Joined Eisenhower in 2019
Devitt D. Barnett

Devitt D. Barnett brings over 30 years of legal experience to the areas of ERISA and Employee Benefits Law, representing businesses and Retirement Plans all over the state of Washington and throughout the Western United States.

Mr. Barnett is a regionally renowned expert in both qualified and nonqualified Employee Benefit Plans. Primarily, Mr. Barnett assists clients in drafting and revising Retirement Plans, including 401(k) Plans, 403(b) Plans, and Employee Stock Ownership Plans (“ESOPs”), and in working with 409A Deferred Compensation Plans and 457 Plans. Mr. Barnett’s clients come from a variety of industries, ranging from local hospitals and financial institutions to large medical groups and business employers. Mr. Barnett has lectured extensively throughout the Western United States and Canada on federal tax aspects of qualified and nonqualified Deferred Compensation Plans and ERISA.


Eisenhower Carlson PLLC
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Tacoma, WA 98402



Practice Areas

Admitted to Practice in

All Washington Courts
United States Tax Court
Western District of Washington United States District Court


J.D.,Gonzaga University School of Law,
LL.M. in Taxation, Boston University School of Law
B.A. (History), Western Washington University


Listed as “AV Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell (1991 – present)
Listed in Best Lawyers in America (1995 – present)
Listed in Washington Super Lawyers (2012 – present)
Listed in “Top Attorneys in Washington” in Seattle Met Magazine (2012 – present)
Listed in Who’s Who in American Law

Published Decisions

WASHINGTON FAMILY LAW DESKBOOK Ch. 35 (Private Pension Plans and QDROs) Wash. State Bar Assoc. 2d ed. 2000 & Cum. Supp. 2012).
WASHINGTON FAMILY LAW DESKBOOK Ch. 35 (Private Pension Plans and QDROs) (Wash. State Bar Assoc. forthcoming 2022)
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