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Brendan serves on the Board of Trustees for LaSalle High School, and is on the Board of Directors for Heritage University; 2007-2008: he is a member of the Yakima County Volunteer Services Board of Directors, and is a past president of the Yakima Greenway Foundation.


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 50%
  2. Agriculture: 20%
  3. Commercial Real Estate: 20%
  4. Employment: 10%

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    Brendan is smart and able to quickly give advice on complex matters. He is very efficient with his time and able to give advice on a broad range of topics. I have been very impressed with his work and the work of his coworkers at Stokes. I highly recommend him as a top notch lawyer.


    Zachary Fleet Criminal defense Attorney
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Contact info

Stokes Lawrence Velikanje Moore & Shore

120 N. Naches Ave.
Yakima, WA, 98901-2757


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward-White, Inc.2017
Super LawyerWashington Super Lawyers2016
Super LawyerWashington Super Lawyers2015
Super LawyerWashington Super Lawyers2014
Super LawyerWashington Super Lawyers2013
Valued Participation AwardYakima County Volunteer Attorney Services2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShreholderStokes Lawrence Velikanje Moore & Shore2007 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Heritage UniversityBoard MemberN/A
The Pegasus ProjectBoard MemberN/A
Eastern District of WashingtonNinth Circuit Lawyer RepresentativeN/A
Bench Bar Liaison Committee for the Yakima County Superior CourMemberN/A
Yakima Greenway FoundationPast PresidentN/A
The Capitol TheatrePresident-Elect2016 - 2016
Federal Bar Association for the Eastern District of WashingtonPresident2015 - 2016
Federal Bar Association for the Eastern District of WashingtonSecretary2012 - 2013
Yakima County Bar AssociationPast President2008 - 2008
Publication nameTitleDate
Stokes Law BriefsSupreme Court Redefines Who Constitutes a "Farm Labor Contractor" in Washington2016
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Boston College Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
Saint Mary's College of CaliforniaN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1988
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Washington Farm Labor Association webinarTransportation Matters2015
Third Annual Employer ForumAgriculture & Employment Law2015
Washington Grower's League Annual MeetingFarm Labor Contractor Law Issues2014
Washington Grower's League Annual MeetingWage and Hour Issues in Agriculture2014
ACA Agricultural ForumStrategies for Success Under Health Care Reform2014
8th Annual Federal Civil Trial Practice SeminarCommon Mistakes in the Federal Courtroom and How to Avoid Them2014
2014 Annual Fruit Industry SeminarAssessing Risk Under the Farm Labor Contractor Act2014
WebinarThe Applicability and Enforcement of the Farm Labor Contractor Act2013
WebinarFarm Labor Contractor Law2013
Stokes Law BriefBest Practices for Protecting Your Business From Becoming a Target of the EEOC2013
SeminarFarm Labor Contractor Law2013