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Thomas (Tom) C. Gores



Tom Gores practices in the area of personal planning. He helps clients with personal tax and estate planning issues, trust and estate administration, and corporate fiduciary counseling. His practice includes planning for business owners and families on a multi-generational basis, as well as philanthropy planning and valuation issues. 

Professional Recognition

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America 1987 - Present: Trusts & Estates 
  • Listed in Washington Law & Politics,  “Washington’s Super Lawyers,” 2007 - Present
  • Listed in Seattle Business Monthly, "Puget Sound's Top Business Lawyers"
  • Peer Review Rated AV in Martindale-Hubbell
    (AV®, BV® and CV® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.)
  • Received the FIVE STAR Wealth Manager Award - Best in Client Satisfaction, 2010

Professional Leadership

  • Washington State Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust Section, Past Chairman 
  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, Fellow
  • International Academy of Estate and Trust Law, Fellow
  • Seattle Estate Planning Council, Past President 

Community Involvement

  • Children's Orthopedic Hospital Legacy Advisory Board
  • Swedish Hospital Foundation Board
  • Performing Arts Center Eastside (PACE) Board


  • University of Miami, LL.M., Estate Planning, 1977
  • University of Notre Dame, The Law School, J.D., 1973
  • University of Notre Dame, B.A., 1970

Bar Admissions

  • Washington