Stanton P. Beck, Program Co-Chair, is a shareholder with Lane Powell PC. He has been involved in most of the major construction projects in the Pacific Northwest and has served in contracting and dispute roles in national and international projects. He is nationally recognized for his experience in construction litigation.
Paul R. Cressman, Jr., Program Co-Chair, is a founding member of Ahlers Cressman & Sleight PLLC, where he co-chairs the Construction Industry Practice Group. He represents general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, owners, and design professionals involved in public and private construction projects.
John P. Ahlers is a founding member of Ahlers Cressman & Sleight PLLC. His experience spans from small private construction projects to complex engineering, building, construction and insurance matters. He represents owners, general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, architects, engineers, and trade associations.
Katie J. Comstock is a shareholder at Levy | von Beck | Comstock | PS. She focuses on construction defect litigation, real estate disputes, commercial collection, and HOA/condo disputes. Her clients include homeowners, small business owners, material suppliers, contractors, condo & homeowner associations.
Meghan A. Douris is a partner at Oles Morrison Rinker & Baker LLP. She provides clients legal counsel on the diverse issues impacting their construction projects, including: differing site conditions, delay and impact claims, heavy civil construction contract claims, construction contract issues & risk management strategies.
Darren A. Feider is a shareholder with Sebris Busto James. His practice involves general employment litigation, wage and hour disputes, trade secret, covenant not to compete and non-solicitation litigation as well as copyright infringement and trademark matters.
Michael P. Grace practices construction law with Groff Murphy PLLC, providing counsel to general contractors, owners, sureties and insurers. He negotiates and drafts a wide variety of agreements called for in the construction industry, and has experience resolving different types of construction claims and disputes.
Thaddaeus J. Gregory is an attorney at Hillis Clark Martin & Peterson PS who focuses on land use, real estate, and environmental law. He advises a broad range of clients who are undertaking development projects on how to navigate federal, state and local zoning/land use, as well as state regulatory compliance.
Todd C. Hayes is a member of Harper | Hayes PLLC. He represents contractors, developers, and other business owners in insurance coverage disputes, construction defect litigation, and appeals. He frequently lectures on insurance coverage, and helped author the insurance section of the WSBA Construction Law Deskbook.
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 of experience representing public and private owners, prime contractors, subcontractors, and material suppliers, as well as construction industry trade associations.
Heather L. Heindel, PE, is of counsel with Perkins Coie LLP. She has over 15 years’ experience as a construction attorney and engineer assisting in the successful completion of construction projects from conception through closeout. She prepares and negotiates complex construction, operations and maintenance contracts.
Kerry C. Lawrence is of counsel at Pillar Law PLLC. His practice focuses almost exclusively on construction issues, with emphasis on payment issues, liens, bond claims and dispute resolution. The firm represents contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, owners/ developers, sureties, and design professionals.
James F. Nagle, a retired partner, now Of Counsel at Oles Morrison Rinker & Baker LLP, is a nationally recognized attorney and thought leader in government contract law. He is sought after for his valuable counsel as consultant, expert witness or arbitrator/mediator by the government and its federal contractors.
Scott R. Sleight, a partner with Ahlers Cressman & Sleight PLLC, has practiced construction law for over twenty years. He represents contractors and owners at the front end, during and at project conclusion. He is experienced in preparing/negotiating construction contracts involving traditional & alternative delivery methods.
Christopher J. Soelling, owner of Christopher J. Soelling PLLC, is a full-time mediator and arbitrator. He practiced 20 years as a construction, commercial, and real estate trial lawyer in Seattle, resolving matters for clients utilizing negotiation and mediation and arbitration, trial, and appeal as needed.
John A. Strait is an Emeritus Professor of Law and Professional Ethics Counsel at Seattle University School of Law. Professor Strait maintains a private practice as a consulting expert in legal malpractice and professional responsibility; and has taught, researched, and written on these topics since 1976.
James B. Zack, an attorney at Lane Powell PC, represents clients in all areas of bankruptcy and related creditors’ rights matters. He served as a Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Brian D. Lynch and as a Judicial Extern to the Honorable Karen A. Overstreet, both of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of WA.