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My goal is to help my clients resolve their legal issues in a cost-effective and timely manner. I have been a transactional business/ real estate attorney for over 24 years.  I have considerable experience with contract negotiations, drafting, due diligence work for business/ real estate transactions, commercial leasing, residential real estate, and general business management. I have both private practice and in-house experience. I previously served as General Counsel for one of my clients and understand issues faced by privately held companies. I was most recently an "Of Counsel" attorney with a Pacific Northwest regional law firm. I have now opened my own office. If I can help you with your business or real estate needs, please send me an email at Let me know that you found me via Avvo.


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Practice areas


  1. Real Estate: 50%
    29 years
  2. Business: 50%
    29 years



Hourly ($250-275/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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  • William Thomas Schemmel

    I have worked with Mr. Dunaway on a number of structured settlement factoring matters and have found him to be competent, professional, and personable.


    William Schemmel Insurance Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Robert L Ostrov

    I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Dunaway is extremely professional, bright, articulate and result-driven. Any client would be lucky to have Mr. Dunaway represent him/her.


    Robert Ostrov Arbitration Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Law Office of Roger T. Dunaway, PLLC

321 High School Rd. NE
Bainbridge Island, WA, 98110


IDAuthorized to practice law200408/12/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Top LawyerSeattle Metropolitan Magazine2010
Seattle Chapter Special AwardCommercial Real Estate Women2003
President's Special AwardKitsap County Washington Association of Realtors1991
American Jurisprudence Award for Academic ExcellenceUniversity of Puget Sound School of Law1987
Pi Alpha AlphaNational Honor Society for Public Administration and Affairs1981
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLaw Office of Roger T. Dunaway, PLLC2011 - Present
Of CounselAter Wynne, LLP2004 - 2011
Of CounselMikkelborg Broz Wells & Fryer, PLLC2001 - 2004
General CounselIntercontinental Investments Incorporated1998 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
University of Washington School of Law (Entrepreneurial Law Clinic)Volunteer Attorney2012 - Present
Idaho State Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
Oregon State Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
Commerical Real Estate Women (Seattle)Member2001 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1987 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Alvarez V. KeyesN/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
Puget Sound Business JournalNew cleanup law may protect property owners2006
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
Indiana UniversityPublic AffairsMaster of Public Affairs (with highest honors)1981
Indiana UniversityPublic AffairsOther - Bachelors1979
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
UW Entrepreneurial Law Clinic & Rainier Valley Community Development FundCommercial Leasing2014
National Association of Settlement PurchasersStructured settlement transfers2014
Weekly online chatsReal Estate/ Landlord- Tenant law2012
Washington State Chapter (Association of Corporate Counsel)Commercial Leasing2009
National Association of Settlement PurchasersStructured Settlement Transfers2009
National Association of Settlement PurchasersStructured Settlement Transfers2008
Commercial Real Estate Women Fall SeminarNew EPA Rule on All Appropriate Inquiries2006
The Essentials of Civil Settlement StrategiesStructured Settlement Transfers2003