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Land use law is not only Jamie Howsley's career, but his passion. Jamie had the great fortune of growing up around land use and eventually following in the footsteps of his father, who was a respected planner and land use attorney. This unique upbringing provided a basis to understanding the evolution of the regulatory environment surrounding land development.

A land use attorney is an integral part of any development team and Jamie prides himself on being a dedicated professional who knows how to navigate the myriad of complex rules and relationships encountered in land development. He is known for finding creative, cost-effective solutions to challenges that could hamper a project.


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Practice areas


  1. Land Use & Zoning: 85%
  2. Environmental: 15%


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Attorney endorsements

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  • Quinn Harrison Posner

    James has a sharp legal mind and is one of the most respected development attorneys in SW Washington. He is a leader in his field. I highly endorse his work.


    Quinn Posner Personal injury Attorney
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  • Christopher M Veley

    I endorse this lawyer's work. James is a leader in his practice field in the Southwest Washington area and a go-to attorney for your land use needs. His analytical skills are top notch but he also brings a valuable common-sense, client-orientated approach to the issue at hand.


    Christopher Veley Litigation Attorney
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Contact info

Jordan Ramis

1499 SE Tech Center Pl #380
Vancouver, WA, 98683


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Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2014
40 Under 40N/A2002
Who’s Who in Executives and ProfessionalsN/AN/A
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderJordan Ramis PC2011 - Present
PartnerMiller Nash2004 - 2011
AttorneyLane Powell PC2001 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington State Bar AssociationN/A2002 - Present
Clark County Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
Oregon State BarMember2001 - Present
Multnomah Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present
Strategic Plan Oversight Committee for the city of Vancouver, WAN/AN/A
Columbia River Mental Health ServicesPresident of the Board of TrusteesN/A
Building Industry Association of Clark CountyGovernment Affairs DirectorN/A
Clark County Association of RealtorsGovernment Affairs DirectorN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Portland University Law ReviewWashington’s Growth ManagementN/A
UnknownClark County Growth Management - Land, Jobs and People: Is the Plan Adequate?N/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Willamette University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
American UniversityPolitical ScienceMA - Masters1997
University of San DiegoPolitical Science and HistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1996
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Unknown.Learn Real Estate Development from A to ZN/A
Unknown.Processing the Process: The Legal Basis of Planning In Washington StateN/A
Unknown.Navigating the Approval ProcessN/A
Unknown."Big Picture"N/A