|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2011|
|Managing Partner||Peterson Russell Kelly, PLLC||2003 - Present|
|Partner||Peterson Russell Kelly PLLC||2000 - Present|
|Partner||Williams, Kastner & Gibbs PLLC||1999 - 2000|
|Associate||Williams, Kastner & Gibbs PLLC||1994 - 1998|
|Clerk||United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit||1992 - 1994|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Bellevue Convention Center Authority Board of Directors||N/A||2005 - Present|
|WSBA Business Law Section||Executive Committee||2004 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Member||2003 - Present|
|United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth Circuit||N/A||1995 - Present|
|United States Court of Appeals For the Seventh Circuit||N/A||1993 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association||Member||1992 - Present|
|WSBA Business Law Section||Chairman||2009 - 2010|
|College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor (Order of the Coif)||1992|
|Washington State University||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts (Phi Beta Kappa)||1983|
|Seattle University School of Law, Adjunct Professor||Mergers and Acquisitions||2001|
Posted by Bryan
Rick has been my attorney for well over a dozen years for several of my businesses. I have found him to not only have a great legal mind, but also real-world common sense. I have, and do, highly recommend his services. He has successfully guided me and my businesses from filing for a business license through the successful negotiation and the sale of several businesses. He is thorough, knowledgeable, and a true pleasure to work with.
Posted by Gail
Rick has been our business attorney going on 10 years and we feel very happy and comfortable with this relationship. Rick is available to help us out with any of our business concerns that tend to arise periodically with staffing, lease negotiations, our corporate franchisor relationship, etc..
Posted by Sree
Rick got us started when we were an early stage startup. Was patient to go through and address our needs even though we didn't have much affordability. Got us connected to the right partners over time. Gave us good and practical counsel. I highly recommend him.
John Sherwood, Estate planning Attorney
I endorse Rick's competence and performance as a lawyer. I have worked with Rick as California and Washington counsel for my clients over the last ten years. His client communications are outstanding. He is a leader in our community in both community and legal organizations.