L. Paul Alvestad
A lifelong Gig Harbor resident, Paul graduated from Gig Harbor's Peninsula High School, obtained a business degree (cum laude) from Washington State University, a law degree (cum laude) from Gonzaga University, and an LLM in taxation from Denver University.
After doing some work in the criminal arena, in 1980 he returned to school at Denver University where he earned the tax degree which he has since then used in his representation of hundreds of small to mid-sized businesses and families.
Paul and his wife Lisa have two children who are active in sports and school activities. Every three years he stands for re-election by the members of the Peninsula Light Company in Gig Harbor. He is the former President of the Tacoma/Pierce County Estate Planning Council, and chaired and served as a member of several land use committees which played a key role in establishing zoning and land use criteria in Pierce County. An active adult leader in Boy Scouts and former Rotarian of the year at the Gig Harbor Rotary, his most time intensive hobby involves ranching near Horseshoe Lake. Skiing, golf, hiking and history studies also hold his interest.
Areas of Practice
- Estate Planning & Settlement
- Tax Law
- Real Estate
- University of Denver College of Law, Denver, Colorado
- Major: Taxation
- Gonzaga University School of Law, Spokane, Washington
- J.D. cum laude
- Washington State University, Washington
- B.A. cum laude
- Major: Business
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Tacoma/Pierce County Estate Planning Council, Former President