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Anthony L. Rafel

Anthony L. Rafel

also known as Tony Rafel

Practice areas:

Construction & Development, Contracts & Agreements, Real Property, Business Torts, Partnership Disputes

About Me

Tony is a trial lawyer. In his over 30 years of practice, Tony has successfully handled cases involving contracts, real property, condominium and construction defect claims, intellectual property, business torts, partnership disputes, wrongful death and consumer fraud. He is a tenacious lawyer who always puts his full effort into achieving his client's objectives. Tony is the Managing Partner of Rafel Law Group.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1982

  1. Partnership Disputes: 20%
  2. Business Torts: 20%
  3. Real Property: 20%
  4. Contracts & Agreements: 20%
  5. Construction & Development: 20%


Payment Types:


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Contact Info

Rafel Law Group PLLC

600 University Street #2520
Seattle, WA, 98101



NYCurrently registered 198203/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine 2001-20132013
Top Lawyer, Construction LitigationSeattle Met Magazine2010
Avvo Top Contracts/Agreements LawyerWashington CEO Magazine2008
Boss of the YearNational Association of Legal Support Professionals2007
Top 100 Lawyers in Washington StateWashington Law & Politics Magazine2007
Top 152 Lawyers in SeattleSeattle Magazine2005
Preeminent AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell Peer ReviewN/A

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing MemberRafel Law Group PLLC2005 - Present
Chair, Litigation & Alt. Dispute Res. Prac. GroupRiddell Williams P.S.2002 - 2005
PrincipalRohan Goldbarb Rafel Shapiro PS1995 - 2000
PartnerCulp, Dwyer, Guterson & Grader1983 - 1995
Judicial ClerkUnited States District Court Western Dist. Of Wa1981 - 1983


Association NamePosition NameDuration
WSCAI Business Partners CommitteeMember2013 - Present
WSCAI Business Partners CommitteeCo-chair2011 - 2012
Civil Justice Reform Act Advisory Committee for the Western District of WashingtonMember2000 - 2004
Federal Bar Association for the Western District of Washington Website/Communications CommitteeChair2000 - 2002
Federal Bar Association for the Western District of Washington Nominations CommitteeChair2000 - 2000
Federal Bar Association (Western District of Washington chapter)President1999 - 1999
Lawyer Representative to the Ninth Circuit Judicial ConferenceMember1998 - 2001
N/AN/A1993 - 1998
Federal Bar Association for the Western District of Washington Local Rules CommitteeChair1984 - 1994
King County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A


Publication NameTitleDate
WSCAI's Community Association JournalFHA Legal Requirements for 55+ Communities in an Aging Population2013
WSCAI's Community Association JournalBudget Ratification Best Practices2013
Community Associations JournalTying Up Loose Ends: End of the Year Checklist for Self-Managed Communities2010
Community Associations JournalDispute Resolution: The Many Methods of Getting Along (Legally Speaking)2009
The Association Advisor (tm)55+ Communities and the Fair Housing Act2009
The Association Advisor (tm)The Ethics of Client Service2008
Community Associations JournalReserve Studies in Washington - The New Standard2008


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva UniversityLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
University of RochesterN/ABA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
4th Annual Pacific Northwest Construction Defect SeminarWashington Industry Trends and Case Law Review2013
18th Annual Construction Defect & Insurance Coverage ConferencePacific Northwest Breakout Session: Coverage & Current Trends2012
WSCAI Managers Only DayAdvanced Tools for Managers- Unlocking Powerful Secrets of the Nonprofit Corporation Act2011
WSCAI Law DayCommon Board Member Mistakes2011
ORCAI Monthly Members LuncheonNavigating Management Changes in Community Associations2011
WSCAI Law DayAllocating Responsibility for the Cost to Repair Damage to Units and Common Elements: Who's Responsible When the Pipe Bursts2010
WSCAI SeminarAnnual Meetings that Bust Quorum and Snap Volunteers2009
ORCAI SeminarThe Essentials of Community Association Volunteer Leadership2009
Homeowners Association Services Group seminarManaging Communities in a Difficult Economic Environment2009
Federal Bar Associaiton Western District of WashingtonThe Nuts and Bolts of Commencing Cases in Federal Court from Filing to Discovery Conferences2009
CA DayAllocating Responsibility for the Cost to Repair Damage to Units and Common Elements: Who's Responsible When the Pipe Bursts2009
Annual Meeting of Oregon-Washington Community Association ManagersLegal Update on Oregon and Washington law2009
Lorman's Legal Aspects of Condominium and Homeowners' Associations in Washington seminarCondominium and Homeowner Associations: Understanding the Issues in Washington2008
WSCAI programParking Spaces - What a Tangled Web We Weave2007
Continuing Legal Education programCondominium Construction Defect and Warranty Claims2007
Mealey's Pacific Northwest Construction Defect ConferenceConstruction Defect Litigation2006