Jay Goldstein has practiced law since 1992 in Olympia. His practice emphasizes "dirt law," otherwise known as construction, land use, and real property law. Jay also practices administrative and business law. During law school, Jay clerked for the Environmental Hearings Office, which includes the Pollution Control, Shorelines, Hydraulics and Forest Practices Appeals Boards.
Jay recently prevailed in a unanimous decision of the Washington State Supreme Court on an inverse condemnation claim. Dickgieser v. State, 153 Wa. 2d 530, 105 P .3d 26 (2005). The firm (Jay and Carmen) also prevailed recently in a waterfront boundary dispute, reviving the doctrine of mutual recognition and acquiescence. Merriman v. Cokeley, __ Wa.App. __ , __ P.3d __ (Div II (37303-3) 2009).
Prior to law, Jay served as Director of Communications for the Washington Forest Protection Association, an industry trade association in Olympia. He developed and implemented public affairs management programs for private timber landowners in Washington, developed strategic policies, and managed political issues at federal, state, and local levels. His scope of issues included land use planning, forest management, and complex negotiations with regulatory agencies, environmental groups, and Indian tribes.
Jay began his career as a land use planner for the Regional Planning Commission in New Orleans, his home town. He has been active in civic, business, bar, land use, and arts organizations.
Goldstein Jay A Law Office, PLLC
1800 Cooper Point Road S.W.,# 8
Olympia, WA, 98502-1179
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Washington State Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Washington State Bar Association, Real Property Law, Continuing Legal Education||Chair||N/A|
|Washington State Bar Association, Legislative Committee||Member||1997 - 1997|
|Thurston County Bar Association||Board Member||1996 - 1997|
|Washington State Bar Association, Editorial Advisory Board||Board Member||1994 - 1996|
|University of Puget Sound School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1991|
|University of Oregon||MA - Masters||1977|
|University of Texas, Austin||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1973|
|Annual Conference||Moderator, Regulation and Private Property Rights||1993|