J. Bradley Buckhalter, Of Counsel
  • Born and educated in Louisiana, Brad Buckhalter moved to Western Washington in 1991 and received his J.D., summa cum laude, from Seattle University School of Law in 1999. 

    Brad first joined GTH in 2000, where he practiced as a commercial litigator until 2006. Beginning in 2007, and for nearly a decade thereafter, Brad served as in-house general counsel for Tacoma-based Associated Petroleum Products, Inc. In this capacity, he became an experienced advisor to directors, owners, and senior managers, dealing with the structuring, drafting and negotiating of corporate and commercial transactions, business and strategic initiatives, risk management, and litigation.  After Associated Petroleum was acquired by an international petroleum company in 2016, Brad continued to support both businesses as senior counsel until returning to GTH in 2018.

    Brad practices business, commercial and transactional law at GTH, supporting the day-to-day and long-term legal needs of our businesses clients and helping them identify and mitigate risks, structure favorable contracts and transactions, and build and maintain successful enterprises. He also is part of the firm's Trust and Estate group, where he assists that group's clients with business and transactional matters and handles matters relating to probate, trusts, and estates. 

    When he’s not working, Brad likes to read, listen to music and spend time with his family. He enjoys the outdoors and would like to spend more time there. 


  • Education

    • J.D., summa cum laude, Seattle University School of Law, 1999
    • B.A., summa cum laude, English, University of Louisiana at Monroe, 1991

    Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

    • Washington State Courts

    Professional & Bar Association Memberships

    • Washington State Bar Association

    Professional History

    • World Fuel Services, Inc.,/Associated Petroleum Products, Inc., Tacoma. Senior Counsel, 2007 - 2017.
    • Gordon Thomas Honeywell LLP, Partner, 2005 - 2006.
    • GTH Litigation Associate, 2000 - 2004.
    • Law Clerk for the Honorable J. Dean Morgan, 1999 - 2000, Washington State Courst of Appeals, Division Two, Tacoma
  • Representative Matters

      • Business, commercial, and transactional law 
      • Entity formation and governance 
      • Real estate transactions 
      • Probate, trusts, and estate matters 
  • Tacoma Arches at the History Museum
  • Duwamish Waterway and brown field cleanup
  • Fireboats on the Seattle Waterfront
  • Reflection pond by the Tacoma Glass Museum
  • Pioneer Square
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1201 Pacific Ave, #2100, Tacoma, WA 98402
Telephone: 253.620.6500  Fax: 253.620.6565


One Union Square, 600 University St, #2100, Seattle, WA 98101
Telephone: 206.676.7500  Fax: 206.676.7575