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Richard E. Mitchell

Richard E. Mitchell

Practice areas:

Real Estate, Land Use & Zoning, State, Local And Municipal Law

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About Me

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

Licensed since 1995

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

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • 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.


    Jennifer Faubion Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Graham & Dunn, PC

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



HIInactive - Voluntary199508/06/2015

Professional Misconduct

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 University College of ArchitectureArchitectureBA - 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