Attorney Profiles

Thomas J. Taylor

Gonzaga School of Law, J.D., 1971


Tom Taylor has been practicing law in the Thurston County area for over 40 years. Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Taylor served as a law clerk for the Washington State Supreme Court and as Chief Civil Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for Thurston County. Mr. Taylor also served as Tumwater City Attorney and legal counsel for Intercity Transit. Mr. Taylor’s law practice emphasizes: Wills and Estate Planning, Probate, Real Estate, Business and Commercial, and Personal Injury. He has extensive training and experience in these areas. Mr. Taylor has successfully represented thousands of diverse clients, including businesses (large and small, retail and wholesale, service and professional), churches, contractors, corporations, doctors and healthcare professionals, governmental agencies, homeowner associations, individuals, landlords, municipalities, nonprofit organizations, partnerships, professionals, realtors, senior citizens, service organizations, tenants, unions, and many others.

Mr. Taylor has been a member of, and served on the boards of, community service, sports and business organizations and associations, including school, charities and church. He is a charter member of the Olympia Mountaineers and the Tumwater Chamber of Commerce. Tom is proud of his service in the Boy Scouts and to be an Eagle Scout. Tom and his wife, Margie, have raised four children in the Tumwater area and schools. They have twelve grandchildren.

Mr. Taylor is a member of the Washington State Bar Association, Thurston County Bar Association, Southwest Washington Estate Planning Council, the WSBA Real Estate Trust & Probate Section, and the former Washington State Trial Lawyers’ Association. He is admitted to practice in the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, as well as local, state and federal courts. He represents clients in Thurston, Mason, Lewis and Grays Harbor Counties.

Kene C. Larson

Lewis & Clark School of Law, J.D. 2010


Kene Larson was a senior associate with an established law firm in Eastern Washington, for the past seven years, focusing on family law, real estate, business law, estate planning and probate matters.

Mr. Larson brings experience and expertise, together with a personal touch, to family law matters, including: dissolutions, legal separations, parenting plans, child custody and support matters, and relocations. Kene's experience also includes quality pre-nuptial agreements and post-nuptial agreements.

Kene is very knowledgeable in real estate law, including deeds, contracts, leases, purchase and sale documents, easements, property boundary and construction disputes, adverse possession, quiet title actions, landlord issues and unlawful detainer (eviction) matters.

Whether your estate planning needs are basic or complex, Mr. Larson will help you choose appropriate wills, powers of attorney, community property agreements, and health care directives. If you are in need of probate or non-probate assistance, Mr. Larson will guide you through the most expeditious process.

Mr. Larson is dedicated to providing competent and quality legal services at a reasonable fee. He is a member of the Washington State Bar Association and the Thurston County Bar Association. He previously served as president of his local bar association. Kene's practice includes Thurston, Mason, Lewis and Grays Harbor counties.