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Joel is a lifelong resident of the Pacific Northwest. Joel seeks to focus his practice of law on administrative law, election law, environmental law, government affairs, labor law, local government law, public policy, and/or tax law.


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MDK Law Associates

Symetra Financial Center
777 108th Avenue Northeast, Suite 2000
Bellevue, WA, 98004-8360

Practice areas


  1. Corporate: 33%
  2. Business: 33%
  3. Tax: 10%
  4. State & Local Law: 6%
  5. Other: 18%
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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
MemberUC Davis Law Review2010
Honors Political Science ProgramUniversity of Washington Political Science Department2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Associate AttorneyMDK Law2011 - Present
Legal FellowUnited States Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions2011 - 2011
Legal ExternUnited States Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions2010 - 2010
Legal InternSound Transit2010 - 2010
National PresidentLaw School Democrats of America2010 - 2011
Law ClerkTulalip Indian Tribal Prosecutor's Office2009 - 2009
Communications Coordinator/Interim Communications DirectorYES on EHJR 42042007 - 2007
OrganizerNot Another Elevated Viaduct/Yes on Prop. 12007 - 2007
Young Voters Outreach CoordinatorNO on Initiative 9202006 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Municipal League of King CountyCandidate Evaluation Committee2012 - 2012
Midwest Political Science AssociationMember/Presenter at April 2013 Conference2012 - 2013
Phi Kappa Tau Housing Corporation Board of DirectorsDirector/Legal Advisor2011 - 2012
Generation 44-Obama for America, Seattle Host CommitteeMember2011 - 2012
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Hernandez v. SteinSettled
BNSF Railway Company v. Sea-Pacific International Trading CorporationSettled
Conservation Reserve Program DisputeSettled
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Publication nameTitleDate
Journal of Consumer & Commercial Law, University of Houston Law CenterProfessional Dishonesty: Do U.S. Law Schools That Report False or Misleading Employment Statistics Violate Consumer Protection Laws?2012
Journal of Law and Politics, University of Virginia School of LawPolicing the Ballot: Citizens for Tax Reform v. Deters & Prohibitions on Volume-Based Compensation for Paid Signature Gatherers2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California at Davis School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2011
Georgetown University Law CenterCompleted third year of law school in Washington, D.C.Visiting Student2011
London School of Economics and Political SciencePhilosophy and Public PolicyMS - Master of Science2008
University of WashingtonEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts2007
University of WashingtonPolitical ScienceOther - Bachelors2007
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Strafford CLE WebinarDrafting Commercial Goods Warehousing Agreements on Behalf of Warehousers or Customers2016
University of Szeged, Szeged, HungaryDrafting Legal Documents2014
71st Annual Midwest Political Science Association ConferencePolicing the Ballot: Citizens for Tax Reform vs. Deters and Prohibitions on Volume-Based Compensation for Paid Signature Gatherers2013
Thomson-Reuters Online Continuing Legal Education SeminarApplying Consumer Protection Laws to Law School Advertising2011