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Shawn B Alexander

Real estate Attorney at Olga, WA

4.9   217 reviews

also known as Shawn Alexander


Licensed for 22 years

Virtual consultation available

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About Shawn

Learn Shawn’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Real estate
    29%
    Purchase and sales, easements, disputes.

    22 years, 15 cases

  2. Business
    28%

    22 years, 2 cases

  3. Commercial real estate
    20%

    22 years

  4. Residential real estate
    14%

    22 years, 20 cases

  5. Contracts and agreements
    5%

    22 years, 15 cases

  6. Lawsuits and disputes
    2%

    22 years, 212 cases

  7. Construction and development
    1%

    2 years, 3 cases

  8. Land use and zoning
    1%

    2 years, 2 cases

I practice law in San Juan, Skagit, and Whatcom Counties. Cases Accepted in: Real Estate, Land Use, Environmental Law, Business, Commercial law, Contracts, and Collections. I refer to others cases in; criminal, family law, or personal injury.

Top Contributor 2022
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Client's Choice 2021
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This is me testifying to the San Juan County Council about a vacation rental moratorium.
Licensed for 22 years
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 2000
Updated 11/25/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Shawn Alexander Attorney-at-Law

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  217 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2021
Client's Choice
Shawn received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2021
Posted by Christopher | October 26, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Greatest Lawyer, You Need
If you looked up Shawn in the dictionary, it would be under raddest lawyer alive. He is extremely knowledgeable and amazingly helpful. Thank you, Shawn!
Posted by James | March 17, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
I Honestly Cannot Imagine A Better Lawyer
Shawn has provided me with guidance and clarification of residential law that has proved to be invaluable. He is an honest and sincere individual who is a genuine joy to communicate with. Shawn is clearly an expert in his field with a well-rounded background. One point of admiration is his tendency to provide the specific reference points of where within the law he has based his statement(s) so that I may become familiar and reference myself. I would not hesitate in hiring Shawn for legal assistance!
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Posted by Alisa | February 7, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
thoughtful and considerate. thank you Mr. Alexander
i have no recourse in my situation. but Mr. Alexander not only responded to my initial question, but he took the time to acknowledge me a second time. i wish i could do something about what happened to my mom. Mr. Alexander showed compassion and i am grateful for that
Posted by Jamie | November 4, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Helpful
He was very helpful and gave me advise at no cost. I really appreciate his time and effort!
Posted by anonymous | October 14, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Responded to my question on Avvo
Mr. Alexander was the only one who responded to my situation on Avvo that I’ve been dealing with for the past few days with a crazy neighbor. He gave great advice. He actually read my post, answered my question and didn’t ask irrelevant questions that had nothing to do with what I’m asking unlike some other humans on here. If I do need an attorney, I wouldn’t hesitate reaching out to him. I definitely recommend Mr. Alexander. What a great man! Your work is very much appreciated, do not forget that!
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Posted by anonymous | September 12, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Patient and professional.
I contacted Mr. Alexander to ask a few legal questions. He is one of the most helpful and patient lawyers you can find on Avvo. I've made up my mind to hire him as my business attorney as a result of my very positive experience with him. Thank you, sir!
Posted by Brennan Clark | August 17, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Helped with Mortgage Loan issues
Shawn helped me through a problem with a mortgage lender. He was available and gave me good advice and coaching. He recommended to go the small claims route so I didn't need his services in the suit but the advice he gave worked so well that we settled and it all unfolded exactly like he predicted.
Posted by Brandon | July 1, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
A Hero-ttorney At Law!
answering questions for people who are possibly desperate, lacking help, or one of a million reasons why someone might post a question here is a truly heroic thing to do. The Answers/information that i have received has been invaluable and i can only imagine just how amazing he likely would be if you actually hired him.
Response from Shawn Alexander July 1, 2021
Thank You.
Posted by Roxanne | April 28, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Real Estate question
Shawn was Great!! He answered my questions based on my issue and put my mind at ease in what I wanted to do with my real estate. I would not hesitate to hire him if I needed to. Very kind and knowledgeable. Enjoyed our conversation.
Posted by anonymous | April 1, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Rare find
I called Shawn to ask him some questions about property in a divorce case, and he took the time to talk to me several times. Not all attorneys would give up the amount of time he did for me, and I truly appreciated it, thank you Shawn!!
Posted by jared a | March 2, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
don’t hesitate to reach out !!
shawn listens & is willing to lend his ear, & expertise immediately, with sincerity. i can’t say enough about his attention from my first phone call.. i wouldn’t hesitate to seek shawn’s legal council , given his knowledge, candor, & overall likable personality that was projected by he himself, moments after my first call was answered with both promptness & genuine concern.. very difficult to replicate my experience... thanks shawn , , seriously ~~
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Posted by Jo | February 24, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent!!
I have called several lawyers in the past year, the information the Mr. Alexander gave me in 15 minutes is invaluable! If at some point I need to hire an attorney, Mr. Alexander would be my first call! Thank you very much!
Posted by Gail | December 29, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Advise for home owners insurance claim and also unfair HOA charges
Shawn is a great financial advisor as well as a knowledgeable and helpful attorney. I have consulted with Shawn on a number of occasions when my rights as a consumer have been in question. Shawn has been accurate and wise in the advise he has offered me in each and every situation. His rates are very reasonable and fair. Following his advise and legal assistance saved me money. I appreciate Shawn's integrity and generosity. Shawn is putting out a lot of positive into the universe and if only there were more attorneys around like Shawn, this world would be a better place.
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Posted by Asadullah | December 12, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Best Attorney on Avvo
He gave me so much helpful information to deal with a stressful debt lawsuit, I feel so much better after calling him.
Posted by Leann | August 22, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
So very helpful!
Shawn was concise, helpful and to the point when I was being taken advantage of by clients who refused to pay for my services. He explained solid steps I could take and other options for getting my money. He called me back within a few minutes. I could not be happier!
Posted by Erica | August 12, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very insightful and trustworthy help!
I called Shawn to get his advice on a landlord dispute. Since it was in the evening I was assuming it would go to voicemail right away but he picked up the phone with a huge willingness to help. He listened to all the detailed nuances of my email string with the landlord and provided a trustworthy perspective about what would be going thru a judge’s mind in small claims court. He also was willing to share his personal perspective which I appreciated from someone outside of the situation with my landlord. Even though the call took place in the evening or after hours, he didn’t rush it at all and provided thorough responses to all my follow up questions. If I have another legal issue he will be the first person I pick up the phone to call. I highly recommend him based on the experiences he was able to share and his dedication to helping think thru all aspects of an issue I am not sure other lawyers would’ve thought of.
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Posted by Jennifer | July 2, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Superb Assistance
I was thoroughly impressed with how quick he answered my initial question and his willingness to answer follow up questions. I was drowning trying to figure out the steps to file a contractor bond complaint in Washington state. Communicating with Mr. Alexander put me at ease; knowing that I was following the right steps with my case. Thank you!
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Posted by anonymous | June 30, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
understanding real estate covenant
Shawn helped me understand what I needed to do to avoid jeopardizing my covenant. He was very patient and truly cares about helping clients. He replied in a very timely manner and went above and beyond what he needed to do.
Posted by Lynn | February 14, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Highly recommended!
Shawn has helped me with several family and land use related legal issues over the past few years. He is very knowledgeable, quick thinking, straightforward and able to pare problems down to the basics, providing manageable solutions. He listens well, and if he cannot personally help, he will suggest someone who can. I will certainly bring any future legal questions to Shawn.
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Posted by Stef | February 13, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Stef
Me. Alexander went above and beyond to advise me about a heated easement issue I am having with some ignorant neighbors. He answered the legal question I had and due to his expertise in the area of law pertaining to easements he advised me what needed to be done to possibly resolve the issue and prepare should there be any court litigation in the future. Thank you Mr Alexander!!!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 10 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 350-350 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.6 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Cascade Creditor's Service
  • 2009 - Present
  • Principal
  • Shawn Alexander Attorney at Law
  • 2000 - Present
  • Contract Attorney
  • Advanced Financial Services
  • 2000 - 2009
  • Combat Engineer
  • Washington Army National Guard
  • 1977 - 1983
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Education

  • Seattle University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • Western Washington University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1996
  • Whatcom Community College
  • A.A.S.
  • 1994
  • Skagit Valley College
  • A.T.A
  • 1982
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Legal Cases

  • Construction Defect Claim
  • Settled
  • Samson Rope Technologies, Inc. v Emil Bjornsson / Master Pull LLC
  • Claim Denied
  • Traffic Ticket
  • Dismissal
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Associations

  • San Juan County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Lummi Tribal Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Attorney and Counselor at Law
  • 2000 - Present
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • Marshall
  • 1996 - 2000
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Pro Bono Publico
  • WASHINGTON BAR ASSOCIATION
  • 2020
  • Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2019
  • Best Attorney BEST OF BELLINGHAM 2019
  • Cascadia Weekly
  • 2019
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo.com
  • 2015
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo.com
  • 2015
  • Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2014
  • Client' Choice
  • Avvo.com
  • 2014
  • Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2013
  • Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo.com
  • 2013
  • Top Contributor Award
  • Avvo.com
  • 2013
  • Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2012
  • Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2011
  • Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2010
  • Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2009
  • Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2008
  • Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2007
  • Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2004
  • National Dean's List
  • Phi Theta Kappa
  • 1996
  • Thomas Henry Huxley Award
  • Huxley College of Envirnmental Studies
  • 1996
  • Forklift Safety & Accident Prevention
  • Washington State Department of Labor & Industries
  • 1989
  • Energy Efficient Resdential Construction
  • Energy Business Association of Washington
  • 1985
  • Shelter Survey Technician
  • Federal Emergency Managment Agency
  • 1982
  • Certified Engineering Technician
  • National Institue for the Certicifcation of Engineering Technicians
  • 1982
  • Certified Concrete Field Testing Technician
  • National Ready Mixed Concrete Association
  • 1981
  • Traffic Flagging Course
  • Washington State Department of Labor & Industries
  • 1980
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • KJR 95.7 FM
  • Legal Commentary
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (187)
Given (241)
Real estate Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Shawn is a highly respected practitioner by not only his fellow attorneys in his practice areas, but more importantly his clients. If you have any need for an excellent attorney in Real Estate, Land Use, Environmental Law, Business, Commercial law, Contracts, and Collections, call Shawn first"
Real estate Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Shawn amazes me with his ability to cut through the "window dressing" and get straight to the issue at hand. This skill permits him to deal with complex cases quickly, efficiently, and cost-effectively. I highly endorse him!"
Business Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Alexander provides a much-needed service on Avvo. He donates his time to individuals who are in need of immediate legal answers."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"It is clear from Shawn's education, experience and responses on AVVO that he is a knowledgeable and capable advocate who cares about his clients. I endorse this attorney."
Unknown Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse and recommend Attorney Alexander."
Real estate Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Alexander often contributes excellent answers to questions posed on AVVO. His approach is always reasonable and practical. I endorse Mr. Alexander!"
Libel and slander Attorney | May 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Alexander provides helpful advice for the community."
Business Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Alexander offers a wealth of experience, serving the lifecycle of client matters - litigative and transactional."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Shawn is a frequent and generous contributor to public questions on AVVO. I practice in real property. I have admired Mr. Alexander's explanations because his words are clear, his recommendations are legally accurate, and Shawn offers reasonable and practical solutions that often do not require hiring a lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I do not know Shawn but have seen some of his posts on Avvo and find them to be well reasoned. I would certainly recommend that people reach out to him with their legal issues based on his intelligent comments."
Business Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer, because if the level of knowledge and professionalism he displays on this forum."
Child custody Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Shawn has an excellent reputation in the legal community for integrity and sound legal counsel. If you are in need of a lawyer for business matters in Whatcom County, definitely contact Shawn."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An excellent lawyer who treats clients with patience, care, understanding, and utmost professionalism - an even better person and I wholeheartedly recommend for future services."
Business Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer.He is effective and dedicated to his clients. He is well respected by the legal community as well as the bench"
Business Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Shawn Alexander is one of America's Finest Lawyers, if you need the best in representation call him, you won't be disappointed. I endorse him!"
Business Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this attorney, who provides so generously to the AVVO community and gives sound legal advice."
Business Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this attorney. This lawyer provides excellent advice on AVVO and is a solid member of the legal community."
Business Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. His knowledge base is impressive."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Alexander consistently provides excellent answers on this forum. He is knowledgeable and practical in his application of the law. He is a highly respected Washington attorney, and I enthusiastically endorse him."
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