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Darol Tuttle

Estate planning Attorney at Tacoma, WA

5.0   1 review
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1996
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Darol

Learn Darol’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Elder law

  2. Estate planning
    I have drafted several hundred estate plans to include living trusts, estate tax planning, charitable trusts, irrevocable life insurance trusts, etc. I also emphasize elder law and focus on assisting clients with long term care costs.

    25 years, 600 cases

  3. Medicaid and medicare

  4. Other

Accomplished attorney with over 12 years experience in business, personal and tax planning.


Formerly founded and operated a Registered Investment Advisory firm, responsible for marketing and business operations.


Darol Tuttle’s Talents:

Public speaking, negotiations, 


January 1996 — Present

Established and operated solo law practice that assisted clients on all aspects of estate and personal planning.

- Analyzed clients’ tax and financial situation and drafted solutions uniquely suited to individual needs.
- Successfully argued cases before municipal, district, superior and appellate courts.
- Identified a unique legal issue in the area of minor settlements under UTMA and crafted a solution intended to assist personal injury firms in better settling their cases involving the sale of a tax deferred annuity.


Officer/ JAG Attorney
US Army Reserves
(Legal Services industry)

January 1990 — January 2002 (12 years 1 month)

1/1990 - 8/2002 Judge Advocate’s General Corps Attorney, Fort Lewis, WA
Staff Judge Advocate 2001-2002
Served as legal counsel for Brigade Commander in reserve infantry unit.

Contracting Attorney/Unit Training Officer 1999-2001
Responsible for deploying as Army fiscal and contracting officer. Primarily responsible for management of unit's training, logistics and evaluation.

Graduate, Judge Advocates General Course; Basic and Advanced Government Contracting Course.

Company Executive Officer 1993-1999
Company staff positions to include executive officer in a company line unit. Responsible for execution of company missions in an infantry unit.

Infantry Platoon Leader 1990 – 1993
Responsible for personnel, equipment and implementation of unit missions.



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Darol Tuttle, Atty
1200 Pacific Ave
Ste. 600
Tacoma, WA, 98402

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Posted by anonymous | July 18, 2008
Great Guy and Lawyer
I had Darol help me with my business. I have a small business that is actually doing better than I ever expected. I was concerned about passing my business onto my family if I should die. He developed what he calls a "Business Owner Succession Plan". It was just great. Darol is casual but very knowledgeable. I highly recommend him.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 200-250 per hour


AVVO RATING 8.2 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Darol Tuttle, Atty
  • 1998 - Present
  • Army Lawyer
  • US Army JAG Corps
  • 1998 - 2003
  • Associate
  • Mayhew-Froehling
  • 1995 - 1997


  • Seattle University, School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • University of Washington
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992
  • Washington State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1986

Sample of Legal Cases

  • In re William Holloman
  • I appeared and removed the Personal Representative who had mismanaged the estate. The Court also granted a spousal support award. This protected much of Artie’s estate from creditors and she was able to pay for her care without Medicaid.


  • Pierce County Health Care Providers
  • Vice President
  • 2011 - Present
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • ElderCounsel
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • WealthCounsel
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Army Commendation Medal
  • U.S. Army JAG Corps
  • 2000
  • Army Commendation Medal
  • US Army Jag Corps
  • 1998


  • Drafting Effective Wills and Trusts
  • Fundamental Principles of Will Drafting
  • 2008

Speaking Engagements

  • Estate Planning CLE
  • Estate Planning
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (8)
Endorse Darol
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly recommend this attorney. I have worked with him on numerous cases and find his knowledge and competence incredibly impressive."
Estate planning Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I'm pleased to endorse Darol Tuttle. I've known Darol professionally and personally for several years and find him to be extremely knowledgeable, professional and compassionate. I have referred matters to Darol and do so confident that he will take good care of people and well serve their legal needs. I highly recommend Darol and will continue to do so in the future."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I recommend Darol to anyone looking for a quality estate planning attorney. We are both members of a national estate planning group, and I have come to recognize Darol as a solid contributor to the group and quality attorney for his clients."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Darol is among the top in his field. I would surely refer clients who needed help in his community. Darol is very competent and very good with his clients. Highly recommended."
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Darol is a bright, competent and caring attorney. He goes above and beyond for his clients and I would hesitate to hire him for my own estate planning and elder law needs for my family."
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Other
"I know Darol from professional organizations of which we are both members. He seems to be a very intelligent, well-organized attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Darol for estate planning work."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. I met Darol recently during a conference and was impressed with his knowledge of all estate planning matters. I would highly recommend him to clients."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. I recently met Darol in a conference, Darol was confident and very knowledgeable on his field. I will be happy to refer him cases in the future because I know he won't dissapoint the clients. I am happy to endorse him!"
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Other
"This attorney is among the top in their field. I would surely refer clients who needed help in his community. Darol is very competent and very good with his clients. Highly recommended."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. I had the opportunity to meet Darol at a seminar I attended in Orlando, Florida. I highly recommend Darol as an estate planning lawyer and would not hesitate referring clients to his practice."
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Darol is a good, thorough, professional lawyer. I highly recommend him to both clients and attorneys looking for his expertise."
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