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Brett Thomas Sullivan

Real estate Attorney at Spokane, WA

5.0   4 reviews
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1994
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Brett

Learn Brett’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Real estate
    I represent clients in real estate purchase and sale transactions, easements, financings, title issues and boundary line disputes.

    30 years

  2. Business
    I represent clients in forming and managing their business entities, as well as provide compliance and ongoing legal support for business operations. I also represent clients in buying/selling business and business interests.

    30 years

  3. Estate planning

  4. Litigation

    21 years

  5. Bankruptcy and debt

    17 years

I enjoy working with clients to provide a clear road map to their success, whether in business, real estate transactions or the development of an effective estate plan. Working as an in-house lawyer for small businesses has provided me with direct and first-hand knowledge of the work and drive necessary to make a small business succeed and the challenges that small business owners experience, as well as the issues that small business owners face with regard to succession planning for the transition of ownership. I approach client representation with the same drive.

I enjoy sailing, flyfishing and snow skiing as well as family activities. 

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Lucent Law, PLLC
1403 S Grand Blvd
Suite 201-s
Spokane, WA, 99203
Lucent Law, PLLC (Northside Office)
201 W Francis Ave
Suite H
Spokane, WA, 99205
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Posted by Russ | December 30, 2011
Brett Sullivan : ATTORNEY REVIEW
I have worked with Brett multiple times and he has always demonstrated himself to be very professional, integrity based, extremely experienced, and highly skilled at his trade. I highly recommend Brett Sullivan.
Posted by anonymous | May 26, 2009
Business Owner Hardwood Connection Inc.
Bret Sullivan Attorney @ Law has been a Great help to me. He is very professional, honest and prompt and thorough. Any time I have a question or need advice he quickly replies via phone or email Working with Brett Sullivan has been a pleasure.I trust him and his abilities I am currently using his services and would ABSOLUTELY recommend him to my own family and friends or anyone else for that matter.
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Posted by anonymous | May 4, 2009
True legal professional
I have had the opportunity (or not) to work with several attorneys in the past. I must truly say that I can only recall one other attorney who showed real concern, professionalism and that actually followed through with their commitment without having to be babysat (and he recommended me to Brett). I feel that I can safely recommend Brett as a solid, cost effective, outstanding legal professional. Do not waste your time and money by picking an attorney out of the phone book - go with the advise of a small business owner/medical professional who has lost a great deal of time and money on other attorneys. You will be very pleased with Brett as your attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | December 5, 2008
Construction and development law
In this particular practice area, Brett showed exceptional understanding of the issues we were facing and good common sense analysis for arriving at solutions.


  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Member
  • Lucent Law, PLLC
  • 2010 - Present
  • President
  • Sullivan Law Office, PS
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Vice President
  • Flagstone Development Group, Inc.
  • 2005 - 2008
  • Vice President
  • Sullivan Homes, Inc.
  • 1997 - 2005
  • Associate Attorney
  • Stamper Rubens, P.S.
  • 1994 - 1997
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  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • University of Washington
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 1991

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Private Equity Investment
  • Successful
  • Contract Negotiation-Extreme Home Makeover
  • Successful


  • Washington State Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust Section
  • Member, Real Property Council
  • 2014 - Present
  • Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture Art Auction Committee
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust Section, Real Property Council
  • Co-Chair, 2012 Mid-Year Conference
  • 2011 - Present
  • Real Property, Probate and Trust Section of the Washington State Bar Association
  • Assistant Web Editor/Executive Committee
  • 2008 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Active
  • 1994 - Present
  • Spokane Home Builders Association
  • First Vice President
  • 2006 - 2007
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Lawyer
  • Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine
  • 2011
  • Member, Executive Committee, ex officio
  • Washington State Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust Section
  • 2010
  • Cum Laude graduation designation
  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • 1994


  • Real Property, Probate and Trust Section Mid-Year Conference
  • 2013 Legislative Updates
  • 2013

Speaking Engagements

  • 2013 WSBA Real Property, Probate and Trust Section Mid-Year Conference
  • Legislative Updates
  • 2013
  • Real Estate Transactions Class
  • Guest Lecturer
  • 2012
  • Spokane Kootenai County Real Estate Research Forum
  • Status of Residential Real Estate Market
  • 2008
  • Winter Seminar
  • Health Care Law
  • 1996
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (6)
Endorse Brett
Real estate Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Brett is knowledgeable and he does a great job for his clients."
Business Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have just reviewed a lengthy, accurate, analytic answer Mr. Sullivan provided to an Avvo asker, customized to the asker's individual needs. These are exactly the qualities that any client would be looking fo rin hiring an attorney."
Real estate Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I first met Brett in law school. We currently serve together on the Executive Committee of the Real Property Probate & Trust section of the Washington State Bar. He has valuable experience both as an in-house lawyer and in private practice. He is an excellent lawyer and I would not hesitate to recommend clients, friends, or family members to Brett."
Real estate Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I highly recommend Brett. I have worked together with him on some matters and as opposing counsel on others. In addition, Brett and I have worked together on a State Bar committee. He is a hard-working attorney who represents his clients well, all the while maintaining a professional demeanor. Brett keeps up to date on new developments in the law and technology. I often refer matters to Brett on which I have a conflict or a time constraint."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I worked as opposing counsel with Brett in a lengthy, complicated guardianship dispute. He fights hard for his clients, but is easy to get along with. He returns phone calls and emails, and is always well prepared for Court hearings."
Real estate Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"Brett is an excellent attorney. His approach is always thoughtful, trying to achieve the client's goals in the most cost-effective way for the client. Brett is also always conscious of his ethical obligations to his clients and the bar. Brett is considerate of his clients' emotional investments in their legal matters, but balances that consideration with advice regarding the realistic potential for various approaches to achieve the clients' goals. I have known Brett for 5+ years, and worked on real estate development projects with him for several of those years during the time we were serving as in-house counsel for different real estate development firms. I like Brett so much, both personally and as a lawyer, that I joined him in practice as his law partner in October, 2010."
Real estate Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Great with complex issues and communicating with clients."
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