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    * 2006 – present: Chair of the King County Bar Association's Business Advisory Panel working with the UW Business School to annually assist 16-18 local minority-owned businesses.

    * 2006 – present: Board member, President and now Vice President of the Puget Sound Symphony Orchestra.


    * Board (2000 – 2004) and Allied Member (2000 – present) of the WASHINGTON STATE HOTEL & LODGING ASSOCIATION (received its 2002 award for outstanding contributions to the organization); member of the WASHINGTON RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION (1995- present)

    * Monthly volunteer at shelter for homeless women (2006 – present)

    * Sponsored 3 Laotian refugee families each of which initially lived with my family

    * taught SBA class on business entities and their formation

    * elected to Federal Way Community and City Councils

    * 9 years on Board of Temple De Hirsch Sinai in Seattle as Trustee, Secretary, parliamentarian, and chair of its bylaws and social action committees

    * long distance running (1988 – present), 25 marathons, approximately 12 half marathons

    * raising money for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society as a participant and currently as a Mentor in its Team In Training program preparing people for upcoming endurance runs such as the full and half marathons in Seattle, Phoenix and Orlando


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Practice areas


  1. Real Estate: 35%
    33 years, 175 cases
  2. Landlord & Tenant: 25%
    33 years, 250 cases
  3. Contracts: 25%
    33 years, 200 cases
  4. General Practice: 10%
    33 years, 100 cases
  5. Corporate: 5%
    33 years, 75 cases



Hourly ($285-325/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (15 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Anita L Redline

    I endorse Stu because his depth of knowledge involving complex contracts, leases, and corporate matters are excellent. I've referred many clients to Stu and am confident that he can resolve their legal problems. He is a very fine attorney.


    Anita Redline Administrative law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Mark A. Trivett

    I've had the opportunity to work with Mr. Heller on multiple matters and he always brings a creative approach to diligently representing and advocating for his clients. His level of experience is unparalleled in the area. I endorse this lawyer.


    Mark Trivett Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Law Office of Stuart A. Heller

940 Puget Sound Plaza
1325 Fourth Avenue
Seattle, WA, 98101-2509


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
For Outstanding ServiceWashington State Hotel & Lodging Association2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Principal AttorneyLaw Office of Stuart A. Heller1988 - Present
Vice President, Secretary & General CounselRed Robin International, Inc.1983 - 1988
Manager, Environmental & Regulatory AffairsWeyerhaeuser1978 - 1982
Association namePosition nameDuration
South Asian Bar Assn. of WashingtonMember2007 - Present
Team In Training (Leukemia Lymphoma Society)Participant, Mentor2007 - Present
King County Bar AssociationChair, Business Advisory Panel, working with UW Business School2006 - Present
Puget Sound Symphony OrchestraDirector, VP, Secretary, President2006 - Present
King County Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1970 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Rose H. James dba Alps Hotel v. Colombus AgadaPossession of real property recovered
Red Robin International, Inc. v. Southwest Partners et alCollected franchise fees & forced operation change
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
George Washington University National Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1968
Rensselaer Polytechnic InstituteChemical EngineeringOther - Bachelors1962
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
King County Bar Assn. Solo Small Firm Section monthly meetingSix Keys To Negotiating Your Next Lease2011
Ewing & Clark Commercial Brokers SeminarSix Keys To Negotiating Your Next Lease2008
SBA Business EssentialsWhich Form Of Business Entity Is Right For You2006
Coffee Fest SeattleBusiness Law Essentials2006
Coffee Fest SeattleFive Keys To Negotiating Your Next Lease2006
Coffee Fest SeattleFive Keys To Negotiating Your Next Lease2005