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Robert Zeinemann concentrates his practice on municipal, land use and environmental law.  He has experience advising and defending municipalities, with an emphasis on land use issues.  

Prior to obtaining his law degree, Robert worked as a senior land use planner for the State of Wisconsin where he served in several roles advising both local and state officials.  His understanding of the laws, policies, goals and procedures of government agencies is invaluable for serving clients.


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 30%
  2. State & Local Law: 30%
  3. Land Use & Zoning: 30%
  4. Environmental: 10%

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Contact info

Tierney & Blakney, P.C.

2955 80th Ave. S.E., Suite 102
Mercer Island, WA, 98040


WIGood Standing200603/25/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Dean's ListMarquette University Law SchoolN/A
Excellence for the Future Award (in Constitutional Law)CALIN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyTierney & Blakney, PC2011 - Present
AttorneyShort Cressman & Burgess PLLC2009 - 2011
Contract AttorneyCity of Mercer Island2008 - 2009
Contract AttorneyMichael B. Tierney, PC2008 - 2009
AssociateWheeler, Van Sickle and Anderson, SC2006 - 2007
Law ClerkWheeler, Van Sickle and Anderson, SC2005 - 2005
Law ClerkWisconsin Department of Justice2004 - 2004
Senior Planning AnalystWisconsin Department of Administration1997 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar Association, State and Local Government Law SectionMemberN/A
Washington State Association of Municipal AttorneysMemberN/A
Omicron Delta EpsilonMemberN/A
Pi Sigma AlphaMemberN/A
Phi Kappa PhiMemberN/A
State Bar of WisconsinMemberN/A
American Planning AssociationMemberN/A
King County Bar Association, Environmental and Land Use SectionMemberN/A
American Institute of Certified PlannersMemberN/A
Washington State Bar Association, Environmental and Land Use Law SectionMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Marquette University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
University of Wisconsin, MadisonPublic AffairsMA - MastersN/A
University of Wisconsin, WhitewaterEconomicsBS - Bachelor of ScienceN/A
Marquette UniversityDispute ResolutionCertificate in ADRN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
2012 Annual WA State Planning ConferenceUsing Land Use Mediation to Reduce Drama and Reach Solutions2012
Planning Law ConferenceLand Use Mediation: We Can All Just Get Along2011
Planning Law ConferenceTools for Handling the Non-conformist (nonconforming uses)2011
Hearing Examiners 2011 Annual ConferenceNonconforming Uses and Structures: Current State of the Law in Washington2011
Current Challenges in Local Government LawPublic Records Issues2010
Wisconsin Municipal Attorneys InstituteMunicipal Boundaries: Overview of Annexation and Incorporation in Wisconsin2007