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Pursuing Washington Charles Rivoire Hostnik
Charles Rivoire Hostnik

Charles Rivoire Hostnik

The Firm with a History of Helping People

42 years of experience

Business Law, Estate Planning, Probate, Native American Law, Personal Injury, Real Estate Law, Arbitration & Mediation



Chuck practices in both State and Federal Courts, as well as many Tribal Courts. Chuck is a semi-retired Tribal Court Judge, having acted for 16 years as a judge on specific cases for 32 different Indian Tribes located in the states of Alaska, Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Idaho, Montana, Wisconsin and Nebraska. Chuck has also been appointed as a Special Master Judge for the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe in Connecticut. On occasion Chuck is still appointed by Tribes to act as a trial or appellate judge. In addition to Indian law, Chuck has an active personal injury, as well as business and corporate practice. He also handles construction litigation, probate and real estate matters. Chuck has been a contributing author to "Washington Practice,” a multi-volume reference publication used by attorneys throughout Washington State. In addition, he has been a speaker and instructor at several legal seminars and training sessions. For several years he was an annual Guest Speaker on Indian Law at the University of Washington at Tacoma. He has been listed in Who's Who in American Law, Who’s Who in the World, and several other Who's Who publications for several years. Chuck is a member of the American Bar Association, the Washington State Bar Association, the Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association, and the National Association of Personal Injury Lawyers. He is a former member of the Northwest Tribal Court Judges Association and the North American Indian Judges Association. For more information about our practice, please see our website: View More ›


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Practice Area

Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes,
Estate Planning
Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills,
Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests,
Native American Law
Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests,
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death,
Real Estate Law
Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law,
Arbitration & Mediation
Business Arbitration, Consumer Arbitration, Family Arbitration,


University of Puget Sound

J.D. (1979) | Law School

University of Puget Sound
Dartmouth College

B.A. (1976) | English & Environmental Studies

Dartmouth College

Professional Associations

Washington State Bar # 10834


1980 - Current

Washington State Bar  # 10834

Websites & Blogs



Curiale Hostnik PLLC
6915 Lakewood Dr W Suite A-1 Tacoma, WA 98467-3299
Telephone: (253) 475-4200
Fax: (253) 475-2596
Notice: Evening and Weekend appointments available upon request.

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