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About me

Law, and more specifically, construction litigation, is my second career.  I spent almost  10 years as a member of the management team on commercial construction projects that ranged in size from $1.5M to $125M.  I have worked on construction projects in the states of IN, IL, CO, CA, OR, and WA. 


 


I also spent approximately 5 years prior to law school working as an in-house construction consultant for a Seattle law firm that focused on construction litigation. 

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Construction: 75%
    9 years, 70 cases
  2. Government Contracts: 25%
    9 years, 40 cases

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($275-345/hour)

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Contact info

Watt, Tieder, Hoffar & Fitzgerald, LLP

1215 Fourth Avenue
Suite 2210
Seattle, WA, 98161-1016

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
ORActive201201/18/2016
IDAuthorized to practice law201201/12/2016
WAActive200801/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
Top Women Attorneys in WashingtonSeattle Metropolitan Magazine2015
Rising StarWashington Super Lawyers2012
Top Women Attorneys in WashingtonSeattle Metropolitan Magazine2012
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerWatt, Tieder, Hoffar, & Fitzgerald LLP2010 - Present
AssociateOles Morrison Rinker & Baker, LLP2007 - 2010
Construction ConsultantStanislaw Ashbaugh, LLP1998 - 2004
Project Engineer/ManagerLease Crutcher Lewis1998 - 1999
EngineerHensel Phelps Construction Co.1990 - 1998
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar Association, Forum on the Construction IndustrySteering Committee - Division 52015 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationConstruction Law Section Council Member2015 - Present
Associated Builders and ContractorsRising Star2009 - 2010
Seattle University Moot Court BoardChair2006 - 2007
American Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
National Association of Women in ConstructionMember1999 - Present
Associated General Contractors of WashingtonMember1996 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Breach of Contract Claim Against SurveyorOur surveyor client was dismissed on summary judgment.
Negligent/Fraudulent Misrepresentation Case Against Home SellersWe won a 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss for a portion of the claims and the plaintiffs dropped the rest of the claims.
Breach of Contract Claims by Homeowners Against ContractorMediated and settled for a fraction of the damage request
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
ABA publicationABA Underwriters 50 State Handbook - Washington Chapter2013
Aspen Construction Law UpdateOregon Law Update2010
Aspen Construction Law UpdateMontana Law Update2009
Aspen Construction Law UpdateWyoming Law Update2008
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
Purdue UniversityBuilding Construction ManagementBS - Bachelor of Science1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
ABA Monthly PresentationNo Damage for Delay Clauses2014
NAWIC February 2012 MeetingIntegrated Project Delivery Contracts2012