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About me

I am a Seattle-area based attorney currently working in a family office setting.  My legal practice emphasizes wealth preservation and transfer. I provide an integrated approach to estate, business, personal and financial planning utilizing sophisticated tax, business, asset protection and estate planning techniques designed to preserve wealth now and for future generations.

My professional goal is to maintain the highest degree of skill, knowledge and experience in several related areas in order to custom tailor plans and strategies that addresses individual situations and achieve client goals.
In addition to my legal practice, I also enjoy putting my business and accounting background and interests to work. I find great professional pleasure in consulting with business owners, managers and boards on both legal and non-legal aspects of their business operations. I have served on various boards and board committees of both profit and non-profit entities and welcome the opportunity to discuss service opportunities on a board of directors.


Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 50%
    17 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Business: 20%
    17 years, 750 cases
  3. Corporate: 20%
    17 years, 750 cases
  4. Tax: 5%
    17 years, 350 cases
  5. Real Estate: 5%
    17 years, 500 cases

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  • C Dennis Brislawn Jr

    I highly endorse this lawyer not only as a superb business lawyer and legal technican, but as someone who is caring and creative advocate for his clients. Doug is a rare combination of legal knowledge and human observer, one who can create a plan that deals with client goals and concerns that actually works.


    C Brislawn Trusts Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Philip Matthew deMaine

    Doug Lineberry is an exceptional tax and estate planning attorney. I have regularly referred him business for years, and my clients unanimously report to me their satisfaction with his high level of expertise and personal attention to each of their unique estate planning and business needs. I highly recommend his services!


    Philip deMaine Medical malpractice Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

4810 Pt. Fosdick Drive NW
Gig Harbor, WA, 98335


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Meritorious Service MedalUnited States Army2009
Paul Harris FellowRotary International2007
Louisiana Emergency Services MedalState of Louisiana2005
Humanitarian Services MedalUnited States Army2005
Excellence for the Future Award in Civil ProcedureCALI1996
Faculty Outstanding GraduateEverett Community College1995
Phi Theta KappaEverett Community College Phi Theta Kappa Chapter1995
Army Commendation Medal (Second Award)United States Army1993
Good Conduct MedalUnited States Army1992
Second Infantry Division Soldier of the QuarterUnited States Army1992
Army Achievement Medal (Sixth Award)United States ArmyN/A
Korea Defense Service MedalUnited States ArmyN/A
Armed Forces Reserve MedalUnited States ArmyN/A
National Defense Service Medal (Second Award)United States ArmyN/A
Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal (Second Award)United States ArmyN/A
Global War on Terrorism Service MedalUnited States ArmyN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerLineberry Law Firm2012 - Present
Judge AdvocateUS Army2001 - Present
TrusteeTacoma Youth Chorus2012 - 2012
PartnerLuce, Lineberry & Kenney, PS2010 - 2012
DirectorActive Foods, Inc.2005 - 2007
PartnerLineberry Kenney, PLLC2004 - 2010
PartnerDouglas J. Lineberry & Associates, PLLC2003 - 2004
AttorneyTurnbull & Born, PLLC2003 - 2003
Tax AssociateDeloitte & Touche, LLP2001 - 2003
AttorneyTurnbull & Born, PLLC1999 - 2001
InternWashington Attorney Generals Office - Transportation and Public Construction Division1997 - 1998
Association namePosition nameDuration
US Tax CourtAdmitted2011 - Present
Idaho Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
American Bar Association, Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section, Asset Protection PlanningMember2005 - Present
Greater Tacoma Community Foundation Finance CommitteeMember2005 - Present
Pierce County Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
Rotary Club of Tacoma No. 8 Military Affairs CommitteeChairman2006 - 2007
Rotary Club of Tacoma No. 8 Military Affairs CommitteMember2005 - 2010
Seattle University Law ReviewLead Articles Editor1998 - 1999
Seattle University Law ReviewMember1997 - 1998
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Retirement Plan Trust$4,500,000 in additional retirement plan distributions may be achieved because of retirement plan trust
Real Estate Foreclosure SettlementPlaintiff withdrew complaint (with prejudice).
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Business ExaminerIndividual Retirement Accounts Can be Versatile Assets2007
Puget Sound Business JournalProperty Owners Have Ways to Protect Themselves2006
Kitsap Peninsula Business JournalWill Your Business Survive You?2006
Kitsap Peninsula Business JournalIt Takes More Than a Business Plan to Protect Your Assets2006
Kitsap Peninsula Business JournalIt Takes More Than a Business Plan to Protect Your Assets2006
Lineberry Kenney, PLLC Web ArticlesAsset Protection Using Family Limited Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies2006
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
United States Army Judge Advocate General CorpsOfficer Advanced CourseN/A2007
United States Army Judge Advocate General CorpsContract Attorneys CourseN/A2006
United States Army Judge Advocate General CorpsOfficer Basic CourseN/A2002
University of Washington School of LawTaxLL.M - Master of Laws2001
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
Central Washington UniversityAccountingBS - Bachelor of Science1996
Everett Community CollegeBusiness AdministrationAssociate in Arts and Sciences1995
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
WSBA APR8 Admission to Practice CLEBankruptcy 1012013
WSBA APR 8 Admissions CLEEstate Planning 1012013
Admission to Practice Rule 8(g) TrainingIntroduction to Bankruptcy2012
Admission to Practice Rule 8(g) TrainingEstate Planning2012
CLE for JAG Under APR 8(g)Estate Planning and Probate2010
Advanced Education: Self Directed IRAsSelf Directed IRA Investing with LLCs and Other Business Entities2010
Recharge Your ReturnsIRA Wealth Preservation: Using Trusts to Ensure Your IRA Wealth Dynasty2007
PENSCO Trust Company Monthly WebinarIRA Wealth Preservation: Using Trusts to Ensure Your IRA Wealth Dynasty2007
Maximizing Your IRAs and Retirement AccountsIntegrating LLCs in IRA Investing; Retirement Distribution Planning2007
Ft. Lewis, WA Legal Continuing EducationThe Basics of Estate Planning and Washington Probate Procedures2006
Continuing Professional Education CruiseFundamental Tax Concepts for Real Estate Agents and Investors2006
Continuing Professional Education CruiseFundamental Investment Concepts for Real Estate Agents and Investors2006
Commencement Bay Continuing Professional Education Course (for CPAs)Asset Protection2005
Commercial and Residential EvictionsCommercial Evicitions and Commercial Landlord's Liens2003
Real Estate Agent Continuing Professional EducationSeniors Legal Issues2002
Real Estate Agent Continuing Professional EducationSeniors Legal Issues2002