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Paul Russell Cressman Jr.

Construction and development Attorney at Seattle, WA

5.0   2 reviews
  • State Years
    Oregon - OR 17 years
    Idaho - ID 17 years
    Alaska - AK 17 years
    Washington - WA 47 years
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State OR
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State ID
    Acquired 2006
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State AK
    Acquired 2006
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 47 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1976
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Paul

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Practice areas

I have been representing clients in the construction industry since 1976.  The most enjoyable part of my work is identifying with, and working hard for, my clients.  There is very little that I have not seen.

Location

Ahlers & Cressman PLLC
1325 4th ave
Suite 1850
Seattle, WA, 98101

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Reviews

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Posted by Rob | March 10, 2015
Trusted Advisor
In my role as CFO at a large contractor, I have worked with Paul for almost 20 years. The matters we have dealt with have ranged from multi-million dollar contract disputes to bid protests and employment matters. Paul has always told me what I needed to hear, rather than what I wanted to hear. I cannot think of a single instance where our approach to an issue was not consistent between us, and I have never been disapointed with the results. He has been a pleasure to work with.
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Posted by LeeAnn | February 27, 2015
Great Attorney
Paul has been representing my firm for as long as I can remember. He is practical, thorough, and has produced exceptional results for my firm. He is a pleasure to work with and I would recommend him to anyone looking for a great construction attorney.

Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 405-405 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founder
  • Ahlers & Cressman PLLC
  • 2007 - Present
  • Partner
  • Short Cressman & Burgess PLLC
  • 1981 - 2006
  • Associate
  • Short Cressman & Burgess PLLC
  • 1976 - 1981

Education

  • University of Washington School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1976
  • University of Washington -Seattle
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1973

Sample of Legal Cases

  • McCandlish Electric v. Will Construction, 107 Wn. App 85, 25 P.3d 1057 (2001)
  • Dick Enterprises v. King County, 83 Wn. App. 566, 922 P.2d 184 (1996)
  • Win
  • Associated General Contractors of Washington v. King County, 124 Wn.2d 855, 881 P.2d 996 (1994)
  • This was a win for the Associated General Contractors of Washington, our client.
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Associations

  • American Bar Association, Forum Committee on the Construction Industry
  • Casenote Contributor
  • 2011 - Present
  • Rotary Club of Seattle, Construction Law Practice
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association, Construction Law Section
  • Past-Trustee, Past-Chairperson (1995-1996)
  • 1986 - Present
  • Associated General Contractors of Washington
  • Past-Chairperson, Legal Affairs Committee (1992-1994)
  • 1985 - Present
  • King County Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Washington State Bar Association, Construction Law Section
  • N/A
  • Washington State Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association, Business Law, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice, Public Contract Law, and Litigation Sections
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Associated Builders and Contractors
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Electrical Contractors Association
  • N/A
  • Utility Contractors Association of Washington
  • N/A
  • Associated General Contractors of Washington
  • Board of Trustees
  • 2012 - 2014
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Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2008
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2007
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2006
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2005
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2004
  • Associate of the Year
  • Puget Sound Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association
  • 2003
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2003
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2002
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2001
  • Associate of the Year
  • Puget Sound Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association
  • 1997
  • Associate of the Year
  • Puget Sound Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association
  • 1994
  • Affiliate Member of the Year
  • AGC of Washington
  • 1991
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Publications

  • Manual for Lien and Bond Claims, Short Cressman & Burgess PLLC
  • Manual for Lien and Bond Claims
  • 1988
  • Associated General Contractors' Lien and Bond Claims Handbook
  • Chapter on Miller Act
  • 1986

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
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Endorse Paul
Construction and development Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Paul is a hard nosed advocate who promotes his client's interests with great zeal. His is also fair. Whether or not you like what he has to say, he will say it to you. Last, he probably knows more about construction law than any attorney in Washington State."
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Seattle Construction and development Lawyer Paul Russell Cressman Jr.
Paul Russell Cressman Jr.
Construction and development Attorney
Seattle, WA
Licensed for 47 years