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Approachable and unflappable. Tom Oldfield is a blend of experience, knowledge and maturity. Tom comes from a family of attorneys with strong ties to the title insurance business.  His father, also an attorney, founded a title insurance company in 1929 and worked for the Federal Land Bank which was able to save the farms of many families during the Depression years.  Tom has continued these caring ways by supporting various children’s organizations in the area.  He is presently on the Board of the Children’s Home Society of Washington and of the Tacoma Community College Foundation.  Tom graduated from Whitman College and continued at the University of Washington where he received his J.D. in 1970.  He has served as Supervisor of Banking for Washington State and continues his law practice in business, real estate and banking.

When not at work, Tom has climbed four of the five major peaks in Washington.  Now it is bicycling that keeps him fit.  Tom and his wife, Skip, live in the Gig Harbor area.
Tom’s primary practice is in the Real Estate and Business areas. He shares with the other principals of the firm the core value that our primary objective is to resolve the client’s problem or concern in a prompt, efficient and caring manner.


Practice areas


  1. Real Estate: 65%
    46 years
  2. Corporate: 15%
    46 years
  3. Banking: 5%
    29 years
  4. Probate: 5%
    46 years
  5. Other: 10%
  6. More 



Hourly ($265-295/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Christian K. Lassen II

    Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community.


    Christian Lassen Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Brian Matthew King

    Tom is exceptionally knowledgeable in complex real estate and financing isues. I endorse this lawyer.


    Brian King Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

Oldfield & Helsdon, PLLC

1401 Regents Blvd, Suite 102
P.O. Box 64189
University Place, WA, 98464-0189

Oldfield & Helsdon, PLLC

1401 Regents Blvd, St. 102
P.O. Box 64189
Fircrest, WA, 98464-0189



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyOldfield & Helsdon, PLLC2007 - Present
AttorneySloan Bobrick Oldfield & Helsdon, P.C.1991 - 2006
Supervisor of BankingState of Washington1985 - 1990
Association namePosition nameDuration
Tacoma Pierce County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Washington State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Nishikawa v. U.S. Eagle High, LLCResolved in client's favor by Court of Appeals
OSWA Development v. Porterresolved in our client's favor, with an award of damages and attorneys fees, and sanctions against the opposing party and its counsel.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1970
Whitman CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1967