Beresford Booth Welcomes New Lawyers Joshua Curtis and Emily Tyson-Shu to The Firm 

Joshua Curtis:

Joshua G. R. Curtis Edmonds Lawyer

Joshua is a transactional lawyer and has worked with many buyers, sellers, real estate agents, mortgage brokers, title companies and other parties involved in purchase and sale transactions. He has worked with real estate investors, family partnerships and business partners to plan ahead or resolve issues related to co-ownership of property. He has also helped families with estate planning and the probate process.   

“Josh is a tremendous addition to our firm’s business and real estate practice teams,” said David C. Tingstad, the firm’s Managing Partner. “Josh has deep experience with both real estate transactions and real estate litigation.  This wide base of experience, along with his broad connections throughout Snohomish County make him a great a fit for our firm.”

Joshua’s practice focuses on helping people and companies answer legal questions to meet their goals.  The first step in that process is listening to a client and really understanding what they are trying to accomplish.  The second step is relying on past experiences and researching new approaches to give the client options on various resolutions.

Joshua understands that for a client to make the best decision for themselves, education is critical.  Joshua has taught classes on estate planning, probate and other real estate topics and has enjoyed the opportunity to share the experience that he has gained since 2009 when he was admitted to practice in Washington. He focuses on clear communication, straightforward explanation of legal issues and compassion for clients’ concerns.

Joshua was born and raised in the Seattle area and currently lives in Lynnwood.  He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from the University of Washington and his Juris Doctorate from Seattle University School of Law.   

Emily Tyson-Shu 徐伊彤:

Emily Y. Tyson-Shu Edmonds Lawyer

Emily has joined our Estate Planning and Probate group. She advises clients throughout various stages of estate planning, including evaluation of current estate plans through drafting, revising and execution of new estate plans. As a mother of two, she cares deeply about the importance of family values; therefore, she has committed her practice to estate planning to ensure that her clients’ loved ones will be well taken care of and can have confidence in their future security. She has extensive experience working with individuals and families from all backgrounds to strategize proper planning to preserve the family legacy.  Emily also guides families through the probate process during difficult times, advising clients with alternative legal routes when applicable.

Managing partner, David Tingstad states, “Emily is a fantastic addition to our growing estate planning and probate team.  She brings a wealth of experience, a desire to serve others and deep compassion for her clients and her community.”

Emily was born in Taiwan and earned her bachelor’s degree from the prestigious National Taiwan University.  She went on to earn her master’s degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara.  She then went on to earn her Juris Doctorate degree from Seattle University School of Law.  Emily is bilingual and speaks Mandarin Chinese proficiently. She is dedicated to giving back to her community and has been providing pro bono consultations to low-income earners at various legal clinics. She also currently serves on the Washington State Bar Association Elder Law Section Committee.

When Emily is not working, she enjoys traveling and outings with her family. She has also adopted a dog from Orange County, California, that brings her family great joy.

About Beresford Booth:

Founded in 1946, Beresford Booth is the largest law firm headquartered in Snohomish County.  We are a full-service law firm with locations in Edmonds and Bothell.  We provide a full range of legal services to businesses and individuals throughout the state of Washington. The Beresford Booth team proudly serves as trusted and independent advisors to our clients, providing creative and timely solutions to their most complex legal challenges across a wide range of legal fields.  To learn more about Beresford Booth, please visit our website at to find out how we can help you.