee alternatives.  Also, an hourly fee is generally closely associated with an attorney's education, experience and success rates. Feel free to read through my avvo listing and my website, before determining whether my fee is too high.

With legal services, as with everything else in life, you often get what you pay for.

Contact Carl

Similar lawyers nearby

Colbert & Colbert, LLP
PO Box 327
Gig Harbor, WA, 98335-0327
Law Offices of Carl Colbert, Ltd. PC
Po Box 327
Gig Harbor, WA, 98335-0327
Carl Park Colbert
40 Lake Bellevue Drive, Suite 100,
Bellevue, WA, 98005
Hide locations


4.9 / 5.0
  12 customer reviews
5 Star
4 Star
3 Star
2 Star
1 Star
Posted by Annette | March 26, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Carl the best lawyer . I hired Carl to evict horrible tenant and he got it done even during governor inslees moratorium!! Thank you so much !!!
Posted by anonymous | August 31, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top Notch Attorney and knows the law
I worked with Carl on a trust and estate matter. Carl was always responsive to any questions or documents that I needed. In the real estate world time is of the essence and he never fell short of doing the work that he said that he was going to do. He knows the laws and he’s able to articulate and advise those lies to his clients. He really is a top notch attorney and is invaluable to the community.
Read less
Posted by John | May 9, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
From the moment I called carl he was very helpful and friendly. He set my mind at ease at my first meeting with him. Carl never miss lead me and gave me professional advice. He was clear in what he expected of me and what he could do for me. I would strongly recommend Carl's services . Thanks carl.
Posted by Greg | April 27, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Attorney
I have consulted Mr. Colbert multiple times when I have had various legal questions both personally and with my firm. He has always given me excellent advise. I would not hesitate to use him for any legal issue that may arise. I have referred many clients to him when they have legal issues arise.
Posted by Jeff | April 22, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wouldn't use anyone else...
Carl was always available and very aggressive. Very Happy with the outcome. I would trust him with any of my future legal needs. And if it is an area of law in which he does not specialize ... He has also given me excellent referrals.
Posted by Patrick | April 20, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Battle tested
Carl has represented me or my companies many times. He is a veteran attorney, familiar with the courtroom battle grounds and versed in strategies to WIN. I call Carl all matters of legal counsel big or small. Carl always let me know the the lay of the land, where we're strong, and where we might need to shore up our positions, risks and opportunities. Whenever I have legal questions or needs Carl Colbert is the lighthouse I turn to for guidance.
Read less
Posted by Devin | April 20, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My first choice for any/all Legal issues!!!
I first hired Carl Colbert for a speeding ticket years ago. He found 9 separate problems with the ticket that could be used to have it dismissed, and after the 1st problem was addressed it was immediately thrown out. Since then, my family has also hired him for all our traffic tickets. My family also recently hired him to help get resolution from a collection agency, which was known to withhold information from the DMV, restricting the ability to renew a drivers license. Carl Colbert has gotten positive results every time, which is why if I ever need legal help Carl is the first person I go to.
Read less
Posted by John | April 19, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely Professional
Carl has been my trusted counsel for 20 years. I would and have referred Carl to anyone in need of a good attorney.
Posted by Shirley | April 19, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best
Carl is very direct and has a high knowledge of what he is doing. He has years of experience behind him to help you reach your desired outcome. I have known Carl for a very long time and I have retained him to represent me and I have also referred him to friends and clients of mine. Anytime I have the difficult questions, I know Carl is there for me.
Read less
Posted by Trang | April 19, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Tax Accountant/Tax Attorney
Carl is a clever attorney. He has been a tremendous help with resolving my potential lawsuits. His ability in interpreting complex contracts and the statutes surpasses most attorneys I know.
Posted by anonymous | April 19, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A++ Attorney Would Recommend!!
Over the years Carl is represented me on at least 7 cases on a wide scale of things. Every time I left a message he got back to me quick. He is one of the most aggressive attorneys I've come across throughout the years. I would not hesitate to hire Carl to represent you! You definitely get your money's worth and on top of that he is very reliable and accurate with information. He will tell you how it is. Would give him more than a 5 star rating if I could. Call him up and see for yourself you won't be disappointed!!!
Read less
Posted by anonymous | April 29, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Solid Attorney
Carl did a good job with my case. I've used his services a couple of times and my outcomes have been positive and fair.
View less reviews


  • Hourly Rates $ 450-450 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.4 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Law Offices of Carl Colbert, LTD., PC
  • 2007 - Present
  • Partner
  • Colbert & Colbert, LLP
  • 1999 - 2007
  • Associate
  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP
  • 1997 - 1997
  • Associate
  • Kirkland & Ellis, LLP A Law Firm Serving Global Clients
  • 1994 - 1997
  • Intern
  • Northwest Defenders Association
  • 1993 - 1993
View all work experience


  • Yale Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • University of Washington -Seattle
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992

Legal Cases

  • Gig Harbor v. Ottow & State v. Ottow
  • After a jury trial on some of the charges, I negotiated an omnibus settlement with prosecutors from both jurisdictions whereby client served no jail time and had his DUI charges dismissed.
  • Weller v. Ohana Trust
  • Summary judgment GRANTED in favor of my client.
  • Frazier v. Access Mortgage Co., Inc.
  • Defense Verdict after week long trial.
View all legal cases


  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Admitted
  • 1999 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Admitted
  • 1997 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Vietnamese

Attorney endorsements

Received (0)
Given (0)
Endorse Carl
Endorsements from fellow lawyers are an important consideration for many when selecting the right attorney.
This attorney hasn't created any attorney endorsements recently on Avvo.

Avvo Contributions

This attorney hasn't created any legal answers in Q&A or legal guides recently on Avvo.

Gig Harbor Estate planning Lawyer Carl Park Colbert
Carl Park Colbert
Estate planning Attorney
Gig Harbor, WA
Licensed for 26 years