I've been a construction lawyer in Seattle since 2004. This area of practice is all about figuring out the best way to work through disputes. It boils down to using leverage -- in the right way, and at the right time. And this part comes from knowing all the options. But my goal is to always provide the most practical range of options about what make sense going forward. And of course, what does not make sense. The key is weeding through the "static," which is true in construction law and in life.
Contracts, liens and bonds (public and private) are at the heart of my practice. My main goal is to be practical. Running my own firm lets me be flexible, and work towards the best solution possible. It might sound trite but it is true: I think of each client as if he or she were a friend, sitting next to me at a lunch table or at a bar.