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Our First Century In 1904, when the name “Starbuck” conjured up Moby- Dick, not coffee, and William Boeing was still years from launching his first airplane, attorneys Day Karr and George Gregory formed a law partnership. As Seattle grew, so did the firm the two founded. Although much has changed since then, the firm’s mission remains the same: to provide a full range of legal services of the highest quality and integrity, at a fair price, and to put our clients’ needs first. 

Collaboration, Clients, Loyalty In a collegial, collaborative atmosphere Karr Tuttle Campbell attorneys and staff serve individuals, small and large businesses including Fortune 500 companies, government entities, and nonprofit organizations. Our firm focuses on all aspects of business and finance; employment law; tax, trusts, and estate planning; and litigation. Our clients are engaged in almost every conceivable type of endeavor, and our attorneys, who are deeply experienced in a wide range of practice areas, ably serve their needs. We have a loyal client base, many of whom we have been serving for decades. 

It’s the Relationship

For both client and attorney, it’s the relationship that matters. That means an easy flow of information in both directions. It means having an attorney who works hard to understand a client’s needs and business and who is attentive and responsive. It means having great confidence in the attorney’s ability and commitment. Knowing that one’s attorney doesn’t work alone but is part of a team who can bring depth and breadth of expertise to a client’s matter adds to that confidence. All of this describes the attorney-client relationship at Karr Tuttle Campbell. 

Moving Forward As Karr Tuttle Campbell continues serving clients into our second century, we hold fast to traditions of excellence and integrity at the same time we embrace positive changes, such as innovative technologies that improve service, efficiency and economy. We remain committed to ever greater diversity in the firm’s personnel; to greener work practices; to maintaining a healthy connection to community; and to meeting the challenges of a global marketplace with the same dedication and imagination offered by the original law partnership of Karr and Gregory. In addition to proactively building a technology infrastructure while cultivating a hard-working, collaborative firm culture, Karr Tuttle Campbell has sought to enlarge the set of professional contacts available to meet the needs of our diverse client base. We believe we can provide legal services offering a global reach without sacrificing excellence and distinction to size and bureaucracy. As the exclusive Washington State member of the invitation-only Law Firm Alliance, we have managed to extend our reach to a corresponding network of independent law firms with over 3,000 attorney members in 35 states, 11 countries and three Canadian provinces. Despite our expanded access to broader expertise we remain independent, responsive, accessible, and dedicated to our clients. 

Diversity Before it was common practice, Karr Tuttle Campbell was devoted to diversity. Muriel Mawer, who in 1936 graduated second in her class from the University of Washington Law School, was a member of the firm for decades and is remembered as one of the first female senior partners at a major Seattle law firm. 

Karr Tuttle Campbell’s dedication to diversity in the legal workplace continues in such endeavors as the Puget Sound Area Minority Fellowship Program, which provides summer internship opportunities to deserving minority law students. The firm’s lawyers and staff, from service center clerks to senior attorneys serving as firm officers and department and practice group chairs, reflect the cultural and ethnic spectrum of the surrounding community.