Skip to main content

Eric Marshall Butterworth

About me

Every day I get to come to an office and work with great people doing what I love to do. My professional life is very satisfying, but it's not everything. I'm happily married (35 years as of 2014), with six children and thirteen grandchildren. I garden with perennials and vegetables. I volunteer at my church and in the BSA. My time as a member of the Kennewick City Planning Commission including a term as its chairman taught me much about the City I live in. Three years on the Discipinary Board of the Washington State Bar Association allowed me to learn from great fellow lawyers and citizen members who were examples of great public servants. I am grateful to live in the Northwest and the Tri-Cities.


Practice areas


  1. Real Estate: 65%
    31 years
  2. Estate Planning: 20%
    31 years
  3. Business: 15%
    31 years



Hourly ($190-210/hour), Fixed (always), Retainer (sometimes), Pro bono (5%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

3 total 

Are you an attorney? Endorse this lawyer

  • Cory Michael Davidson

    Eric is always the first attorney I turn to when I have a question about landlord-tenant law or any kind of real estate transaction. He has a real talent for getting all parties on the same page so that a deal can be closed as quickly and efficiently as possible. The real estate law knowledge that he has acquired over the years is impressive, and there is no questioning his honesty and integrity.


    Cory Davidson Real estate Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

  • George F Cicotte

    Eric is an excellent, thorough attorney. I refer all real estate matters to him. The people I refer to Eric uniformly get back to me and let me know what a great job he did for them. I give him my highest recommendation.


    George Cicotte Employee benefits Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Butterworth Law Office PLLC

7025 W. Grandridge Blvd., Ste. A
Kennewick, WA, 99336


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
MemberButterworth Law Office PLLC2006 - Present
General CounselE.A. Curtis Co.2003 - 2006
Of CounselPaine, Hamblen, Coffin, Brooke & Miller LLP1999 - 2003
OwnerEric M. Butterworth, Attorney at Law1987 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
Benton-Franklin Counties Bar AssociationMember1987 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1984 - Present
Benton-Franklin Counties Bar Association, Board of TrusteesTrustee2011 - 2013
Washington State Bar Association, Disciplinary BoardBoard Member2010 - 2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gonzaga University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
Brigham Young UniversityEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1982
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Landlord-Tenant Law: Including Effects of Marijuana LegalizationLandlord and Tenant Rights and Obligations2015
Landlord-Tenant Law: How to Prosper in the New MarketRights and Obligations of Landlords and Tenants2014
Crime Resistant EducationCrime Resistant Landlord-Tenant Practices2013
Benton Franklin Rental Owners AssociationCritical Issues in Landlord/Tenant Law2009