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Keith Armstrong

Keith Armstrong

Protect What Matters . . . Your Empire
  • Business Law, Probate, Estate Planning ...
  • Washington
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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 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
  • 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
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Managing Attorney
Strong International Law Group
- Current
Small Business Law firm providing probate, estate planning and small business law and veterans' disability appeals
Small Business Management
City of Tacoma
Small business administration, business finance, bus registration, minority inclusion initiatives, federal contracting, apprenticeship
Contract Management
Software consulting, contract review, marketing
Strategic Advisor
City of Seattle- City Light
Public utility contracts, purchasing, spend mgmt, best practices in project management, equity initiatives, construction management
Contract Consultatant
State of Washington
Procurement, public contract administration,
Assistant Attorney General
Washington State Attorney General's Office
over 1000 victories in superior court
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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A+ Rating Accredited Business
Better Business Bureau
2018 to the present
Top Attorney
Client's Choice Award 2021
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
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Washington State Bar Association
Attorney at Law
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Pierce County Minority Bar Association
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Washington State Bar  # 23795
- Current
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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
Strong International Law Group
Strong Blog Points Protecting What Matters
Legal Answers
2 Questions Answered
Q. Owner of a property died. What paper does his living son need to file in Probate court to put the property in his name
A: Hi, Aberdeen resident. This is a tricky situation because it deals with who has authority and who has not. First, your access to the water may need some thought so that you can continue water access. There is a good chance you can continue with an agreement with the deceased's estate. Next, the deceased owner's son seems like a likely person to grant permission through the agreement, but he would not have the authority yet. Once the owner died, all of his property, real and personal now belongs to the estate of the deceased not his family or heirs. The son would have to gain title in order to have the authority to sign and exercise the agreement legally. Now WA does not require probate unless land, real estate and estates over $100k exists. You will want to talk to an probate attorney in your area to make sure you go through this process correctly. Otherwise, some creditor, govt or heir may come back and erase all of your efforts. The son would need to get legally on title in order for the agreement for the well water to stick.
Q. Hi there, my dad recently passed away and he has no estate but has debt. If i inherit his car, can they come after it?
A: Hi, Spokane heir. If your father did not have a Will, you may inherit the car, but under Washington law, all of the debts of your father's estate and all of the assets (owned and controlled by him) are available to pay creditors. All of the creditors must have a chance to get paid from the estate assets. After legitimate debts are paid, accounting and legal expenses, then what is left over can go go heirs (spouse, kids, parents, etc.) If there is not enough money in the estate to pay creditors, then assets must be sold to pay creditors. Creditors can come after the car if they are not paid from other sources. You have to give a 4-month notice to creditors, whether probating or not. For a small estate (no real estate, no land, under $100k) you may get the auto transferred to you, but bills have to be paid first, or creditors have a right to come after any asset owned by your father. You should find an experienced probate attorney to help with this tricky area. You could be in the clear with a little help and advice.
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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
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
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