Firm Overview

I founded James R. Ihnot, P.S. in 1982. I am an attorney who has transactional and litigation experience in the area of real estate law, business law, estate planning, and personal injury for over 25 years.

Example cases

I successfully argued a case before the Washington State Court of Appeals regarding a property purchase and sale dispute. DeQuilettes v. Moffat, 120 Wash.App. 1028 (2004) (unpublished opinion)

I was co-counsel in an anti-trust lawsuit, Straub, et al. v. The Profession Bowling Association of America.

Main Office

Main
610 Market Street
Suite 100
Kirkland  WA  98033

Phone
  • (425) 827-6490
Fax
  • (425) 822-5734

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

I offer a first half hour free consultation.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

$500 for assistance with a purchase or sale of a residential property.

Hourly Rates

$200

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Office Manager

Jan Comsa

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Languages Spoken

None

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

I enjoy practicing real estate because I can help people be successful outside of their career, assist them with their own real estate project, and expand my knowledge about real estate transactions to assist me in my own endeavors.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

I find it can make my job easier and more difficult at the same time for clients to educate themselves on legal issues. It is easier because the client understands what I am talking about but more difficult because sometimes the client will get inaccurate information from various sources or they don't understand the information they have read.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

Yes, I will review documents prepared by clients; but in most cases, I will want to edit and revise the documents.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

I would recommend this sort of thing only in small claims court.

James R. Ihnot

I worked at Bell & Ingrahm from 1980 to 1983 where I was an associate practicing real estate law and litigation. I then worked with Fisher, Kochen, and Ihnot as a partner where I practiced real estate law, medical malpractice and transactional work. I then moved from there to work at Hansen, Robinette, Krider, Ihnot, and Purcell, P.S. as a partner where I practiced real estate law, estate planning, and business transactions.

I have had many years of experience in both transaction work and in litigation, but probably the best experience that contributes to my legal expertise is transacting in real estate myself. I have been able to experience first hand the mistakes and pitfalls one can make in such transactions and therefore can give better legal advice on how to avoid them.

I am experienced and knowledgeable in the area of real estate law, and I have good business acumen.

I am laid back but professional.

Personal interests:

I am an avid golfer. I played in college and have continued to do so since that time. I have an active interest in my children and their various activities.

License
  • Bar Number: 10867
    Washington , 1980
Education
  • Hamline University School of Law
    J.D. , 1979
    St. Paul, MN
  • Florida State University
    B.S. , 1974
    Tallahassee, FL
    Major: Business
    NCAA Division I Men's Golf Team, member
    Captain of Men's Golf Team 1973

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