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Practice areas


  1. Lawsuits & Disputes: 33%
    17 years, 200 cases
  2. Business: 33%
    14 years, 70 cases
  3. Real Estate: 33%
    14 years, 100 cases
  4. International Law: 1%
    14 years, 10 cases

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  • Garth D O'Brien

    Sandip is a very experienced attorney that always comes to the table well prepared. He is as dedicated to his work as much as he is to his clients and that is why I endorse Sandip's work. Refer clients to Sandip with confidence.


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Cairncross & Hempelmann, A Professional Service Corporation

524 Second Ave Ste 500
Seattle, WA, 98104-2323


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2013
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2012
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2011
President’s AwardSouth Asian Bar Association of Washington2010
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2010
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2009
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2008
Leadership AwardSouth Asian Bar Association of Washington2007
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2004
Service Above Self AwardRotary International2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Principal AttorneyCairncross & Hempelmann, P.S.2010 - Present
Associate AttorneyCairncross & Hempelmann, P.S.2008 - 2009
AssociateCarney Badley Spellman, P.S.2002 - 2008
Judicial Law ClerkWashington Court of Appeals1999 - 2002
Law ClerkU.S. Attorney's Office1998 - 1998
Law ClerkStarbucks Law & Corporate Affairs1997 - 1998
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington Lodging AssociationMember of Hospitality Law Manual Committee2011 - Present
Washington Restaurant AssociationMember2009 - Present
International Council of Shopping CentersMember2008 - Present
North American South Asian Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
South Asian Bar Association of WashingtonCo-Founder, Past President, Secretary & Director2001 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
National Association of Industrial and Office PropertiesMember2007 - 2012
Multiple Sclerosis Association of King CountyBoard of Directors2002 - 2005
Publication nameTitleDate
eat-drink-shop-stay.comLook Out For Drive-By ADA Lawsuits: Are You Ready?2013
Washington Restaurant MagazineWRA Legal Team Supports Restaurants by Working With State Agencies2012
Washington Lodging AssociationHospitality Law Manual Update2012
eat-drink-shop-stay.comDOJ Extends Compliance Date for Lifts in Existing Pools and Spas to January 31, 20132012
eat-drink-shop-stay.comRestaurant Industry Sues Over New Tip Pooling Regulations that Exclude Kitchen Staff from Tip Pools2012
Washington Lodging AssociationWashington State Hospitality Law Manual, 3rd Edition, Contributor2012
Washington Law UpdateQualifications-Based Selection of Design Professionals on Public Projects2005
Washington Law UpdateStrict Compliance with Contract Notice, Protest and Claim Requirements2004
Washington Law UpdateStatute of Repose Bar Contractor Indemnification Claims, But Not Breach of Subcontract Claims2003
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
University of WashingtonInternational StudiesBA - Bachelor of Arts1996
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Seattle Retail & Restaurant: The Newest Trends and Developments in Seattle’s Booming IndustriesSeattle Retail & Restaurant: The Newest Trends and Developments in Seattle’s Booming Industries2016
Washington Lodging Association (Seattle)Innkeepers Law and Civil Liability in Washington2013
Washington Lodging Association (Pasco)Innkeepers Law and Civil Liability in Washington2013
Inhospitable to Trafficking TrainingInhospitable to Trafficking Training2013
Fundamentals of Construction ContractsDrafting and Negotiating the Contract2013
Fundamentals of Construction ContractsDesign-Build Contracts2013
Washington Restaurant AssociationHot Topics: Tip Pooling and Liquor Privatization2012
Washington Lodging AssociationHighlights of the Laws and Regulations Impacting the Hospitality Industry2012
Northwest Foodservice ShowAsk the Experts: A Restaurant Panel Q&A2012
KLAY Radio Show “DineNW,” sponsored by Washington Restaurant AssociationInitiative 1183 Liquor Privatization2012
Fundamentals of Construction ContractsDrafting and Negotiating the Contract2012
Fundamentals of Construction ContractsDesign-Build Contracts2012
BisnowSeattle, Future of Downtown2012
BisnowSeattle Retail Real Estate Summit (Moderator)2012
2012 U.S. Shopping Center Law ConferenceMobile Social Media: Twitter, Facebook and other Apps2012
2011 U.S. Shopping Center Law ConferenceFinancing Tenant Improvements Through Lease Concessions Other Than TI Allowances2011