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For over two decades, Judy has served communications-related clients after working as a professional journalist. Her background is a unique blend of private practice and in-house experience. She has assisted media clients on a variety of content and newsgathering issues and has litigated public records and access cases. During 2006, Judy took off a year from private practice and worked as General Counsel for Fisher Communications, Inc., a major Northwest broadcast corporation. Her expertise in communications/media law was recognized when Seattle Magazine named her as one of the area’s top 155 lawyers in that field in January 2007. Judy also spent ten years with GTE Corporation (now Verizon) in the Northwest and California. During that time she acquired substantial experience in public utility regulation and administrative law.


Judy has significant experience counseling clients on legal matters central to their businesses, such as commercial contracts and employment issues. This counsel has involved preparation of, or negotiation of, complex commercial agreements such as interconnection, retransmission consent, program rights and affiliation agreements. She has written many types of employment agreements and has advised on employment law compliance and litigation. Judy has adapted to the changing needs of communications clients due to recent internet-based technological advances. She has produced privacy policies and terms of use agreements and addressed advertising and content issues associated with Web sites.


Judy is a frequent speaker at meetings, conferences and Continuing Legal Education seminars and has published in the area of communications law. Most recently, she wrote two chapters for the “Public Records Act Deskbook” published by the Washington State Bar Association in 2006.


Practice areas


  1. Administrative Law: 20%
  2. Employment: 20%
  3. State & Local Law: 20%
  4. Media: 20%
  5. Telecommunications: 20%

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  • James Egan

    Judith Endejan is one of the most knowledgeable and astute lawyers you could ever meet on the subject of Washington's Public Records Act, First Amendment and media law. Her briefing is complete and flawless and reflects her expertise. Further her argument before courts (to include Appellate and the State Supreme Court numerous times) is precise and persuasive, and is always topped off with a finishing touch which diminishes her opponent's argument to a virtual joke. I have known Ms. Endejan for nearly two years and have seen her in action several times and worked with her closely. She has a fluid grasp on the complex legal principles before her and is an absolute genius to work with. She has photographic recall of cases. She needs no endorsement from me; she has been well recognized in the field for years. When she is in the right, she is bound to win.


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1191 Second Avenue
Seattle, WA, 98121


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2015
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2014
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2011
Best Lawyers in AmericaMartindale Hubbell2009
Avvo Top Communications/Media LawyerWashington CEO Magazine2008
Seattle's 90 Top Business LawyersN/A2007
Seattle's 155 Top LawyersN/A2007
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2005
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2004
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2003
Super LawyerN/A2002
Distinguished Service AwardN/A2001
Distinguished Service AwardN/A2000
Lawyer of the YearGTE1995
Lawyer of the YearGTE1990
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
State Bar of CaliforniaMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Federal Communications Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Energy Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Oregon State BarMemberN/A
Washington State Bar, Administrative Law SectionFormer ChairN/A
Washington Women LawyersChairman2000 - 2002
Washington Volunteer Lawyers for the ArtsMember1988 - 1991
Publication nameTitleDate
Washington State Bar AssociationPublic Records Act Deskbook2006
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Wisconsin Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1979
University of Wisconsin, MadisonJournalismBA - Bachelor of Arts1975