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T. Ryan Durkan

T. Ryan Durkan

Practice areas:

Land Use & Zoning, Construction & Development, Environmental and Natural Resources

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About Me

I am a Seattle area native, raised in a politically active family. Since joining HCMP in 1981, my practice has focused on land use and environmental law, with an emphasis on land development, zoning and permitting. Our state's permit system can be a complex maze for many clients, and I enjoy applying my unique experience to meet our clients' needs.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1981

  1. Land Use & Zoning: 60%
    34 years
  2. Construction & Development: 30%
    34 years
  3. Environmental and Natural Resources: 10%
    34 years

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Contact Info

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

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive198107/06/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Leading Individual for Real Estate: Zoning/Land UseChambers & Partners USA Guide2012
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2012
Top 50 Women Washington Super LawyersWashington Law & Politics Magazine2012
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2011
Top 100 Washington Super LawyersWashington Law & Politics Magazine2011
Top 50 Women Washington Super LawyersWashington Law & Politics Magazine2011
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2010
Top 50 Women Washington Super LawyersWashington Law & Politics Magazine2010
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2009
Top 50 Women Washington Super LawyersWashington Law & Politics Magazine2009
Top 50 Women Washington Super LawyersWashington Law & Politics Magazine2008
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2008
Top 50 Women Washington Super LawyersWashington Law & Politics Magazine2007
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2007
Top 50 Women Washington Super LawyersWashington Law & Politics Magazine2006
Recognized as one of the "Best Lawyers in Seattle"N/A2006
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2006
Top 50 Women Washington Super LawyersWashington Law & Politics Magazine2005
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2005
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2004
Top 50 Women Washington Super LawyersWashington Law & Politics Magazine2004
Best Lawyer, Real Estate LawBest Lawyers in America2004
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2003
Top 50 Women Washington Super LawyersWashington Law & Politics Magazine2003
Best Lawyer, Real Estate LawBest Lawyers in America2003
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2002
Best Lawyer, Real Estate LawBest Lawyers in America2002
Cover story article with sister and fellow attorney Jenny DurkanN/A2001
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2001
Best Lawyer, Real Estate LawBest Lawyers in America2001
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2000
Best Lawyer, Real Estate LawBest Lawyers in America2000
Best Lawyer, Real Estate LawBest Lawyers in America1999
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine1999
Best Lawyer, Real Estate LawBest Lawyers in America1998
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine1998
Best Lawyer, Real Estate LawBest Lawyers in America1997

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Chair, Land Use GroupHillis Clark Martin & Peterson2004 - 2007
PrincipalHillis Clark Martin & Peterson1981 - Present

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Washington State University, Board of RegentsMember2011 - Present
Seattle Prep High SchoolChair, Board of Trustees2007 - 2008
Seattle Preparatory SchoolBoard of Trustees2005 - 2009
Law Seminations International Shorelines Regulation WorkshopCo-Chair2004 - 2004
Villia Academy Board of TrusteesChairman2000 - 2001
State of Washington Land Use Study CommissionChair1995 - 1998
Washington State Bar AssociationChair1994 - 1995
United States District Court for the Western District of WashingtonMember1981 - Present
Federal Bar AssociationMember1981 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1981 - Present
King County Bar AssociationMember1981 - Present

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Law Seminars International Conference ProceedingsShoreline Permitting Now and in the Future2004

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1981
Washington State UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1978

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Shoreline Regulation and Permitting WorkshopShoreline Permitting Now and in the Future2004
Confluence and Conflict: Can a Health Environment and a Healthy Economy CoexistCo-Chairman of Meeting2003
Shoreline Regulation and Permitting Advanced WorkshopProgram Chair2002
Shoreline Regulation and Permitting Advanced WorkshopModerator - Shoreline Permitting Case Study2002
Growth Management ActThinking Outside the Box: Creative Strategies fcr the Future1998
Growth Management and Regulatory ComplianceCurrent Topics1996
Environmental/Land Use Mid-Year MeetingLand Use Issues1996
APA Annual ConferenceStriking a Balance: Planning in the West1996
Annual MeetingCurrent Issues1996
1997 Legislative Outlook for GMAPost-Election GMA Outlook: Epitaph or New Life?1996
Planning ConferencePlanning Issues1995
Annual MeetingGrowth Management Act Issues1995
Annual MeetingCurrent Issues in Land Use1995