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Carmen R Rowe

Real estate Attorney at Chehalis, WA

4.6   11 reviews
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1998
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Carmen

Learn Carmen’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Real estate
    60%
    Purchase and sale agreements; property disputes; association law; boundary, water and timber issues; easements; commercial and residential leases and landlord/tenant; construction; property-related insurance.

  2. Business
    15%
    Business, both drafting and disputes: Business contracts with customers or other businesses; partnership agreements and changes in ownership; employment contracts anpolicies and handbooks. Also experienced work with animal-related businesses.

  3. Mediation
    15%
    Provide services both as client advocate and as mediator. Focus towards mediation in all disputes whenever possible, to best and most efficiently serve the client's needs.

  4. Probate
    10%

Location

Gryphon Law Group PS
Mailing Address, flexible meeting locations
1673 S. Market Blvd #202
Chehalis, WA, 98532
Gryphon Law Group PS
1001 4th Avenue Suite 3200
Seattle, WA, 98154
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1415 College Street NE
Lacey, WA, 98503
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Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
  11 customer reviews
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Posted by Marisa | January 2, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
professional dog breeder
Ms. Rowe helped me when I was involved in a frivolous lawsuit. I appreciated how she took the time to listen very carefully to not only the facts but my input as well. I found Carmen to be knowledgeable, compassionate, clear, and precise. While I was a novice in this dispute, Ms. Rowe was clearly not. Her advice was right on target and her response time was reasonable. I would definitely recommend her to a friend or colleague.
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Posted by Rebecca | November 28, 2018
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Much needed advice and help!
Ms Rowe helped me with a very tricky legal/ ethical situation wherein a non-profit group manipulated their by-laws in order to slander and sanction me and my professional reputation. Ms Rowe was so helpful in explaining and navigating the by-laws and standing rules of the organization... presenting them clearly to the non-profit Board and their attorney. To that end, the group reversed their charges against me once it was clearly pointed out the charges were fabricated with no merit and were obviously personally/ politically motivated. I appreciate all Ms Rowe's attention to detail and quick responses to my case.
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Posted by JBR | November 27, 2018
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HOA Dispute
Carmen came highly recommended by a lawyer who does similiar practice, but recognized her as an industry expert with regards to dealing with Owner/HOA disputes. I was impressed with how quickly she got up to speed on the situation and the ability to sort through the electronic paper trail so quickly and thouroughly. Her persistance and boldness helped to get my situation resolved with the association in a timely matter. I would highly recommend Carmen, as she is truly a subject matter expert in her field and a pleasure to work with. She values your opinion just as much as you will value hers, and keeps you in the loop each step of the way. Couldn't ask for more!
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Posted by Lincoln | November 26, 2018
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Outstanding Lawyer
Carmen came highly recommended by another attorney who specialized in one of Carmen's practice areas. I have found Carmen's service to be exemplary, her communications timely, and her work product professional and extremely thorough. She is personable to deal with and explains complex issues in a user-friendly manner.
Posted by Anthony | November 19, 2018
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Owner/Operator
Ms. Rowe was hired by me this last summer 2018. I needed timely attention to a very unfortunate and difficult situation that had occurred. Ms. Rowe took immediate action and handled my case with extream accuracy and professionalism. I feel if she had not taken the care she delivered, this case may have ended on a very negative note. I can honestly say that I feel extremely fortunate to have put this case in Ms. Rowe's capable hands. Most grateful for her help!
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Posted by Matt | November 19, 2018
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Great Property
Carmen is representing us for a land dispute. We had previously hired two other attorneys that botched the case. It has been night and day since hiring Carmen. Our other attorneys could not answer any direct questions regarding case law or specifics regarding our case. We got more from her in half an hour with Carmen than we received in almost two years with our other attorney. I have sent referrals to Carmen and all have been happy with her services.
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Posted by Carol & Carl | November 19, 2018
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An excellent attorney
Ms. Rowe has been our attorney in a property dispute initiated by a neighbor who petitioned the court repeatedly. At each instance Ms. Rowe represented us successfully. Ms. Rowe is always fully prepared with the details and asks the witnesses penetrating questions that provide pertinent and revealing information so the court hears the facts. We are very impressed with Ms. Rowe’s skills both as a mediator and as our attorney clarifying the issues for the court. We recommend Ms. Rowe very highly.
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Posted by Josh | November 19, 2018
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Construction Contract Review
We are a small renovation construction firm based in Seattle. Carmen reviewed and made significant changes to our existing construction contract. We felt she was very professional, attentive and knowledgable about our business and our needs. I would recommend her services to any other businesses in our field.
Posted by Larry | November 19, 2018
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Dilegent and highly competent legal services, great communication
I have utilized Carmen's services for both personal and business services. Carmen is a pleasure to work with and works to maintain clear and accurate communication. She assessed my questions and provided valuable and balanced suggestions. The results have been fair, effective and well balanced. I will return to her for future services without hesitation.
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Posted by Tiffany | November 19, 2018
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Outstanding and Amazing - wonderful attorney
I have been working with Carmen for the past 6 months. She is very professional, extremely knowledgeable and very thorough. Without her knowledge and help I do not know what I would have done. I have referred her to my neighbors and other homeowners needing help. I highly respect her abundance of knowledge and willingness to help solve challenging situations.
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Posted by anonymous | November 13, 2018
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Unhappy Clients
We hired Carmen Rowe to represent us in a dispute over a family cabin. The battle drug on for over a year. During that time she only invoiced us twice & both times we were charged several thousands over what she quoted us.
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AVVO RATING 8.5 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner-Attorney
  • Gryphon Law Group PS
  • 2015 - Present
  • Senior Associate
  • Jessica Jensen Law PS
  • 2012 - 2015
  • Senior associate
  • Jay A. Goldstein PLLC
  • 2007 - 2012
  • Senior associate
  • Eisenhower & Carlson, PLLC
  • 2002 - 2007
  • Independent contractor - attorney
  • Contract Work
  • 2001 - 2002
  • Associate
  • Keller Rohrback, LLP
  • 1998 - 2001
  • Associate intern
  • White & Case
  • 1997 - 1998
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Education

  • Columbia University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • Pacific Lutheran University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992
  • University of Oslo
  • General courses
  • N/A

Associations

  • Women Services Business Center - Thurston County EDC
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2015 - Present
  • Community Associations Institute
  • Business partner
  • 2013 - Present
  • Alaskan Malamute Club of America
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2010 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Washington Landlord Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2015
  • Olympia Master Builders
  • Counsel; Board Member
  • 2009 - 2015
  • Building Industry Association of Washington
  • General member; State Director; Legal Committee
  • 2009 - 2015
  • Thurston County Bar Association
  • General member; Co-chair Real Property and Land Use Committee
  • 2009 - 2015
  • Pacific Lutheran University
  • Alumni Board (including 2 years President, 2 years Vice-Pres)
  • 2004 - 2014
  • Volunteer Legal Services Pierce County
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2002 - 2007
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Certificate in International Law
  • Columbia Law School Parker School of International Law
  • 1998
  • Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
  • Columbia Law School
  • 1994

Publications

  • Pet Connection Magazines (multiple issues 2015-16)
  • Law relating to animal businesses
  • 2016
  • Community Association's Institute 2016 Law Seminar materials
  • Pets, Pet Peeves and Pets that Aren't Pets
  • 2016
  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • Top Commerical Real Estate Title Defects: Encroachment
  • 2015
  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • Top Commercial Real Estate Title Defects: Ethics
  • 2015
  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • Remedies to Resolve Property Line Problems
  • 2014
  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • What to Look For in Surveys, Descriptions and Plats
  • 2014
  • ABA Section of Real Property, Probate and Trust Law
  • Commercial Leases
  • 2007
  • American Federation of Aviculture international convention
  • Parrots in International Trade: A case study analysis of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES)
  • 2000
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Speaking Engagements

  • Washington State Community Associations Institute Community Associations Day
  • Wild Kingdom or Peaceable Kingdom
  • 2016
  • National Business Institute Seminar: Top Commerical Real Estate Title Defects
  • Top Commercial Real Estate Title Defects: Ethics
  • 2015
  • National Business Institute Seminar: Top Commercial Real Estate Title Defects
  • Top Commercial Real Estate Title Defects: Encroachment
  • 2015
  • National Business Institute Seminar: Surveys and Property Lines Problems
  • What to Look For in Surveys, Descriptions and Plats
  • 2014
  • National Business Institute Seminar: Surveys and Property Line Problems
  • Remedies to Resolve Property Line Problems
  • 2014
  • National Association Professional Mortage Women LPO
  • Adverse Possession, Easements and Common Title Issues
  • 2014
  • BIAW Legal Committee
  • LNI Issues: Subcontractor versus Employee
  • 2014
  • National Association Professional Mortgage Women Seminar LPO
  • Collaborative Law and Real Estate
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

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Real estate Attorney | Nov 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Carmen is one of the best lawyers in the state. Where other lawyers might shy away, she dives into difficult, complicated cases because she has the brainpower and experience to get the best results for her clients. People are often angry and hurt when they seek a lawyer's help. Lawsuits can only fix the legal problems, not the indignities and emotional harm that go along with legal problems. Carmen understands. She guides her clients through the most difficult situations. Carmen has my highest endorsement. I would entrust any client or family member to her. She's the lawyer that I would want on my side."
Real estate Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Carmen is a highly skilled attorney that is exceptionally bright and has a broad knowledge of the law. We have consulted on a variety of topics involving real estate and litigation, I have found that she adds real value to any matter on which she works. With such a breadth of knowledge, flexible approach, and dedication to her client's cause, she is a potent and determined advocate that any client is fortunate to have on their side. Carmen has a long line of repeated success attesting to her abilities and I strongly endorse her."
Real estate Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Carmen's work as a colleague and a friend. We have frequently used each other as a resource to discuss updates in the law and bounce ideas off each other. I refer cases to her with confidence."
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Chehalis Real estate Lawyer Carmen R Rowe
Carmen R Rowe
Real estate Attorney
Chehalis, WA
Licensed for 25 years