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Vancil Law Offices is dedicated to the development of sustainable communities and to the conservation of the natural environment. Vancil Law Offices provides legal assistance in land use and environmental matters to citizen groups, individuals, organizations, and local governments. By combining high-quality legal skills with diplomatic and compassionate interpersonal skills, the firm offers unique representation. A strong background in land use law allows the firm to provide skillful legal advice in a complex and challenging area of the law that cannot be provided by general practitioners and attorneys practicing in other areas of the law.


The firm also offers legal services to business owners for matters such as contract drafting and review, licensing, incorporation, and business development.


Practice areas


  1. Land Use & Zoning: 50%
  2. Real Estate: 20%
  3. Business: 15%
  4. Environmental: 10%
  5. Mediation: 5%



Hourly ($175-250/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

12 total 

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  • Piper McGregor Thornburgh

    I endorse Ryan Vancil as one of the areas most skilled attorneys working in land use and zoning today. He approaches issues with common sense and understanding for the client's needs and goals working tirelessly to achieve a desired resolution. Ryan is a committed member of our community, both legal as Kitsap Bar Association president and local with his connections to Futurewise and Washington Mediation Association. I highly recommend contacting Ryan when facing issues related to your property or community.


    Piper Thornburgh Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Judd S Nemiro

    Very determined and dedicated attorney. I endorse this lawyer.


    Judd Nemiro Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Other

Contact info

266 Ericksen Ave Ne
Bainbridge Island, WA, 98110-1856


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Akio Suyematsu Award - For Service to FarmingFriends of the Farms2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyVancil Law Offices, PLLC2006 - Present
Associate AttorneyBricklin Newman Dold, LLP2002 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
WSCC Voluntary Stewardship Program Advisory CommitteeCommittee Member2014 - Present
FuturewiseBoard Member2013 - Present
Washington Mediation AssociationVice President2013 - Present
Kitsap County Bar AssociationVice President - Board of Trustees2013 - Present
Washington State Bar Association, Environmental and Land Use Law SectionNewsletter Editorial Board Member2012 - Present
Washington State Bar Association Alternative Dispute Resolution – Land Use Mediation GroupMemberN/A
Federal Bar Association (Western District of Washington chapter)MemberN/A
King County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Washington State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
King County Bar Association, Environmental and Land Use SectionMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Friends of Pierce County et. al. v. Pierce Co. and Orton Farms et. al. GMHB No. 12-3-0002c (Final Order July 9, 2012)Petitioners and Amicus Prevailed
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Publication nameTitleDate
Content Editor for Chapter 23: Land Use and the EnvironmentWashington Lawyers Practice Manual2015
Author Part 8 Shoreline Management Act Chapter 23: Land Use and the EnvironmentWashington Lawyers Practice Manual2015
Content Editor for Chapter 23: Land Use and the EnvironmentWashington Lawyers Practice Manual2014
Content Editor for Chapter 23: Land Use and the EnvironmentWashington Lawyers Practice Manual2013
Content Editor Chapter 18: Employment DiscriminationWashington Lawyers Practice Manual2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
Willamette University College of LawEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
2015 San Juans Agricultural SummitFarmers to Farmland Collaborative Workshop2015
Winery and Vineyard LawVinyard and Winery Land Use Issues2014
Mediation Practices of the Alberta Environmental Appeals BoardAlberta Environmental Appeals Board Mediation Practices - CLE Facilitator2014
Water Rights, Water Catchment and Rain Gardens - The Ever Increasing Importance of Fresh WaterWater Law2013
Planning for Agriculture in the Puget Sound RegionLand Transition and Beginning Farmers2013
Kitsap County Bar Association CLEMediation2013
Farmland Changing Hands Workshop & WebcastAgriculture Leases2013
WSBA ADR Land Use and Environmental Mediation GroupUse of Mediation in Complex Community Parkland Matter2012