Bruce P. Babbitt, Program Co-Chair, is a founding member of Jameson Babbitt Stites & Lombard PLLC. He represents architects, private owners, public agencies, subcontractors, and general contractors in nearly all aspects of construction law and government contracting.
Paul R. Cressman, Jr., Program Co-Chair, is a founding member of Ahlers Cressman & Sleight PLLC and co-chairs the Construction Industry Practice Group. He represents general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, owners, and design professionals in construction projects.
James F. Nagle, Special Presenter, is a partner with Oles Morrison Rinker & Baker LLP, and a nationally renowned expert on federal contracting. He has experience in supply and services, international, major system, and construction contracts. He has litigated in federal courts, boards of appeals, the GAO and the SBA.
Stanton P. Beck is a shareholder and member of Lane Powell PC with the firm’s Construction Services Group. He serves as counsel for public and private owners, design firms, insurers, product manufacturers, and professional organizations & societies.
Alan Bornstein is a member of Jameson Babbitt Stites & Lombard PLLC where he has tried cases in state and federal courts, board of contract appeals, and arbitrations. He is a past Chair of the Construction Law Section of the Washington State Bar.
Sommer B. Clement is Of Counsel with Carney Badley Spellman PS. She practices in the areas of construction and real estate transactions and litigation, civil litigation, and insurance defense. She drafts contracts and provides risk management advice to companies involved in construction.
Chris Farias is the founding member of Law Offices of Chris Farias PLLC. She has a broad-ranging commercial litigation practice, with significant work on labor and employment law cases in state and federal court. She counsels on discrimination, wage and hour, employment policies and trade secrets.
Arnold R. Hedeen is a member of Hedeen & Caditz PLLC, where his practice focuses on construction and government contract law. He has more than 30 years’ experience representing clients on procurement, construction and the dispute resolution process.
Heather L. Heindel, PE, is of counsel with Perkins Coie LLP. She has over 15 years of combined experience as a construction attorney and engineer assisting in the completion of construction projects from conception through closeout. She prepares and negotiates complex contracts.
Hon. Paris K. Kallas is a panelist at Judicial Dispute Resolution LLC, where she is a full-time mediator, arbitrator, and special master since 2010. The matters she handles include personal injury, employment, asbestos, maritime, insurance coverage, and real property, business and commercial disputes.
Scott D. MacDonald is an attorney at Ahlers Cressman & Sleight PLLC. His practice focuses on commercial law, public and private contracting, and all areas of construction litigation working with general contractors, subcontractors, and construction suppliers on public and private contracts.
Ellie A. Perka is a partner at Ahlers Cressman & Sleight PLLC. She has experience handling multi-million-dollar complex construction disputes including terminations; differing site conditions, delay, and change order claims; GC/CM alternative procurement disputes; construction defect litigation; and lien claims.
Brendan J. Peters, AIA, is a partner with Perkins Coie LLP in the firm’s Litigation practice. He focuses on construction litigation, construction transactions, and complex commercial litigation. He has over 15 years of combined experience in the legal and construction fields as an attorney and an architect.
Garth A. Schlemlein is a founding member of Schlemlein Fick & Scruggs PLLC. His practice focuses on construction law, representing prime contractors, subcontractors, design professionals, fabricators, suppliers, owners, sureties and lending institutions.
John A. Strait is an Emeritus Professor of Law and Professional Ethics Counsel at Seattle University School of Law. Professor Strait has taught, researched, and written in the field of professional responsibility and legal malpractice since 1976.
Thomas M. Williams is an attorney at Harper | Hayes PLLC. He represents contractors, developers, homeowners, associations, businesses and other commercial policyholders in insurance coverage, construction defect, and complex commercial litigation.
James B. Zack is an attorney at Lane Powell PC. His practice focuses on representing clients in all areas of bankruptcy and related creditors’ rights matters. He previously served as a Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Brian D. Lynch and as a Judicial Extern to the Honorable Karen A. Overstreet.