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R. Tom Lee

Landlord or tenant Attorney at Longview, WA

5.0   13 reviews

About R.

Learn R.’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Landlord or tenant
    40%

  2. Real estate
    40%
    Most everything in real property except real estate finance, complex/trial litigation.

    6 years

  3. Business
    10%
    Most aspects of business law.

    5 years

  4. Land use and zoning
    10%

Tom is a noted authority in Washington state landlord-tenant law. Prior to returning to his hometown of Longview and opening his law practice, Tom served as a Deputy City Attorney for several Eastside municipalities.

Recently, Tom won The Daily News' "Best of 2022" awards, in the category of Real Estate Law. 

 

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Licensed for 5 years
State AK
Status Active
Acquired 2018
Updated 09/08/2022
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 2017
Updated 08/16/2020

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

Contact R.

R. Thomas Lee PLLC
Remote
Longview, WA, 98632

Reviews

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Posted by Mark | November 7, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Client
We hired Tom to assist us with a complicated landlord tenant matter and Tom handled it professionally, promptly and efficiently
Posted by Nels | August 16, 2022
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Ejectment action
Tom is very knowledgeable and professional. He worked diligently to complete our ejectment action expediently, and he made us feel like we mattered.
Posted by anonymous | June 8, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Calm, cool, collected. The Best.
I got myself into a really dicey real estate situation and Tom literally saved me thousands and rescued me, both mentally and literally, from the situation. Tom is the best by any measure and an all around good dude. Also, yes. We won.
Posted by Cindy | April 7, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great Counsel
I appreciate Tom's legal knowledge and sage advise in preparing to rent out my house. I feel confident in his expertise and look forward to his counsel when needed.
Posted by Phil | February 17, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Best experience with an attorney hands down!!!!
Mr. Lee was a pleasure to work with. Easy to communicate with, answered every question I had in timely matter, and got everything I needed done in a tight window. He stayed in great contact with my realtor and escrow agent. I will definitely be recommending him to anyone. Thank you for unbelievable service and professionalism.
Posted by Sandy | April 12, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Great job!
I hired Tom to help us with a very difficult issue. We purchased a piece of property and could not get the tenants to leave. He was able to help us understand the process and got the tenants to vacate the premises. I won’t hesitate to contact Tom in the future! Job well done Tom, thank you.
Posted by Jerry | March 4, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Estate Eviction during COVID-19
Tom took my eviction case for my father’s estate in the middle of COVID-19 and the Governors Proclamations. He smoothly carried the case to the finish with minimal setbacks. At one point Tom was working the case while on vacation with his family so we would have no loss of time in filings. Tom is very committed, kept me up to date, and responded quickly with any questions. THANK YOU Tom!
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Posted by Cheryl | November 23, 2020
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Amazing Service
Tom is amazing, I had a complex legal situation involving domestic violence and a wrongful eviction. I was so relieved when Tom agreed to help me and I was even more relieved or even impressed when he came back with the good news that he had won my case. I also noticed how quickly things turned around and I didn't even have to appear in court. Thanks to Tom I am freed from this major wrong doing and I can move on with my life. I am so gratful that there are great lawyers like Tom in the world. Thank you Tom.
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Posted by Sarah | November 23, 2020
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Land Purchase Agreement
We had Tom write up our Land Purchase Agreement and Easement/Road Maintenance Agreement. Tom was great to work with and had great communication. He explained the process clearly and answered any questions we had in a timely manner. We would recommend Tom to help with your purchase agreements.
Posted by Bruce | October 10, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
helped a lot!
We were buying a house but have an ongoing legal issue with the contractor. We met with Tom safely and with masks of course. He has kept in touch with us and wants to know updates. That gave us peace of mind going into our situation to know which options we might have.
Posted by anonymous | October 1, 2020
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Personal Will Preparation
Tom walked us through the development of our will. He was thorough, prompt, and prepared showing a high level of professionalism throughout the process. His sensitivity and knowledge in this area put us at ease immediately because we felt that we could ask him any question.
Posted by Laura | September 28, 2020
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| Consulted Attorney
Covid and tenant law
In today's times of COVID-19 and Governor Procalmations, it has been difficult to keep up with the interpretation and ever evolving landlord/tenant laws. I called upon Mr. Lee for guideance regarding this topic. He quickly researched, confirmed and provided accurate direction for landlord's sale of their multi-family property followed by great success.
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Posted by Nancy | September 28, 2020
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Personal Will Preparation
Mr. Lee executed our will. He is prompt, efficient and thorough, as well as a very enjoyable person to know. Could not be happier!
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate
  • Kerr Ferguson Law
  • 2019 - 2020
  • Associate
  • Cutting Law Office
  • 2018 - 2019

Education

  • Willamette University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2016
  • Western Washington University
  • Political Science
  • 2013

Associations

  • Washington State Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust Section
  • Real Property Editor
  • 2020 - Present
  • Alaska Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Cowlitz Wahkiakum County Bar Association
  • Treasurer
  • 2020 - 2021
  • Washington State Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust Section
  • Real Property Fellow, Executive Committee
  • 2018 - 2021
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Best of Real Estate Law, Lower Columbia Region 2022
  • The Daily News
  • 2022

Speaking Engagements

  • Update on LL/T Laws, A Tenant's Perspective: Family Community Resource Center
  • Landlord-Tenant
  • 2021
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (4)
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Landlord or tenant Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Tom is a conscientious, detail-oriented attorney who goes the extra mile for his clients. His enthusiasm and love for the law is infectious. He would absolutely be my first call if I needed assistance with a real estate or landlord/tenant matter."
Business Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have referred clients and individuals to Tom as he is an excellent attorney and can meet their business needs. I endorse this lawyer."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Tom's two biggest goals are having a comprehensive knowledge of the area of law where he is practicing and understanding his client's goals so he can get the best possible result for them. I endorse this lawyer."
Real estate Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tom is an excellent attorney. He is trustworthy, hard working, and really knows the law. I will sometimes refer my clients to him because I know he will do a great job for them and treat them well."
Real estate Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tom is thoughtful, detailed, and professional. He is a helpful colleague and is committed to his clients and his craft."
Landlord or tenant
Employment and labor