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Joseph W Scuderi

Construction and development Attorney at Olympia, WA

5.0   5 reviews

also known as SCUDERI LAW OFFICE, P.S.

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  • State Years
    Alaska - AK 18 years
    Washington - WA 26 years
    Oregon - OR 19 years
    Minnesota - MN 24 years
    Guam - GU 26 years
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State AK
    Acquired 2005
    Active Out of State No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1996
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State OR
    Acquired 2003
    Suspended - Non-Disciplinary No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State MN
    Acquired 1999
    Inactive No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State GU
    Acquired 1997
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Joseph

Learn Joseph’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Construction and development
    Representing owners, general contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers, and design professionals in construction related matters. Also involved in timber trespass and construction land use matters.

    26 years

  2. Insurance
    Insurance and Surety. Coverage, defense and bad faith. Property damage issues.

    26 years

  3. Personal injury
    Personal injury issues

    26 years

  4. Constitutional
    Condemnation-Eminent Domain defense

    19 years


I am a licensed Washington, Oregon and Alaska attorney based out of Olympia, Washington.  I am also a member of the Guam Bar Association since 1997 and the Minnesota State Bar since 1999. 


My practice areas are related primarily related to construction, timber, and earth work issues.  I also do personal and property injury cases.  Prior to attending law school I worked as a design architect, construction critical path method scheduler, and as a superintendent/field engineer for a large international general contractor. 

Contact Joseph

Joseph W Scuderi
108 22nd Ave. SW
Suite 24
Olympia, WA, 98501


5.0 / 5.0
  5 customer reviews
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Posted by Michael | May 26, 2011
No competition clause within an employment agreement
Mr. Scuderi was very diligent in the investigation of the law regarding a former employee now competing against his former employer. He work beyond my expectation in the time he spent and his acute accuracy in the evaluating the statues and laws to resolve this matter in a very timely manner. He always spent the time with me to explain situations that allowed me to make decisions on how I / we would like to proceed in the suit. His written statements to the courts were clear, to the point, and spot on. Great attorney and a Great guy!
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Posted by Mark Langfan | October 6, 2009
An exceptional attorney
I have worked with Joe for many years, and I can think of no better and zealous defender of my company’s legal rights. He is an outstanding attorney.
Posted by Alex | July 25, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Legal Advice (Residential Construction)
Joe is an exceptional person and attorney. When I came to him and his team with my residential construction defect/warranty issue. He and his team were welcoming, great listeners and extremely knowledgeable. Over the course of a couple months he was able to provide me legal advice, guidance on the residential construction industry, and was able to connect me with great independent construction expertise. Using the information he was able to provide and his advice, I was able to make a well informed decision regarding whether to pursue further legal action against my builder. Throughout the process I was treated fairly, he and the experts he worked with were very forthcoming with information and made sure I understood the information I was given. I would highly recommend him for any residential construction issue.
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Posted by anonymous | August 6, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Will be hiring
Needed someone who was an expert in what we are going through and Joseph is just that. He immediately sent us to someone who could get started on assessing our situation right away and told us to come to him once we are ready. We are planning to do just that.
Posted by Michael | August 20, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Superb Representation
Joe represented my fiance and I when our insurance company refused to follow the terms of our policy after a major house fire. After speaking with several attorneys and filing a complaint with the Insurance Commissioner, our situation was beginning to look hopeless. Joe listened to us and believed in the merit of our case. We hired him, and he was our representative for more than a year during an extremely difficult time. He was always responsive to our concerns; he is honest, hard working, and consistent. Most importantly, he built an impeccable argument that allowed the judge to make a clear decision during our first court appearance. I could not have hoped for a better advocate.
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  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Shareholder
  • Scuderi Law Office, P.S.
  • 2020 - Present
  • Partner-Attorney
  • Cushman Law Offices, PS in Olympia, WA
  • 2000 - 2020
  • Attorney
  • Klemm Blair Sterling and Johnson, Guam, USA
  • 1996 - 2000
  • Project Engineer Construction Scheduler, Ismailia, Egypt
  • Perini Corporation
  • 1991 - 1993
  • Construction Superintendent
  • Morris Companies
  • 1988 - 1990
  • Design Architect
  • Lindemon Winckelmann Martin Dupree
  • 1985 - 1987
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  • Lewis & Clark Northwestern Law School
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • Lewis & Clark Law School
  • Certificate in Environmental and Natural Resources Law
  • 1996
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • Bachelor of Architecture
  • 1986

Legal Cases

  • Preferred Contractors Ins. Co. v. Baker & Son Construction, Inc.
  • The question was certified in the contractor's favor back to the U.S. District Court
  • Black, et al. v. Grange Insurance Association
  • Plaintiffs prevailed at summary judgment


  • United States Supreme Court Bar
  • Attorney Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • American Institute of Architects
  • Associate Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Ninth Judicial District Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association, Construction Law Section
  • Section Chair
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Washington State Bar Association, Construction Law Section
  • Chair Elect
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Rotary Club of Olympia, WA
  • Board Member
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Washington State Bar Association Construction Section
  • Executive Committee
  • 2008 - 2011
  • Associated General Contractor of Washington
  • Legal Affairs Committee
  • 2001 - 2011
  • American Bar Association
  • Construction Law Section Member
  • 2000 - 2018
  • American Arbitration Association
  • Neutral/Arbitrator, Commercial and Construction Cases
  • 2000 - 2018
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Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (5)
Endorse Joseph
Construction and development Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"I worked with Joe in the same firm for many years. He is a tenacious litigator. He has extensive knowledge and experience in construction and insurance matters. He fights hard and gets results."
Insurance Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have been opposing counsel against Joe and his firm on a number of cases. He is an excellent lawyer. He is a strong advocate for his clients and gets results."
Real estate Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Joe Scuderi is not just a great attorney because he knows the law, he is great attorney because he truly cares for you as a person. I have worked with Joe for many years, and I can think of no better and zealous defender of my company’s legal rights. Joe not only thinks in-the-box, but also out-of-the-box to get you a good legal solution. I consider myself extremely lucky that I found Joe Scuderi to defend my company."
Real estate Attorney | Dec 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I've worked with Mr. Scuderi on an eminent domain matter. He is a smart, tenacious and persistent advocate."
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Olympia Construction and development Lawyer Joseph W Scuderi
Joseph W Scuderi
Construction and development Attorney
Olympia, WA
Licensed for 26 years
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