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.
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.
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.
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.
Our Healthcare Representation
We advise hospitals, healthcare providers, and employers on healthcare and insurance matters, including compliance and regulation.
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.
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.
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.