Hollis Barnett

Phone: (253) 848-3513, ext. 217
Fax: (253) 845-4941
email: hbarnett@cdb-law.com

Hollis Barnett

Personal

Hollis is married to Patricia Barnett who is also an attorney with the firm. They have three children and have resided in the Puyallup area since 1971. Hollis grew up in the Mount Rainier Park area, was a former seasonal ranger and part-time guide at Mount Rainier National Park. Hollis is an avid downhill and cross-country skier and has been a professional ski instructor for 30 years. He also enjoys snowmobiling, river rafting, fly fishing and mountain bicycling.

Education

Hollis graduated from Seattle University with a B.A. in Business Administration in 1962. He entered the Army in 1962 and was assigned to the Army Security Agency. He spent one year at the U.S. Army Language School studying Russian. The remaining two years, he was a Green Beret in the U.S. Army Special Forces. Hollis attended Gonzaga Law School, was a member of the Gonzaga Law Review for two years, and graduated with a Doctor of Jurisprudence in 1969. Hollis was a Law Clerk for the Washington State Attorney General’s Office for two years prior to graduation from Gonzaga and a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for Pierce County for two years after graduation until Hollis joined the law firm in 1972.

Professional Memberships

Washington State Bar Association, American Bar Association, Member of Litigation Section, Member Tort and Insurance Section, American Trial Lawyers, Washington State Trial Lawyers, Pierce County Bar Association, Listed in “Who’s Who in American Law,” Member Washington State Municipal Attorney’s Association, Arbitrator/American Arbitration Association, Mediator/Settlement Now mediation program.

Admissions to Practice

Hollis is admitted to practice and appears before all Washington state courts, the Federal District Courts in Western and Eastern Washington, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Claims Court, and the United States Supreme Court.

Other Memberships

Puyallup Rotary Club (President 1978), Puyallup Elks, All Saints Church, Professional Ski Instructors of America.

Areas of Practice

Emphasis in litigation, business and real estate, estate planning and probate.

Civic Activities

Municipal Judge City of Puyallup part-time 1976 to 1981, Chairman Puyallup United Valley Way Drive 1976, Board of Directors YMCA 1977-1980, Past Chairman for Bond Drive for Puyallup Schools.