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Doug is alcoholic beverage attorney in Seattle, Washington. He is licensed to practice law in both Washington and Louisiana.


By utilizing new technology to be mobile, Reiser Legal LLC is able to serve the legal needs of breweries, regardless of where they are located. The office maximizes efficiency and reduces overhead to maintain low fees for its clients.


The office counsels businesses through formation, employment matters, joint ventures, contracting, permitting, licensing and intellectual property. Our brewery law practice assists brewers in obtaining licensing, meeting regulation standards and resolving IP disputes.


Doug was admitted to the Washington State Bar in 2007 and the Louisiana State Bar in 2009. Upon being admitted to practice, Doug became a partner at Wolfe Law Group and oversaw the opening of the Seattle office, which he managed until February 2010. Previously, Doug worked with the New York City Council’s Office of General Counsel in the Infrastructure Division.


Doug is an avid brewer and his wife and he are the owners of Asheville brewery, Burial Beer Co.





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Practice areas


  1. Business: 60%
    9 years
  2. Federal Regulation: 40%
    9 years



Hourly ($200-250/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

12 total 

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  • Andrew Christian Olmsted

    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.


    Andrew Olmsted Patent application Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Collin Roberts

    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.


    Collin Roberts Business Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Reiser Legal PLLC

93 S Jackson St.
Seattle, WA, 98104


LAEligible to practice law200908/05/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
CLE Committe MemberWashington State Bar Association2010
Construction Law Section LiasonWashington State Bar Association YLD2010
Solo & Small Practice Section LiasonWashington State Bar Association YLD2010
LEED APUS Green Building Council2009
Co-Chair CLE CommitteeWashington State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division2009
Innovator of the YearNew Orleans City Business2008
Thesis HonorsCollege of Wooster2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerClaimKit2011 - Present
PrincipalReiser Legal | PLLC2010 - Present
Of CounselWolfe Law Group LLC2010 - 2010
Officer and DirectorExpress Lien, Inc.2007 - 2010
MemberWolfe Law Group, LLC2007 - 2010
Law ClerkLaw Office of John J Burke2006 - 2007
InternOffice of General Counsel for City Council of New York City2005 - 2005
Law ClerkMcDonald Hopkins LPA2003 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington State Bar Association YLDSolo & Small Practice Section Liason2010 - Present
American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Environment, Energy, and Resources CommitteeMember2010 - Present
American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Business Law CommitteeMember2010 - Present
Washington State Bar Association, CLE CommitteeBoard of Governors2010 - Present
Cascadia Green Building CouncilEmerging Builder - Member2010 - Present
Washington State Bar Association YLDConstruction Law Section Liason2010 - Present
US Green Building Council - LEEDLEED Accredited Professional2009 - Present
Louisiana State Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Washington State Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionCommittee Chair for Continuing Legal Education Committee2009 - Present
Building Industry Association of WashingtonMember2008 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Washington Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish CountiesMember2008 - 2009
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Xon Construction v. Thomas Scesniak, et alSummary Judgment & pending Final Judgment
Barbara Bull v. Allstate Insurance, et alSettlement during Pre-litigation Mediation
MCR Marketing, LLC v. Regency Worldwide Development, Inc., et alWon Motion to Dismiss Allowing Settlement
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola University New Orleans College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
Fordham University School of LawN/AJD Program - Visiting Student2006
College of WoosterPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2004
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
The Small Law Firm in Today's WorldMaximize Your Satisfaction with the Practice of Law2012
WSBA Lawyer Services Dept. 14th Annual ConferenceThe Virtual Office: Cutting Costs, Simplifying Paperwork, and Increasing Autonomy and Wellbeing2011
New Trends, Tools & Tips: Keeping Your Practice CurrentCruisin’ for a Bruisin’: Ethical Limits for the Superhighway2011
How to Start Your Solo PracticeTechnological Requirements for Your New Office2011
Cloud Computing EssentialsCloud Computing2011
New Lawyers Education ProgramGetting to Know Your Legal Community2010
New Lawyer Education ProgramPractical Professionalism, Ethics & Civility2010
New Lawyer Education ProgramSuggestions & Resources for Managing Your Practice2010
Green Legal Matter ConferenceGreen Building Legal Apocalypse2010
2010 WSBA Bar Leaders ConferenceTransformation of Law Practice in Times of Crisis2010
Spring SeminarInsight into Construction Law and Small Business Ownership2009
Exploring Current Status of Chinese Drywall Claims and LitigationChinese Drywall Litigation2009