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I am a lawyer  with the firm of Porter Foster Rorick.  We exclusively represent public school districts, cities, and other public entities on a wide range of legal issues.  See our website at the attached link for more information about our services and attorneys.  


Practice areas


  1. Education: 90%
    13 years
  2. State & Local Law: 10%
    13 years

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Porter Foster Rorick

601 Union St Ste 800
Seattle, WA, 98101


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Adjunct ProfessorUniversity of Washington School of Education's Danforth Leadership Program2014 - Present
AttorneyPorter Foster Rorick2003 - Present
Adjunct InstructorSeattle University School of Education -- Program in Educational Leadership2011 - 2015
Judicial ClerkWashington State Court of Appeals, Div. 12001 - 2003
Rule 9 InternKing County Prosecuting Attorney2000 - 2000
Legal ExternKing County Prosecuting Attorney1999 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington Council of School AttorneysOfficer2009 - 2012
KCBA Neighborhood Legal ClinicsVolunteer Attorney2002 - 2011
Northwest Immigrant Rights ProjectVolunteer Attorney2001 - 2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawLawJuris Doctor (With Honors)2001
University of Alaska - FairbanksJournalism and Mass CommunicationOther - Bachelors1994
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
WSPA Spring Conference 2014Classroom Teacher Probation and Nonrenewal2014
WSPA School Law ConferenceThe Brave New World of Teacher Probation under TPEP2014
WSPA School Law ConferenceAnatomy of an Arbitration2014
WSPA HELP Summer InstitutePublic Records Disclosure2014
WSPA Spring ConferenceESSB 5940 -- Update on Health Care Reform Laws2013
WSPA Spring ConferenceClassroom Teacher Evaluation2013
“Bullies, Blogs and Boundaries: What Coaches Need to Know about Electronic Communications”Employee Training2012
WSSDA Fall ConferenceSchool Health Benefits Reform Update2012
New Teacher/Principal Evaluation Law: First LookTeacher Performance Evaluations2012
NBI Conference -- Washington Special Education LawWashington Special Education Law2012
Washington Council of School Attorneys Spring ConferenceSpecial Education Case Law Update2011
Guest Lecturer-Employee Evaluation-Seattle USchool Law/EDAD 5582011
HELP ConferencePublic Records Disclosure2010
Guest Lecturer - Employee Rights - Seattle UniversitySchool Law / EDAD 5582010
WSPA School Law ConferencePreventing Hostile Work Environment Claims2009
In-serviceSpecial Education2009
HELP ConferencePublic Records Disclosure2009
HELP ConferencePersonnel Records in Washington School Districts2008
Client In-ServiceSexual Harassment -- Training for Trainers2008
HELP ConferencePublic Records Act2007
Client In-ServiceStudent Confidentiality and Electronic Communictions2007
Client In-ServiceSexual Harassment -- Train the Trainers2007
WSPA Spring ConferencePublic Disclosure: Legal and Practical Guidelines2006
WSPA Fall ConferencePublic Records Act2006
HELP ConferencePersonnel Records2006
AWSP Principals Conference (Co-Presenter)Student Discipline for the MySpace Generation2006
WSPA Regional Conference (Co-Presenter)Sexual Misconduct and Abuse Reporting2005