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  1. Real Estate: 100%
    16 years

Attorney endorsements

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  • Scott R Sleight

    David provides excellent client service and cost effective, practical advice. He is responsive, communicates well and is productive. David provided excellent service and obtained results for my clients when we worked in the same firm together.


    Scott Sleight Construction & Development Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Bradley Alexander Evens

    I have known and worked with David for 8 years. He is an excellent real estate attorney who has worked successfully with many of my clients. I endorse this lawyer's work.


    Bradley Evens Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Cairncross & Hempelmann

524 Second Avenue
Suite 500
Seattle, WA, 98104


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2012
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2011
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2009
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2008
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2007
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2005
RIsing StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2004
Order of the CoifN/A1998
American Jurisprudence - Negotiable InstrumentsUniversity of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law1998
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalCairncross & Hempelmann, P.S.2014 - Present
Of CounselCairncross & Hempelmann, P.S.2012 - 2013
PartnerBucklin Evens PLLC2006 - 2012
PartnerShort Cressman & Burgess PLLC1998 - 2006
Law ClerkUnited States Attorney's Office - Eastern District of California1997 - 1998
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP)Member2013 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1998 - Present
King County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Alkan v. WheelerSummary Judgment for defendant; affirmed on appeal
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Publication nameTitleDate
McGeorge Law ReviewTo Delegate Or Not To Delegate - That is Preemption: The Lack of Political Accountability In Administration Preemption Defies Federalism Constraints on Government Power1997
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
McGeorge School of Law, University of the PacificLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
University of WashingtonEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1994
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Condo Conversions in a New EconomyCondominium Conversions2014
Brokers' Education classFrom Construction to Conversion: A Condominium Overview2014
Law Seminars InternationalReal Estate Purchases & Sales: Issues in Purchasing Condominiums2008
Condominium Conversion Liability: What You Need To KnowCondominium Conversion2007