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  1. Appeals: 40%
  2. Government: 30%
  3. Constitutional: 20%
  4. Commercial Real Estate: 10%

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  • Deanna Lin Suckow Gregory

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    Deanna Gregory Public finance and tax exempt finance Attorney
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  • John Ross Wilson

    I have known Matthew Segal for over 12 years. Mr. Segal has an outstanding reputation as a lawyer practicing in the area of civil litigation, insurance matters and appeals. He is highly skilled, works very hard for his clients and always upholds the highest ethical standards.


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Contact info

Pacifica Law Group LLP

1191 2nd Avenue
Suite 2100
Seattle, WA, 98101


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2012
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2011
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2010
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2009
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2008
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2007
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2006
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2005
Jim Ellis AwardPreston Gates & Ellis2005
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2004
Special Recognition Award Collaboration for Social ChangeGreater Seattle Business Association2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerPacifica Law Group2011 - Present
PartnerK & L Gates2007 - 2011
Trial FellowshipKing County Prosecutor's Office2001 - 2001
AssociatePreston Gates & Ellis2000 - 2006
Law ClerkWashington State Supreme Court1999 - 2000
ExternPierce County Department Of Assigned Counsel1999 - 1999
Law ClerkRush Hannula Harkins & Kyler, LLP1997 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
King County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Selective Appellate ExperienceAppellate Dispositions
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Publication nameTitleDate
Washington Appellate Practice DeskbookContriubuting Author2005
Environmental and Land Use Law NewsletterMenage a Trois: Annexation, Growth Management, and the Provision of Municipal Utility Services2004
Copyright Protection for Computer Programs Subcommittee — 2000 Law UpdateCopyright Protection for Computer Programs Subcommittee — 2000 Law Update2000
Seattle University Law ReviewOverdue Process: Why Denial of Physician—Prescribed Marijuana to Terminally Ill Patients Violates the United States Constitution1998
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
University of California - BerkeleyHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
WSAMA Spring ConferenceUpdate on Public Records Including Proactive Litigation: Prisoner Injunctions2012
WASBO ConferenceBalancing Campaign Regulations and Free Expression2012
Regulatory Takings SeminarTrying the Takings Case / The Trial Before The Trial - The Practicalities of Effective Case Preparation and Strategy Before Filing and Hearing2012
WAPRO Spring TrainingApplying the Latest Legal Authority in Your Production of Electronic Records2011
WAPRO Fall ConferenceElectronic Records: A Meta Philosophy of Metadata2011
WSAMA Fall ConferencePublic Records: Practical Issues Managing Social Media2010
Washington Public Utility Districts AssociationThe Public Utility of Social Media: Using the Tools and Knowing the Rules2010
Social Media Workshop for SchoolsApplying PDC Guidelines to Social Media2010
WSAMA Fall ConferencePreservation of Electronic Public Records: What is Required and How to Comply2009
Presentation to the Governing Council of South Pacific Applied Geoscience Commission, Port Vila, VanuatuLegal Implications of RIF (Regional Institutional Framework)2009
WSAMA Fall ConferenceReligious Land Use Issues in Washington State2008
WSAMA Spring ConferenceWashington's Public Records Act2007
PNRC-NAHRO Annual ConferenceNorthwest Public Records Statutes2006
Preston Gates & Ellis CLEWashington Public Disclosure Act2005
Preston Gates & Ellis CLEThe Appellate Process2003
UnknownCopyright Protection of Computer Software: Overview and Recent Developments2000