SOLUTIONS AT THE INTERSECTION OF LAW AND  

Legal matters don’t occur in a vacuum. We combine our legal expertise with our knowledge of government, business, politics, education, healthcare, and other industries to develop and execute comprehensive solutions for clients.

First and foremost, we are problem solvers with a simple approach to the practice of law: understanding your needs, giving sound advice, and working with you to achieve your goals. Our mission is to help you succeed with collaborative, creative, practical solutions. For over half a century, our experience counseling the top levels of government and industry and our dedication to excellence in our areas of practice have helped our clients find solutions to the most complex problems at the intersection of law, public policy, and commerce. The result? Long-term, trusting relationships fostered by superior service and seasoned counsel.

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Our Appellate Practice

With more lawyers recognized by The Best Lawyers in America© for appellate law than any other Pacific Northwest law firm, we are the choice for trusted appellate counsel by leading public bodies and businesses in our region. READ MORE

Our Litigation Practice

When your organization’s mission, fortune, or good name hang on the outcome of a trial, there’s a lot at stake. We work strategically and creatively in pursuit of our clients’ goals, integrating our legal savvy with other disciplines to find solutions aimed at winning the war, not just the battle.READ MORE

Government Entity Representation

We are trusted legal counsel for regional and local governments, serving as general counsel or as special counsel on the unique issues facing public bodies. We represent government in litigation and provide advice on matters including constitutional law, public records and open meetings law, intergovernmental relations, government ethics, prevailing wage law, government contracting, utility regulation, election law and public employment. READ MORE

Our Policy & Politics Practice

We combine our experience, strategic savvy, and technical know-how to navigate the legal, political, and governmental landscape in pursuit of our clients’ goals. READ MORE

Our Healthcare Representation

We advise hospitals, healthcare providers, and employers on healthcare and insurance matters, including compliance and regulation. READ MORE

Our Regulated Industry & Professions Representation

With decades of experience inside and outside government, we advise and represent clients in highly regulated industries, as well as professionals in licensure, disciplinary, and credentialing matters. READ MORE

Our Education Practice

We represent colleges, universities and school districts in the myriad issues they face, including labor, employment and benefits matters; student affairs; student conduct; Title IX; sexual harassment and sexual misconduct; business and risk management; governance; privacy; FERPA; public records; and public meetings. We work to help our educational clients avoid and resolve employment disputes, Title IX violations, and operational and governance problems that can cause long-lasting harm to instruction, recruitment, enrollment, fundraising and the bottom line. READ MORE

Energy & Natural Resources

We provide advice and litigation representation to clients in virtually all types of energy and natural resource matters, including permitting, waterways, state lands, shoreline development, and water rights. READ MORE