Doug Tingvall

Attorney at Law, JD, GRI®

DOUG TINGVALL has been representing real estate professionals for 30 years and is one of the best-known and most respected real estate attorneys in Washington. Doug was the principal drafter of the Law of Real Estate Agency in Washington, as well as several other laws affecting real estate. He also handled the successful appeal in Sing v. John L. Scott, Inc., 134 Wn.2d 24 (1997). Doug's practice emphasizes real estate brokerage law, transactions, litigation, disciplinary actions, expert testimony and education.

A graduate of the University of Washington School of Business (Cum Laud e and Phi Beta Kappa) and the University of Washington School of Law (Member, WASHINGTON LAW REVIEW), Doug has served as President of the Washington Real Estate Education Foundation, and on numerous industry committees and task forces. Doug is an instructor for GRI and teaches courses on purchase and sale agreements, agency law, risk reduction, new construction, core curriculum and legal update. He received the “Affiliate of the Year” award from the Seattle- King County Board of REALTORS® in 1984 and from the Washington Association of REALTORS® in 1985, the Eddy Award from the Washington Real Estate Education Foundation in 1988, and the Hugh Hawkins “Instructor of the Year” award from the Washington Association of REALTORS® in 2003. Doug was also named a “ Super Lawyer” by Washington Law & Politics in 2001.

Lawyer by day and performer by night, Doug also has been active in community musical theatre and has been seen as a Pirate in The Pirates of Penzance (Bellevue Opera) , Marmaduke Poindexter in The Sorcerer (Bellevue Opera), the Grand Inquisitor in The Gondoliers (Bellevue Opera), Sergeant Meryll in The Yeomen of the Guard (Bellevue Opera and Seattle Gilbert & Sullivan Society) , Pish-Tush and Pooh-Bah in The Mikado (Bellevue Opera, Bremerton Community Theatre and Seattle Gilbert & Sullivan Society), Emile de Becque in South Pacific (Northwest Savoyards) and Principle Bass-Baritone in Broadway's Golden Age (Burien Little Theater). Doug also does voice-over work.

A native Washingtonian, Doug live in Newcastle with his wife, Augusta.