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Joel is a lifelong resident of the Pacific Northwest. Joel seeks to focus his practice of law on administrative law, election law, environmental law, government affairs, labor law, local government law, public policy, and/or tax law.


Practice Areas


  1. Corporate & Incorporation: 33%
  2. Business: 33%
  3. Tax: 10%
  4. State, Local And Municipal Law: 6%
  5. Other: 18%
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MDK Law Associates

Symetra Financial Center
777 108th Avenue Northeast, Suite 2000
Bellevue, WA, 98004-8360



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Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AssociateMDK Law Associates2011 - Present
Legal FellowUnited States Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions2011 - 2011
Legal ExternUnited States Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions2010 - 2010
Legal InternSound Transit2010 - 2010
Law ClerkTulalip Indian Tribal Prosecutor's Office2009 - 2009
Communications CoordinatorYES on EHJR 42042007 - 2007
Young Voters Outreach CoordinatorNO on Initiative 9202006 - 2006
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Municipal League of King CountyCandidate Evaluation Committee2012 - 2012
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Midwest Political Science AssociationMember/Presenter at April 2013 Conference2012 - 2013
Phi Kappa Tau Housing Corporation Board of DirectorsDirector/Legal Advisor2011 - 2012
Generation 44-Obama for America, Seattle Host CommitteeMember2011 - 2012
UC Davis Law ReviewMember2009 - 2010
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Hernandez v. SteinSettled
BNSF Railway Company v. Sea-Pacific International Trading CorporationSettled
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Publication NameTitleDate
Journal of Consumer & Commercial Law, University of Houston Law CenterProfessional Dishonesty: Do U.S. Law Schools That Report False or Misleading Employment Statistics Violate Consumer Protection Laws?2012
Journal of Law and Politics, University of Virginia School of LawPolicing the Ballot: Citizens for Tax Reform v. Deters & Prohibitions on Volume-Based Compensation for Paid Signature Gatherers2012
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California at Davis School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctorate2011
Georgetown University Law CenterCompleted third year of law school in Washington, D.C.Visiting Student2011
London School of Economics and Political SciencePhilosophy and Public PolicyN/A2008
University of WashingtonEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts2007
University of WashingtonPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts, with Distinction2007
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
University of Szeged, Szeged, HungaryDrafting Legal Documents2014
71st Annual Midwest Political Science Association ConferencePolicing the Ballot: Citizens for Tax Reform vs. Deters and Prohibitions on Volume-Based Compensation for Paid Signature Gatherers2013
Thomson-Reuters Online Continuing Legal Education SeminarApplying Consumer Protection Laws to Law School Advertising2011