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Charles Kenworthey Harer

Residential real estate Attorney at Seattle, WA

4.0   3 reviews

also known as Ken Harer

  • Licensed for 23 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2000
    Active No misconduct found

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About Charles

Learn Charles’s areas of practice.

Practice area
  1. Residential real estate

    23 years, 100 cases

Representing Washington Condominium Associations & Homeowner Boards by providing cost-saving services and innovative solutions since 2001.


Offering legal assistance with construction litigation, contracts, and warranties related to the Washington Condominium Act and general legal advice on interpretation, enforcement, and modification of governing documents.


In addition to my law degree, I hold an MBA, a BFA in Industrial Design and a BA in Architecture.

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Posted by anonymous | June 2, 2009
Chiavari Condominium Rehab Project
Starting in 2005 Ken Harer led a thorough investigation of our condo bldg flaws. A lawsuit in 2006 led to a settlement with the developer and the bldg was repaired between July 2, 2007 and May 20, 2008. His expertise and leadership are absolutely outstanding. We now have a building that is safe, weather tight and structurally sound, and this was accomplished with excellent overall financial results. His education and experience in law, architecture, architectural engineering, design, MBA and building business management is an unbeatable combination of knowledge for the type of litigation we needed. He is also an extremely cooperative person to work with. He provided outstanding day-to-day guidance during our project. I am a retired chemical engineer (PhD) with 30 years of management experience, and as condo board president, I worked with Ken Harer on a daily basis during our project. I would recommend him enthusiastically to anyone facing legal issues in condominium ownership and management - - and especially to the many condo associations out there with building flaws tracable to faulty work by the developer.
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Posted by anonymous | May 7, 2009
President, Property Management Company
I have used Ken and his firm for condominium legal work including construction defect, debt collection, condominium Declaration review and interpretation and general condominium legal work. I have found him to be highly capable and like his "reasonableness" approach to these issues. I would recommend his firm for any of this type of legal work.
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Posted by anonymous | September 2, 2013
Adequate, but not the best
I was a client of Ken's through a condo board. He was highly recommended, but did not live up to the recommendation. While knowledgeable about condo law, he put his own interpretation on issues that differed from other opinions I sought. He represented us in a contentious situation with a contractor who did shoddy work. Ken's approach led to delays, extra costs, and much higher legal billings. In the end, our result was probably not as good as it would have been had he taken a more direct approach, costing individual homeowners much more out of pocket expenses.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 200-250 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Attorney
  • Condominium Law Group PLLC
  • 2001 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of C. Kenworthey Harer
  • 2000 - 2001


  • University of Washington -Seattle
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 2001
  • University of Washington -Seattle
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • University of Washington -Seattle
  • M.B.A.
  • 1983
  • University of Washington -Seattle
  • B.F.A.
  • 1981
  • University of Washington -Seattle
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1981
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Legal Cases

  • RED OAKS COA, Respondent, v. SUNDQUIST HOLDINGS, INC., ET AL., Respondents
  • Affirmed


  • College of Community Association Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • King County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Community Associations Institute
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Snohomish County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - 2006
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Honors and Awards

  • Member of College of Community Association Lawyers
  • Community Associations Institute
  • 2010
  • Reserve Specialist Designation
  • Community Association Institute
  • 2008


  • Condominium Common Sense
  • Condominium Common Sense
  • 2006

Speaking Engagements

  • CAI Law seminar
  • Smoking and noise issues in condominiums
  • 2011
  • CAI Law Seminar
  • Unexpected consequences of Reserve Studies
  • 2010
  • CAI Legal Forum: Saturday Seminar
  • Bad Behavior, Repairs & Conflicts
  • 2008

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Unknown Attorney | Dec 05
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Residential real estate Attorney | Dec 02
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Residential real estate Attorney | Jan 19
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Residential real estate Attorney | Jan 18
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Residential real estate Attorney | Jul 28
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Real estate Attorney | Jul 28
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"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Residential real estate Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Ken Harer is one of the most knowledgeable, compassionate people I know. He is committed to serving his clients with excellence and provides them with practical AND legal solutions to their various problems."
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