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Ryan, Montgomery & Armstrong, Inc. P.S.

9657 Levin Road N.W., Suite 240
Silverdale, WA 98383
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Phone: 360-307-8860
Toll Free: 800-481-8861
Fax: 360-307-8865

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James K. Sells Counsel to the Firm

James K. Sells Counsel to the Firm

Counsel to the Firm
Silverdale, Washington
800-481-8861 (Toll Free)

Jim Sells is a Northwest native who was born and raised in Mason County. He graduated from Central Washington University in 1969 and was employed as a counselor with the Washington State Department of Juvenile Rehabilitation prior to joining the Ryan Sells Uptegraft, Inc. P.S. firm in 1975, he was counsel to the Legislative Transportation Committee in Olympia, Washington.

He is admitted to practice before all Washington courts, Federal District Court, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the United States Supreme Court, and the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission. He is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

He has served as Judge Pro Tem in Kitsap County Superior Court, Pierce County Superior Court, Kitsap County District Court, Bremerton Municipal Court, Gig Harbor Municipal Court, and Poulsbo Municipal Court. He has served as a trustee of the Kitsap County Bar Association and was Special District Counsel for the Washington State Bar Association for many years. In 1996 he was awarded the Kitsap County Bar Association Professionalism Award for Sustained Excellence in the Practice of Law and was named the Kitsap County Legal Secretaries' Association Boss of the Year. He has successfully argued numerous appellate cases in all three divisions, the State Supreme Court and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Jim's practice is focused upon representation of solid waste transportation companies in administrative and legal matters; representation of title insurance companies in litigation matters; and complex civil litigation. He is General Counsel to the Washington Refuse and Recycling Association, and the Washington Highway Users Federation.

He and his wife, Barbara, have lived in the Gig Harbor area for over 35 years and have two adult children.

Areas of Practice

  • Administrative Law
  • Civil Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Washington
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Washington
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • University of Puget Sound School of Law, Tacoma, Washington - 1974
  • Central Washington University, Ellensburg, Washington
    • Political Science - 1969

The law firm of Ryan, Montgomery & Armstrong, Inc. P.S. represents clients throughout Kitsap County and the Olympic Peninsula of Washington, including those in Silverdale, Port Orchard, Bremerton, Poulsbo, Bainbridge Island, Gig Harbor, Port Angeles, Port Townsend and Sequim.