Legal Counsel for Businesses of All Sizes and Industries
In a 21st century economy, attorneys must evolve and streamline their offerings to meet the ever-changing needs of clients and industry. Joel provides cost-effective and results-oriented legal counsel and government affairs services to businesses of all sizes and industries. A combination of dynamic, efficient, knowledgeable, and resourceful legal counsel is utilized to advance client goals, overcome challenges, and maximize return on investment.
Joel has a broad range of experience that includes administrative law, appeals and rulemaking, business and corporate law, consumer protection, government affairs and legislation, education, election law, employment law, litigation, local government and municipal law, real property law, tax law, trademark law, tribal law, and transportation and logistics law. Joel is detail oriented and interested in new and “emerging” industries and areas of law.
Local government experience includes cities and counties as well as state agencies on Ecology, Employment Security (“ESD”), Financial Institutions (“DFI”), Human Rights (“HRC”), Labor and Industries (“L&I”), Legislature, Liquor and Cannabis (“LCB”), Revenue (“DoR”), Social and Health Services (“DSHS”), and Utilities and Transportation (“UTC”).
Federal agency experience includes Agriculture, EEOC, Maritime Commission (“FMC”), Congress, Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”), Trademark(s) (“PTO”), and Transportation.
Joel maintains relationships with current and former local, state and federal elected officials of all political affiliations. He has held positions on multiple statewide pro-education political campaigns, advocated for increased funding for higher education (chairing a 30,000 person+ member organization at the University of Washington, and lobbying Congress and the Washington State (“WA”) Legislature for education funding), completed a legal externship and fellowship in the United States (“US”) Senate, and chaired a national legal and political organization.
In addition to his broad legal practice experience and political activities, Joel has published several academic articles in law journals and taught several continuing legal education (“CLE”) seminars.
|Award name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2022|
|Member||UC Davis Law Review||2010|
|Honors Political Science Program||University of Washington Political Science Department||2007|
|Attorney||JFM Law||2019 - Present|
|Attorney||MDK Law||2011 - 2018|
|Legal Fellow||United States Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions||2011 - 2011|
|Legal Extern||United States Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions||2010 - 2010|
|Legal Counsel Intern||Sound Transit||2010 - 2010|
|National President||Law School Democrats of America||2010 - 2011|
|Law Clerk||Tulalip Indian Tribal Prosecutor's Office||2009 - 2009|
|Communications Coordinator/Interim Communications Director||YES on EHJR 4204||2007 - 2007|
|Organizer||Not Another Elevated Viaduct/Yes on Prop. 1||2007 - 2007|
|Young Voters Outreach Coordinator||NO on Initiative 920||2006 - 2006|
|Assistant Director of Government Relations||Associated Students of the University of Washington||2005 - 2006|
|Chairman||Affordable Tuition Now||2005 - 2007|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Washington State Bar Association||Member||2012 - Present|
|Municipal League of King County||Candidate Evaluation Committee||2012 - 2012|
|Midwest Political Science Association||Member/Presenter at April 2013 Conference||2012 - 2013|
|Phi Kappa Tau Housing Corporation Board of Directors||Director/Legal Advisor||2011 - 2012|
|Generation 44-Obama for America, Seattle Host Committee||Member||2011 - 2012|
|Journal of Consumer & Commercial Law, University of Houston Law Center||Professional Dishonesty: Do U.S. Law Schools That Report False or Misleading Employment Statistics Violate Consumer Protection Laws?||2012|
|Journal of Law and Politics, University of Virginia School of Law||Policing the Ballot: Citizens for Tax Reform v. Deters & Prohibitions on Volume-Based Compensation for Paid Signature Gatherers||2012|
|University of California at Davis School of Law||JD - Juris Doctorate||2011|
|Georgetown University Law Center||Visiting Student||2011|
|London School of Economics and Political Science||MS - Master of Science||2008|
|University of Washington||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2007|
|University of Washington||BA - Bachelor of Arts, with Distinction||2007|
|Strafford CLE Webinar||Drafting Commercial Goods Warehousing Agreements on Behalf of Warehousers or Customers||2016|
|University of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary||Drafting Legal Documents||2014|
|71st Annual Midwest Political Science Association Conference||Policing the Ballot: Citizens for Tax Reform vs. Deters and Prohibitions on Volume-Based Compensation for Paid Signature Gatherers||2013|
|Thomson-Reuters Online Continuing Legal Education Seminar||Applying Consumer Protection Laws to Law School Advertising||2011|
|Impact Rankings v. iePlexus||Settled|
|Trademark Infringement Dispute||Settled|
|Kreative v. iePlexus||Settled|
|Shareholders Dispute||Settled Without Prejudice|
|Conservation Reserve Program Dispute||Settled|
Posted by Gregory
February 17, 2022
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