Ian Franzel

Ian Franzel

Sole Practitioner
Tacoma, Washington

I am a lifelong Washingtonian and the founder of Three Point Law, formerly Franzel Law, PLLC, which I established in 2013 with the goal of delivering high-quality and fairly priced legal support in estate planning, real estate, and landlord/tenant law.

Prior to founding my own practice, I cut my teeth at other law firms in the Seattle area. I first entered the legal profession in 2005, as a paralegal at a small firm in Washington, D.C. I then went on to earn my J.D. at the University of New Hampshire School of Law, where I served on the Student Bar Association and organized recreational sports as a longtime fitness enthusiast and advocate.

I've been a practicing estate planning lawyer in Washington for nearly a decade — in that time, I've developed the knowledge and experience to help my clients reach successful outcomes frequently. But I'm still young enough that you can count on me to advise you and your loved ones for years and decades to come.

Areas of Practice

  • 30% Estate Planning
  • 30% Estate Litigation
  • 20% Real Estate
  • 20% Landlord and Tenant Law

Litigation Percentage

  • 50% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Washington, 2010
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Washington, 2012
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Washington, 2012


  • University of New Hampshire School of Law, Concord, New Hampshire
    • J.D. - 2010
  • The Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington
    • B.A. - 2003
    • Major: Pre-law and Political Science

Published Works

  • DUI-D Impairment: Drug Recognition Expert Testimony, KCBA Bar Bulletin, October, 2013
  • Making the Initiative System More Accessible to Voters, KCBA Bar Bulletin, April, 2014
  • Mixed Messages: Limitations on Latent Construction Defect Liability, KCBA Bar Bulletin, October, 2015


  • New Lawyer Pre-Admission CLE Presentation, Washington State Bar Association, 2012 - 2013
  • Real Estate Law; Landlord and Tenant Section, North Seattle Community College, 2014 - 2017

Honors and Awards

  • Volunteer of the Month, King County Bar Association, 2014
  • Washington State Bar Association, Young Lawyers' Division, Local Leader Award, 2015

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • King County Bar Association, Member, 2010-present, Real Estate/Trust Section, member,

Past Employment Positions

  • Western States Law Group, Managing Attorney, 2011 - 2013
  • The Law Office of Gerald F. Robison, PLLC, Associate Attorney, 2010 - 2011

Pro Bono Activities

  • Chairman, King County Bar Association’s Public Library Walk-in Clinic, 2013 - 2017
  • Volunteer Attorney, King County Bar Association's Housing Justice Project, 2011 - 2017


  • German