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Arthur Colby Parks

Estate planning Attorney at Tacoma, WA

5.0   7 reviews

also known as A. Colby Parks

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About Arthur

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For two decades I have practiced law in Tacoma serving families and supporting small businesses.  With experience as both a legal counselor and courtroom litigator, I work closely with each of my clients to identify and fulfill their individual legal needs and I look forward to meeting you.  Whether you are interested in starting a small business or looking to protect and secure your family assets for future generations, I can help.

Licensed for 29 years
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 1993
Updated 11/25/2022

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

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A. Colby Parks, Attorney at Law, P.S.
1008 Yakima Avenue, Suite 100
Tacoma, WA, 98405-4850


5.0 / 5.0
  7 customer reviews
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Posted by Teri | December 27, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very compassionate Man and wealth of knowledge
I just called his the office and Mr. Parks was very understanding and gave me a lot of good information, he also offered to reccomend other Attorneys if needed due to his own family issues but I will wait for Him.. very Kind, compassionate Man and helped me understand the issue I called him about.. Very Thankful for his help!
Posted by anonymous | December 22, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great law firm
I talked with Jeff Nielsen, an attorney at Colby's office, about reviewing a guardianship case for my younger adult sister who is disabled. Jeff is thoroughly knowledgeable about the guardianship process, the laws in Washington State and in my sisters case what is involved with her having a Professional Guardian. Myself and our dad is very grateful for the free consultation and even willing to talk with both of us on a three-way call. Jeff is friendly, helpful, kind and a great listener. At the end of our call he said that if we had any questions at a later date do not hesitate to call.
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Posted by elizabeth Gettel | October 1, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best
Colby is brilliant and compassionate. He is extremely thoughtful in presenting advice to me. He is a fighter, but first a gentleman and advocate. His vast knowledge, experience and relational skills are the best I have worked with. Listen to and follow his recommendations.
Posted by anonymous | October 10, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very Helpful
He was very helpful and guided me in the right direction.
Posted by Kriss | July 13, 2013
Colby works for you
When I first called Colby, he met with my sister and I on the weekend to see if he could help us. It also happened to be his birthday, but he talked with us for a few hours that day. Since then I have always called on Colby, and he has done all he can every time, even if it was out side of his field. I always come back to Colby, and I always recommend him.
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Posted by Mary Jo | November 15, 2011
Excellent Attorney
“The only attorney I would hire today. Colby is knowledgeable and one of the few attorney's I know of who does not have an inflated opinion of his own value. He listens, is responsive and does not over bill his clients. Results are what he achieves. I have recommended him to several of my clients and they have all been extremely happy with him as an attorney and the results he has achieved !” I first hired Colby as a Attorney in 1997, and have hired Colby more than once.
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Posted by Bill | November 4, 2010
Right is Right and Colby stands by it.
Colby has done a good job for us. He has not lost sight of service. He has always been there to serve or just lend an ear. Being a small business owner our battles are plenty. He has been there no matter what.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • A. Colby Parks Attorney at Law P.S.
  • 2001 - Present
  • Director, Member Executive Committee
  • Laird Norton Company LLC
  • 1994 - 2001
  • Associate
  • Thompson Krilich LaPorte Tucci & West
  • 1992 - 1995
  • Reserve Police Officer
  • City of Arcadia
  • 1983 - 1989
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  • Seattle University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • Occidental College
  • AB - Applied Baccalaureate
  • 1981

Legal Cases

  • In re: Estate of Henington
  • Court of Appeals held mere filing of creditor claim does not toll statute of limitation.


  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Elder Law Section Legislative Committee
  • 2012 - Present
  • Washington Certified Professional Guardian Board
  • Certified Professional Guardian
  • 2007 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Washington
  • Attorney Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association, Judicial Qualifications Committee
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association
  • Trustee
  • 2004 - 2006
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association, Legislative Committee
  • Chairman
  • 1999 - 2004
  • American Inns of Court
  • Member
  • 1997 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English


  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • WSBA Supreme Court Pro Bono Publico Honor Roll
  • WSBA
  • 2012
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Top Marksman
  • Arcadia Police Department
  • 1987
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Speaking Engagements

  • WealthCounsel Roundtable
  • Guardianship Update
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (3)
Endorse Arthur
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with him on cases and find him to be professional, knowledgeable and effective in his work. He is a pleasure to work with."
Guardianship Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Colby is a highly skilled and capable attorney. I have had numerous cases with him over the years. I have learned that he is a strong advocate and has excellent work product wrapped up with a professional demeanor that can be very convincing either in negotiations or to a court."
Estate planning Attorney | Nov 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Colby for several years. We currently serve together on a legal advisory team that I chair for the United Way of Pierce County. Colby is dedicated to his clients and the community."
Estate planning Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Colby is a conscientious attorney who really cares about his clients and doing the best for them. He is experienced and capable and will work hard to achieve results. You can count on Colby."
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