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Thomas J. Taylor

Estate planning Attorney at Tumwater, WA

5.0   5 reviews
  • Licensed for 51 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1972
    Voluntarily Resigned No misconduct found

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

About Thomas

Learn Thomas’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Community Property Agreements, Living Wills, Probate, Non-Probate, Will Contests, Inheritance Disputes.

    44 years

  2. Personal injury
    Free Consultation - Contingent Fee, Vehicle, Pedestrian Accidents, Slip and Fall Injuries, Wrongful Death.

    44 years

  3. Real estate
    Residential, Commercial, Leases, Rental Agreements, Purchase and Sale Agreements, Easements, Property Disputes, Adverse Possession, Quiet Title, Landlord Matters, Homeowner Association Representation, Property Management Representation, (Former Title Examiner).

    44 years

  4. General practice

    44 years

  5. Landlord or tenant
    Washington Landlord Association - Legal Advisory Board, Emphasizing: Unlawful Detainer Actions (Evictions).

    44 years

  6. Probate
    Probate, Summary Probate, Non-Probate, Alternate Estate Administration Procedures, Will Contests, Inheritance Disputes, TEDRA Resolutions.

    44 years

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Taylor Law Group PS
6510 Capitol Blvd SE
Tumwater, WA, 98501-5566


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Posted by Noah | February 15, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best there is....
Tom represented me after I was involved in a terrible car accident. I received a settlement to cover medical expenses as well as the pain and suffering I endured after the accident occured. Tom worked diligently to get me what I felt I deserved in a prompt and professional manner. If given the choice again, I wouldn't have done it any other way, or with anyone else representing me. He was without a doubt, the best attorney I could have hoped for. Thank you for everything you did for me Tom. Best, Noah
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Posted by anonymous | June 6, 2012
A Good Choice
When my former orthodontist went out of practice and I had paid in full for treatment, his office informed me I am out of luck although they had other orthodontists there to treat patients. My husband and I hired Tom. He was very quick in responses back and forth with the office. We quickly reached a settlement that gave me enough money to continue care elsewhere. I appreciated his demeanor, positive outlook, and thoroughness. We have used Tom before after having children we used him to create our Will. Tom seems to be the expert in this matter and was very knowledgable.
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Posted by Joy | June 6, 2012
Real Estate Law and Contract
We were interested in purchasing a lot that was in a complicated real estate contract - prospective buyer was dragging it on and on. We used Tom to review the contract, and he found a clear breach of contract. We purchased the land within a few weeks. A month later we got a letter from that prospective buyer's attorney threatening to pursue legal action against us. Tom quickly dissolved the matter for us, and we never heard from them again. We've used Tom for many other attorney needs over the past decade and are very happy with him and his staff.
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Posted by James | June 6, 2012
Drew up a Will for my family & helped us out when our insurance company tried to screw us over.
Years ago I was in a wreck, where I was NOT in the fault. However, my insurance company wanted to apportion blame to me at 50% and thereby have just cause to raise my rates. Tom Taylor wrote a series of letters to the insurance company, detailing how I was NOT in the wrong. It took a while on the insurance company's end, but finally they saw reason and my rates did NOT go up. Whew! From there, I decided to use him to draw up a Will for my family. Tom was very thorough, making sure every "i' was dotted and every "t" was crossed, bringing up scenarios and details that I would never think of. What I especially liked about it was... he wasn't pushy in his approach... he just made good sense from his years of experience. From there, I decided to go to Taylor Law to form a couple of businesses that my wife and I wanted to form. It was such a smooth process - and quick! He was very knowledgeable regarding which type of entity to choose and the pros/cons of each. So from almost getting screwed over by my (old) insurance company, to getting a Will drawn up for my family, to helping us form two businesses... Tom Taylor is definitely my go-to attorney!
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Posted by Anne | March 10, 2011
High quality estate planning attorney
I have used Tom on two occasions and find him to be extremely proficient and personable. Very easy to work with.


  • Hourly Rates $ 150-275 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Senior Lawyer
  • Taylor Law Group, PS
  • 1993 - 2016
  • Corporation Counsel
  • Intercity Transit
  • 1986 - 1998
  • Managing Partner
  • Taylor & McConnell
  • 1984 - 1993
  • City Attorney
  • City of Tumwater
  • 1978 - 1996
  • Prosecuting Attorney
  • Thurston County Prosecutor's Office
  • 1973 - 1978
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  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1971
  • St. Martin's College
  • B.A.
  • 1962


  • SW Washington Estate Planning Council
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Washington Landlord Associatioin
  • Legal Advisor
  • 1990 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust Section, Trust and Estates Litigation Subcommittee
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • Thurston County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1978 - Present
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Service on Board
  • Tumwater Chamber of Commerce
  • 2005
  • Outstanding Service
  • Tumwater Kiwanis Club
  • 1995
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Washington State Supreme Court
  • 1972

Speaking Engagements

  • NAPMW Limited Practice Officer Seminar
  • Real Estate Closings
  • 2008
  • Edward Jones Senior Planning Essentials
  • Wills & Estate Planning
  • 2003
  • ORA Quarterly Meeting
  • Residential Landlord Tenant Act - Revisions
  • 2000
  • MLI Agent Training Seminar
  • Estate Planning Essentials & Strategies
  • 1995
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (2)
Endorse Thomas
Unknown Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
General practice Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have worked with Tom for a couple years. He has decades of experience and is vastly knowledgeable, methodical, capable, and under-priced. His estate planning, business, contract, and all other legal documents are clear, concise, and plainly understandable to the point of being, arguably, the best there is available in Washington State. Every provision added is thought of, or added, by him for a reason (no re-selling of boilerplate), and you can be confident they will accomplish what you intend, and if challenged prevail in court."
General practice Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Tom is an excellent attorney and advocate for his clients. He has an extensive knowledge and understanding of the law in all the areas he practices in. He is also a great at communicating with his clients about the laws applicable their cases in a way they can follow and understand it. In the time I've worked with Tom I've found that not only is he a great attorney, but he as also been a mentor to many members of the local bar and even members of the bench. It's an honor and a privilege to work with him."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tom Taylor is a very experienced attorney. He is very knowledgeable concerning wills, estate planning, real estate and probate law. He is our "go to" guy in the office."
General practice Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Co-worker
"Tom is a walking encyclopedia of legal knowledge. He's been practicing law for over 40 years, all of it in Tumwater. The breadth of his experience is amazing. Before going into private practice, he was a deputy prosecuting attorney, a Tumwater city attorney, and a law clerk for the State Supreme Court. As an attorney working in his firm, he has been an invaluable resource for me when it comes to questions of estate planning, guardianship, probate, and/or real estate transactions."
General practice Attorney | Dec 30
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Tom Taylor has a lot of experience in nearly every area of law. He is extremely knowledgeable and his clients can get answers to complex legal questions very quickly, without incurring any fees for research. Tom is the Senior Attorney and Owner of the Taylor Law Group, and has been at the same location for 30 years. Tom's clients value his work ethic and value. The majority of his work is from prior clients who trust Tom with all their legal needs."
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Tumwater Estate planning Lawyer Thomas J. Taylor
Thomas J. Taylor
Estate planning Attorney
Tumwater, WA