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Joe has a broad civil practice that ranges from serving as outside counsel to start-up companies and community banks to the litigation of complex commercial matters in state and federal courts.


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 85%
    20 years, 500 cases
  2. Real Estate: 15%
    20 years, 200 cases

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1221 2nd Ave Ste 500
Seattle, WA, 98101-2925


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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalHillis Clark Martin & Peterson1995 - Present
Law ClerkU.S. District Judge Richard P. Matsch1994 - 1995
Association namePosition nameDuration
Federal Bar Association, Western District of WashingtonCo-Chair - Newsletter & Website Committee2006 - Present
The MAVIN FoundationBoard President2006 - 2007
The Mavin FoundationMember2005 - Present
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2004 - Present
Oregon Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of OregonMember2002 - Present
Oregon State Supreme CourtMember2002 - Present
United States District Court for the Western District of WashingtonPro Bono Panel1999 - 2003
Washington State Supreme CourtMember1995 - Present
United States District Court for the Eastern District of WashingtonMember1995 - Present
United States District Court for the Western District of WashingtonMember1995 - Present
U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western and Eastern Districts of WashingtonMember1995 - Present
Federal Bar AssociationMember1995 - Present
King County Bar AssociationMember1995 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1995 - Present
Colorado Bar AssociationN/A1994 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1993 - Present
King County Bar Foundation, Future of the Law InstituteVolunteer MentorN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
Whitman CollegeHistoryBA1990
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Chasing DayBreakMixed Heritage Issues2006