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Dean Alan Messmer

Dean Alan Messmer

Practice areas:

Land Use & Zoning, Business, Litigation

About Me

I  represent clients in litigation, arbitration and mediation of a wide variety of commercial disputes, including cases involving real estate transactions, government condemnations, sales of businesses, computer systems and software, non-competition and trade secrets agreements.  Utilizing my extensive city government experience, I assist clients with resolution of zoning and land use issues.  I also negotiate and draft business-related contracts for clients, especially those involved in technology-related transactions. 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1974

  1. Land Use & Zoning: 34%
  2. Litigation: 33%
  3. Business: 33%

Payment

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

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Contact Info

601 Union St Ste 2600
Seattle, WA, 98101-4000

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive197405/05/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2015
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2014
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2013
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2012
Martindale-Hubbell/Fortune Magazine Top Ranked Law FirmMartindale-Hubbell2011
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2011
Top LawyerSeattle Met Magazine2010
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2010
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2006
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2005
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2004
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2003
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2002
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2001
AV RatingMartindale-HubbellN/A

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Clyde Hill City CouncilN/A1996 - 2007
King County Superior CourtMandatory Arbitrator1992 - Present
City of MedinaMayor1990 - 1991
Washington State Bar AssociationN/AN/A

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Duke School of LawN/AJuris Doctor (with distinction)1974
Stanford UniversityHistoryBachelor of Arts (with distinction)1971

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Solo and Small Firm ConferenceA Lawyer's Web Toolkit2006
Law Office Management InstituteA Lawyer's Web Toolkit2003
Law Office Management InstituteUsing the Internet for Legal and Business Research2002
Law Office Management InstituteCreating Workable Technology Strategies for Your Law Firm2002