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Michele Earl-Hubbard is a principal at Allied Law Group, LLC in Seattle.  She has been named the Best Lawyers' 2014 Seattle Best Lawyer of the Year for First Amendment Law and is listed in Best Lawyers in America for First Amendment Law and First Amendment Litigation.  She has handled numerous cases in state and federal trial and appellate courts and administers hotlines for several new organizations on media law subjects.  She is also a frequent presenter at seminars and CLEs on Washington's open government laws, the Senior Editor and an author of the WSBA's Public Records Act Deskbook, and is a contributing author and editor of numerous other open government resource books.  She is also a founding and current board member and former president of the Washington Coalition for Open Government, a former member of the National Freedom of Information Coalition, and the Washington State Freedom of Information Delegate for the Society of Professional Journalists.  She obtained her J.D. from Northwestern University and her B.A. in Journalism from San Francisco State University. 


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  1. Media: 40%
    19 years
  2. Appeals: 40%
    19 years
  3. Advertising: 10%
    19 years
  4. Litigation: 10%
    19 years



Hourly ($295-360/hour), contingent (25-33%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

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Cash, Check

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Contact info

Allied Law Group LLC

6351 Seaview Avenue NW
Seattle, WA, 98107


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best LawyerBest Lawyers2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2015
2014 Best Lawyer's Seattle First Amendment Lawyer of the YearBest Lawyers2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
Best Law FirmU.S. News & World Report2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2012
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2012
Best Law FirmU.S. News and World Report2012
Best Law FirmU.S. News and World Report2011
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2011
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2011
Best Law FirmU.S News and World Report2010
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2010
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2010
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2009
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2009
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2008
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2008
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2007
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2007
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2006
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2006
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2005
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2004
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2003
Pro Bono Attorney AwardKing County Bar Association2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalAllied Law Group LLC2007 - Present
PartnerDavis Wright Tremaine LLP2004 - 2007
AssociateDavis Wright Tremaine, LLP1996 - 2003
Summer AssociateDavis Wright Tremaine, LLP1995 - 1995
Legal InternCity Of Chicago Corporation Counsel's Office1994 - 1994
Legal InternNorthwestern University Legal Clinic1994 - 1996
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington Coalition for Open GovernmentBoard Member2012 - Present
King County Bar Association Appellate Practice SectionMember2011 - Present
Northwest Communication Law GroupCoordinator2000 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
Northwest Communication Law GroupMember1996 - Present
National Freedom of Information CoalitionBoard Member2008 - 2009
"A Lawyer and Judge in Every School” Program, WSBAChairman2002 - 2003
Washington Coalition for Open GovernmentFounding board member, President & Vice President2001 - 2007
“A Lawyer and Judge in Every School” Program, WSBAVice-Chair2001 - 2002
Community Legal Services Committee, King County Bar AssociationCo-Chair2000 - 2002
Seattle Area Pro Bono Coordinators CommitteeFounding Member1999 - 2001
Community Legal Services Committee, King County Bar AssociationMember1997 - 2002
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Freedom Foundation v. Governor GregoireAwaiting decision, oral argument available at
Doyle v. Chase, Taylor, et. alSummary Judgment granted for Defendant
Harold Carey v. Mason CountyPlaintiff prevailed following trial.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Washington State Attorney General’s DeskbookUnknown2007
Washington State Attorney General’s DeskbookUnknown2006
WSBA Public Records Act DeskbookSenior Editor and Chapter Author2006
Washington State Attorney General’s DeskbookUnknown2005
Washington State Attorney General’s DeskbookUnknown2004
Access to Information Laws in the United States of AmericaAccess to Information Laws in the United States of America2001
Tapping Official Secrets, Reporter's Committee for Freedom of the PressWashington ChapterN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Northwestern University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
San Francisco State UniversityJournalismBA - Bachelor of Arts1989