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I am a solo practitioner in the South Puget Sound.  I moved to Western Washington with my wife and two small children.  We love the Northwest lifestyle and I very much enjoy being a solo attorney.  I enjoy helping my clients achieve their objectives and to protect their interests while enjoying a wonderful lifestyle with my family.

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Business: 34%
    17 years, 100 cases
  2. Tax: 33%
    17 years, 25 cases
  3. Estate Planning: 33%
    8 years, 100 cases

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($250/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Charles R Houle

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  • Douglas Jay Lineberry

    I endorse this lawyer. Ralph is very knowledgeable and achieves excellent results in dealing with the IRS on disputed tax matters. I feel very comfortable referring people to Ralph knowing that he'll take great care of them in resolving their legal concerns.

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Contact info

4423 Point Fosdick Dr Nw Ste 100-7
Gig Harbor, WA, 98335-1797

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive200908/16/2016
CAActive199508/24/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Paul Harris FellowRotary International2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Adjunct FacultyUniversity of Phoenix2008 - Present
Contract AttorneyO'Melveny & Myers LLP2007 - Present
Chief Operating OfficerFidelity Bancorp Funding, Inc.2005 - 2007
General CounselNC Capital Corporation2003 - 2005
Corporate CounselGuess?, Inc.2001 - 2003
Senior CounselAames Financial Corporation1995 - 2001
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington State Bar AssociationAttorney Member2009 - Present
Rotary InternationalMember2009 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaAttorney1995 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1995 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
U.S. Tax Court CaseSettled with IRS Appeals for less than $25,000.
Offer in CompromiseSettled for $2,500
Innocent Spouse ReliefSuccessful appeal of Innocent Spouse Relief and removal of former spouse tax liability.
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Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Southern CaliforniaMBAMBA2004
Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount UniversityJDJD - Juris Doctor1994
California State University, Long BeachEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Non-Profit ConferenceWashington Non-Profit Law2012