Walt earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science (magna cum laude) and his Juris Doctor from Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington.
Walt has worked in the areas of estate planning and probate since 1976, and focused practice in estate planning, probate and trusts since 1987.
Walt is a student of the Spanish language and works with Spanish-speaking clients.
- Bachelor of Arts (Political Science), magna cum laude, Gonzaga University, Washington
- Juris Doctor, Gonzaga University, Washington
Professional & Civic
AV Preeminent Rated Lawyer, Martindale-Hubbel, 25 years
Eastside Legal Assistance Program’s 1996 Volunteer of the Year
WSBA’s President’s Award for 2002
Attain Housing (fka KITH) Volunteer of the Year, 2005
Kiwanian of the Year 2009-2010
Greater Kirkland Chamber of Commerce Anne J. Owen Community Service Award, 2015
Volunteer, Eastside Legal Assistance Program (Spanish, Wills Program and Multilanguage Legal Clinic)
Chair, Kirkland Chamber of Commerce, Kirkland Promise educational committee
Volunteer, King County Bar Association’s Neighborhood Legal Clinic, Bellevue
Board member and Treasurer, Lake Washington Institute of Technology Foundation
Member, Kirkland Kiwanis
Board Member Emeritus and Advisory Board Member, Attain Housing
Spanish Translator, Seattle King County Medical Clinics
Past Treasurer and Board Member, Washington State Bar Association