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Jeremy T. Vermilyea focuses helps clients who build things. He has represented general and specialty contractors,developers, design professionals and other members of the construction industry for nearly 20 years. He is a trusted advisor and, when necessary, a skilled litigator.  He has helped clients solve business problems, including disputes, in Alaska, Washington, Oregon, California and Idaho as well as other states and federal territories.  


Mr. Vermilyea is a leader in the construction industry in Oregon. He is a frequent speaker and lecturer and he has drafted or helped to draft numerous pieces of legislation affecting the industry, including public works statutes, contractor licensing statutes, prevailing wage and lien statutes.


Originally from Alaska, Mr. Vermilyea grew up in a construction family, his dad having moved the family north during construction of the Trans-Alaska pipeline in the 1970's.  The family remained in Alaska, where Mr. Vermilyea attended Wasilla High School and the University of Alaska Fairbanks before leaving to attend Vermont Law School.  After receiving his J.D., he returned to Anchorage, where he clerked for Judge David Mannheimer, the Chief Judge of the Alaska Court of Appeals.  He then worked at a small law firm in Anchorage that focused on construction law before moving to Oregon in 2000.


Mr. Vermilyea is now a shareholder at Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, and spends time in Schwabe's Seattle and Portland offices while leading the firm's Construction Services team. 


In his spare time, Mr. Vermilyea is a devoted Harley Davidson rider and an avid cook, traveler, reader and poker player.  He frequently travels to Alaska to stay connected with friends and to support his alma mater, the University of Alaska.


Practice areas


  1. Construction: 50%
    20 years
  2. Government Contracts: 30%
    20 years
  3. Employment: 10%
    20 years
  4. Business: 10%
    20 years



Hourly ($425/hour)

Payment types:

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  • Christopher M Veley

    I endorse this lawyer's work. Jeremy is a highly effective, tenacious, and personable construction litigator whose analytical skills are top notch. He is very knowledgeable in Oregon construction law and is a referral source for me when I have conflicts.


    Christopher Veley Litigation Attorney
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Contact info

Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt

1420 5th Ave
Ste 3400
Seattle, WA, 98101


IDAuthorized to practice law200401/12/2016
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Paul Emerick Training AwardAssociated General Contractors, Oregon-Columbia Chapter2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderSchwabe Williamson & Wyatt2011 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Oregon State Bar, Construction Law SectionExecutive Committee Member2010 - Present
Associated General ContractorsN/A2001 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Vermont Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
University of Alaska - FairbanksJournalism and Mass CommunicationBA - Bachelor of Arts1992