Albert Coke Roth, III, known by all as “Coke,” was born on November 15, 1949 in Wenatchee, Washington, and spent most of his young life in Moses Lake, Washington, graduating from Moses Lake High School in 1968. Coke studied four years at the University of Washington, with his Junior year spent in Germany, and earned a Bachelor of Arts in German Area Studies/Germanics in 1972. After working and training in Los Angeles with the Gallo Wine Company, Coke joined Roth Distributing Company in 1973 and was President of this family beverage distributorship until it was sold in 1989.
Coke at the age of 40, attended the University of Puget Sound School of Law from 1990-1993 and was admitted to practice in Washington on November 4, 1993. He worked for Raekes, Rettig, Osborne, Forgette, O’Donnell and Adamson (now Osborne, Forgette) during law school and for three years thereafter, striking out on his own in September, 1996. Coke was admitted to practice in the Eastern District of Washington on June 24, 1994, the Western District of Washington Federal District Courts on April 7, 1995 and was admitted to practice in Oregon in 2002.
Coke is well known as an international wine judge and has been a community volunteer throughout his entire life. Coke was awarded the Governor’s Award for Volunteerism in 1996, Kennewick Man of the Year, Tri-Citian of the Year in 1997, Community Professional of the Year from the ARC in 2007, and numerous other awards recognizing his volunteer activities.
Coke offers a range of legal services, including estate planning, business and commercial law, landlord and tenant law and real estate law. He is committed to serving the Tri-Cities and Washington area with successful and practical legal help.
Apart from the office, you can most likely find him traveling the world with his wife and daughter, spending time with his children and grandchildren, sipping on a good glass of wine, grilling up a nice steak or salmon, or tailgating at a UW football game.