Skip to main content

Daniel K. Walk

Probate Attorney at Tacoma, WA

5.0   20 reviews

also known as Dan


Call and speak with several attorneys to find best fit for your specific legal issue.
Can't find what you are looking for?
Avvo has 97% of all lawyers in the US.
Find the best ones near you.
Find Nearby Lawyers

About Daniel

Learn Daniel’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Probate
    50%
    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
    30%
    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. Contracts and agreements
    10%
    I handle breach of contract claims. My practice typically revolves around contractors who improperly utilize your hard-earned money and "rob from Peter to pay Paul" and then proceed to do poor work on, or just walk away from, your job.

  4. Estate planning
    10%
    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 real estate. He regularly handles litigation and pre-litigation claims regarding real estate, contract, 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 Morton McGoldrick, PLLC, which has been serving the south sound area for over 100 years.  His partners and associates handle a wide range of matters, including both litigation and transactional work in bankruptcy, business, construction, employment, estate planning, immigration, land use, probate, real estate, and tax.

Photos and videos

Licensed for 5 years
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 2017
Updated 01/31/2023

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

Contact Daniel

Similar lawyers nearby

Morton McGoldrick, PLLC
820 A Street, Suite 600
Tacoma, WA, 98402

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  20 customer reviews
5 Star
 
100%
4 Star
 
0%
3 Star
 
0%
2 Star
 
0%
1 Star
 
0%
Posted by Mike | October 10, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
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.
Read less
Posted by Gina | December 29, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| 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
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| 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
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| 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!
Read less
Posted by Sabra | June 28, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
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.
Read less
Posted by Tiffany | September 23, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
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
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| 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!
Read less
Posted by anonymous | May 7, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
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.
Read less
Posted by Kelly | August 21, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
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
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| 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.
Read less
Posted by Sue | July 12, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
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
Read less
Posted by Angela | July 11, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. Walk
Mr. Walk handled my probate for me. He was always very professional as well as personable. It was a difficult time for me and he was very patient with me. I would recommend him and use his services again if need be.
Posted by Carollyn | February 17, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I go to Dan for all my legal needs!
If I have a legal issue, I call Dan every time. He's been able to help me every time even if that means telling me I'd be better off not pursuing something because of risks and/or the costs involved versus what I stood to gain. He has helped me with property issues when the bank was trying to take my house and with estate issues for my deceased husband.
Read less
Posted by Nicky | January 11, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best experience!!
After starting the process of carrying out my friends wishes of her life’s savings and entire estate alone, I decided to look into hiring an attorney for help. I can not stress enough how i wish I would have done it sooner. When I met with Dan he instantly made me feel at ease and walked me through how the process would work, from that moment on I was stress free because he took care of everything big and small and I knew everything was being done correctly per the probate/estate laws. Dan and his team did a wonderful job keeping me informed on every detail. I could not have fulfilled the promise I had made to her without Dan.
Read less
Posted by John | January 11, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful probate attorney
Solved all of our difficult probate issues in an expedient and fair manner. Highly recommended.
View less reviews

Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Morton McGoldrick
  • 2018 - Present
  • Law Clerk & Attorney
  • Dickson Frohlich PS
  • 2016 - 2018
  • Legal Extern
  • U.S. Department Of Homeland Security
  • 2014 - 2015

Education

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

Legal Cases

  • 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 after a 2-day trial and obtained an award of costs and attorneys' fees.

Associations

  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2021
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2020
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2019
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2019
View all awards

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."
View more endorsements
Estate planning
Bankruptcy and debt
Estate planning
Employment and labor
General practice
General practice
Personal injury
Contracts and agreements