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Charles Rivoire Hostnik

Charles Rivoire Hostnik

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  • Washington
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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 an active personal injury as well as business and corporate practice. He also handles construction litigation, probate and real estate matters.

Chuck has been a contributing author to "Washington Practice,” a multi-volume reference publication used by attorneys throughout Washington State. In addition, he has been a speaker and instructor at several legal seminars and training sessions. For several years he was an annual Guest Speaker on Indian Law at the University of Washington at Tacoma. He has been listed in Who's Who in American Law, Who’s Who in the World, and several other Who's Who publications for several years.

Chuck is a member of the American Bar Association, the Washington State Bar Association, the Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association, and the National Association of Personal Injury Lawyers. He is a former member of the Northwest Tribal Court Judges Association and the North American Indian Judges Association.

Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • Native American Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Real Estate Law
  • Arbitration & Mediation
Additional Practice Areas
  • Car Accidents
  • General Civil
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  • Contingent Fees
    We accept most injury cases on a contingent fee basis.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
9th Circuit
Chehalis Tribal Court
Hoh Tribal Court
Lower Elwah Tribal Court
Makah Tribal Court
Muckleshoot Tribal Court
Nisqually Tribal Court
Puyallup Tribal Court
Quileute Tribal Court
Quinault Tribal Court
Shoalwater Bay Tribal Court
Skokomish Tribal Court
Snoqualmie Tribal Court
Squaxin Island Tribal Court
Stillaguamish Tribal Court
Suak-Suiattle Tribal Court
Suquamish Tribal Court
Tulalip Tribal Court
U.S. Supreme Court
Professional Associations
Washington State Bar # 10834
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Main Office
6915 Lakewood Dr W
Suite A-1
Tacoma, WA 98467
Telephone: (253) 475-4200
Fax: (253) 475-2596