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About me

I have been happily married to Mary Stamper Lynam for 24 years and I am blessed with two great daughters, Kaeli and Natalie.  My interests and hobbies include golfing, coaching basketball, playing guitar, and other fun activities.  Two of my favorite authors are John Grisham and Carl Hiaasen.


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 40%
    33 years, 800 cases
  2. Personal Injury: 30%
    33 years, 400 cases
  3. Real Estate: 30%
    33 years, 400 cases



Hourly ($395-460/hour)

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  • Robert Sung Soo Kim

    I have known Joe for 15 years. He is a fine attorney and even a better person. Great legal skills and business acumen. I strongly endorse and recommend Joe.


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Contact info

Lane Powell

1420 Fifth Ave
Suite 4100
Seattle, WA, 98101-2375


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2010
Top 100 Trial Lawyers in WashingtonAmerican Trial Lawyers Association2010
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2009
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2008
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2005
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2004
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderLane Powell PC1982 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
NAIOPMember2009 - Present
BOMA Education CommitteeCommittee2009 - Present
Building Owners and Managers AssociationAssociate Member2009 - Present
Washington State Bar Association, Corporate Law Department SectionMember2002 - Present
American Bar Association, Business Law Section, Federal Regulation of Securities CommitteeMember2001 - Present
Washington State Association for JusticeMember2000 - Present
Federal Bar Association of the Western District of WashingtonMember1995 - Present
Washington Defense Trial LawyersMember1988 - Present
American Bar Association, Litigation SectionMember1987 - Present
Washington State Bar Association, Litigation SectionMember1984 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Commercial Development Company, et. al, v. AbitibiCase dismissed on summary judgment rulings
Hyatt v. Northwest Contractors, et. al.Settlement for $1.5 million
Kenyon Zero Storage v. PF Acquisition I, et alObtained settlement recovery of $1.4 million
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California at Davis School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1982
University of WashingtonBusinessN/A1979
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
"Real Estate Transition Course"2010 Changes to Washington State Laws for Real Estate Brokers2010
BOMA Real Estate Core Curriculum"Current Issues in Washington Commercial Real Estate" -- dealt with issues such as real estate brokers and sales agents licensing requirements, discipline issues, and legal causes of action2009