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My practice concentrates on real estate transactions, land use and real estate development issues, in addition to representing public agencies and private entities on a range of  issues as their outside general counsel.


Practice areas


  1. Real Estate: 50%
    20 years
  2. State, Local And Municipal Law: 25%
    20 years
  3. Land Use & Zoning: 25%
    20 years

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  • Jennifer Kent Faubion

    Richard is an outstanding attorney. His knowledge of state, local and municipal law is unmatched, and his demeanor is always energetic, positive, and constructive. I recommend him without reservation.


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Contact info

Graham & Dunn, PC

315 Fifth Avenue South Suite 1000
2801 Alaskan Way, Suite 300
Seattle, WA, 98121


HIInactive - Voluntary199511/06/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Professionalism AwardWashington State Bar Association2009
President's AwardLoren Miller Bar Association2007
National FinalistWhite House Fellowship Program2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderGraham & Dunn, PC2012 - Present
MemberSummit Law Group2008 - 2012
General CounselState of Washington, Office of the Governor2005 - 2008
Senior AssociateDorsey & Whitney1999 - 2005
AssociateBogle & Gates, PLLC1997 - 1999
Architecture/Planning/Risk ManagementNBBJ1995 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
King County Bar AssociationPresident2011 - 2012
Seattle University Board of RegentsRegent2010 - Present
Loren Miller Bar AssociationPresident2006 - 2007
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
King County Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
Loren Miller Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
Hawaii State Bar AssociationMember1995 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Graham & Dunn PC Real Estate Team UpdateThe Seattle Waterfront Local Improvement District2014
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Syracuse University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
University of MichiganUrban PlanningMA - Master of Urban Planning1992
Cornell UniversityArchitectureBA - Bachelor of Architecture1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
The Seattle Waterfront Local Improvement DistrictLocal Improvement Districts2014
Snohomish County Washington Women Lawyers"Roadmap to the Bench: Soup to nuts on the judicial selection and election process"2009