Navigate Law Group

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COVID-19 Updates

Navigate Law Group is remaining open and fully operational, but we are encouraging meetings to be done over the phone if possible. We are a technology based-firm and can easily provide legal assistance remotely. Thank you to our clients and potential clients. Navigate is taking care of all your legal needs. Our attorneys have put together some resources in regards to the Pandemic:

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Protecting You Is Our Mission

Navigate attorneys are strong legal advocates and wise counselors. We have knowledgeable and skilled attorneys who practice in the areas of family law, estate planning, civil litigation, tax, employment, criminal, business, consumer, real estate, hospitality law, and more. Whatever your needs are, we try to make sure you understand every step of the legal process. Our attorneys work with you to chart the best course forward for your unique situation.

Our Practice Areas

 

Navigate Law Group has attorneys that practice a broad range of legal areas. Our clients receive holistic legal care from our attorneys. 

Family Law

Our experienced family law attorneys are skilled in divorce, adoption, child custody, child support, paternity and all other legal issues pertaining to your family or personal relationships. We serve as strong and zealous advocates for our family law clients in the courtroom. We also serve as confidants and counselors to provide guidance to each of our clients throughout the legal process and in delicate situations. 

Guardianship

Our attorneys have the skills and knowledge to help families and facilities protect vulnerable individuals. We have the experience in crafting protective arrangements including guardianships, conservatorships, and powers of attorney. Further, we assist individuals who are appointed as Guardian comply with their legal duties in annual reporting, including financial and personal care plans.

Estate Planning

With our extensive knowledge, we can effectively create a tailored estate plan to match our clients’ estate planning goals. Estate planning often involves a delicate balancing of interests of family members. We assist clients in achieving fairness among all those interested in an estate. Identifying who will make important decisions regarding healthcare and finances during incapacity and after death is essential to planning an estate. We can guide clients through this process. Additionally, we help clients in safeguarding assets and creating tax efficient plans to help minimize various taxes to which estates are subject. 

Estate & Trust Administration

Our attorneys have the special knowledge and skill required to represent a personal representative in the probate of an estate or a trustee in the administration of a living trust. Estate and trust administration often involve several complex areas of law and we can navigate our clients through this multi-step process. There are often opportunities for estate and income tax savings during the administration of an estate, and we help our clients capitalize on these opportunities.

Civil Litigation

Life happens and things don’t always go according to plan, which is why hiring a civil litigation attorney is your best plan of action to settle disputes between you and another party. Whether you have a product liability lawsuit, landlord/tenant dispute, or any type of civil litigation, our attorneys can help you settle peacefully.

Criminal Defense

We believe that everyone facing allegations by the government should have a skilled lawyer in their corner to advocate for them and guide them along the entire process. Our criminal defense attorneys represent clients facing DUIs, assault, domestic violence claims, theft, property crime, driving penalties, and many other cases. 

Business & Commercial

We cater to a wide variety of business clients of all sizes to help with business-to-business contracts, company formation, mergers and acquisitions, leases, administrative compliance, and more. Our business and commercial attorneys know how to provide the professional legal guidance and representation your business needs. 

Tax Law

Taxes can be confusing; however, Navigate tax attorneys work on tax matters for any size income or revenue, for personal or business. Our tax lawyers have the knowledge to assist you with tax returns, audits, collections, tax planning, real estate transactions, estate transfers and more. Let us help you keep what is yours. 

Cannabis Law

Recreational marijuana, medical marijuana, and hemp are subject to a number of local, state, and federal rules, some of which are in direct conflict with one another. Our cannabis attorneys can explain these conflicts and help you structure your business to comply with applicable regulations. 

Alcohol Law

The production, distribution, and sale of alcohol is subject to unique and strict regulations such that breweries, distilleries, restaurants, liquor stores, and other such businesses carry special liabilities. Having a knowledgeable attorney to assist with administrative compliance is paramount to mitigating unnecessary business risk. 

Employment Law

Here at Navigate, we are unique in that we practice employment law as both employment defense attorneys and employment plaintiff attorneys. We represent both employees and employers regarding matters such as severance negotiations, non-compete agreements, employee handbooks, contracts, unlawful terminations and more.

Consumer Law

Our consumer law attorneys provide consumers recourse when they feel they have been deceived, defrauded or otherwise treated unfairly in a transaction. Navigate Law Group is experienced in representing the consumer in a variety of industries, including medical debt collection, automotive fraud, lemon law, home purchase fraud, and many other consumer cases.

Real Estate Law

Real Estate law is a branch of civil law that covers the rights to occupy, possess, use, and enjoy land and the buildings upon it. Our team has successfully helped numerous clients buy or sell a home, lease or purchase commercial property, secure financing, and develop a property. We are also ready to help when things don’t happen as expected. We have litigated boundary issues, Homeowners Association/HOA disputes, nuisances, and helped landlords recover their rental units. 

Construction Law

Construction disputes are often riddled with unique procedural hurdles and blistering legal deadlines. Fortunately, our attorneys are well versed in both prosecuting and defending against claims of construction defect, breach of contract, and collection of monies owed. Whether you are a consumer who has discovered a potential construction defect or you are a contractor seeking to be paid for services rendered, Navigate Law Group is here to help.  

Land Use Law

Zoning changes, nonconforming uses, variances, land use applications, and adversarial land use violation hearings require careful application of local ordinances to specific properties and land uses. Navigate Law Group can review real property to determine which land use ordinances apply, prepare land use applications, and correspond with your county or municipality to ensure your legal needs are met. Land use law is complicated. We can help.

Entertainment Law

Have you been accused of a copyright violation? Are you interested in selling the rights to your song in exchange for royalties? Has a promoter, manager, or record label sent you a contract to sign? Call us today. The entertainment world is fast-paced and loaded with legal landmines. Let the attorneys at Navigate Law Group clear the path so you can focus on what you do best.

Personal Injury Law

Navigate Law Group is an experienced plaintiff-side personal injury attorney in Southwest Washington. If you or someone you know has been injured in car accidents, products liability, premise liability, and other personal injuries, reach out to us today! We can help formalize a plan to help you recover and deal with your healthcare providers, the insurance companies, and the third party.

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Our Attorneys

Trevor J. Cartales

Trevor J. Cartales

Senior Attorney

​Business Law | Alcohol Law | Cannabis Law | Estate Planning | Consumer Protection | Civil Litigation | Land Use Law | Entertainment Law

Chelsie M. Elliott

Chelsie M. Elliott

Attorney/Co-Owner

​Family Law

Brian J. Grambow

Brian J. Grambow

Senior Attorney

Civil Litigation | Guardianship | Probate | Real Estate Law

Tanya M. Green

Tanya M. Green

Senior Attorney

​Family Law 

 Josi R. Howard

Josi R. Howard

Senior Attorney

Estate Planning | Estate & Trust Administration

James C. Howe

James C. Howe

Of Counsel Attorney

​Estate Planning | Estate & Trust Administration | Business Law | ​Real Estate

 Scott A. Kamin

Scott A. Kamin

Of Counsel Attorney

Tax Law | Business Law | ​Estate Planning | ​Real Estate

Eli T. Marchbanks

Eli T. Marchbanks

Of Counsel Attorney

Criminal Law | Traffic Matters | Consumer law

Colin F. McHugh

Colin F. McHugh

Attorney/Co-Owner

​Employment Law | Personal Injury law | Business Law  | Civil Litigation | Construction Law 

Amber M. Rush

Amber M. Rush

Attorney/Co-Owner

​Family Law

Anna K. Russo

Anna K. Russo

Senior Attorney

​Family Law 

Why Choose Us

Great Communication

Efficient communication is key to Navigate Law Group. We take pride in making sure everyone is on the same page, so you can make informed and educated decisions about your legal matters. After all, we’re not just your lawyers; we’re your teammates.

Knowledgeable 

We have knowledgeable and skilled attorneys who practice in the areas of family law, estate planning, civil litigation, tax, employment law, criminal defense, business law, consumer protection, real estate, personal injury, hospitality law, and more. Whatever your needs are, we want to make sure you understand every step of the legal process. 

Diligent Representation

We are zealous advocates for our clients’ position, in and out of the courtrooms. We make sure our clients understand their legal rights, obligations, and practical implications. Our attorneys are competent, prompt, diligent, and handle all legal matters with sensitivity and confidence.

Strong Advocacy

Our team has a client-centered approach to advocacy. We really listen to what the client wants and what a desired outcome looks like. We look at the legal matter and all contingencies, evaluate sensitive issues in and around the legal problems, and proceed with advocating zealously for the best outcome in our client’s matter.

Reasonable Costs

Navigate focuses on bringing value to our clients. We take a practical approach to the practice of law and solving legal issues. We have reasonable fees, and work with our clients to provide the scope of legal help they actually need and want. We listen and come up with creative and cost-effective solutions.

Navigate Law Group is great! Definitely would recommend for many different needs in the legal realm. Colin especially has helped us many times navigate through contracts, employment law, etc. They are quick, affordable, and have provided great services to our company!

– The Crystal Creative

Combined Years Experience

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It was very hard and painful going through the court process. Feeling lost and defeated before the process even began. The peace of mind and confidence I gain after meeting with Amber Rush and the Navigate Law Group can’t be put into words. They mean business and they will fight for you.

I hope that if you’re going through the court process you give yourself a chance to gain the peace of mind I gain with Navigate Law Group.

– Aaron w. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Legal issues are stressful. Our attorneys are here to help!

General

How much is a consultation?

The cost of consultations vary depending on your issue and the attorney that you are meeting with.

How do I prepare for my consultation?

Depends on your matter, however generally you will want to do the following:

(1) make an outline of all the questions you have for the attorney,

(2) create bullet points on the most significant issues/facts that you want to make sure to tell the attorney about, and

(3) bring in any documentation that is related to your matter (i.e. completed questionnaire, timeline of events, list of witnesses, any written correspondence, etc.).

What are your hours?

Monday – Friday
9:00 am – 5:00 pm

excluding holidays

We can sometimes accommodate other times upon request.

Is there parking?

Yes, there are coin-operated meters for parking right out front. They are usually available for easy parking.

Areas of Law

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Family Law

Employment Law

Business Law

Construction Law

Cannabis Law

Estate Planning

Estate & Trust Administration

Consumer Law |

Medical Debt

Criminal Defense Law |

Traffic Ticket

Tax Law

Let’s Work Together

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