Providing competent, affordable, and aggressive representation.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rodney McFarland Award||Citizens' Alliance for Property Rights||2011|
|Washington State Bar Association||Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation||2011|
|Rising Star||Washington Law & Politics Magazine||2010|
|Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation||Washington State Bar Association||2010|
|Quarterfinalist||Pace National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition||2004|
|Advanced Certificate in Legal Research||University of Washington School of Law, Legal Writing Faculty||2003|
|Attorney||Law Office of Samuel A. Rodabough PLLC||2013 - Present|
|Associate Attorney||Groen Stephens & Klinge LLP||2005 - 2013|
|Law Clerk to Justice James M. Johnson||Washington State Supreme Court||2005 - 2005|
|College of Public Interest Law Fellow||Pacific Legal Foundation||2004 - 2005|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Washington State Bar Association, Real Property Section||N/A||2010 - Present|
|United States Supreme Court||Member||2009 - Present|
|United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth Circuit||Member||2007 - Present|
|King County Bar Association||Member||2006 - Present|
|U.S. District Court - Western District of Washington||Member||2005 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association, Environmental and Land Use Law Section||Member||2005 - Present|
|King County Bar Association, Real Property Section||Member||2005 - Present|
|King County Bar Association, Environmental and Land Use Law Section||Member||2005 - Present|
|East King County Bar Association||Member||2005 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association||Member||2004 - Present|
|Federalist Society (Puget Sound Lawyers chapter)||Executive Board||2004 - 2012|
|Yousoufian v. Office of Ron Sims, et al., 163 Wn. App. 1008 (2011)||Adverse decision reversed|
|Easement Dispute/Quiet Title||Successful settlement for plaintiffs|
|Project Permit (Dock)||Successful settlement for plaintiff|
|See all legal cases|
|Sammamish Reporter, by Linda Ball||Sammamish Citizens Want the Right of Initiative and Referendum||2011|
|Sammamish Review, by Editor||Sammamish Needs Initiative Ordinance||2011|
|Sammamish Reporter, by Ari Cetron||Sammamish to Consider Allowing Citizens Powers of Referendum, Initiative||2011|
|Kitsap Sun, by Christopher Dunagan||100-Foot Buffer Doesn't Apply to House Planned For Dyes Inlet Property, Examiner Rules||2011|
|Seattle PI, by Julia Youngs||Critical Areas a Critical Matter||2004|
|University of Washington School of Law||N/A||Juris Doctor||2004|
|Brigham Young University||N/A||Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude||2000|
|Regulatory Takings||Trying the Takings Case||2012|
|Is Sammamish Ready for Direct Democracy?||Local Initiative and Referendum||2012|
|Shoreline Master Program Updates||Shoreline Master Program Appeals||2011|
|Regulatory Takings||Trying a Takings Case||2011|
|Shorelines Training Workshop||Preparing Property Rights Defenders for Effective Advocacy in the Shoreline Master Program Update Process in Washington State||2010|
|Forests and Fish Rules and the Law||Takings Impacts on Small Forest Landowners||2010|
|Land Use in Washington||Land Use Jurisprudence from the Washington State Supreme Court||2006|
|Roundtable Discussion||Private Property Rights and the King County Critical Areas Ordinance||2005|
Posted by anonymous
We first contacted Sam when a neighbor brought up what he felt was a dispute over fencing/boundaries as we were getting ready to close the sale of our home within a few days. Considering the timing of his dispute, there seemed to be underlying motivations and we were concerned about the possibility of the home sale being disrupted. We contacted Sam initially for a consultation. Due to my urgent email, he called me back immediately (on a Sunday night which was unexpected but so appreciated) to listen and offer advice. He was attentive and so helpful in easing our mind about the situation. Since there was no actual "legal" complaint, we thought we would be able to close our house without issue but felt grateful for Sam's willingness to spend his time to consult with us immediately on a weekend without any obligation.
The next day, the neighbor decided to escalate the situation by telling us to contact his attorney in regards to his desire to seek compensation over a fence that he constructed on his property over 3 years prior as well as settling the supposed boundary dispute. So we contacted Sam and again his response was immediate. Even though his schedule was packed as it was the beginning of the week and he had court obligations, he still made the time in his schedule to come to our home and walk us through the next steps of the process due to the pressing nature of our situation as the closing of our home was within days. For these reasons, we had no doubt that we wanted Sam's representation to help us through this unfortunate situation.
He was thorough, practical and extremely knowledgeable about everything related to property line disputes, fence issues as well as the worse case scenario of possible disruption in our home sale. Without the help and advice of Sam, we would have been stressed and uncertain about our legal rights and standing. He was able to clearly identify all the issues and potential issues and help us close our home sale with peace of mind knowing where we stand. We highly recommend Sam for his knowledge and advice as well as his constant availability when we needed him!!
Posted by Don Freese
Sam not only prepared a deed for us, but provided some very sound advice on how we could best protect our interests. Will use Sam again, when the need arises. Expert advice on property matters!
Posted by Chris
I had known Sam from some previous Land Use legal work I needed done. I had a business opportunity arise that was of an urgent nature. I had an immediate need for a review of my employment contract. Sam doesn't specialize in this area of law but was able to give me a few pointers and forwarded the contact information for a employment contract attorney within 30 minutes. I can't recommend Sam enough. When we hired him he was extremely effective and diligent. When I needed a quick consultation he was there and directed me where to go to get immediate help. If you have need for an attorney that is willing to be a bulldog for you - look no further. Thanks again.
Fara Daun, Business Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I turned to Sam when my client had a real estate matter on the edge of my experience. He was genorous with his help, creative, and provided insights that helped me achieve a great result for my client. I highly recommend him.
Frank Selden, Estate planning Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Samuel Rodabough is one of the best advocates I know for personal property rights. If you need representation on land use, zoning, eminent domain or real estate you can trust Sam and GSK to be among the best you'll find.