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Daniel K. Walk

Probate Attorney at Puyallup, WA

5.0   24 reviews

also known as Dan

  • Licensed for 6 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2017
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Daniel

Learn Daniel’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Probate
    40%
    Although I handle standard, non-contested, probate matters, I also regularly handle contested matters as well. In Washington, you might hear this referred to as probate or "TEDRA" litigation, and I handle these cases with a proven record of success.

  2. Real estate
    40%
    I handle litigation matters involving real estate. This often involves claims of adverse possession and/or various forms of easements, but whatever the real estate need is, I can handle it.

  3. Estate planning
    20%
    I handle the estate planning needs for my clients including wills, powers of attorney, health care directives (living wills), community property agreements, and trusts. I can also help you craft unique solutions to avoid the standard plans.

Dan is an attorney with a practice that involves many areas of civil litigation with an emphasis in probate and trusts (TEDRA), and real estate. He regularly handles litigation and pre-litigation claims regarding real estate, contracts, and probate issues (including TEDRA litigation actions). Dan also helps individuals and families with their estate planning needs. Regardless of what area of law your matter involves, Dan utilizes a practical approach to the law, carefully balancing his clients’ legal goals and expectations with their personal and financial goals and constraints.

Dan is proud to be a partner at Nelson Allen Walk, PLLC, which has been serving Puyallup and the greater Puget Sound area for many years.  The attorneys and staff at Nelson Allen Walk handle a wide range of matters, including both litigation and transactional work in business, construction, estate planning, land use, personal injury, probate, and real estate (including escrow!).  If Dan can't assist with your matter, there is a good chance someone at his firm can, or he can point you in the direction of another trustworthy firm.

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Location

Nelson Allen Walk, PLLC
102 N Meridian
Puyallup, WA, 98371

Reviews

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Posted by Candy | March 16, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Estate Planning
Dan was kind, informative, and went out of his way to investigate the best course of action for our complicated situation. I appreciate that he took the time to investigate our alternatives thoroughly, answer our questions, and treat us with respect and dignity. I was very impressed that he and his staff were able to get all our affairs in order the same day when it was so much more than we had anticipated when we made our initial appointment. At no time did I feel rushed or pressured which was a blessing. It was amazing that my husband and I both felt our wishes mattered and were taken in consideration as we faced our decisions thank you and God bless.
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Posted by Laura | December 18, 2023
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CEO
Dan represented our business that had been put in a precarious position, and he helped us settle, avoiding a court case. He was professional, informative, and went above and beyond in client communication and guidance.
Posted by SAADA | July 29, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Dan is the Best in the West
Dan helped me with my Moms Estate Planning, No Will so it could have been more difficult. After long nights and lots of questions from me, he made something that could have turned the wrong way stay on track. He listens and has a lot of patience. I'm sure I got my $ worth with all the questions I had. :-). In the End My sisters and I were Happy with the outcome. Very Knowlegable Dan is the Man. I would definitely highly recommend him.
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Posted by Sonya | June 30, 2023
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Boundary Dispute Resolved
The neighbor built a fence on my dad's estate and I was worried that this would be a long drawn out legal hassle. I spoke with several lawyers, but Dan was the most knowledgeable. He very clearly explained all my options and what I might expect as a result all without talking down to me. My emails were always answered promptly and he made sure to always check back with me until the matter was taken care of. I'm happy to say that it was all resolved with him sending a letter to the neighbor and we didn't have to go to court. It was the best result we could have expected. I'm pleased with the work that Dan did and would recommend him.
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Posted by Mike | October 10, 2022
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Gregg
Our attorney, who had been working on our case, recently move to North Carolina leaving us without an attorney. Dan stepped in and got up to speed in a short amount of time. Dan was spot on in laying out where he thought the mediation would go in terms of numbers. Along with being a great attorney, he's also a great guy. We will be using Dan in the future.
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Posted by Gina | December 29, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Probate
Daniel Walk was a great help with probate for my father's estate. He was patient to answer all of my many, many questions. I appreciate his knowledge and expertise at getting it rolling and closed.
Posted by anonymous | November 9, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Thank you!
I hired Dan for estate planning and to consult on a contested probate within the family. His expertise and advice has been invaluable. We will definitely use him for future needs.
Posted by anonymous | November 9, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very responsive and realistic
Dan consulted on an issue for my mom’s trust after my dad passed away. He was responsive and more importantly he was realistic about options and costs which I very much appreciated. I also hired him to do an estate plan for my husband and I to help prevent issues like what my mom went through.
Posted by Adam | October 31, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Thank YOU!
My wife and I hired Dan to help with a will before she gave birth, and recently had Dan consult on a different issue when a company failed to respond to my multiple requests for a call back. Dan is quick to respond, very willing to help and extremely effective. I can’t recommend his services enough. Dan, thanks for all your help!
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Posted by Sabra | June 28, 2021
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Excellent Choice!!!!
My husband and I hired Daniel Walk to represent us with a rather complicated real estate case from a previous divorce. Not only did he get us a great outcome but Mr. Walk was very patient, knowledgeable, responsive and professional. He made it very simple for us as he and his office did 99% the leg work required to get the outcome we did. I would not hesitate to retain Mr. Walk in the future.
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Posted by Tiffany | September 23, 2020
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Professional and Understanding
Mr. Walk handled a disbursement of surplus funds case for my brother and I. He listened to everything I had to say and made me feel good about our case. He was very communicative, professional, and courteous. I couldn’t have gotten this done without Mr. Walk. If you hire him you won’t be disappointed!
Posted by Scott | July 1, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Appreciate the time and honesty
I reached out to Dan to chat with him about my dad’s estate and probate options. Dan took the time to talk to me about the documents we had and what they meant for our options. We didn’t end up hiring an attorney because it turned out that we didn’t need one but it would have been Dan if we did.
Posted by Russ | June 29, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Solid attorney, love the straight talk.
Helped me through an easement problem, and wrote another easement for a building lot next to a home I sold. also handles my will. Very straight and up front which I appreciate more than anything from professionals.
Posted by Mike | May 7, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding attorney, excellent service
My wife and I were executors for a rather difficult estate. There were issues with the heirs, property boundary disputes, unauthorized people on the property - it was a mess! Thank goodness we had Daniel Walk on our side! He had the perfect mix of firmness, diplomacy and negotiating skills to resolve issues and handle the toughest surprises. He is very capable attorney and I always felt confident for a good outcome. Mr. Walk is an excellent communicator. When we needed to make a decision, he gave us what we needed (options, expected outcomes, etc.) to make the best choices. He listened to our concerns, and made sure they were resolved. I always knew what was happening, and what to expect. Thanks to Mr. Walk's skills, the estate settled in far less time, and with a far better outcome, than anyone ever thought it would. Some examples- Just after we were appointed, one of the neighbors took a bulldozer to the 60-year old fence and cleared about 40 feet of the estate property. Mr. Walk got my urgent phone call early in the morning and had the cease-and-desist order out within hours. Another time, we were under a tight deadline to complete the house sale, and some of the heirs were balking. Mr. Walk hosted a conference call and was able to negotiate agreement among the parties and we were able to sell the property without delay. A few days before the house closed, we had to deal with an unauthorized trailer and unauthorized people on the property. Again, Mr. Walk got it resolved in time for the closing. A special thank you to Susan K. Toma, Mr. Walk's legal assistant. She was invaluable in handling the preparation and background work that is essential to success. I highly recommend this attorney!
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Posted by anonymous | May 7, 2020
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Thank you, Dan!
Dan has been really helpful, responsive and effective as my lawyer in a personal injury settlement. The experience of the accident has been really hard and painful, but having Dan's expertise has been invaluable.
Posted by Scott | April 15, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My Fathers will probate
Last summer 2019 my 90 year old Father passed away. With two siblings and their greed over my Dads will, I needed to locate a local attorney that could help guide me through the legal rights I knew I had. I was was seeking an experienced law firm that had a team of attorneys that could help me out. I was so fortunate to contact Morton McGoldrick law firm in Tacoma,WA From my initial consultation I felt welcomed and I had made the right choice. The first attorney listened to my concerns and directed me to Mr Dan Walk within their firm due to his litigation/ probate experience. Mr. Walk professionally explained the probate process handled all the court paperwork and was always a phone call or email away to answer any of my concerns. It was a difficult time in my life after losing my Dad, yet I appreciated the true empathy and respect I felt from Mr Walk. I will continue to use the services of Morton McGoldrick law firm for any future needs as the entire staff I met with are all very nice professional people.
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Posted by Kelly | August 21, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Attention to Detail
Daniel Walk shows great attention to detail. Any concerns or questions I had through my case, he was willing to research and address. Working with him, I felt comfortable and confident that he would protect my best interests. I can confidently recommend Daniel.
Posted by Troy | July 27, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
Dan was hired for some legal needs. He has done a phenomenal job of negotiating with the involved parties and has been very communicative with the entire process. I would highly recommend him to friends and family.
Posted by Deanna | July 18, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
On point, and very responsive
Thank you, Mr. Walk, for answering my posted question, and also following up with another question that I had. He was very through, and seemed to have a very good grasp of Washington law. I had done some "online" sluething of my own, and he, very kindly, told me why I was "off base" a little bit! Thank you again for taking the time to answer my questions. What a great service.
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Posted by Sue | July 12, 2019
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Dan, Mr Positive
back in march of 2018, i needed a lawyer because i was afraid my mom was getting taken for a ride with my cousin having power of attorney, my mom was very sick. and my husband and i didn't think she was being treated well. so we talked to the firm Dan was working with. he explained what we could do to protect her interest, well we were to late. my mom passed two days later and Dan got our case for probate since i wasn't sure what i was doing or expecting to do since my cousin was executor of the estate.. Dan made me feel at ease whenever i talked with him on the phone and i am sure he got tired of the questions, but he never acted like it, and he would answer them with patience. when Dan left to go to this new Office, i stayed with him because he knew who i was and he knew the details of my case and i liked the way he handled everthing
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-350 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Nelson Allen Walk, PLLC
  • 2023 - Present
  • Partner
  • Morton McGoldrick, PLLC
  • 2018 - 2023
  • Law Clerk & Attorney
  • Dickson Frohlich PS
  • 2016 - 2018
  • Legal Extern
  • U.S. Department Of Homeland Security
  • 2014 - 2015
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Education

  • Seattle University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A
  • University of Washington, Tacoma campus
  • Politics, Philosophy, and Economics
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Spelman, et al. v. Gobeli, et al.
  • Prevailed and upheld on appeal - confirming and retaining my clients' easement rights
  • In Re Estate of Mark Lester Besola
  • Prevailed and upheld on appeal (Supreme Court denied review) - successfully obtained the dismissal of all claims against my client and obtained a substantial award of costs and fees against the opposing party.
  • Mounthaven LLC v. Richard Cooper
  • Prevailed - Obtained the disputed area of land and obtained an award of costs and attorneys' fees.

Associations

  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2024
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2023
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2021
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2020
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2019
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2019
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Publications

  • Washington Lawyers Practice Manual
  • Updates to Chapter 14, Part X: Forfeiture of Real Estate Contracts
  • 2018

Speaking Engagements

  • Cover Your Assets
  • Estate Planning and Probate Basics
  • 2019

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (17)
Endorse Daniel
Probate Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Co-worker
"Dan is an excellent litigation, real estate, and probate attorney. I endorse him."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. He is smart, hard working and dedicated to his clients."
Probate Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Daniel on numerous matters and he has always been prompt in his communication with his clients. I endorse Daniel."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Probate Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Dan. He is a hard working lawyer with clear attention to detail."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I strongly endorse Daniel Walk as an attorney. He is highly skilled at litigation and at solving disputes, often thinking outside the box to reach solutions that benefit his clients. He is aggressive when necessary, but never loses sight of what is in the best interest of his clients. His clients are guaranteed to have a strong, skilled advocate, no matter the situation."
Real estate Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Dan on numerous matters. I continue to be impressed by his level of skill and commitment to client service."
Real estate Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Dan! Dan's a sharp, meticulous lawyer who serves his clients in the best way possible and has since the time I've known him always been accountable to those who trust him."
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Puyallup Probate Lawyer Daniel K. Walk
Daniel K. Walk
Probate Attorney
Puyallup, WA
Licensed for 6 years
Free Consultation