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When not practicing law, I enjoy birding, hiking, jogging, skiing, my dog and grandchildren


Practice areas


  1. State & Local Law: 40%
    44 years
  2. Construction: 40%
    39 years
  3. Litigation: 15%
    44 years
  4. Appeals: 5%
    44 years

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K&L Gates

925 Fourth Avenue Suite 2900
Seattle, WA, 98104


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 in Transportation LawMartindale-Hubbell2012
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rate in Appellate LawMartindale-Hubbell2012
Construction/SuretySuper Lawyer, Corporate Counsel Edition2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyK&L Gates (Formerly Preston Gates Ellis, LLP)1988 - Present
AttorneyFerguson & Burdell1981 - 1988
Senior Deputy Prosecuting AttorneyKing County Prosecuting Attorney1971 - 1981
Association namePosition nameDuration
Oregon State BarN/A2011 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember; Chair of WSBA Construction Law Section 2011-20121971 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Chicago Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1971
Washington State UniversityN/AA.B.1968
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
K&L Gates Form on New Federal E-Discovery RulesEthics with New Federal E-Discovery Rules2015
WCMA Summer ConferencePublic Procurement: Contractor's Perspective2012
Washington State Association of Municipal Attorneys, 2012 Spring ConferenceCh. 39.10 RCW Procurement Procedures2012
Indoor Air Quality Assn, Seattle ChapterAttorneys and Experts: Working Together2012
Benton County Bar Association and WSBA Construction Law Section:Construction Law CourseRisk Allocation, Construction Contracts, Terms and Sample Forms2012
Washington Public Utility Districts Attorney ConferenceAllocation of Risk of Delay in Generation Projects2011
The Construction Contracts Program: Understanding and Negotiating the Clauses in the New Industry Form DocumentsContract Negotiations and Philosophy of Risk Shifting2011