Jerry is a founding member of the firm. His practice focuses on real estate, land use, and environmental law matters.
Represented community groups before the State Supreme Court in two cases which established the Appearance of Fairness doctrine in the United States. See Smith v. Skagit County and Chrobuck v. Snohomish County.
Coordinated real estate and land use issues involving numerous large development projects, including: Cornerstone Development, Harbor Steps, Washington State Convention Center, Pacific Place/Nordstrom redevelopment, Seattle Mariners' SAFECO Field, Weyerhaeuser's Snoqualmie Ridge Development, and the Klahanie Master Plan Development.
Represented Weyerhaeuser Company in the annexation of its headquarters to the City of Federal Way and development of the Master Plan for the headquarters property.
Represented PACCAR in development of its Renton facilities, and truck testing facilities in Skagit County.
Represented numerous municipalities and government agencies in real estate and land use matters, including City of Bellevue in its acquisition of property for Bellevue Central Park, Port of Seattle in its acquisition of the waterfront property for the Central Waterfront Development, the City of Seattle in its acquisition of the Central Waterfront Piers, and the University of Washington in its development of a Master Plan and negotiations with Sound Transit.
Serve as counsel to a wide variety of small to large residential and commercial developers throughout Puget Sound.
Professional and Civic Involvement
Washington State Bar Association (Environmental and Land Use Section)
Pacific Real Estate Institute (Lambda Alpha National Real Estate honorary)
Whitman College, Board Member (Emeritus) and Past President, Board of Trustees
Washington State Convention & Trade Center, Board Member
Honors / Awards / Unique Recognition
Repeatedly recognized as one of the "Best Lawyers in Seattle" in Seattle Metropolitan magazine (Environmental, Natural Resources and Real Estate categories)
Repeatedly listed in the Best Lawyers of America, Natural Resources and Real Estate law categories, every year since publication
Repeatedly recognized as a "Super Lawyer" by Washington Law & Politics and Thomson Reuters' Washington Super Lawyers
Listed among the "Top 100" vote getters
Recognized as a member of "Who's Who in Land Use, Real Estate, and Environmental Law," by Washington Law & Politics
Featured in the King County Bar Association's June 2010 edition of the Bar Bulletin, in "A Window on the World," by Richard Wilson
Served on the State Land Use Committee and developed a comprehensive Land Use Code for the State of Washington in 1972; unfortunately it did not pass the state legislature
J.D., University of Washington School of Law, 1966
Order of the Coif
Managing editor of Washington Law Review, 1965-1966
B.A., Whitman College, B.A., 1961
Washington State Courts
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington
Mountain climbing, hiking, traveling and golf.
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