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About Me

Sean is a commercial litigator who represents privately held companies and their owners in matters arising from the production of agricultural crops, the use and ownership of real property, and shareholder disagreements.  Sean also represents individuals in disputes involving trust and estate administration.


Practice Areas


  1. Litigation: 50%
  2. Agriculture: 50%

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • Seth Edward Millstein

    I endorse this lawyer. Sean is an outstanding attorney.


    Seth Millstein Construction & Development Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact Info

Stokes Lawrence Velikanje Moore & Shore

120 N. Naches Ave.
Yakima, WA, 98901-2757

Stokes Lawrence

1420 5th Ave
Suite 3000
Seattle, WA, 98101




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarWashington Super Lawyers2014
Rising StarWashington Super Lawyers2013
Rising StarWashington Super Lawyers2012
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
ShareholderStokes Lawrence Velikanje Moore & Shore2013 - Present
AttorneyStokes Lawrence Velikanje Moore & Shore2010 - 2013
N/AAhlers & Cressman PLLC2007 - 2009
N/ATodd & Wakefield, PS2004 - 2007
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Yakima County Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
The Seasons Performance HallBoard MemberN/A
Yakima Downtown RotaryMemberN/A
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Seattle Housing and Resource Effort, et al. v. City of Woodinville, 139 Wn. App. 639, 162 P.3d 427 (2006)Decision Pending - Washington Supreme Court
Mercer Island Citizens For Fair Process, App. vs. Tent City 4, Et Al., Resps.Decision in favor of defendants was upheld
City of Woodinville v. Northshore United Church of Christ, et al.Decided in favor of Defendants
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Publication NameTitleDate
Associated General Contractors of Washington Cornerstone MagazineWashington’s Stop Notice: An Effective Hammer in the Contractors Tool Chest when Progress Payments are Delinquent2008
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
University of OregonN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1995
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Guidance From the Bench: The 12th Annual Trust & Estate Litigation SeminarThe Duties of a Fiduciary in Washington State - Pitfalls and Practice Pointers2015
CLETrusts 1012015
Washington Grower's League Annual MeetingFarm Labor Contractor Law Issues2014
Washington Grower's League Annual MeetingWage and Hour Issues in Agriculture2014
The Probate Process From Start to FinishDetermining if Spouse's Elective Share Is a Reasonable Option2014
The Probate Process From Start to FinishLitigating the Case in Probate Court2014
akima County Bar AssociationAn Introduction to Fiduciary Duties2013
Associated General Contractors of WashingtonGood Documentation Practice and Maintaining Customer Relations2008
Associated Builders and Contractors of Western WashingtonLien and Bond Issues2008
Associated Builders and Contractors of Western WashingtonRequirements for Filing Lien and Bond Claims in Washington2008