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"I love working with people to find realistic and reasonable solutions to complex problems." 

Focusing on all aspects of construction law, Darrel Addington assists his clients with issues concerning construction contract formation, claims avoidance and litigation of real estate, environmental, commercial, and construction disputes. 

In addition to serving his business clients, Darrel also serves as a mediator and arbitrator, helping parties find a common ground. 

Darrel earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Tennessee School of Law, then served as a clerk to Federal District Judge Robert L. Taylor.  After serving as a Judge Advocate General for the U.S. Army, he was a Deputy Prosecutor for Pierce County, Washington.  He joined Vandeberg Johnson & Gandara in 1975, and continues to enjoy serving both private and public sector clients.   

Darrel is a member of the Washington State Bar Association, Washington State Council of School Attorneys, and Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association.  He was admitted to the Washington State Bar in 1973 and the Tennessee State Bar in 1969.  He is on the American Arbitration Association panel of arbitrators.

In addition to his professional service, Darrel has served as the president of the Tacoma Community House Board of Directors and as past president, vice president, and treasurer of the Pierce County Alliance Board.  He has also been a United Way volunteer and he is active in his local church.  Outside of his law practice, Darrel's passions include extended backpacking trips, reading, history, and golf. 

E-mail: daddington@vjglaw.com