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Michele Lynn Earl-Hubbard

Practice areas:

Appeals, Communications & Media, Litigation, Advertising

About Me

Michele Earl-Hubbard is a principal at Allied Law Group, LLC in Seattle.  She has been named the Best Lawyers' 2014 Seattle Best Lawyer of the Year for First Amendment Law and is listed in Best Lawyers in America for First Amendment Law and First Amendment Litigation.  She has handled numerous cases in state and federal trial and appellate courts and administers hotlines for several new organizations on media law subjects.  She is also a frequent presenter at seminars and CLEs on Washington's open government laws, the Senior Editor and an author of the WSBA's Public Records Act Deskbook, and is a contributing author and editor of numerous other open government resource books.  She is also a founding and current board member and former president of the Washington Coalition for Open Government, a former member of the National Freedom of Information Coalition, and the Washington State Freedom of Information Delegate for the Society of Professional Journalists.  She obtained her J.D. from Northwestern University and her B.A. in Journalism from San Francisco State University. 

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Licensed since 1996

  1. Communications & Media: 40%
    18 years
  2. Appeals: 40%
    18 years
  3. Advertising: 10%
    18 years
  4. Litigation: 10%
    18 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($295-355/hour), Contingent (25-33%), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

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Contact Info

Allied Law Group LLC

6351 Seaview Avenue NW
Seattle, WA, 98107

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive199605/05/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
Best Law FirmU.S. News & World Report2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2012
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2012
Best Law FirmU.S. News and World Report2012
Best Law FirmU.S. News and World Report2011
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2011
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2011
Best Law FirmU.S News and World Report2010
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2010
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2010
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2009
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2009
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2008
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2008
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2007
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2007
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2006
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2006
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2005
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2004
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2003
Pro Bono Attorney AwardKing County Bar Association2000

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PrincipalAllied Law Group LLC2007 - Present
PartnerDavis Wright Tremaine LLP2004 - 2007
AssociateDavis Wright Tremaine, LLP1996 - 2003
Summer AssociateDavis Wright Tremaine, LLP1995 - 1995
Legal InternCity Of Chicago Corporation Counsel's Office1994 - 1994
Legal InternNorthwestern University Legal Clinic1994 - 1996

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Washington Coalition for Open GovernmentBoard Member2012 - Present
King County Bar Association Appellate Practice SectionMember2011 - Present
National Freedom of Information CoalitionBoard Member2008 - 2009
"A Lawyer and Judge in Every School” Program, WSBAChairman2002 - 2003
Washington Coalition for Open GovernmentFounding board member, President & Vice President2001 - 2007
“A Lawyer and Judge in Every School” Program, WSBAVice-Chair2001 - 2002
Community Legal Services Committee, King County Bar AssociationCo-Chair2000 - 2002
Northwest Communication Law GroupCoordinator2000 - Present
Seattle Area Pro Bono Coordinators CommitteeFounding Member1999 - 2001
Community Legal Services Committee, King County Bar AssociationMember1997 - 2002
Northwest Communication Law GroupMember1996 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Yakima Herald-Republic v. Yakima CountyJudgment for the newspaper/requestor
O'Neill v. City of ShorelineOral argument available at http://www.tvw.org/index.php?option=com_tvwplayer&eventID=2010030003D Trial court decision overturned and matter remanded; trial court awarded more than $500K to Plaintiffs
In re D.F.F.Trial court rule declared unconstitutional

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Washington State Attorney General’s DeskbookUnknown2007
Washington State Attorney General’s DeskbookUnknown2006
WSBA Public Records Act DeskbookSenior Editor and Chapter Author2006
Washington State Attorney General’s DeskbookUnknown2005
Washington State Attorney General’s DeskbookUnknown2004
Access to Information Laws in the United States of AmericaAccess to Information Laws in the United States of America2001
Tapping Official Secrets, Reporter's Committee for Freedom of the PressWashington ChapterN/A

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Northwestern University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
California State University, San Francisco State UniversityJournalismBA - Bachelor of Arts1989