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David E Linville

David E Linville

Practice areas:

Lawsuits & Disputes, Construction & Development, Contracts & Agreements

About Me

I am an attorney at Linville Lawfirm, PLCC.  I specialize in construction law.  I work with my brother, father and other attorneys here.  We provide top notch legal representation to persons and companies involved in construction disputes, whether it be contractors, material suppliers, property owners, architects or engineers.  About half of my practice involves dispute resolution.  The other half involves dispute prevention.  This entails drafting and reviewing contracts, subcontracts, proposals, estimates, credit applications, lien waivers and other documents in the normal course of a construction project.  I’m a firm believer in the old maxim that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure when it comes to lawsuits.  Litigation is very expensive.  While you can’t eliminate the risk of litigation, you can minimize the risk by using the right contract documents for the right job, carefully choosing who you work with, and properly sending out your pre-lien notices.  I enjoy the practice of law. Not only does it pay the bills, but I get a lot of satisfaction in helping clients avoid and resolve disputes.


 


As far as my personal life goes, I was born and raised in Seattle.  I attended the University of Washington for my undergraduate work and my law degree. My wife Liz and I have an 18-month-old named Adam. If Adam becomes a lawyer some day, he’ll be the third generation lawyer in the family. My hobbies are playing soccer, piano, golf, learning languages and windsurfing.

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Languages Spoken: German, Spanish

Practice Areas

Licensed since 2001

  1. Lawsuits & Disputes: 40%
  2. Contracts & Agreements: 30%
  3. Construction & Development: 30%

Payment

Payment Types:

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Contact Info

Linville Law Firm PLLC

800 5th Avenue Suite 3850

Seattle, WA, 98104-3101

Resume

License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive200107/06/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Approved EducatorDepartment of Labor & Industries2013
Certified Real Estate InstructorWashington State Department of Licensing2013
Accredited Continuing Legal Education SpeakerWashington State Bar Association2013
Approved CES ProviderAmerican Institute of Architects2013
Certified TrainerNational Association of Home Builders2013
Approved EducatorDepartment of Labor & Industries2012
Accredited Continuing Legal Education SpeakerWashington State Bar Association2012
Certified TrainerNational Association of Home Builders2012
Approved CES ProviderAmerican Institute of Architects2012
Certified Real Estate InstructorWashington State Department of Licensing2012
Accredited Continuing Legal Education SpeakerWashington State Bar Association2011
Approved EducatorDepartment of Labor & Industries2011
Certified Real Estate InstructorWashington State Department of Licensing2011
Approved CES ProviderAmerican Institute of Architects2011
Certified TrainerNational Association of Home Builders2011
Approved CES ProviderAmerican Institute of Architects2010
Certified Real Estate InstructorWashington State Department of Licensing2010
Approved EducatorDepartment of Labor & Industries2010
Certified TrainerNational Association of Home Builders2010
Accredited Continuing Legal Education SpeakerWashington State Bar Association2010
Accredited Continuing Legal Education SpeakerWashington State Bar Association2009
Certified TrainerNational Association of Home Builders2009
Approved EducatorDepartment of Labor & Industries2009
Approved CES ProviderAmerican Institute of Architects2009
Certified Real Estate InstructorWashington State Department of Licensing2009
Certified Real Estate InstructorWashington State Department of Licensing2008
Certified InstructorNational Association of Home Builders2008
Approved CES ProviderAmerican Institute of Architects2008
Approved CLE SpeakerWashington State Bar Association2008
Approved EducatorDepartment of Labor & Industries2008
Approved CES ProviderAmerican Institute of Architects2007
Accredited Continuing Legal Education SpeakerWashington State Bar Association2007
Certified Real Estate InstructorWashington State Department of Licensing2007
Certified TrainerNational Association of Home Builders2007
Certified TrainerNational Association of Home Builders2006

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerLinville Law Firm PLLC2001 - Present

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Associated General ContractorsMember2008 - Present
Lorman SeminarsInstructor2006 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember/Instructor2001 - Present
Building Industry Association of WashingtonMember/Instructor2001 - Present
Northwest EcoBuilding GuildMember2001 - Present
Painting and Decorating Contractors of AmericaMember/Instructor2001 - Present
National Assocation of Home BuildersMember2001 - Present
Master Builders Association of King-Snohomish CountyMember/Instructor2001 - Present
American Institute of ArchitectsMember2001 - Present

Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Pacific Legal SeminarsSubcontracting in Washington State2013
Construction Lien Law for Lorman Education ServicesCorrectly Identify What Property is Subject to a Lien and Who is Entitled to Recover Payment, Properly Record Your Lien and Provide the Required Pre-Lien Notices, Use Alternate Dispute Resolution to Avoid Courtroom Hassles and Costs2013
Construction Contracts Law Course BookConstruction Contracts Law2013
Construction Contracts Law Course BookDispute Resolution, Lien Warranties, Change Orders, Correction of Work, Liquidated Damages2013
Construction Lien Law Course BookProfessional Services Agreements, Liens, Employment Agreements2013
Construction Lien Law for Lorman Educational ServicesPublic Works Claims, Bonds and Retainages (State and Federal)2013
PLS Law Course Book for SuppliersLiens, Public Works, Uniform Commercial Code, Bond Claims, Credit Application2013
Pacific Legal Seminars Construction Lien Law Course BookBusiness Law for Architects, Engineers, Surveyors, Designers and Consultants2013
Construction Contracts Law Course BookPreliminary Notices, Liens, Foreclosures, Payment Bonds, Retainages2013

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York University School of LawTaxationLL.M - Master of Laws2001
University of Washington School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
University of WashingtonEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1997

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Washington On-Site Sewage AssociationConstruction Contracts and lien Law Mt. Vernon2013
Washington On-Site Sewage AssociationConstruction Contracts and Lien Law - Puyallup2013
The Johnson County Contractor LicensingContract and Lien law - Kansas City2013
Labor & IndustriesProtecting Your Business - Vancouver2013
Labor & IndustriesSubcontracting - Spokane2013
Labor & IndustriesContracts - Edmonds2013
Labor & IndustriesProtecting Your Business - Mt. Vernon2013
Labor & IndustriesManaging the Difficult Customer - Renton2013
Building Industry Association of WashingtonConstruction Contracts and Lien Law - Olympia2013
Building Industry Association of WashingtonConstruction Contracts and Lien Law - Bellingham2013
Washington On-Site Sewage AssociationLiens and Contracts2012
WA State Ground Water Assoc.Contracts/Small Claims Court2012
The Johnson County Contractor LicensingConstruction Wars - Kansas City2012
Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish CountiesContracts and Lien Law - Bellevue2012
Labor & IndustriesManaging the Difficult Customer - Wenatchee2012
Labor & IndustriesContracts - Renton2012
Labor & IndustriesSubcontracting - Bellingham2012
Labor & IndustriesManaging the Difficult Customer - Tumwater2012
Building Industry Association of WashingtonConstruction Contracts and Lien Law - Olympia2012
Building Industry Association of WashingtonConstruction Contracts and Lien Law - Tacoma2012
Building Industry Association of WashingtonConstruction Contracts and lien Law - Kennewick2012
Washington On-Site Sewage AssociationInformational Bidding2011
Washington On-Site Sewage AssociationContracts and Lien Law Round Table2011
Master Builders AssociationConstruction Contracts and Lien Law2011
Labor & IndustriesProtecting Your Business - Tacoma2011
Labor & IndustriesContracts - Pasco2011
Labor & IndustriesSubcontracting - Renton2011
Labor & IndustriesProtecting Your Business - Bellingham2011
Labor & IndustriesContracts - Tumwater2011
Building Industry Association of WashingtonLiens and Contracts - Bellingham2011
Building Industry Association of WashingtonSubcontracting - Olympia2011
Building Industry Association of WashingtonConstruction Contracts and Lien Law - Tacoma2011
Building Industry Association of WashingtonConstruction Contracts and Lien Law - Kennewick2011
Building Industry Association of WashingtonConstruction Contracts and Lien Law - Yakima2011
Pacific Legal SeminarsLaw Seminar for Suppliers - Seattle2010
Pacific Legal SeminarsBusiness Law - Seattle2010
Pacific Legal SeminarsSubcontracting - Seattle2010
Pacific Legal SeminarsLiens and Contracts - Seattle2010
Lorman Educational SeminarsLiens - Seattle2010
Building Industry Association of WashingtonLiens and Contracts - Bellingham2010
Washington State Floor Covering AssociationLabor & Industries Issues and Liens - Seattle2009
Pacific Legal SeminarsLiens2009
Pacific Legal SeminarsSubcontracting in Washington State - Seattle2009
Building Industry Association of WashingtonSubcontracting - Spokane2009
Building Industry Association of WashingtonSubcontracting - Seattle2009
Association of General ContractorsConditional Bidding - Seattle2009
Pacific Legal SeminarsConstruction Contracts and Lien Law2008
Pacific Legal SeminarsBusiness Law for Architects and Engineers2008
Master Builders AssociationDealing with a Difficult Customer2008
Lorman Education Services SeminarConstruction Contracts and Lien Law2008
Building Industry Association of WashingtonSubcontracting in Washington State2008
Building Industry Association of WashingtonLiens and Contracts2008
Association of General ContractorsConstruction Contracts and Lien Law2008
Washington State Department of Labor and IndustriesAsset Protection2007
PLS Washington Lien LawsRemoval of Improvements, Lien Release Bonds, Notice in Filing Requirements for Liens, Acknowledgements, Frivolous Liens, Contractually Handling Unforeseen Circumstances, Right to Stop Work Due to Non-Payment2007
PLS Warranty ConferenceWarranty Limitations2007
PLS Vendor SeminarCredit Applications, Bond Claims, and the Uniform Commercial Code2007
PLS Seminar for SubcontractorsModifying the Subcontract2007
PLS Business Law Seminar for Architects and EngineersProfessional Services Agreements2007
Lorman Educational SeminarsPublic Works Claims, Bonds and Retainages (State and Federal)2007
Lorman Education Services- Construction Lien LawCorrectly Identify What Property is Subject to a Lien and Who is Entitled to Recover Payment, Properly Record Your Lien and Provide the Required Pre-Lien Notices, Use Alternate Dispute Resolution to Avoid Courtroom Hassles and Costs2007
Building Industry Association of WashingtonLiens and Contracts2007
Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD)Design/Build Contracts2007
PLS Washington Lien LawsFiling a Claim on a Public Works Project2006
PLS Washington Lien LawsFiling a Claim on a Public Works Project2006
PLS Design/Build ContractsClaims Period and Insurance Coverage2006
PLS Lien Law SeminarSecuring Payment From the Project Lender2005