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Cairncross & Hempelmann, A Professional Service Corporation

524 2nd Ave Ste 500
Seattle, WA, 98104-2323

Practice areas


  1. Land Use & Zoning: 100%
    22 years

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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2013
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2012
Director’s AwardWashington Aggregates & Concrete Association2011
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2011
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2010
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2009
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2008
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2007
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2005
Environmental Excellence AwardCity of Redmond2003
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2001
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalCairncross & Hempelmann2000 - Present
AssociateCairncross & Hempelmann1998 - 1999
AssociateHelsell Fetterman, LLP1997 - 1998
AssociateGordon & Polscer, LLP1996 - 1997
AssociateGuess & Rudd, P.C.1994 - 1996
Association namePosition nameDuration
NAIOP Washington State ChapterGovernment Affairs Committee Co-Chair2015 - Present
National Association of Industrial and Office PropertiesCommunications Committee Member2010 - Present
Greater Redmond Chamber of CommerceMember2004 - Present
University of Washington Alumni AssociationMember1990 - Present
Magnolia Neighborhood Representative to Neighbors’ Advisory Committee to the Port of SeattleMemberN/A
Association of Washington BusinessLegal Affairs Council MemberN/A
Association of Washington BusinessMemberN/A
Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of CommerceMemberN/A
Downtown Seattle AssociationMemberN/A
Washington Aggregates and Concrete AssociationMemberN/A
Master Builders AssociationSnohomish County Developer Builder Issues Committee MemberN/A
Master Builders AssociationMemberN/A
National Association of Industrial and Office PropertiesMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Daily Journal of CommerceIs Your Mine Ready for an Extreme Makeover?2005
Washington Law School Foundation CLECritical Areas and Water from Storms: The Politics Confront the Science2005
Association of Washington BusinessGrowth Management: Finding Suitable Industrial Sites Outside Urban Areas in Washington2004
VII Real Estate Property Deskbook Ch. 107 (Supplement)Development Rights (Co-author)2002
5th Annual Fall Real Estate Conference, Washington State Bar Association CLEEndangered Species: Salmon and Development Issues (Co-author)1998
Land Use & Environmental Law: A Checklist Approach to the Fundamentals, Washington State Bar Association CLE #740BThe Shoreline Management Act (Co-author)1997
Attorney Client Privilege in Civil Litigation, Protecting and Defending Confidentiality (2d ed.), American Bar Association, Tort and Insurance Practice SectionAttorney-Client and Work-Product Privileges in Environmental Coverage Litigation (Co-author)1997
32 Tort & Ins. L.J. 583Recent Developments in Self-Insurance and Risk Management (Co-author)1997
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1994
University of Washington School of LawEnvironmental Policy and LawOther - Bachelors1990
University of WashingtonBotanyBS - Bachelor of Science1990
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Master Builders Association Housing SummitLegal Challenges to Creating Supply2014
Bisnow Seattle Construction & Development SummitModerator2014
Fall/Winter WorkshopWorking with Counties2011
Land Use 2005: A Fistful of PlannersCritical Areas and Water from Storms: The Politics Confront the Science2005