SEATTLE, WA 98134
Focus of Practice
Real estate, land use, constitutional issues, and general counsel.
SCHLEMLEIN FICK & SCRUGGS, PLLC - January 2017-present. Land Use Practice Lead. Purchase and sale, due diligence, rezones, development agreements, permitting, street vacations, transfer of development rights, and Council decision-making. SEATTLE CITY ATTORNEYS OFFICE January 2010-January 2017 Chief of Staff & Deputy City Attorney. Lead more than 160 legal staff for $5 billion full-service municipal corporation. CUSTOMER SERVICE BUREAU - May 2007-December 2009. Director. DEPT. OF PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT - November 2005-May 2007. Manager. SEATTLE CITY ATTORNEYS OFFICE - May 1999 - November 2005. Land Use Assistant City Attorney. Real estate transactions and land use litigation. Litigated cases involving land use, SEPA, Growth Management Act, LID Assessments, environmentally critical areas, public nuisance, code enforcement, condemnation and other agency actions. LAWYER - November 1994-April 1999. Managed law office, supervised attorneys and staff, developed and consulted clients, and performed all other aspects of civil and criminal litigation; Contract Lawyer emphasizing employment discrimination, land use and environmental litigation; Washington Appellate Project attorney for over 70 individuals on direct appeal, including nine arguments before the Washington Court of Appeals and three arguments before the Washington State Supreme Court.
WASHINGTON STATE COURTS US COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT US DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON US DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON SCHOOL OF LAW JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL LAW AND LITIGATION, ASSOC. EDITOR JURIS DOCTORATE May 1994 INDIANA UNIVERSITY, BLOOMINGTON BACHELOR OF ARTS IN PHILOSOPHY December 1990 NEW YORK UNIVERSITY September 1987-June 1988
WASHINGTON STATE BAR ASSOCIATION ENVIRONMENTAL AND LAND USE LAW SECTION REAL PROPERTY, PROBATE, AND TRUST SECTION CORPORATE COUNSEL SECTION URBAN LAND INSTITUTE NAIOP WASHINGTON STATE
PEPPERDINE SCHOOL OF LAW - STRAUSS INSTITUTE FOR DISPUTE RESOLUTION MEDIATING THE LITIGATED CASE(42 hours) JULY 2018 24TH ANNUAL NORTHWEST DISPUTE RESOLUTION CONFERENCE (10 hours)MARCH 2018 15TH ANNUAL MEDIATION AND ADVOCACY SKILLS INSTITUTE (12.5 hours) OCT. 2017 AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON SCHOOL OF LAW PROFESSIONAL MEDIATION SKILLS TRAINING PROGRAM (36 hours) October 2009
13 years of litigation experience, mediating and negotiating hundreds of litigated cases and other transactions. 11 years experience as a manager and executive, mediating and negotiating workplace, service delivery, and public policy disputes.
ADR Practice Areas
Business Litigation, Civil Rights, Constitutional, Land Use, Real Property