Thomas E. Gates

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Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in Tukwila, WA

Gates' Law, PLLC
 | 651 Strander Blvd., Suite 209, Tukwila, WA 98188
Phone: 253-332-7899
Fax: 206-574-0700
Selected To Rising Stars: 2012 - 2013
Licensed Since: 2003
Practice Areas:
  • Estate Planning & Probate (40%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Business/Corporate (20%)
Attorney Profile

Thomas E. Gates is the founder and principal partner of his firm located in Tukwila, Washington. Experienced in many areas of law, he assists clients throughout South King County in both civil and criminal matters including estate planning and probate administration, small business formation and transactions, personal injury claims and DUI defense. Mr. Gates' background as a professional civil engineer provides him with additional knowledge that benefits those he represents.

After obtaining both his bachelor's and master's degrees in civil engineering from Kansas State University, Mr. Gates went on to graduate from the Seattle University School of Law. He is licensed to practice law before all of the state courts and Western District court of Washington.

Interested in expanding his legal knowledge, Mr. Gates is a member of the American Bar, Washington State and King County bar associations. He helps to serve those less fortunate by providing pro bono services to the King County Bar Association's Neighborhood Legal Clinics and as a participant in that organization's Volunteer Legal Services program. In recognition of his contributions, the KCBA named Mr. Gates as its Volunteer Legal Services Attorney of the Year in 2004. He is also a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and was elected a Fellow of the Organization.

Mr. Gates is active in his community as well. He spent several years as a member of the planning commission for Richland, Washington, with four years as that body's chairperson. Mr. Gates also served as the mayor of Richland and was a director of the Association of Washington Cities.

Practice Areas
  • 40%Estate Planning & Probate
  • 40%Personal Injury - General
  • 20%Business/Corporate


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Rising Stars: 2012 - 2013

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About Thomas Gates

Admitted: 2003, Washington

Professional Webpage:


  • Volunteer Legal Services, Attorney of the Year, King County Bar Association, 2004
  • Fellow, American Society of Civil Engineers, 2010
  • Who's Who in America 1997, 2013

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Licensed Professional Engineer, Civil Washington, 1984

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Washington State Bar Association
  • Member, American Society of Civil Engineers

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Member of Saint Vincent DePaul Church in Federal Way and has served as an Eucharistic Minister
  • Volunteer Legal Services program, King County Bar Association
  • Neighborhood Legal Clinic, King County Bar Association

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Council Member, City of Richland, WA, served as Mayor; Board Member Association of Washington Cities; Who's Who In Americal; Who's Who in Science and Engineering

Educational Background:

  • Kansas State University, M.S., in Civil Engineering, 1981
  • Kansas State University, B.S. in Civil Engineering, 1979
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Office Location for Thomas E. Gates

651 Strander Blvd., Suite 209
Tukwila, WA 98188

Phone: 253-332-7899

Fax: 206-574-0700

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Last Updated: 11/5/2018

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