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My practice includes a unique depth of experience in complex commercial litigation, environmental matters and corporate and business law. I have tried cases in State and federal courts involving a broad spectrum of complex commercial issues, including antitrust and trade regulation, environmental law, product liability, commercial and contract disputes, trade secrets/non-competition agreements, intellectual property, securities, patents and licensing. In the environmental area, I have represented customers in litigation, regulatory and administrative proceedings with federal and State governments and private parties involving hazardous and toxic substances, clean air, clean water, and natural resource damages. I also have experience in mergers and acquisitions, franchising, licensing and corporate issues.


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 40%
  2. Business: 20%
  3. Corporate: 20%
  4. Environmental: 20%

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    Ralph and I share a common client and have worked together on efforts to minimize the cost of legal services, enhance the quality of service provided and do so in a way that is client-focused. Ralph may well be the most client-focused attorney in the world. Every step is done with an eye toward client service and client satisfaction. His creativity knows no bounds. On top of all that, he is a really great guy. None better.


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Contact info

Summit Law Group

315 Fifth Avenue South Suite 1000
Seattle, WA, 98104


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Leading IndividualChambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business2012
Super LawyerWashington Super Lawyers2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
Top 100Super Lawyers Magazine2011
Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward-White, Inc.2011
Top Attorney in Business LitigationSuper Lawyers - Corporate Counsel Edition2010
Annual Guide to Environmental LawCorporate Counsel Magazine2010
Top 100Super Lawyers2010
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2010
Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward/White, Inc.2010
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2009
Top 100 Washington Super LawyersLaw & Politics Magazine2009
Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward/White, Inc.2009
Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward/White, Inc.2008
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2008
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
Top 100 Washington Super LawyersLaw & Politics Magazine2008
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2007
Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward/White, Inc.2007
Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward/White, Inc.2006
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2006
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2006
Top 100Law & Politics Magazine2006
Top 100Law & Politics Magazine2005
Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward/White, Inc.2005
Who's Who in Environmental/Land Use LawLaw & Politics Magazine2005
AV ratedMartindale-Hubbell2005
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2005
Who's Who in Intellectual Property LawLaw & Politics Magazine2005
Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward/White, Inc.2004
Top 115 Lawyers in AmericaBTI Consulting Group2004
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2004
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2003
Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward/White, Inc.2003
Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward/White, Inc.2002
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2002
Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward/White, Inc.2001
Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward/White, Inc.2000
World's Pre-eminent Environmental LawyersN/AN/A
The Best Lawyers In America - Environmental LawBest Lawyers in AmericaN/A
Who's Who of Executives and ProfessionalsWho’s WhoN/A
The Best Lawyers in America - Commercial LitigationBest Lawyers in AmericaN/A
Who's Who of National Business LeadersContinental Who's WhoN/A
Top Environmental LawyersChambers USAN/A
Top Litigation LawyersChambers USAN/A
125 Best U.S. Litigation LawyersInternational Corporate Counsel GuideN/A
Best Environmental Lawyers in AmericaN/AN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
MemberSummit Law Group1997 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar Assocation, Litigation, Antitrust and Environmental SectionsMember1990 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1972 - Present
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar Assocation, Environmental Litigation CommitteeFormer ChairN/A
American College of Trial LawyersFellowN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Stanford Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1972
University of WashingtonN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1969
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Law Seminars International"Innovative Strategies of Litigating Class Actions"2008
Current Issues of Storm Water Regulation in Washington"Overview of Storm Water Laws and Current Trends in Litigation"2008
Brigham Young University Law School Annual CLE"'Self Help" and 'Theater of the Courtroom'"2008