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Robert Charles Pittman

Estate planning Attorney at Fircrest, WA

5.0   7 reviews

also known as Bob Pittman

  • State Years
    Alaska - AK 9 years
    Washington - WA 44 years
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State AK
    Acquired 2014
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 44 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1979
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Robert

Learn Robert’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    80%
    Using a Guidebook style approach to your estate planning, we work with you to identify your concerns and tailor a plan to keep you in control of your affairs and pass along your values, stories and wealth (both monetary and non-monetary) to your loved ones and your causes. Estate planning involves the creation of trusts, wills and many other documents as part of your overall plan. But, planning is about a process, solutions and results, not just the documents. What is your story?

    34 years

  2. Trusts
    10%
    With your estate planning, you usually will include some form of trust planning. There are many different types of trusts. If you are looking into a revocable living trust, you may want to read Understanding Living Trusts, by Vickie Schumacher - a great book (written for non-lawyers).

    34 years

  3. Power of attorney
    5%

    34 years

  4. Wills and living wills
    5%
    If you don't make your own will, the State will help you out! Don't let the State dictate your planning. Create your own will and say who gets what. Don't forget the durable general power of attorney, health care power of attorney and living will. And, don't forget to record your stories!

    34 years

Using a Guidebook style approach to your estate planning, we work with you to identify your concerns and tailor a plan to keep you in control of your affairs and pass along your values, stories and wealth to your loved ones and your causes. We only work with nice people!


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Bob Pittman is an attorney in private practice in the Puget Sound area.  His law practice is restricted to estate planning.

Bob has served on the Member Advisory Board of the National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys, as President of the Tacoma Estate Planning Council, and as President of the South Sound Chapter of the Society of Financial Service Professionals.  Bob is a frequent speaker on estate planning issues and regularly works with individuals and families in developing their estate plans, using his Guidebook Planning Process™.  Bob is a graduate of the University of Washington Law School and an advanced studies graduate of the Esperti Peterson Institute.

Bob Pittman originated and hosted Legal Line with Bob Pittman, a call-in legal advice radio talk show for CBS affiliate KIRO Radioin Seattle, Washington, for many years.  For his work on the air, Bob received the Consumer and the Law Journalism Award from the Washington State Trial Lawyers Association, was honored by the Washington State Supreme Court in a special Court Resolution, and received the Excellence in Legal Journalism Award from the Washington State Bar Association.

Photos and videos

LEGAL LINE® broadcast in the original studio
making a "house call" in Cordova, Alaska
Scooby answering email questions about pets

Location

Law Office of Robert C. Pittman
1019 Regents Blvd Suite 201
Fircrest, WA, 98466-6037

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Reviews

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Posted by Timothy | January 10, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A TEUST TO DIE FOR
Robert Pittman has been exemplary in the consultation, drafting and finalizing of our trusts. He offered expert council during the process. He addressed the issue of tax consequences and its impact on the trust. He and Diane have been extremely timely, thorough and caring, even exhibiting a since of humor. He specializes in trusts, excels in their execution and was able to incorporate a complex variation of charitable remainder trusts in our trust. The satisfaction of knowing our desires will be carried out is enormously gratifying. I can recommend Robert Pittman without hesitation, something I can do with ease, for any inheritance related legal concerns and estate planning. Timothy
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Posted by anonymous | February 11, 2013
Excellent Customer Service
Mr. Pittman met with my daughter and I regarding estate planning issues. He was incredibly thorough and patient, and he explained everything in a way that was easy to understand. Even though it was the Friday before the Christmas holiday weekend, he never made us feel rushed and never pressured us to retain his services. I highly recommend this attorney.
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Posted by Mike | May 21, 2012
Outstanding Attorney
Bob helped us understand the very confusing world of trusts, wills, and estate planning. He is a great listener and is knowledgable, gentle and has a time-tested wisdom. He is very prompt and thorough. I would highly recommend Bob to friends, family and others.
Posted by Bob | August 11, 2011
A Customer;s Viewpoint
I have had the pleasure of working with Bob in preparing wills for my wife and me and in developing a trust. He is extremely easy to work with and I think his work is outstanding. I believe he really cares for his clients.
Posted by anonymous | November 8, 2010
Scott
My husband and I saw Mr. Pittman today for estate planning advice. We were under the impression that we needed a completely new trust, but Mr Pittman told us that we just needed a make a few small changes. He could have sold us a new trust but was very honest with us. We will definitely use him and refer him to others.
Posted by Deenah | August 6, 2010
Superb. Highly recommeded!
My parents and I used Mr. Pittman to do our estate planning last year during a time wrought with emotion- the imminent loss of a family member. I honestly cannot say enough about him as not only a skilled and knowledgable individual in his field, but also as a human being. Robert was then and continues to be compassionate and sensitive to our family's needs. He answers all of our questions in a way that is concise and easy to understand. We are pleased to have found him using this website and would recommend him highly for estate planning needs.
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Posted by anonymous | June 21, 2008
Why entrust your estate planning to someone with less experience?
Bob Pittman was recommended to me for trust work by my personal lawyer. My wife and I found Bob extremely knowledgable, congenial, and reachable. He did a beautiful job on our living trust, and has continued to be helpful as questions have arisen. He always answered my emailed questions promptly. As a physician, I needed expert wealth conservation advice and Bob fit the bill perfectly. I give him my highest endorsement.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President
  • Legal Line Educational Foundation
  • 2008 - Present
  • Managing Member
  • Legal Line Productions, LLC
  • 2000 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Robert C. Pittman
  • 1989 - Present
  • Radio Talk Show Host
  • CBS Affiliate-KIRO/KTTH Radio Seattle
  • 1991 - 2008
  • General Counsel
  • Pacific Bldg Corp/Flemming Corp
  • 1983 - 1989
  • BA Mortgage
  • 1982 - 1983
  • Robert A. McNeil Corp
  • 1981 - 1982
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Robert C. Pittman
  • 1979 - 1980
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Education

  • American College
  • Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy
  • 2017
  • American Bar Association
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 2015
  • Esperti Peterson Institute
  • Advanced Wealth Strategist Planner
  • 2000
  • University of Washington School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1979
  • University of Puget Sound
  • BA
  • 1975
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Associations

  • Greater Tacoma Community Foundation
  • Board of Directors
  • 2015 - Present
  • Tacoma Estate Planning Council
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1979 - Present
  • American Bar Association Real Property, Probate and Trust Section
  • Member
  • 1979 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust Section
  • Member
  • 1979 - Present
  • lawforwa.org
  • Board of Directors
  • 2010 - 2019
  • Whatcom County Sheriff's Office Support Foundation
  • Board of Directors
  • 2009 - 2012
  • Society of Financial Service Professionals
  • President
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Council on Public Legal Education
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2013
  • Tacoma Estate Planning Council
  • President
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Society of Financial Service Professionals
  • Member
  • 2005 - 2015
  • National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys
  • Advisory Board
  • 2004 - 2010
  • National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys
  • Member
  • 1993 - 2017
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Five Star Estate Planning Attorney
  • Seattle Magazine
  • 2014
  • President's Volunteer Service Award
  • President's Council on Service and Civic Participation
  • 2006
  • Excellence in Legal Journalism Award
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2001
  • Court Resolution honoring Bob Pittman for radio work
  • Washington State Supreme Court
  • 2000
  • Consumer and the Law Journalism Award
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
  • 1994
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • South Sound Planned Giving Council Meeting
  • Gifts of Real Estate
  • 2017
  • Legacy Society University of Puget Sound
  • Estate Planning with Real Estate
  • 2017
  • Lacey Sunrise Lions
  • Charitable Planning Options
  • 2016
  • Aging Options Radio Program
  • High Net Worth Planning Options
  • 2016
  • University of Puget Sound
  • Estate Planning
  • 2015
  • Annual Tax Seminar
  • Estate Tax Update
  • 2014
  • Aging Options Radio Broadcast
  • Asset Protection for All
  • 2014
  • South Sound Planned Giving Council Meeting
  • Use of Revocable Living Trusts
  • 2013
  • South Sound Philanthropy Summit
  • Common Ethical Dilemmas
  • 2013
  • Harborstone Credit Union Workshop
  • Understanding Estate Planning
  • 2013
  • Spring Collegium
  • Ethics of Cloud Computing
  • 2012
  • Special Needs Trusts Seminar
  • Special Needs Trusts
  • 2012
  • Puget Sound Chapter Meeting
  • Estate Planning for Investors
  • 2012
  • NAIFA Snohomish General Meeting
  • 2012 Estate Planning Update
  • 2012
  • Estate Planning Council
  • New Estate Tax Law
  • 2011
  • Continuing Education
  • Insurance Planning in 2012
  • 2011
  • 47th Semi-Annual Estate Planning Collegium
  • Ethics
  • 2011
  • Society of Financial Service Professionals Section Meeting
  • Advanced Planning Issues and Opportunities
  • 2010
  • Franciscan Foundation Workshop
  • Basics of Estate Planning
  • 2010
  • ALS Support Group
  • Estate Planning
  • 2010
  • 20th Annual Continuing Education Seminar
  • Advanced Planning Issues and Opportunities
  • 2010
  • NAIFA Tacoma
  • Choice of Business Entity
  • 2009
  • Estate Planning For Pets
  • estate planning for pets
  • 2009
  • NAIFA State Convention
  • Estate Tax and Life Insurance
  • 2008
  • NAIFA Aberdeen
  • Estate Tax and Life Insurance
  • 2008
  • Zymo Genetics Workshop
  • Estate Planning
  • 2007
  • Swedish Hospital Workshop
  • Estate Planning
  • 2007
  • Real Estate Today Radio Broadcast
  • Real Estate Law Q&A
  • 2007
  • Northwest Trust Conference
  • Trust Protectors
  • 2007
  • Multi-Service Center Annual Event - MC
  • Annual Giving Event
  • 2007
  • Legal Line Weekly Radio Broadcast
  • General Legal Matters Q&A
  • 2007
  • Kent Financial Fair
  • Estate Planning
  • 2007
  • Edward Jones Trust Company
  • Working with an Estate Planning Attorney
  • 2007
  • Edward Jones National Broadcast
  • Create a Legacy for Future Generations
  • 2007
  • Adobe Seminar
  • Estate Planning
  • 2007
  • Washington State Paralegal Association
  • Trust Planning and Estate Taxes
  • 2006
  • My Home Town television segment
  • Neighbor Law
  • 2006
  • Multi-Service Center Annual Event - MC
  • Annual Giving Event
  • 2006
  • Fred Oldfield Western Heritage Center
  • Golden West Radio Hour guest appearance
  • 2006
  • Estate Planning for Tree Farm Owners
  • Estate Planning for Tree Farm Owners
  • 2006
  • Equal Justice Open House
  • Equal Justice
  • 2006
  • Edward Jones Centralia Cont Ed Conference
  • Trusts in Estate Planning
  • 2006
  • Financial Services Forum
  • Washington State Estate Tax
  • 2005
  • Equal Justice Open House
  • Equal Justice
  • 2005
  • Senior Lawyer CLE Seminar
  • Revocable Living Trusts
  • 2002
  • Adventures of Harry Nile - Radio Drama
  • The Candlewick Particle
  • 1994
  • Adventures of Harry Nile - Radio Drama
  • Murphy: Wanted for Murder
  • 1994
  • Legal Line Weekly Radio Broadcast (1991-2008)
  • General Legal Matters Q&A
  • 1991
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (39)
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Estate planning Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Bob for over two decades years when we both joined the National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys in 1993. Bob has consistently impressed me with not only his technical mastery of advanced estate tax planning techniques, but also the caring manner in which he counsels his clients. Bob is a wonderful counselor who takes the time to get to know each and every client so he can provide customized recommendations to help his clients build an estate plan that meets their specific goals and objectives. I have worked with Bob in a number of professional capacities through the National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys and have been most impressed with his ability to sort through the details to identify the "big picture" issues. I wholeheartedly endorse my friend and colleague Bob Pittman."
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Bob for years. He is both very knowledgeable and easy to work with. He does an excellent job for clients."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Bob for years as a fellow member of the National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys, and as a fellow member of the Network's Advisory Board. Bob is a thoughtful and insightful friend and colleague who cares about his clients and their families. I know Bob to have the highest level of integrity, He is a respected leader among his peers. I give him my strongest endorsement."
Estate planning Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer's experience and approach. Bob and I have known each other for years working on the National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys. Bob is very knowledgeable but also down-to-earth and caring."
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work without reservation. Bob has a tremendous work ethic and an engaging personality. I was fortunate enough to work with him on a matter in the past, and was very satisfied with his abilities and professionalism."
Estate planning Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have worked with Bob on a number of occasions in the area of estate planning and representation of beneficiaries in probate matters. I have referred to him people I care about because, among other things, he is a nice person and an outstanding lawyer. Bob knows the law, is smart, reasonable and has a practical side that gets things done. Bob is comfortable to be around. He is great with the elderly who need reassurance. He is an excellent communicator. I highly recommend this lawyer."
Wills and living wills Attorney | Dec 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse this lawyer's work! Over the years I have been listening to Bob Pittman's Sunday morning's 770 AM radio talk show (at 9 to 11am) and impressed with his dedication to support consumers receiving excellent and accessible legal informaiton. His views are a breath of fresh air. Go listen to him!"
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