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Thanks for visiting my profile. My name is Hamilton H. Gardiner and my legal practice focuses on construction, real estate, litigation, and business. My firm represents general/specialty contractors, suppliers, builders, real estate agents, developers and business owners in a variety matters. Please visit the firm website at for more information about me and my firm. I can be contacted at and (206)438-9116. I look forward to personally assisting you with your legal matters.


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Practice areas


  1. Business: 30%
  2. Real Estate: 25%
  3. Construction: 25%
  4. Litigation: 20%



Hourly ($250-350/hour)

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Attorney endorsements

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  • Charles Donnellan Sirianni

    I have worked with Hamilton and his law firm on a number of occasions. Hamilton is professional and knowledgeable. I would not hesitate to refer a matter to his firm if it posed a conflict for my firm or was outside my area of expertise.


    Charles Sirianni Real estate Attorney
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  • Lars Anderson

    I endorse this lawyer. Hamilton is a smart, effective attorney that understands the importance of balancing your legal rights against what makes sense from a practical business perspective.


    Lars Anderson Estate planning Attorney
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Contact info

Holmquist & Gardiner PLLC

1000 2nd Ave, Suite 1770
Seattle, WA, 98104


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
2015 Washington Rising StarSuper Lawyers2015
2014 Washington Rising StarSuper Lawyers2014
2013 Washington Rising StarSuper Lawyers2013
2012 Washington Rising StarSuper Lawyers2012
Pro Bono Plaque RecipientSanta Clara Univeristy School of Law2006
Outstanding FLY FacilitatorFresh Lifelines for Youth (FLY) Program2006
Pro Bono Plaque RecipientSanta Clara Univeristy School of Law2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Board of DirectorsSouth Seattle College Foundation2015 - Present
ChairWest Seattle Chamber of Commerce2014 - Present
PartnerHolmquist & Gardiner PLLC2008 - Present
DirectorAaron Schulte Memorial Foundation2007 - Present
DirectorWest Seattle Chamber of Commerce2013 - 2014
AttorneyLinville Law Firm PLLC2006 - 2008
Law ClerkLinville Ursich PLLC2005 - 2005
Volunteer Facilitator/TeacherFresh Lifelines for Youth (FLY Program)2005 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
South Seattle College FoundationBoard of Directors2015 - Present
West Seattle Chamber of CommerceBoard of Directors2009 - Present
United States District Court for the Central District of CaliforniaMember2009 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember2007 - Present
United States District Court for the Western District of WashingtonMember2007 - Present
Aaron Schulte Memorial FoundationBoard of Directors2007 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Jones v. Fanning et al.Judgment in Favor of the Plaintiffs
James Paul Jones Construction v. Stegin et al.Judgment in Favor of the Plaintiffs
Arzola v. Name Intelligence, Inc., 288 P.3d 1154 (Wash.App. Div. 1 2012)Ruling in Favor of Appellant
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Publication nameTitleDate
AGC Cornerstone MagazineThe Right to Lien: When Your Work Works for You2009
Pacfic Legal SeminarsOregon Lien and Contract Law2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Santa Clara University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
University of WashingtonBusiness AdministrationBA - Bachelor of Arts2003
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Seattle Construction Solutions ConferenceRisk Management in Green Building Design2009
BuildEx SeattleConstruction Lien Laws2009
Design Trends ConferenceLien Law2008
Painting and Decorating Contractors of America Annual ConventionDealing with a Difficult Customer2007
Master Builders Association SeminarWarranty Law in Washington2007