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Keith Armstrong

Keith Armstrong

Protect What Matters . . . Your Empire
  • Business Law, Probate, Estate Planning ...
  • Washington
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Biography

Mr. Armstrong, formerly a govt trial lawyer with over 1000 victories and 75% win ratio in state and appellate hearings. His perspective can give you well-rounded advice because he was a prosecutor, defense counsel and advisor for WA state agencies. Some issues, he was litigated over 300 times. He knows what to advise you on 301. Mr. Armstrong helps you understand and use the strong arm of the law to your advantage. His advise is proven but more importantly, understandable. His simple background in Oklahoma City allows him to break down complete legal issues into understandable options to protect your empire.

Mr. Armstrong has studied international and administrative law in London, England, France, Italy and Japan. In 1996, Mr. Armstrong taught a seminar (in Japanese) on criminal procedure and a legal analysis of the O.J. Simpson trial to Tokyo law students in Japan. Mr. Armstrong’s experience switches from public law practice to private practice every 5 years assisting government in consulting roles and private companies export to foreign lands.
Born and raised in the Oklahoma City, the heart of America. Academically trained at Oklahoma State University receiving BS in Business Administration. Mr. Armstrong obtained his law degree at Washburn University School of Law in Kansas, the “Land of Oz.” There he studied International Business Law. International influences landed him in London, England for the summer studying Administrative Law and the start of the European Union. Since then Mr. Armstrong has become a pseudo-ambassador-at-large hosting several conferences in Kansas with foreign ambassadors from U.S.S.R, France, Japan, Denmark, Hungary and Sweden.
Today, he lives in Tacoma with his spouse, another government attorney. Mr. Armstrong is very active in the community encouraging legal forums, business development workshops, apprenticeships, workforce development and entrepreneurial pursuits

Practice Areas
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Probate
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Elder Law
    Entertainment & Sports Law
    Gov & Administrative Law
    Administrative Law, Government Contracts, Government Finance
    Military Law
    Veteran's Benefits
    International Law
    Imports & Exports
    Landlord Tenant
    Housing Discrimination, Landlord Rights, Tenants' Rights
Additional Practice Areas
  • General
  • General Civil
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    20 minutes free; 21 minutes $350
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
    33 1/3 percent upon successful prosecution
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    I also accept flat fee rates
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Washington
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Managing Attorney
Strong International Law Group
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Small Business Law firm providing probate, estate planning and small business law and veterans' disability appeals
Small Business Management
City of Tacoma
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Small business administration, business finance, bus registration, minority inclusion initiatives, federal contracting, apprenticeship
Contract Management
Accenture
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Software consulting, contract review, marketing
Strategic Advisor
City of Seattle- City Light
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Public utility contracts, purchasing, spend mgmt, best practices in project management, equity initiatives, construction management
Contract Consultatant
State of Washington
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Procurement, public contract administration,
Assistant Attorney General
Washington State Attorney General's Office
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over 1000 victories in superior court
Education
Washburn University School of Law
J.D. (1993) | International Law
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University of West London
European Union, International business
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Oklahoma State University - Stillwater
B.S. (1982) | Business Administration
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Grambling State University
Business Administration
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Awards
A+ Rating Accredited Business
Better Business Bureau
2018 to the present
Top Attorney
AVVO
Client's Choice Award 2021
AVVO
Strong positive reviews in Washington from 2009 to present
Entertainment Lawyer of the Year 2017
Lawyer Monthly
From Lawyer Monthly, an International publication that publishes ratings worldwide. My award for Entertainment Lawyer of the Year in North America was based on firm profile, response rates in North America.
Professional Associations
Pierce County Bar Association
Member
Current
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Washington State Bar Association
Attorney at Law
Current
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Pierce County Minority Bar Association
Treasurer
Current
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Washington State Bar  # 23795
Member
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Speaking Engagements
Shield of Protection Around Your Business, Automotive Service Association NW Conference, Tacoma, Washington
Automotive Service Association Northwest, Washington chapter
Provided an interactive discussion on providing a "Shield of Protection Around your Business"- Simple, inexpensive ways to protect yourself from risks
Probate, Wills, Powers of Attorney & Trusts, Leaving a Legacy Conference, Kent, Washington
New Beginnings Christian Fellowship Church
presentations by attorneys, financial advisors, real estate, funeral home, insurance and pastors on leaving a legacy for your family and church
Websites & Blogs
Website
Strong International Law Group
Website
Strong Blog Points Protecting What Matters
Legal Answers
7 Questions Answered
Q. My sister is dying very quickly and she wants to give her house to her son. She has no will. Is there something we can
A: Yes, she can gift the house to her son with a Quit Claim Deed. She can also do a Transfer on Death Deed. Lastly, she can create a living trust with her son as beneficiary. All of these will avoid probate, but the Transfer on Death Deed gives you the most bang for the buck. I would seek an experience estate planning attorney in your county to help you along. There many attorney who can do this quickly, which appears to be the point. Best regards to your sister. Enjoy the memories.
Q. I am the creditor to a court ordered instalment plan where the debtor has died. Most likely no will
A: Creditor, you may want to make a claim against the estate of the debtor and send written notice to the surviving partner. If the debt was in the company capacity, then the company should be responsible for paying. If the debt was made in his personal capacity, then his estate should pay for the debt. Once the estate is opened, you can make a creditor claim. Be sure to check carefully because there probably a time limit to file. Filing the claim goes a long way in getting paid. If no probate or no one is cooperating, you may have the option to open the probate yourself to get your debt paid. Here in Washington State, a creditor is allowed to open a probate so they can get paid. I would check with an experience probate lawyer in your county to determine what steps would work better for you.
Q. Grandmother passed in WA 2013. Executor never contacted me but siblings and cousins inherited. How do I see the will?
A: Alaska Native. It would depend on what your grandmother's Will says to determine if you should have received notice or inheritance. If no Will, then her heir (her children/spouse) would inherit under intestate laws. No grandchildren would automatically be included, could be, but not automatic. If your siblings inherited (any you all are blood relatives), then you should have. But it depends on the Will. If a Will exists, you can find it in the county where her probate was executed. A copy is open for public viewing. There you can see who the beneficiaries were. The County can help you get a copy of the Will. The Executor may have executed the probate properly but the Will will verify that possibility. If she/he did not, you will be able to see the Declaration of Completion closing the estate and stating that he/she notified everyone necessary and paid the bills and distributed to the right people. It is questionable for your siblings to inherit without you, but there are other possible reasons. The grandmother's child dies, and the heirs (your cousins) may inherit. I would contact the court in that county and find the Will and closing papers to see what happened, then contact an experienced probate lawyer in that county for help. You may or may not have anything to claim.
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Strong International Law Group, LLC
841 174th St S
Spanaway, WA 98387
Telephone: (253) 221-0285
Fax: (253) 539-2810
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: Sat by appointment