My practice includes a unique depth of experience in complex commercial litigation,... more
My practice includes a unique depth of experience in complex commercial litigation, environmental matters and corporate and business law. I have tried cases in State and federal courts involving a broad spectrum of complex commercial issues, including antitrust and trade regulation, environmental law, product liability, commercial and contract disputes, trade secrets/non-competition agreements,... view profile
In the areas of land use and environmental law, clients benefit from my analysis of... more
In the areas of land use and environmental law, clients benefit from my analysis of feasibility issues, and highly successful efforts at obtaining permits and approvals, especially for complex developments. I worked at the City of Seattle permitting agency for seven years before going to law school. That prior experience gives me a unique understanding of the government permit process, which di... view profile
Karen Willie is a member of Terrell Marshall Daudt & Willie PLLC (“TMDW”), a Seattle... more
Karen Willie is a member of Terrell Marshall Daudt & Willie PLLC (“TMDW”), a Seattle law firm. After managing her own law firm for fourteen years, she merged with TMDW in 2011. Ms. Willie concentrates her practice in water law, including landslides, floods, dams, drainage problems, riparian rights, sewage back-ups, wetlands, developments and storm water. Ms. Willie has represented both plaintif... view profile
I believe that most lawyers resolve rather than create conflict. I believe that we... more
I believe that most lawyers resolve rather than create conflict. I believe that we are called to create more justice, not be content with the injustice inherent in the status quo. In the future, the law will serve every day people and I devote myself to creating that future in my lifetime.
I am a Seattle area native, raised in a politically active family. Since joining... more
I am a Seattle area native, raised in a politically active family. Since joining HCMP in 1981, my practice has focused onland useand environmental law, with an emphasis on land development, zoningand permitting. Our state's permit system can be a complex maze for many clients, and I enjoy applying my unique experience to meet our clients' needs.
Environmental / natural resources lawyers deal with the government's rules for the use of natural resources, such as air, land, and water. These attorneys also typically have experience working with the government agencies that regulate natural resources, such as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency or a state Bureau of Land Management. If you are a business owner that may have caused pollution (for example, your underground oil tank leaked), or if you want to use a natural resource for your personal use (for example, water from a river to irrigate your property), an environmental lawyer or a natural resources lawyer can help you understand the complex laws in this area and how to avoid problems.