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Keith D. Armstrong

Estate planning Attorney at Spanaway, WA

4.9   29 reviews

also known as Strong International Law Group, LLC


Licensed for 28 years

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About Keith

Learn Keith’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    30%
    Wealth strategies that the rich use, I break down in understandable actions to make money, spend less and live a lifestyle above your means. I can help you live a luxury lifestyle on budget income....really.

    28 years, 300 cases

  2. Probate
    20%
    Very skilled at explaining complex ideas into everyday language. Highly developed skills in negotiation and strategies at making your assets work for you instead of you working for it....basically a Wealth Strategist.

    23 years, 45 cases

  3. Business
    15%
    I have successfully run small businesses and provide practical, tested solutions to legal issues, HR problems and business strategy. My special aim is marketing, marketing, marketing....

    24 years, 200 cases

  4. Contracts and agreements
    12%
    Produced procurement contracts, personal services, maintenance contract for WA State for 6 years, litigated contracts for over 20 years and provided legal advice on over 1500 contracts

    28 years, 1,500 cases

  5. Litigation
    10%
    Trial Attorney for Attorney General's Office for 10 years with over 500 victories out of 750 over that time period. Not the best trial attorney but the best at serving your needs with negotiation skills and legal tools to meet your goals

    28 years, 1,200 cases

  6. Entertainment
    8%
    Legal advice and contract review for books, video, television, mini-series, music license protection. 2018 Entertainment Lawyer of the Year Law 2017.

    21 years, 50 cases

  7. Administrative law
    5%
    Assistant Attorney General for over 10 years in employment, licensing, health, business, real estate, consumer protection, financial regulation, business structure. I can easily decipher govt red tape to determine strategy to resolve issues

    28 years, 1,200 cases

Born and raised in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He attended Grambling State University then Oklahoma State University where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. He received a law degree from Washburn University School of Law in Topeka, Kansas with an emphasis on international business law. Keith’s international focus on international affairs led to a corporate board membership, International Center of Topeka where he hosted several foreign ambassadors from the U.S.S.R, France, Japan, Denmark, Hungary and South Africa. Washburn Law School led Keith to an international summer program studying administrative law, the start of the European Union in London, England.

After following the yellow-bricked road from Kansas, Keith moved to the Emerald City, Seattle in 1994 to become a Civil Rights Investigator for the WA State Human Rights Commission. One year later he was appointed a WA State Assistant Attorney General. As a state trial attorney, Keith represented large government agencies including the Department of Licensing, the Employment Security Department and the Department of Health in over 1000 superior court cases victories. He became adept at handling difficult cases in Superior Court, the Court of Appeals, and the WA Supreme Court.

Keith has extensive experience in employment law, business law, estate planning, veterans benefits and professional licensing standards. In 1996 he was invited to provide a lecture on criminal procedure and a legal analysis of the O.J. Simpson trial to law students Surugadai University Law School in Tokyo, Japan.

Today, he lives and works in Pierce County with his wife and firm Partner, Andreta. Keith is very active in the community advocating for and producing legal forums, small business development workshops, apprenticeships, workforce development issues, and resource aid for startups. Let us be a Strong Advocate for you. Protect What Matters…..your empire.

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Licensed for 28 years
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 1994
Updated 11/25/2022

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

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Reviews

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Posted by Josh | November 25, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Superior Knowledge & Service
I have personally and professionally be working with Keith for almost 10 years and have used him for primarily contract law and this review is way overdue. The level of care and attention he spends on each case or consultation is beyond what I ever expected. I always get glowing reviews when I refer him business and he makes me look very good. I would recommend him to anyone looking for an expert opinion on any contract or business dealing.
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Response from Keith Armstrong April 22, 2020
Thanks Josh, it has been wonderful experience working with such a professional. Thanks for your confidence in my firm, since I know you encounter hundreds of businesses in this region. I am glad to partner with you to help small businesses have some Strong support.
Posted by Tonya | April 21, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
SBA loan assistance
Keith saved me! Going through the SBA disaster relief loan was very confusing so I asked keith for help navigating it & understanding what I was signing. He was wonderful & very helpful. I highly recommend!
Response from Keith Armstrong April 22, 2020
Thank you so much. During this confusing and stressful time, its teamwork between client and professional to get a good result. You were a great team member to work with. We are all in this together, let's make a Strong response. Stay safe.
Posted by Theo | August 1, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
All I Can Say Is Excellence
He is the best and professional person you could have on your team. He has improved my legal division for my company and has help me out with countless contracts.
Response from Keith Armstrong April 22, 2020
Thanks, Commissioner. It takes good professionals to make a great team. You know football, you know business, you know team work. So glad to be on your team.
Posted by Welch | August 1, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Consumer
Clear and easy to understand, knowledgeable about estate laws, personable, willing to answer questions and great presenter.
Response from Keith Armstrong April 22, 2020
Being from Oklahoma help with easy and clear about complicated issues. My experience with probates, estate planning and small business can be so complicated. It was a pleasure working with you and your husband with the famous name.
Posted by Valerie | August 1, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Nurse
I would highly recommend Keith Armstrong he was very knowledgeable professional and easy to talk to.. Keith is an honest caring individual and I feel very fortunate that I was able to have him for my representative. I am impressed with his work and would definitely refer potential clients to him.
Posted by Pamela | June 4, 2014
An outstanding attorney
I highly recommend Mr. Armstrong. He went out of his way to help us in our son's case and did an outstanding job. He is compassionate and thorough. We were pleased with his work in every aspect. It was such a relief to have the matter in his hands.
Posted by Jeff | May 27, 2014
Legal Opinion Letter
I needed a legal opinion stating whether or not a civilian employment position that I was seeking represented a conflict of interest with my previous military occupation. I selected this attorney based on my previous satisfactory legal business dealings with him, and also based on his legal expertise in the areas of government contracting and employment law. He thoroughly reviewed my previous military employment responsibilities, as well as those of the civilian position being pursued. He provided a well-written opinion of non-conflict that was clear and concise, with appropriate supporting statements where needed.
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Posted by Agnes | May 23, 2014
A very happy, satsified, and relieved client
Keith is a very knowledgeable, compassionate,responsive and reassuring lawyer. We had hired another lawyer to care of a child support case which was disastrous. There was no resolution and we had paid him a lot of money. Keith, took over the case and solved the problem. During the whole process he was reassuring and responsive to our needs. Great lawyer and a good caring person.
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Posted by anonymous | May 22, 2014
Excellent Attorney
Keith worked with me to resolve a long- standing alimony issue (over 17 years). He was great at gathering the facts so that I could get the parties to come to a final payment agreement. It was great working with Keith. He was responsive, and thorough.
Response from Keith Armstrong April 22, 2020
Being a Counselor at Law is a highlight for me. So glad we could get this family issue resolved. Kudos all around for the team work in this case spanning national and international scope. I never mind riding the fancy cars and upscale hotels. Who knew work could be so much fun. Thanks for your confidence in our firm.
Posted by TIM | May 21, 2014
BUSINESS ISSUES
I needed some legal help on some business matter I was dealing with... so I called Mr. Armstrong. He was extremely professional. He was very knowledgeable. He kept me informed. Most of all, he got my legal issue handled very quickly.. I strongly recommend his services to all my friends, customers and relatives. And I will continue to use his services in the future. THANK YOU Mr. Armstrong. Sincerely Tim W
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Response from Keith Armstrong April 22, 2020
Protecting What Matters is our motto, but we believe it too. Protecting small businesses with big firm lawyer skills can be critical to get through this business regulation maze. Always ready to help. Thanks Tim. I love to help in all areas of my clients lives. Call me, I might know the answer.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 20 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-45%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.0 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Strong International Law Group, LLC
  • 1994 - Present
  • Supervisor, Small Business Enterprise Program
  • City of Tacoma Supervisor
  • 2016 - 2018
  • Contract Consultant
  • Office of State Procurement
  • 2006 - 2010
  • Assistant Attorney General
  • Attorney General's Office
  • 1995 - 2005
  • Civil Rights Investigator
  • Human Rights Commission
  • 1994 - 1995
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Education

  • Washburn University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • Oklahoma State University, Stillwater
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1982
  • Grambling State University
  • N/A
  • Brunel University, West London, England
  • N/A
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Legal Cases

  • Wilson v Employment Security Dept
  • Lost the battle won the war

Associations

  • Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Foundation
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Pierce County Minority Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
  • Fraternity Brother
  • 1981 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Entertainment Attorney of Year - North America
  • LAWYER MONTHLY
  • 2017
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Buyer of the Year Nomination
  • Office of State Procurement
  • 2010
  • Attorney of Year Nomination
  • WA Attorney General's Office
  • 2000
  • Revocator
  • WA Attorney General's Office
  • 1997
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Speaking Engagements

  • Legacy Series 2020
  • Estate Plannings, Probate Avoidance
  • 2020

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (1)
Probate Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Without question, I recommend Keith Armstrong is your attorney of choice! I encourage my own clients to work with Keith on a regular basis. Keith Armstrong has 24 years of experience guiding clients in the areas of will preparation, estate planning, guardianship, probate and business matters such as contracts and formation. In addition to being extremely knowledgeable, Keith is compassionate and a strong advocate."
Administrative law Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have litigated against Keith many times. Not only is he smart and capable, he is a gentleman. I would value his counsel."
Employment and labor