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|LA||Eligible to practice law||2009||04/10/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|CLE Committe Member||Washington State Bar Association||2010|
|Construction Law Section Liason||Washington State Bar Association YLD||2010|
|Solo & Small Practice Section Liason||Washington State Bar Association YLD||2010|
|LEED AP||US Green Building Council||2009|
|Co-Chair CLE Committee||Washington State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division||2009|
|Innovator of the Year||New Orleans City Business||2008|
|Thesis Honors||College of Wooster||2004|
|Owner||ClaimKit||2011 - Present|
|Principal||Reiser Legal | PLLC||2010 - Present|
|Of Counsel||Wolfe Law Group LLC||2010 - 2010|
|Officer and Director||Express Lien, Inc.||2007 - 2010|
|Member||Wolfe Law Group, LLC||2007 - 2010|
|Law Clerk||Law Office of John J Burke||2006 - 2007|
|Intern||Office of General Counsel for City Council of New York City||2005 - 2005|
|Law Clerk||McDonald Hopkins LPA||2003 - 2003|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Washington State Bar Association YLD||Solo & Small Practice Section Liason||2010 - Present|
|American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Environment, Energy, and Resources Committee||Member||2010 - Present|
|American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Business Law Committee||Member||2010 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association, CLE Committee||Board of Governors||2010 - Present|
|Cascadia Green Building Council||Emerging Builder - Member||2010 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association YLD||Construction Law Section Liason||2010 - Present|
|US Green Building Council - LEED||LEED Accredited Professional||2009 - Present|
|Louisiana State Bar Association||Member||2009 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division||Committee Chair for Continuing Legal Education Committee||2009 - Present|
|Building Industry Association of Washington||Member||2008 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2007 - Present|
|Washington Bar Association||Member||2007 - Present|
|Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties||Member||2008 - 2009|
|Xon Construction v. Thomas Scesniak, et al||Summary Judgment & pending Final Judgment|
|Barbara Bull v. Allstate Insurance, et al||Settlement during Pre-litigation Mediation|
|MCR Marketing, LLC v. Regency Worldwide Development, Inc., et al||Won Motion to Dismiss Allowing Settlement|
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|Reiser Legal | PLLC||The Brewery Law Blog||2012|
|Reiser Legal | PLLC||The Builders Counsel Blog||2012|
|Thomson Reuters||New Developments in Green Construction Law: Leading Lawyers on Analyzing Recent Trends, Navigating Regulatory Standards, and Balancing Incentives and Risks||2011|
|Sustainable Cities Collective||Multiple Articles||2011|
|Trades Hub||Multiple Articles||2011|
|Avvo Legal Guides||How to Use a Model Disclosure Statement as a Contractor in Washington State||2010|
|Avvo Legal Guides||How to Respond to a Construction Defect Claim||2010|
|Avvo Legal Guides||Perfecting Your Lien: The Material Supplier's Guide to Filing Liens in Louisiana||2010|
|Avvo.Com Legal Guides||Worker Injury: Avoiding Exposure to Liability for Subcontractor Employees||2009|
|Avvo Legal Guides||Construction Contract Drafting: Dispute Resolution Tactics of Importance||2009|
|Avvo||How to Protect and Secure Your Goods in Business Transactions||2008|
|Loyola University New Orleans College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2007|
|Fordham University School of Law||N/A||JD Program - Visiting Student||2006|
|The College of Wooser||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2004|
|The Small Law Firm in Today's World||Maximize Your Satisfaction with the Practice of Law||2012|
|WSBA Lawyer Services Dept. 14th Annual Conference||The Virtual Office: Cutting Costs, Simplifying Paperwork, and Increasing Autonomy and Wellbeing||2011|
|New Trends, Tools & Tips: Keeping Your Practice Current||Cruisin’ for a Bruisin’: Ethical Limits for the Superhighway||2011|
|How to Start Your Solo Practice||Technological Requirements for Your New Office||2011|
|Cloud Computing Essentials||Cloud Computing||2011|
|New Lawyers Education Program||Getting to Know Your Legal Community||2010|
|New Lawyer Education Program||Practical Professionalism, Ethics & Civility||2010|
|New Lawyer Education Program||Suggestions & Resources for Managing Your Practice||2010|
|Green Legal Matter Conference||Green Building Legal Apocalypse||2010|
|2010 WSBA Bar Leaders Conference||Transformation of Law Practice in Times of Crisis||2010|
|Spring Seminar||Insight into Construction Law and Small Business Ownership||2009|
|Exploring Current Status of Chinese Drywall Claims and Litigation||Chinese Drywall Litigation||2009|
Posted by anonymous
Doug is what everyone is looking for in a contract lawyer. Covered all basises, included items in contract that I didn't know to ask for. Price we argreed on upfront is the price I paid. Fast email responses. Best Lawyer experience i've had to date. Highly recommend.
Posted by Jay
Doug did a great job with my case keeping me informed along the way. It was my first and hopefully my last law suite and Doug explained the legal terms clearly. I would recommend him to anyone needing legal assistance.
Posted by anonymous
We are a small start-up non-profit corporation. Read: we have no money and are working out the kinks in everything on a daily basis, including contracts and agreements. Without these, no business goes anywhere. So, Doug has so far been a fundamental part of our success and we are incredibly thankful for having him around.
The story of finding him isn't glamorous, unfortunately - but it was lucky in hindsight. We found Doug through "a guy who knew a guy" via the internet: we were looking for a specific knowledge base and got a lucky recommendation to someone local. We checked out the recommendation and the Board of Directors felt comfortable that he was, in fact, quite knowledgeable in our area of practice and had done presentations and webinars to show for it.
Doug responded to our initial questions immediately and took our side in full support of our mission. He's helped us through the initial workings of becoming a legitimate company. Doug has helped us get and retain clients and he's powered through negotiations with formative government organizations on our behalf. As a startup, we can say he has been there, by our side, while we grow up. The importance of this is immeasurable, and very meaningful to us.
Here are some really important things to us that you should consider if you are going to hire a lawyer, especially if you are in a similar position to ours:
*We have never doubted his intelligence on legal matters.
*His prices are reasonable and make working with him a worthwhile investment.
*He is active in a community that supports our initiatives and company values.
*He actually practices our company values: small footprint, sustainable, economical.
*He actually has empathy - a clear indicator that he is a real person beyond legal matters alone. He'll treat you like a real person, too.
*He's also funny. We value this, probably the most, because it means that he is creative and intuitive.
Andrew Olmsted, Business Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
Doug was very influential when I was starting my own practice and I cannot emphasize how helpful he was during that time. I have since had the opportunity to work with Doug as co-counsel for an intellectual property issue and as a co-speaker for a CLE event. Doug has shown himself to be very thoughtful, professional and knowledgeable. I would recommend him without hesitation to those with legal issues in the construction and brewing industries.
Collin Roberts, Business Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Doug has been outstanding to work with as a former employee and now colleague. His business acumen helps provide clients with pragmatic and efficient legal advice and his work ethic is second to none. I would recommend Doug to any client.
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