Onalaska, Washington Business Lawyers

Conor Emery McCarthy
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Tacoma, WA Business Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(253) 327-1900 710 Market Street
Tacoma, WA 98402
Business, Probate and Real Estate
Seattle University School of Law
Conor McCarthy is an experienced Real Estate and Estate Planning attorney, and has spent nearly 15 years helping his clients navigate and resolve complex transactions and disputes. Serving clients large and small, private and public, Conor prides himself on taking the time to listen and fully understand a client’s challenges and goals.

Conor began his career as a civil litigator zealously advocating in contract, construction, real estate, land use and commercial disputes. He then transitioned to become a skilled municipal and transactional attorney negotiating and closing complex commercial and real estate deals, and resolving difficult land use challenges. After managing...
Kenneth G. Kieffer
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Tacoma, WA Business Law Attorney
(253) 620-6425 1201 Pacific Ave
#2100
Tacoma, WA 98402
Business, Antitrust, Environmental and Securities
Georgetown University Law Center
Thomas Andrew Balerud
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Tacoma, WA Business Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(253) 573-1111 417 S G St
Tacoma, WA 98405
Free ConsultationBusiness, Criminal, Juvenile and Nursing Home
Thomas Balerud, after 17 years with the same firm, has opened his own law practice, located in downtown Tacoma. Tom is a graduate of both Pacific Lutheran University and the University of Puget Sound. Tom has enjoyed success in many well publicized high-profile State and Federal cases. He is currently serving as a Trustee to the TPCBA. Tom and his experienced staff are currently available to assist clients in his two practice areas: Criminal Law and Personal Injury.
Sandra J. Rovai
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Tacoma, WA Business Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(800) 240-5051 1201 Pacific Ave
#2100
Tacoma, WA 98402
Business, Estate Planning, Probate and Tax
Seattle University School of Law
Kirk Bernard
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Olympia, WA Business Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(360) 705-9468 1001 Cooper Pt. Rd. S.W.
Ste. 140-119
Olympia, WA 98502-1107
Business and Personal Injury
I have been a civil litigator for over 20 years, having been first admitted to the bar in 1981, specializing in personal injury cases and representing the rights of accident victims on a contingency basis. I have obtained millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for my seriously injured clients.
Douglas N. Kiger
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Tacoma, WA Business Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(253) 272-2997 4717 South 19th Street, Suite 109
Tacoma, WA 98405
Business, Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
Seattle University School of Law
Thomas Paul Keehan
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Olympia, WA Business Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(360) 357-7791 1800 Cooper Point Rd SW, Building #16
PO Box 7846
Olympia, WA 98507
Business, Criminal, DUI and Employment
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Charles Rivoire Hostnik
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Tacoma, WA Business Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(253) 475-4200 6915 Lakewood Dr W
Suite A-1
Tacoma, WA 98467
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning, Native American and Probate
Chuck practices in both State and Federal Courts, as well as many Tribal Courts. Chuck is a mostly retired Tribal Court Judge, having acted for 16 years as a judge on specific cases for 32 different Indian Tribes located in the states of Alaska, Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Idaho, Montana, Wisconsin and Nebraska. Chuck has also been appointed as a Special Master Judge for the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe in Connecticut. On occasion Chuck is still appointed by Tribes to act as a trial or appellate judge.

In addition to Indian law, Chuck has...
Thomas J. Taylor
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Tumwater, WA Business Law Lawyer
(360) 705-9000 6510 Capitol Blvd. SE
Tumwater, WA 98501
Business, Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
Ronald Coleman
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Tacoma, WA Business Law Lawyer with 47 years experience
(253) 620-1500 920 Fawcett Avenue
P.O. Box 1657
Tacoma, WA 98401
Business and Real Estate
Willamette University College of Law
Lina Beckford
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Olympia, WA Business Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(360) 753-2545 1801 4th Ave E
Olympia, WA 98506
Business, Divorce and Family
My practice is focused on every aspect of Matrimonial Law including: Divorce, Domestic Partnership Dissoulutions, Complex Custody, Modification of Child Support and Modifications of Parenting Plans & Adoption. I also handle family based immigration cases as well as misdemeanor criminal matters. I have been practicing law in Olympia for more than 15 years. I am a member of the WSBA, the Thurston County Bar and the ABA. I've had the privelege and honor of sitting as Commissioner Pro Tem for the Thurston County Family and Juvenile Court where I preside over the Domestic Violence Calender, the Non-Parental Custody Calender and the...
Donald Louis Anderson
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Tacoma, WA Business Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(253) 572-4500 Suite 1200
1201 Pacific Ave
Tacoma, WA 98402
Business
John Bradley Buckhalter
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Tacoma, WA Business Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(253) 620-6500 1201 Pacific Ave #2100
Tacoma, WA 98402
Business
Seattle Pacific University
For nearly a decade, Brad served as general counsel for Tacoma-based Associated Petroleum Products, Inc. In this capacity, he became an experienced advisor to directors, owners and senior managers in the petroleum distribution industry, dealing with the structuring, drafting and negotiating of corporate and commercial transactions, business and strategic initiatives, risk management, and litigation. After Associated Petroleum was acquired by Fortune 500 World Fuel Services, Inc., Brad continued to support both Associated Petroleum and World Fuel Services’ North America Land Division as senior counsel until joining GTH.

Brad focuses on business, commercial and transactional law at GTH, supporting the day-to-day...
Robert Kendall Ricketts
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Tacoma, WA Business Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(253) 535-2211 8849 Pacific Ave
Tacoma, WA 98444
Business, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Klaus Otto Snyder
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Sumner, WA Business Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(253) 863-2889 920 Alder Ave
Suite 201
Sumner, WA 98390
Business, Construction, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Seattle University School of Law and University of Washington School of Law
Jonathan S Swartz
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Olympia, WA Business Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(360) 705-9266 925 Trosper Road SW
Olympia, WA 98512
Business, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University
Kathryn Sheehan
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Olympia, WA Business Law Lawyer
(206) 279-8312 PO Box 2411
Olympia, WA 98507
Business, Consumer, Estate Planning and Family
Shane M Silverthorn
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Tacoma, WA Business Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(253) 686-4489 4008 South Pine Street
Tacoma, WA 98409
Business, Criminal, Divorce and Family
Gonzaga University School of Law
Douglas Jay Lineberry
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Tacoma, WA Business Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(253) 274-1400 732 Broadway
Suite 301
Tacoma, WA 98402
Business, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Foreclosure Defense
Christopher J. Marston
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Tacoma, WA Business Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(253) 620-1500 920 Fawcett Avenue
P.O. Box 1657
Tacoma, WA 98401
Business, Collections, Construction and Real Estate
Seattle University School of Law
Arthur Colby Parks
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Tacoma, WA Business Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(253) 682-1960 1008 Yakima Ave Ste 100
Tacoma, WA 98405
Business, Civil Rights, Criminal and Elder
Melissa Hanson
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Tacoma, WA Business Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(253) 798-7093 949 Market Street Suite 334
Tacoma, WA 98402
Business, Criminal, Divorce and Family
Annie N Arbenz
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Tacoma, WA Business Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(253) 302-4849 2200 North 30th Street
Suite 202
Tacoma, WA 98403
Business and Estate Planning
Gonzaga University School of Law and University of Washington School of Law
Joseph T. G. Harper
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Tacoma, WA Business Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(253) 212-2450 7645 Pacific Ave. #55
Tacoma, WA 98408
Business, Construction and Real Estate
Gonzaga University School of Law
Craig McReary
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LONGVIEW, WA Business Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(360) 578-2000 1265 14th Ave. Ste. 120
PO Box 2340
LONGVIEW, WA 98632
Business, Estate Planning, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Craig graduated from Willamette University College of Law in 1996, and has been practicing law in Cowlitz County since that time. His experience includes handling complex Real Estate, Business (Corporation, LLC, Partnership), Construction Law, Injury Law (Auto Accidents, Uninsured Motorists, Insurance Claims, Motorcycle Accidents, Wrongful Death, Pedestrian Accidents, Slip/Trip and Fall, Personal Injury), Probate, Contracts, Guardianships, Estate Planning matters (Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney), and Landlord/Tenant (representing Landlords).

On a more personal level, Craig enjoys family time, tennis, the outdoors and youth soccer and basketball.
James Adrian Jones
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Tacoma, WA Business Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(253) 383-7058 950 Pacific Ave
Suite 1050
Tacoma, WA 98402
Business, Bankruptcy and Estate Planning
Bryce Haggard Dille
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Puyallup, WA Business Law Lawyer with 53 years experience
(253) 848-3513 317 S Meridian
Puyallup, WA 98371
Business, Estate Planning, Health Care and Real Estate
Lawrence Ernest Hoffman
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Olympia, WA Business Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(360) 709-9499 204 Quince St. NE
#202
Olympia, WA 98506
Business, Criminal, Divorce and Family
Vernon Harkins
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Tacoma, WA Business Law Attorney with 43 years experience
(253) 250-4516 4701 S 19th St
Tacoma, WA 98405
Business, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Richard H. Wooster
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Tacoma, WA Business Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(253) 572-4161 1901 South I Street
Tacoma, WA 98405
Business, Appeals, Employment and Municipal
John Robert Bonin
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Shelton, WA Business Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(360) 427-7474 PO Box 783
Shelton, WA 98584
Business, Employment and Real Estate
Richard Phillips, Jr.
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Olympia, WA Business Law Attorney
(360) 742-3500 724 Columbia St. NW
Suite 140
Olympia, WA 98501
Business
Robert Martin Krinsky
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Tacoma, WA Business Law Attorney with 44 years experience
(253) 463-2712 1546 Market St
Tacoma, WA 98402
Business, Criminal, Entertainment & Sports and Personal Injury
Manal Boulos
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Tacoma, WA Business Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(253) 680-8407 1015 A St
Tacoma, WA 98402
Business
Greg W. Forge
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Tacoma, WA Business Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(800) 240-5051 1201 Pacific Ave
#2100
Tacoma, WA 98402
Business, Energy and Environmental
Seattle University
Olympia, WA Business Law Attorney
(360) 753-7606 111 Market Street NE, Suite 360
Olympia, WA 98501
Business and Administrative
Lawrence R. Ghilarducci Jr.
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Tacoma, WA Business Law Lawyer with 61 years experience
(253) 620-6407 1201 Pacific Ave
#2100
Tacoma, WA 98402
Business, Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
Stanford Law School
Tacoma, WA Business Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(800) 439-1112 920 Fawcett Avenue
P.O. Box 1657
Tacoma, WA 98401
Business, Family and Real Estate
Willamette University and University of Washington School of Law
Olympia, WA Business Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(949) 798-1328 7141 Cleanwater Dr SW
Olympia, WA 98501
Business and Construction
Tacoma, WA Business Law Attorney
(253) 396-3883 1015 A Street
Tacoma, WA 98402
Business and Securities
Tulane University School of Law
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