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John William Hempelmann

Land use and zoning Attorney at Seattle, WA

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  • Licensed for 54 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1969
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With over 40 years of experience, I have handled complicated Transit Oriented Development projects, and have worked extensively to help form the legislation that governs Washington's land use law. I assist clients with their natural resource permit processes and real estate development projects, including their land use, zoning and environmental matters. Please call me if there is something I can do to help you..

 

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John William Hempelmann
Cairncross & Hempelmann, PS
524 2nd Ave., Ste. 500
Seattle, WA, 98104-2323

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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Chairman of the Firm
  • Cairncross & Hempelmann
  • 1987 - Present
  • Partner
  • Diamond & Sylvester
  • 1976 - 1987
  • Associate
  • Stern, Gayton, Neubauer & Brucker
  • 1973 - 1975
  • Staff
  • Scoop Jackson Presidential Campaign
  • 1972 - 1976
  • Associate
  • Perkins Coie
  • 1969 - 1972
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Education

  • University of Washington School of Law
  • J.D.
  • 1969
  • Georgetown University
  • M.A.
  • 1969
  • Georgetown University
  • B.A.
  • 1964

Associations

  • Up for Growth National Coalition
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1969 - Present
  • Choose an Effective City Council (CHECC)
  • Former President
  • N/A
  • Association of Washington Business
  • Transportation Committee Member
  • N/A
  • Association of Washington Business
  • Regulatory Reform Committee Member
  • N/A
  • Association of Washington Business
  • Environmental Affairs Council Member
  • N/A
  • Urban Land Institute, Transit Oriented Development Council
  • Vice Chair
  • N/A
  • Quality Growth Alliance
  • Chair
  • N/A
  • Puget Sound Regional Council, Growing Transit Communities
  • Oversight Committee Member
  • N/A
  • LOCUS, Responsible Real Estate Developers and Investors
  • National Steering Committee Member
  • N/A
  • Washington Forest Protection Association
  • Legal Advisor
  • N/A
  • Seattle Repertory Theater
  • Trustee Emeritus and Past Chairman of the Board of Trustees
  • N/A
  • Crozier Society; Archdiocese of Seattle
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties Growth Management Task Force
  • Former Chair
  • N/A
  • King County Neighbors in Need
  • Former President
  • N/A
  • Urban Land Institute, Northwest District Council
  • Vice Chair and Executive Committee Member
  • N/A
  • Legal Trust of the Building Industry Association of Washington
  • Former Chair
  • N/A
  • Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties
  • Former Board Member
  • N/A
  • Washington State CTED/Ecology SEPA/GMA Task Force
  • Former Member
  • N/A
  • Washington Parks Foundation
  • Past President
  • N/A
  • Association of Washington Business
  • Land Use Committee Member
  • N/A
  • Leadership Committee of the Alaskan Way Viaduct/Seawall Coalition
  • Former Member
  • N/A
  • Washington Center for Environmental Policy
  • Former Advisory Board Member
  • N/A
  • Seattle Community Development Roundtable
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Henry M. Jackson Foundation
  • President, Board of Governors
  • N/A
  • Urban Land Institute Reality Check 2008
  • Land Use & Transportation Program, Former Chair
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Land Use & Zoning Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2019
  • Litigation - Land Use & Zoning
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2019
  • Litigation - Real Estate Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2019
  • Natural Resources Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2019
  • Real Estate Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2018
  • Top (Band 1) Ranked Lawyer - Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use
  • Chambers USA
  • 2018
  • Land Use & Zoning Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2018
  • Litigation - Land Use & Zoning
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2018
  • Litigation - Real Estate Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2018
  • Natural Resources Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2018
  • Real Estate Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2018
  • Lawyer of the Year in Seattle Litigation - Real Estate
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2017
  • Top (Band 1) Ranked Lawyer - Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use
  • Chambers USA
  • 2017
  • Land Use & Zoning Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2017
  • Litigation - Land Use & Zoning
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2017
  • Litigation - Real Estate Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2017
  • Natural Resources Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2017
  • Real Estate Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2016
  • Top (Band 1) Ranked Lawyer - Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use
  • Chambers USA
  • 2016
  • Land Use & Zoning Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2016
  • Litigation - Land Use & Zoning
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2016
  • Litigation - Real Estate Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2016
  • Natural Resources Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2016
  • Real Estate Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2015
  • Top (Band 1) Ranked Lawyer - Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use
  • Chambers USA
  • 2015
  • Land Use & Zoning Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2015
  • Litigation - Land Use & Zoning
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2015
  • Litigation - Real Estate Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2015
  • Natural Resources Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2015
  • Real Estate Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2015
  • Lawyer of the Year in Seattle Litigation - Real Estate
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2014
  • Land Use & Zoning Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2014
  • Litigation - Land Use & Zoning
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2014
  • Litigation - Real Estate
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2014
  • Real Estate Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2014
  • Top (Band 1) Ranked Lawyer - Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use
  • Chambers USA
  • 2014
  • Litigation - Real Estate Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2014
  • Natural Resources Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2014
  • Land Use & Zoning Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2013
  • Litigation - Land Use & Zoning
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2013
  • Litigation - Real Estate
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2013
  • Real Estate Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2013
  • Top Rated Lawyer in Land Use and Zoning
  • The American Lawyer & Corporate Counsel Magazines
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2013
  • Seattle Power 60
  • Bisnow
  • 2013
  • Top (Band 1) Ranked Lawyer - Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use
  • Chambers USA
  • 2013
  • BTI Client Service All-Stars
  • BTI Consulting Group
  • 2012
  • Top Business Lawyer in Land Use & Zoning Law
  • Seattle Busines Magazine
  • 2012
  • Real Estate Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2012
  • Litigation - Real Estate
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2012
  • Litigation-Land Use & Zoning
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2012
  • Land Use & Zoning Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2012
  • Top (Band 1) Ranked Lawyer - Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use
  • Chambers USA
  • 2012
  • Litigation - Real Estate
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2011
  • Top (Band 1) Ranked Lawyer - Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use
  • Chambers USA
  • 2011
  • Top Business Lawyer in Real Estate Law
  • Seattle Business Magazine
  • 2011
  • Top Business Lawyer in Land Use & Zoning Law
  • Seattle Business Magazine
  • 2011
  • Real Estate Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2011
  • Ltigation-Land Use & Zoning
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2011
  • Land Use & Zoning Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2010
  • Top (Band 1) Ranked Lawyer - Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use
  • Chambers USA
  • 2010
  • Top Lawyer Real Estate
  • Seattle Metropolitan Magazine
  • 2010
  • Land Use & Zoning Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2009
  • Top (Band 1) Ranked Lawyer - Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use
  • Chambers USA
  • 2009
  • Top 100 Attorneys
  • Washington CEO Magazine
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2008
  • Top (Band 1) Ranked Lawyer - Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use
  • Chambers USA
  • 2008
  • Top 100 Attorneys
  • Washington CEO Magazine
  • 2008
  • Top Business Lawyer
  • Seattle Business Magazine
  • 2008
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2007
  • Top Lawyer
  • Seattle Magazine
  • 2007
  • Top (Band 1) Ranked Lawyer - Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use
  • Chambers USA
  • 2007
  • Top Business Lawyer
  • Seattle Business Magazine
  • 2007
  • League of Justice
  • Washington CEO Magazine
  • 2006
  • Top Business Lawyer
  • Seattle Business Magazine
  • 2006
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2006
  • Top (Band 1) Ranked Lawyer - Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use
  • Chambers USA
  • 2006
  • Top 100 Attorneys
  • Washington CEO Magazine
  • 2006
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2005
  • Award of Excellence, Legal Arena
  • Butch Blum
  • 2005
  • Top Lawyer
  • Seattle Magazine
  • 2005
  • Top 100 Washington Super Lawyers
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2005
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2004
  • Top 100 Washington Super Lawyers
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2004
  • Top 100 Washington Super Lawyers
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2003
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2003
  • Top Lawyer
  • Seattle Magazine
  • 2003
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2002
  • Top Lawyer
  • Seattle Magazine
  • 2001
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2000
  • Distinguished Service Award
  • Seattle Junior Chamber of Commerce
  • N/A
  • Peer Review Rated AV Preeminent
  • Martindale-Hubbel
  • N/A
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Publications

  • Real Property Law Reporter
  • Chapter 105
  • 2001
  • Real Property Deskbook
  • Chapter 96
  • 2001
  • Washington Law Review
  • Using the Intiative Process to Call a Constitutional Convention in Washington
  • 1971

Speaking Engagements

  • NAIOP July Breakfast Program
  • Who is in the Forefront of Transit Oriented Development?
  • 2014
  • Urban Land Institute British Columbia’s Fifth Annual YLG Cascadia Regional Conference
  • Rebuilding the City – Transit Orientated Development
  • 2013
  • Rail~Volution, Building Livable Communities with Transit Conference
  • Developers Roundtable
  • 2013
  • Housing Opportunity 2013
  • Reducing Federal Deficits: It’s Time for Housing Finance Reform
  • 2013
  • Transportation Planning & Development
  • Facilitating Transit Oriented Communities Around High Capacity Transit Hubs in Central Puget Sound
  • 2012
  • Thinking Outside the Farebox: Creative Approaches to Financing Transit and Transit-Oriented Development Projects
  • Transit and Transit-Oriented Development Perspectives in the Puget Sound Region
  • 2012
  • LOCUS Leadership Summit
  • From a Handout to a Handshake: Shifting the Real Estate Paradigm on Innovative Financing
  • 2012
  • LOCUS Leadership Summit
  • Tools to combat NIMBYism and encourage YIMBYism
  • 2012
  • LOCUS Leadership Summit
  • From a Developer’s Perspective: Transportation Ballot Initiatives
  • 2012
  • Bisnow
  • Seattle Transit-Oriented Development Summit
  • 2012
  • Bisnow
  • Seattle State of the Market
  • 2012
  • Bisnow
  • Future of Bellevue Real Estate
  • 2012
  • SEPA & NEPA
  • Tips for Developers and Local Governments Seeking Faster Permitting
  • 2011
  • New Economic Alliance Between Environmental and Business Interests
  • Repositioning Business Around Talent Capture
  • 2011
  • Bisnow
  • Seattle Multifamily Summit
  • 2011
  • Transit Oriented Development
  • Overcoming the Greatest Challenge: Creative Thinking on Creating New Financing Mechanisms
  • 2009
  • Developing Wind Power in the Northwest
  • Land and Permitting
  • 2009
  • Growth Management Act 2008
  • Report on the REALITY CHECK
  • 2008
  • 14th Annual Conference on the Promises and Challenges of Growth Management
  • GMA: Its Promise, Problems and Potential
  • 2005
  • 10 Year Review of Growth Management Act and Land Use Law Update
  • GMA & Land Use
  • 2005
  • Successful Permitting Strategies
  • Permitting/Land Use
  • 1999
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Seattle Land use and zoning Lawyer John William Hempelmann
John William Hempelmann
Land use and zoning Attorney
Seattle, WA
Licensed for 54 years