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Thank you for reviewing my qualifications.  I would be happy to speak with you regarding your legal needs.  Foster Pepper PLLC has one of the largest land use and real estate practices in the Northwest.  Our goal is to assist you in achieving your development objectives on time and under budget.  We have experience in public and private development projects of all sizes and complexities.  I look forward to hearing from you. 


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Practice areas


  1. Land Use & Zoning: 40%
  2. Real Estate: 35%
  3. Lawsuits & Disputes: 25%



Hourly ($395/hour)

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  • Martin Wade Hodges

    Patrick is an expert in his field and I never hesitate to refer him clients. I have known Patrick for many years and he is one of the hardest working individuals I have ever met. Clients can always count on Patrick to get the job done right. Patrick is well-respected throughout the legal community and I highly endorse this lawyer's work.


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Foster Pepper PLLC

1111 3rd Avenue Suite 3400
Seattle, WA, 98101-3264


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Faculty Scholar at GraduationN/A1992
Boldt Scholarship for Academic AchievementN/A1991
Musek Scholarship for Academic AchievementN/A1990
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyFoster Pepper Shefelman1997 - Present
AssociateDanielson Harrigan and Tollefson1992 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
International Council of Shopping CentersMember2005 - Present
King County Land Use and Environmental Law SectionMember1997 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1992 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1992 - Present
King County Bar AssociationMember1992 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
King County Dept. Natural Resources v. King County Hearing ExaminerRuling in Favor of King County DNR
Scherer v. ConeySummary judgment defended on appeal
Ostrom Company v. Whatcom CountyPetition Granted
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Publication nameTitleDate
Washington State Bar Association Real Property DeskbookParty Wall Supplement2014
Real Property DeskbookLateral and Subjacent Support2009
Real Property DeskbookParty Walls2009
Foster Pepper NewsletterKing County Critical Areas Regulations Overruled2008
Foster Pepper NewsletterEcology Regulation of Isolated WetlandsN/A
Foster Pepper Land Use NewsletterManufactured Housing Takings CaseN/A
Foster Pepper Land Use NewsletterLand Use Petition ActN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor Summa Cum Laude1992
Pennsylvania State University, University Park (main campus)BiologyBS - Bachelor of Science1984
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Seattle University Real Estate Law ClassImpact of Land Use Process on Real Estate Purchase and Sale Agreements2009
Real Estate and Land Use UpdateGreenhouse Gas Regulation of Development2008
Commercial Brokers SeminarLand Use Permitting and Real Estate Transactions2008
University of Washington Land Use UpdateGovernment Response to Greenhouse Gas Increases2007
Year End Land Use CLELand Use and Ethics2006
Advanced Land Use LawLand Use Regulation and Constitutional Law2006
Year End Land Use CLELand Use and Ethics2005
Year End Land Use CLELand Use and Ethics2004