The Firm with a History of Helping People
At Anderson, Burns & Hostnik we believe in providing quality legal representation. We attempt to resolve claims in the best manner possible for each of our clients, including exploring alternatives to litigation when appropriate.
Anderson, Burns and Hostnik was formed to focus on the representation of individuals and smaller businesses. Our attorneys are admitted to practice law in the states of Washington and California, various Federal Courts, and a number of tribal courts throughout the northwestern United States. We concentrate our practice in the areas of Personal Injury, Business, Divorce, Employment, Estate Planning, Probate, Real Estate, and Indian Law.
Arvid Anderson, Charles Hostnik and Eric Berg have each received an AV peer review rating from our colleagues, which is the highest rating available. This rating is based both upon legal ability and upon ethical standards.
In addition, our law firm has been rated as one of the top 240 law firms in the United States that Fortune 1000 companies view as providing superior client service. An independent survey of corporate counsel for Fortune 1000 firms, resulted in "The Survey of Client Service Performance for Law Firms: The BTI Client Service A-Team" prepared by The BTI Consulting Group, Inc., a Boston-based market research and management consulting firm. The survey rates Anderson, Burns & Hostnik in the category of "Best in Providing Value for the Dollar." We are committed to this principle, and are flattered that our efforts have been nationally recognized.
We take a flexible approach to legal fee agreements, and have contingent, hourly, and flat fee plans. If it is difficult for you to come to our office, home or hospital appointments are available. We welcome the opportunity to consult with you in a confidential setting and get your questions answered.
Initial half hour consultation at no charge
No recovery, no fee for legal services on contingency cases
Home and hospital appointments available
We look forward to the opportunity to work with you.
Attorneys and Staff
J. Arvid Anderson – Arvid has been in the private practice of law in Tacoma since 1972. The majority of his practice is in the area of personal injury litigation, family law and general practice including wills and probate. Arvid is currently of counsel to the firm.
Charles R. Hostnik - Chuck practices in both state and federal courts, as well as many tribal courts. In addition to Indian law, Chuck has an active personal injury practice, and does most of the business and corporation work in our firm. He also handles construction litigation, probate and real estate matters.
Eric Berg - Eric was admitted to the California Bar in 1984 and practiced in California before relocating to Washington State. He has been licensed in Washington since 1998 and still maintains his California law license. The primary areas of concentration for Eric include personal injury, general civil litigation, business disputes, and divorce matters.
Our administrative staff is responsible for the unique needs of each of our clients. Please feel free to contact either Dixie or Melanie during regular business hours.
J Arvid Anderson
Arvid was born in Aberdeen, Washington and grew up in Spokane and Tacoma. He received his undergraduate degree with honors from the University of Puget Sound and graduated with honors from Gonzaga University School of Law.
Arvid has been in the private practice of law in Tacoma since 1972. The majority of his practice is in the area of personal injury litigation, family law and general practice including wills and probate.
Arvid has been active in many civic and charitable activities including President of the Pierce County American Cancer Society and Chairman of the Pierce County Boundary Review Board.
Arvid was named by the survey, “The Best Lawyers in America 1987,” as among the top one percent of lawyers in the United States. He is a member of the Washington State Bar Association, the Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association and the Washington State Trial Lawyers Association.
Charles R. Hostnik
Chuck grew up on the East Coast. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College, and attended law school at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma. Chuck worked for the Washington State Attorney General's Office and a larger Tacoma law firm before joining Arvid and Gary to form Anderson, Burns & Hostnik.
Chuck practices in both state and federal courts, as well as many tribal courts. Chuck is a 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. He is currently a Special Master for the Mashantucket Indian Tribe in Connecticut.
In addition to Indian law, Chuck has an active personal injury practice and does most of the business and corporation work in our firm. 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 the State. In addition, he has been a speaker and instructor at several legal seminars and training sessions. 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 and the Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association. He is a former member of the Northwest Tribal Court Judges Association and the North American Indian Judges Association.
Eric V. Berg
Eric received his undergraduate degree with honors from the University of California at Irvine. He received his law degree from Hastings College of the Law in 1984.
Eric was admitted to the California Bar in 1984 and practiced in the San Francisco area until relocating to Washington State. He has been licensed in Washington since 1998 and still maintains his California law license.
Eric concentrates his practice in civil litigation, practicing primarily in the areas of personal injury, general civil litigation, business disputes, and divorce matters. Eric handles most of the firm's family law practice.
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