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  1. Land Use & Zoning: 40%
  2. Environmental and Natural Resources: 30%
  3. Litigation: 20%
  4. Real Estate: 10%

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Van Ness Feldman GordonDerr LLP

719 Second Ave
Suite 1150
Seattle, WA, 98104


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2010
Leader in Their FieldChambers & Partners USA2010
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2010
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2009
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2009
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2008
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2008
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2007
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2007
Best Lawyers in SeattleSeattle Metropolitan Magazine2006
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2006
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2006
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2005
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2005
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2004
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2003
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2002
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2001
Top 40 Environmental and Land Use Lawyers in the StateWashington Law & Politics MagazineN/A
Association namePosition nameDuration
King County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Washington State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Washington Association of RealtorsMemberN/A
American Planning AssociationMemberN/A
Planning Association of WashingtonMemberN/A
Master Builders AssociationMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1982
Michigan State UniversityN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1979
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Washington Chapter of the American Planning Association ConferenceRecent Land Use Planning Case Law2006
Law Seminars International Conference on Land Use Law in WashingtonBest Available Science, Fish and Agriculture: Strategies for Local Government to Balance Potentially Conflicting GMA Mandates2006
Law Seminars International Land Use Planning & Project Permitting ConferencePerspectives from the Courts and the Boards: Interactive Discussion2005
Washington Association of Prosecuting Attorneys ConferenceCritical Areas and Best Available Science2004
Law Seminars International Conference, Portland, OregonAgriculture and Fish: The Skagit Valley2004
Washington Airport Management Association ConferenceWhat Airport Managers Ought to Know About Local Land Use Regulations2004
Law Seminars International Conference, Seattle, WashingtonExpansion of Services in Rural Areas2003
10th Annual ESA Conference, The Seminar GroupApplication of the ESA in the Puget Sound: Emerging Issues - Agriculture:2003
NW Washington Section of APAAnnexation Workshop2002
Washington Land Use Law, Law Seminars International ConferenceExpansion of Services into Rural Areas2002
Law Seminars International WorkshopHistorical Evolutions of Impact Fees2002
Washington Land Use Law, Law Seminars International ConferenceIssues Facing Rural Communities2001
8th Annual ESA Conference, The Seminar GroupESA and GMA: Irreconcilable Conflict?2001