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  1. Litigation: 90%
  2. Environmental: 5%
  3. Land Use & Zoning: 5%

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Summit Law Group

315 Fifth Avenue South Suite 1000
Seattle, WA, 98104


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
FellowAmerican Bar Foundation2014
AV (5/5 peer rating in litigation)Martindale-Hubbell2014
Top 100 Washington AttorneySuperLawyers2014
Washington Litigation Star ("preeminent")Benchmark Litigation2014
Best Lawyer (commercial litigation)Best Lawyers in America2014
ListedWho's Who In American Law2014
ListedWho's Who in American Business2014
AV (5/5 in litigation)Martindale-Hubbell2013
Top 100 Washington AttorneySuperLawyers2013
Washington Litigation Star ("Pre-eminent)Benchmark Litigation2013
Listed-Best Lawer (commercial litigation)Best Lawyers in America2013
ListedWho's Who In American Law2013
ListedWho's Who in American Business2013
ListedWho's Who In American Law, American Business2012
"Washington Litigation Star"Benchmark Litigation2012
ListedBest Lawyers in America2012
Top 100 Washington AttorneySuperLawyers2012
AV (5/5 rating in litigation)Martindale-Hubbell2012
Who's Who in America, American Law, American BusinessMarquis Who's Who2011
Super Lawyer Top 100 Washington AttorneysWashington Law & Politics Magazine2011
Rated pre-eminent (top 26 Washington business litigators)Benchmark: America's Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys2011
Litigation Counsel of AmericaFellow, Litigation Counsel of America2011
AV Rated (Highest Ranking 5.0/5.0 for litigation)Martindale-Hubbell2011
Marquis Who's Who DesigneeMarquis Who's Who in (1) America, (2) Am. Law, (3) Am. Bus.(4)The World2010
Rated pre-eminent (top 25 Washington business litigators)Benchmark: America's Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys2010
Super Lawyer (peer-ranked top 5%)Washington Law & Politics Magazine2010
Fellow, Litigation Counsel of AmericaLitigation Counsel of America2010
Who's Who In AmericaMarquis Who's Who in America, American Law, American Business2009
Super Lawyer (peer-ranked top 5%)Washington Law & Politics Magazine2009
Rated pre-eminent (top 30 business litigators)Benchmark:Litigation Guide2009
Rated pre-eminent litigator by peers and in-house counselBenchmark: Litigation guide2008
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2008
Who's Who in America, American Law, American BusinessMarquis2008
Who's Who in AmericaMarquis2007
Who's Who in the WorldMarquis2007
Super LawyerN/A2007
Who's Who in American LawMarquis2007
Who's Who in American BusinessMarquis2007
Super LawyerN/A2006
Super LawyerN/A2005
Rising StarN/A2004
Rising StarN/A2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Founder/PartnerSummit Law Group1997 - Present
Litigation AttorneyHeller Ehrman LLP1993 - 1997
Judicial Law Clerk to Judge John C. CoughenourUnited States District Court, Western District of Washington1991 - 1993
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar FoundationFellow2014 - Present
Litigation Counsel of AmericaFellow2009 - Present
Seattle Repatory TheatreBoard of Trustees, Executive Board Officer2004 - Present
AFSMUSBoard of Directors-Secretary2002 - Present
United States Supreme Court BarMember1994 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
Federal Bar Association (Western District of Washington chapter)Member1994 - Present
Seattle King County Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1991 - Present
Friends of Independant Schools for Better EducationBoard of Directors2000 - 2005
Community Services for the BlindBoard of Directors1996 - 2000
Publication nameTitleDate
U. Mich. J. Law ReformThe Power Line Health Controversy: Legal Problems and Proposals for Reform1991
Washington Practice Series, Environmental Law & PracticeThe Forest Practices ActN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Michigan Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
Dartmouth CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude1987
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Association of Corporate Counsel: Managing Litigation as a BusinessAlligning value and costs in litigation2013
DLA Annual MeetingEthics and E-Discovery: Understanding the Responsibilities and Pitfalls of ESI2012
Modern Discoverye-discovery as Sword and Shield2011
Expert Testimony and EvidenceExpert Witnesses2009
Evidence Through TrialHearsay or Nonhearsay, That is the Question2009
Modern Discovery: Achieving the Just, Speedy and Inexpensive Determination of Cases: Myth or Reality?Federal Discovery Rules2007