Thomas J. Westbrook
When people have legal issues confronting them, they need a trusted advisor and passionate advocate they can relate to and rely upon from the initial consultation to satisfactory conclusion while being kept timely and fully informed; that is my primary commitment. Every client and every case is unique. My job is to provide sound legal and practical advice specific to each situation that is understandable, actionable and ultimately leads to the best resolution under the circumstances.”
A Washington native and resident of Thurston County for over 50 years, Tom offers a unique blend of practical business and legal experience that clients have been leveraging to their benefit for over 40 years. From managing his family sawmills and timberland operations from 1972 to 1992 while being a practicing attorney, he has developed a depth of understanding of business, real estate, land use and regulatory law from his own business experience in addition to legal representation of clients in these areas of practice as well as estate planning and probate.
A passionate advocate, Tom has never forgotten that he works for his clients first and his job is to achieve a resolution that is in their best interests. As a seasoned litigator, he successfully represents clients in the District and Superior Courts of Thurston, Mason, Pierce, Grays Harbor, and Lewis Counties, as well as the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington. But he also knows that litigation is not always the best alternative, having successfully guided many of his clients to mediated resolution without protracted litigation and often without the need for any litigation.
- J.D., Willamette University School of Law (1972)
- B.A., University of Oregon (1969)
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Thurston County Bar Association
- King County Bar Association (Young Lawyer Division’s Finalist for 2015 Outstanding Mentor Award)
- Washington State Bar Association
While expected and unexpected events happen in a person’s life, I would not consider any other attorney other than Tom Westbrook in the Thurston County area. I have used Tom for expected events, such as estate planning and real estate related matters, as well as unexpected things that I may encounter in business and life’s challenges. Mr. Westbrook has a lifetime of real world experience and the proven track record that I can rely upon. Recently, he helped me to negotiate a complicated business settlement with a very litigious adversary and based upon his sound advice and his attention to detail, we successfully completed the transaction with favorable results for everyone. THE BOTTOM LINE: People want an attorney that can prepare them to handle various challenges or to avoid the challenge all together. When I hire Tom, I know I am receiving the best possible advice and action for me. If you want an attorney that keeps you informed, cares about his clients’ needs and will take the time to explain and prepare you with the attention that is needed in legal issues, Call him first!!
My wife contacted Mr. Westbrook while I was deployed concerning a business purchase we had made. He instantly made my wife feel at ease. He always conducted himself in a professional manner, even with the depositions of the other party. He always responded to our concerns promptly, which helped relieve some of our anxiety. We relied on his advice heavily during our case. He was always honest and upfront with us during our case. He explained all the options we had to choose from. He did an excellent job bringing our case to a settlement. We would recommend his services and still use him today.
It’s not always fun when you find yourself in need of a lawyer but, when you have the resources that Tom Westbrook brings to the table, you know that you are in good hands. Not only is Tom professional but, he has a great sense of humor and when you are in the midst of legal throes, it’s a great comfort to know that he’s got your back. Tom always keeps me informed and tells me the truth, good or bad. It’s a refreshing relief to be able to put yourself in his hands and know that he is doing everything in your best interest. I would recommend Tom, and I do, to anyone looking for a reputable, honest and dependable attorney. It’s not an oxymoron anymore! Call him, you will be glad that you did.