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Rial R. Moulton

Estate planning Attorney at Spokane, WA

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I have been practicing law for 28 years.  During that time I have helped over 8,000 families prepare their estate plans.  In addition I have helped many families qualify their loved ones for medicaid to help pay nursing home expenses. 

 

 In my law firm we specialize in estate plannig and elder law.  I have participated in over 1,000 public seminars in Spokane , the Tri Cities Yakima , Coeurdalene and Lewiston to educate the public on estate planning and medicaid issues.  I am licensed in both Washington and Idaho.

 

My law firm , Moulton Law Offices Inc, has three attorneys and many paralegals to assist our clients.  Please visit our web site at

I recently appeared on CNBC to talk about tax law changes.  Please see the link at   

 

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Licensed for 41 years
State ID
Status Active
Acquired 1995
Updated 05/07/2013
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 1981
Updated 11/25/2022

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Moulton Law Offices
1220 North Mullan Road
Spokane, WA, 99206-4053

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Resume

AVVO RATING 8.8 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • President
  • Moulton Law Offices
  • 1991 - Present
  • CEO- CFO
  • Canadian Warehouse Club
  • 1987 - 1991
  • Attorney
  • Winston & Cashatt
  • 1981 - 1986

Education

  • Seattle University School of Law
  • Law Degree
  • 1981
  • Golden Gate University School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 1978
  • University of Washington -Seattle
  • Bachelor's
  • 1975

Legal Cases

  • Estate Planning
  • Helped clients create an estate plan

Associations

  • Wealth Counsel estate planning attorneys
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Docubank Healthcare Directives Registry
  • Appointed to advisory board
  • 2011 - Present
  • Pacific West Inc., Member NASD, SIPC, Investment advisory services
  • Fianancial Advisor, Series7 and 66 licensed
  • 2001 - Present
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1981 - Present
  • Spokane County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1991 - 2007
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1981 - 2006
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • 36 Hours Continuing Legal Education Met
  • American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys
  • 2010
  • Personal Financial Specialists
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • 2010
  • Top 100 attorneys is Spokane/Courdalene
  • Spokane / Courdalene Living Magazine
  • 2010
  • 36 Hours Continuing Legal Education Met
  • American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys
  • 2009
  • 36 Hours Continuing Legal Education Met
  • American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys
  • 2008
  • Personal Financial Specialists
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • 2006
  • Certified Financial Planner
  • CFP Board of Standards
  • 2005
  • Federal Securities License, Series 7 and 66
  • Securities and Exchange Commission
  • 2001
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Washington CPA Society
  • 1975
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Publications

  • Kiplinger Retirement Report (quoted)
  • Avoid The Pitfalls of Inherited IRAs
  • 2011
  • Quoted in Wall street journal article
  • Power Grab--sign your power of attorney
  • 2011
  • AOL Daily Finance.com--quoted
  • Inheritance Feuds
  • 2011
  • The Wall Street Journal -
  • Tax Breaks--- quoted--Jan 27,2011
  • 2011
  • Marketwatch.com
  • Harvesting tax Gains
  • 2010
  • InvestmentNews
  • The tax Compromise
  • 2010
  • The Wall Street Journal
  • Energy Tax Credits
  • 2010
  • Medical Economics
  • Retirement Funds --Mortgages-- quoted
  • 2010
  • Total Wealth Management (book)
  • Total Wealth Management
  • 2004
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Speaking Engagements

  • WealthCounsel annual attorney meeting
  • Estate Planning Ideas
  • 2013
  • Maintenance Program
  • Life Insurance and Annuities
  • 2011
  • American Academy Spring Summit
  • Estate Planning Maintenance Programs
  • 2010
  • Trustees Responsibilities in Settling an Estate
  • Estate Planning
  • 2010
  • The Eight Mistakes Retirees Make With There Finances
  • Financial Planning
  • 2010
  • Squawk Box--CNBC
  • Income and Esate taxes
  • 2010
  • Estate Planning Seminars
  • Estate Planning
  • 2009
  • Medicaid Planning Seminars
  • Medicaid (nursing home) Planning
  • 2009
  • The Eight Mistakes Retirees Make
  • Estate Planning and Asset Protection
  • 2009
  • Your Estate Matters Radio Show (1995--2008)
  • Estate and Elder Law Planning call in show
  • 2008
  • Meeting of Retired Police Officers
  • Estate Planning
  • 2004
  • Western Agricultural Banking School Resident Session
  • Estate Planning
  • 2003
  • Dave Baker Prop Management Radio Show
  • Estate Planning
  • 2003
  • Washington Cattlemans Annual Meeting
  • Estate Planning
  • 2002
  • Annual Meeting of AAL Agents
  • Estate Planning
  • 2002
  • Elder Law Forum
  • Estate and Elder Law Planning
  • 2001
  • Washington Mutual Bank Managers Meeting
  • Estate Planning
  • 2000
  • Osteopathic Foundation
  • Estate Planning
  • 2000
  • Northwest Farm Forum
  • Farm Estate Planning
  • 1999
  • Elder Law Forum
  • Estate and Elder Law Planning
  • 1999
  • American Academy of Estate Planning Attys Meeting
  • Estate Planning
  • 1999
  • Elder Law Seminar
  • Estate and Elder Law Planning
  • 1998
  • Annual Life Underwriters Meeting
  • Estate Planning
  • 1998
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Attorney endorsements

Received (22)
Given (18)
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Estate planning Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Other
"Rial is one of the most experienced attorneys in the country in the field of Estate Planning. He is exceptionally knowledgeable and considerate. I endorse him without exception."
Estate planning Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Rial is a very cary attorney who wants to make sure his clients families are helped. I would not hesitate to refer a client to Rial and his team."
Estate planning Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Rial for several years and he is a well-respected member of the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys. He is an experienced estate planning attorney who does great work!"
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have known him for almost 15 years. In that time I have come to know the quality of his work, his professionalism, his standing among his peers and have no hesitation in endorsing him as a highly qualified estate planning attorney."
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Without hesitation, I can recommend Rial Moulton as an attorney who is will capably and professionally handle any and all estate planning matters. I have known and worked with Rial for approximately 15 years. We have worked together on many matters and we are both founding members of the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys. He and his staff have been very helpful to our clients over the years."
Estate planning Attorney | Dec 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have known Rial for many years as a fellow member of the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys. He is committed to excellence in his field and to consistently improving his skills and service to his clients."
Estate planning Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked cross-state with Rial on estate planning cases and can certify that he is exceptionally responsive and competent. He is one of the most successful and perr-recognized estate planning attorneys in Washington."
Estate planning Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Rial is one of the unusual attorneys, he cares about the client and understands how to not only help them but to go beyond the surface of the issues and exceed the expections of the the client. He is the best of the best. He excells others in what he does."
Estate planning Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rial Moulton is a premier estate planning and elder law attorney. His dedication in educating himself on the issues related to his practice areas demonstrates his commitment to better serve the needs of his clients. Rial is a true professional in everything he does. I am privileged to have had the opportunity to work with Rial. He is an excellent attorney who is well respected by both his clients and peers."
Estate planning Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rial Moulton is an outstanding attorney. I have had the opportunity to review his work product and have been impressed with his thoroughness and professionalism. His background as a CPA as well as an attorney gives him a superior ability to meet his clients' needs. I enthusiastically endorse this attorney."
Estate planning Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Estate planning Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the pleasure of working closely with Rial Moulton for 13 years. He has assisted our firm in complex estate planning, estate tax analysis, elder law analysis as well as in practice management. Rial is a respected member of the legal community and his years of experience make him an asset to the clients that he serves. I would strongly recommend Rial Moulton to anyone needing estate planning and elder law assistance in the state of Washington."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have known Rial for more than 15 years and can personally attest to his extraordinary skills as an estate planning attorney. He has helped more families protect their estates and pass on a legacy to their heirs than any other attorney in his area. Rial has assembled an extraordinary team around him to make the estate planning experience a memorable one."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Rial R. Moulton is an extremely competent attorney with a deep knowledge of practical and technical estate planning issues. His broad background provides an excellent foundation that he has enhanced through continuing education in various areas including tax, estate planning, elder law and financial planning. During the 15 years I have known him, Rial and his team have shown a deep commitment to addressing all aspects of their clients needs on an ongoing basis. This is a law firm that provides peace of mind to their clients."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rial Moulton's firm is a first rate law firm that provides the latest estate planning techniques. Rial is a dynamic, energetic attorney who adds value for each of his clients."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Other
"I have known Rial for fifteen years, and during that time I have had the opportunity of discussing with him various aspects of estate planning and practice management. I have been impressed not only with his extensive knowledge but also with his commitment to providing a superior experience for his clients. I endorse this lawyer's work."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I have been extremely blessed to work under Rial Moulton. His knowledge of the law and intelligence in handling matters truly amazes me. His peers will even call him for advice. Even other attorneys in the area who compete for the same clientelle admire his knowledge and cannot refute the fact that the quality of his work is unparalleled. I endorse this lawyer's work."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I practice estate planning in the Seattle/Bellevue, WA area and heard so many good things about Rial's practice that I drove to Spokane to attend one of his seminars (it was excellent), see his office, meet with his staff and attorneys, and to get an overview of his entire practice. Rial has advanced knowledge and training in estate planning law, accounting, and even finances. He is an excellent communicator and he and his firm are able to meet the needs of their clients for their estate and financial planning needs and goals. I highly endorse this lawyer's work."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Rial Molton for twelve years, and as a fellow estate planning attorney, I highly endorse his work. Rial belongs to one of the most prestigious estate planning attorney groups in the United States, the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys. He is very knowlegeable and his office is run very well."
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