Geoffrey H. Garrett
2150 N. 107th St. Suite 150
Seattle, Washington 98133-9009
Firm: Byrd Garrett PLLC
Estate Planning Services
Elder Law & Medicaid Services
Asset Protection & Business Planning
Family-Owned Businesses & Farms
Financial Planning Assistance
GLBT Estate Planning
IRA & Retirement Planning
Special Needs Planning
Trust Administration & Probate
Geoffrey H. Garrett is the principal of Byrd Garrett PLLC and our Senior Attorney. Geoff advises in matters of estate planning and probate, trust administration, special needs, elder law and asset protection. He assists owners of small businesses with respect to entity formation, administration and compliance, purchase and sale of businesses and succession planning.
He is also a principal of Garrett Erickson Financial Services, LLC, where he serves as an investment advisor and financial coach.
Geoff served as a C-141 pilot during Viet Nam and completed a twenty year military career in the Air Force Reserve. For more than 34 years after finishing active duty, Geoff pursued two challenging careers simultaneously, as an attorney and a senior pilot for United Airlines, where he achieved the rank of B-747 captain in the international operation. He was honored as his airline’s 2005 Captain of the Year in Seattle. From 2002 until 2006, he served as vice-chairman of the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in the multi-billion dollar bankruptcy of United Airlines. He has been a frequent speaker on the subject of reorganizing troubled airlines, has written significant papers about airline code sharing and fleet restructuring in bankruptcy, and is the co-author with Stanley R. Byrd of Estate Planning Basics in Washington.
Early in his legal career, Mr. Garrett was a commercial and bankruptcy trial lawyer. Since 1988, he has practiced exclusively in estate planning and related fields of law and in small business law.
Mr. Garrett attended Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin, where he earned the Bachelor of Arts in government studies in 1970. He earned the Master of Business Administration at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville in 1974, and the Juris Doctor at the University of California- Davis in 1980.
He holds the FINRA Series 7 and 66 certifications and a Washington State life and disability insurance license.
Mr. Garrett is a member of the Washington State Bar Association, King County Bar Association, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the National Down Syndrome Congress, the ARC of the United States, and the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys.
Geoff has been married to Sabina since 1970. They have three grown children, including an adult child with special needs for whom he is both parent and legal guardian. His personal interests include reading in history, economics and philosophy. He enjoys computers and software and has implemented advanced technological systems in our law practice. He is an avid runner, bicyclist, and golfer.
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