Douglas W. Ahrens

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(206) 624-6271
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For over 30 years Doug Ahrens has been advising real estate and operating businesses, individuals, and trustees/ executors in real estate and business transactions and law, as well as personal assets planning.  His experience as a civil litigator during the first 16 years of his practice enables him to provide valuable insight when advising clients, and Doug handles the full range of his clients’ needs from the complex and unusual to the basic and every-day.

Focusing on transactions, contracts, business and personal planning, specialized debt resolution, and litigation avoidance, Doug enjoys cases that require thinking outside of the box.  Selecting cases where he can achieve positive results, Doug advocates careful planning and creative problem solving instead of costly and time-consuming litigation. This approach saves his clients’ time and financial resources, and also avoids the stress of litigation that clients are often unprepared for.

Doug has an AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5 rating in Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ and is a member of the following Washington State Bar Association Sections: Business Law; Real Property, Probate and Trust. He obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of Washington in 1979 and graduated in 1968 cum laude from Pacific Lutheran University.

He was a flight officer in the US Navy from 1969-1992 – carrier-based aircraft (regular and reserve).

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Washington State Bar Association, Sections on: Business Law, Real Property, Probate and Trust,
  • King County Bar Association

Representative Cases

  • Pudmaroff v. Allen, 138 Wash. 2d 55 (Wash. Sup. Ct. 1999)
  • Street v. Ordal & Jones, 2000 WL 124704 (unpublished, Wash.App. Div. I 2000)

Past Employment

  • United States Navy - Aviation, 1969 - 1995 (Captain - Ret.)