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Mr. Hill concentrates his practice on construction and general litigation. He has represented owners, lenders, developers, general contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers in mediations, arbitrations and trial court litigation. He understands that each dispute requires its own unique approach and that approach is not always through litigation. Some disputes require a creative approach to the complex problem.

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Ahlers & Cressman

999 3rd Ave
Suite 3800
Seattle, WA, 98104-4049

Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Construction: 50%
    12 years
  2. Litigation: 40%
    12 years
  3. Insurance: 10%
    12 years

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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
AKActive201405/26/2016
ORActive201207/16/2016
WAActive200407/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerWashington Super Lawyers2015
Rising StarWashington Super Lawyers2014
Rising StarWashington Super Lawyers2013
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2011
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2010
Magna Cum LaudeSeattle University School of Law2004
Reasonable Doubts Mock Trial Competition - Third PlaceSeattle University School of Law2003
Cali Award - Legal Writing (Highest Grade in Class)Seattle University School of Law2002
Cali Award - Civil Procedure (Highest Grade in Class)Seattle University School of Law2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerAhlers & Cressman, PLLC2011 - Present
AssociateAhlers & Cressman, PLLC2007 - 2011
AssociateShort Cressman & Burgess PLLC2004 - 2006
Extern - Honorable Judge ZillyFederal District Court, Western District of Washington2004 - 2004
Summer AssociateShort Cressman & Burgess PLLC2003 - 2003
Teaching Assistant - Property LawSeattle University School of Law2002 - 2003
Law ClerkGraham Lundberg and Peschel2002 - 2002
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Utility Contractors AssociationLegislative Committee Member2014 - Present
Washington State Bar Association, Construction Law SectionCouncil Member2014 - Present
King County Bar Association, Judiciary and Litigation CommiteeCo-Chair2014 - Present
King County Bar Association, Judiciary and Litigation CommitteeCommittee Member2012 - Present
Washington State Bar Association, Construction Law SectionMember2006 - Present
King County Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
National Association of Industrial and Office PropertiesDeveloping Leader2009 - 2012
Seattle University Law ReviewResearch and Technical Editor2003 - 2004
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Waldner Consulting, Inc. v. Miller Contracting, 2009 WL 2942657Prevailed on motion to dismiss prior to trial
JPS Holdings, LLC v. WA State Dept of Ecology, 2008 WL 5510425Defeated Dept of Ecology's Motion for Summary Judgment
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
AGC NewsletterPrevailing Wages Not Required for Delivery of Materials to Construction Site2005
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
University of WashingtonEconomicsBS - Bachelor of Science1999
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Washington State Dept. of Labor & Industries Contractor Training DayContracting on Public Projects2012
Washington State Dept. of Labor & Industries Contractor Training DayContracts for General Contractors2012
Preventing Mislocates and Damage Under the New Washington One Call StatuteUtility Contractor's Perspective on Underground Facility Damage Prevention2012
AIA Contracts in WashingtonAnalysis of B101 Owner/Architect Agreement2012
AIA Contracts in WashingtonAnalysis of A201 Contract General Conditions2012
Washington State Dept. of Labor & Industries Training Day, Renton, WA 5/20/2011Contracts for General Contractors2011
Washington State Dept. of Labor & Industries Training Day, Pasco, WA 6/24/2011Common Legal Issues2011
Washington State Dept. of Labor & Industries Training Day, Pasco, WA 6/24/2011Contracts for General Contractors2011
Washington State Dept. of Labor & Industries Contractor Training DayContracting on Public Projects2011
Bonding Education Program - USDOT SBTRCContractor Claims and Disputes2011
AIA Contracts in WashingtonOwner/Architect Agreement2010
Association of General ContractorsClaims and Change Orders2009
Associated of Builders and Contractors of WashingtonConstruction Lien and Bond Claims2008
AIA ContractsAnalysis of Owner/Architect Agreement2008