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Michele Lynn Earl-Hubbard

Communications and media Attorney at Seattle, WA

5.0   2 reviews
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1996
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Michele

Learn Michele’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Appeals
    40%

    27 years

  2. Communications and media
    40%

    27 years

  3. Advertising
    10%

    27 years

  4. Litigation
    10%
    General litigation in areas other than communications/media, advertising, or appellate practice

    27 years

EXPERIENCED, DEDICATED CIVIL APPEALS ATTORNEY. "BEST LAWYER"

Michele Earl-Hubbard is a principal at Allied Law Group, LLC in Seattle.  She has been named the Best Lawyers' 2024 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, a former Senior Editor and 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 former 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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Location

Allied Law Group LLC
Allied Law Group LLC
6100 219th St SW, Suite 480
Mountlake Terrace, WA, 98043
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Posted by Edson | August 15, 2013
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Michele is one of the brightest and most expert attorneys that l have ever worked with, either as a client or as a collaborating professional.
Posted by Kenneth | August 14, 2013
An Able and Passionate Advocate
I worked with Michele on many occasions over the years, and I have great respect for her. She and I were among founders of the Washington Coalition for Open Government, one of NFOIC's many great state affiliates. But when Michele and I first met and had an occasion to collaborate, I was an executive with the Seattle P-I ( Post-Intelligencer) and she was a bright young litigator for the law firm that represented my crosstown rival, The Seattle Times. My respect and admiration for her abilities were strong then, and those perceptions have never waned.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 360-360 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Allied Law Group LLC
  • 2007 - Present
  • Partner
  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • 2004 - 2007
  • Associate
  • Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP
  • 1996 - 2003
  • Summer Associate
  • Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP
  • 1995 - 1995
  • Legal Intern
  • Northwestern University Legal Clinic
  • 1994 - 1996
  • Legal Intern
  • City Of Chicago Corporation Counsel's Office
  • 1994 - 1994
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Education

  • Northwestern University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • California State University, San Francisco State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1989

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Freedom Foundation v. Governor Gregoire
  • Awaiting decision, oral argument available at http://www.tvw.org/index.php?option=com_tvwplayer&eventID=2012090014A
  • Doyle v. Chase, Taylor, et. al
  • Summary Judgment granted for Defendant
  • Harold Carey v. Mason County
  • Plaintiff prevailed following trial.
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Associations

  • King County Bar Association Appellate Practice Section
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Northwest Communication Law Group
  • Coordinator
  • 2000 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Northwest Communication Law Group
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Washington Coalition for Open Government
  • Vice President and Founding Board Member
  • 2012 - 2024
  • National Freedom of Information Coalition
  • Board Member
  • 2008 - 2009
  • "A Lawyer and Judge in Every School” Program, WSBA
  • Chairman
  • 2002 - 2003
  • “A Lawyer and Judge in Every School” Program, WSBA
  • Vice-Chair
  • 2001 - 2002
  • Washington Coalition for Open Government
  • Founding board member, President & Vice President
  • 2001 - 2007
  • Community Legal Services Committee, King County Bar Association
  • Co-Chair
  • 2000 - 2002
  • Seattle Area Pro Bono Coordinators Committee
  • Founding Member
  • 1999 - 2001
  • Community Legal Services Committee, King County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - 2002
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Toby Nixon Award
  • Washington Coalition for Open Government
  • 2024
  • 2024 Best Lawyer's Seattle First Amendment Lawyer of the Year
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2024
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2024
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2023
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2023
  • 2022 Best Lawyer's Seattle First Amendment Lawyer of the Year
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • 2017 Best Lawyer's Seattle First Amendment Lawyer of the Year
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • 2014 Best Lawyer's Seattle First Amendment Lawyer of the Year
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Best Law Firm
  • U.S. News & World Report
  • 2013
  • Best Law Firm
  • U.S. News and World Report
  • 2012
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Best Law Firm
  • U.S. News and World Report
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2010
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2010
  • Best Law Firm
  • U.S News and World Report
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2009
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2008
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2008
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2007
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2007
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2006
  • Rising Star
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2006
  • Rising Star
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2005
  • Rising Star
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2004
  • Rising Star
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2003
  • Pro Bono Attorney Award
  • King County Bar Association
  • 2000
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Publications

  • Washington State Attorney General’s Deskbook
  • Unknown
  • 2007
  • Washington State Attorney General’s Deskbook
  • Unknown
  • 2006
  • WSBA Public Records Act Deskbook
  • Senior Editor and Chapter Author
  • 2006
  • Washington State Attorney General’s Deskbook
  • Unknown
  • 2005
  • Washington State Attorney General’s Deskbook
  • Unknown
  • 2004
  • Access to Information Laws in the United States of America
  • Access to Information Laws in the United States of America
  • 2001
  • Tapping Official Secrets, Reporter's Committee for Freedom of the Press
  • Washington Chapter
  • N/A
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