Joe has over 40 years’ of experience as a lawyer focusing on the construction and real estate industries, including dispute resolution, in the Pacific Northwest. He represents owners, general contractors, sureties, subcontractors and suppliers in the construction industry as well as developers, brokers, buyers and sellers in the real estate industry. His extensive experience includes litigation, arbitration, mediation, and serving on several panels acting as a neutral evaluator on troubled construction projects.

Practice Areas

Personal & Professional

East King County Bar Association, Member
King County Bar Association, Member
Washington State Bar Association, Member
Associated General Contractors of Washington, Member
Dartmouth Lawyers Association, Member

Joe served three years as a Regular Army Commissioned Officer, including Army Ranger School and a tour in Vietnam.

Honors & Awards

Joe is “AV” rated by Martindale-Hubbell*, the highest rating obtainable by members of the legal community.

Joe was selected to the Washington Super Lawyers

*AV is a registered certification mark of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.
*Super Lawyers is a registered trademark of Thomson Reuters.

Education & Admissions

J.D., University of Washington
   Articles Editor, Washington Law Review
B.A., Dartmouth College

Admitted to Washington
Admitted to Federal District Courts in Washington

Representative Matters

Joe has extensive experience in contract drafting and negotiation, including the contracts for demolition of the Kingdome, construction of Seahawks Stadium, 2200 Westlake Project, Seattle Aquarium, 909 Fifth Avenue Project, Sacred Heart Medical Center in Eugene and renovation of PG&E Park in Portland.

Pegasus Constr. Corp. v. Turner Constr. Co., 84 Wn. App. 744, 929 P.2d 1200 (1997)
Tanner Electric v. Puget Sd. Power, 128 Wn.2d 656, 911 P.2d 1301 (1996)
3A Industries v. Turner Constr. Co., 71 Wn. App. 407, 569 P.2d 65 (1993)

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