Our Attorneys

Alison Benge

Partner

Alison Benge’s practice focuses on public finance…

Municipal Law   Public Finance  

Alison Benge

Partner

Alison Benge’s practice focuses on public finance transactions, primarily as tax counsel for various governmental, 501(c)(3), and other tax exempt entities. Her clients have included municipalities, school districts, water and sewer systems, electric utilities, conduit issuers, and other governmental entities. Alison has extensive experience…

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Municipal Law   Public Finance  

Nicholas W. Brown

Partner

Nick Brown is a litigation partner at…

Education   Litigation   Municipal Law   Politics & Policy  

Nicholas W. Brown

Partner

Nick Brown is a litigation partner at Pacifica Law Group, where he focuses on assisting public and private clients with complex civil and regulatory litigation, municipal law, public policy, and political matters.

Nick provides strategic advice and counsel to clients to prevent legal challenges from…

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Education   Litigation   Municipal Law   Politics & Policy  

Carlos Chavez

Partner

Carlos represents public school districts and other…

Education   Municipal Law  

Carlos Chavez

Partner

Carlos represents public school districts and other municipal agencies and educational entities. His practice focuses on representing school districts in special education matters, including counseling, advice and all phases of dispute resolution. Carlos also assists school districts in navigating their complex and ever-changing obligations…

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Education   Municipal Law  

John S. De Lanoy

Partner

John De Lanoy’s comprehensive real estate practice…

Construction   Real Estate  

John S. De Lanoy

Partner

John De Lanoy’s comprehensive real estate practice encompasses all aspects of real estate structuring, development, and operations. He is experienced in real property transactions and acquisitions, contract and lease negotiations, real estate portfolio management, risk management and due diligence, new construction projects and operations,…

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Construction   Real Estate  

Nicole DeNamur

Associate

Nicole DeNamur’s practice focuses on insurance coverage…

Construction   Litigation   Municipal Law   Politics & Policy   Real Estate  

Nicole DeNamur

Associate

Nicole DeNamur’s practice focuses on insurance coverage and construction litigation. She has represented construction clients in all aspects of litigation from discovery to settlement. Nicole has experience managing complicated discovery and working with experts to understand the technical aspects of construction disputes. Her understanding…

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Construction   Litigation   Municipal Law   Politics & Policy   Real Estate  

Josephine L. Ennis

Associate

Josephine Ennis concentrates her practice in municipal…

Municipal Law   Public Finance  

Josephine L. Ennis

Associate

Josephine Ennis concentrates her practice in municipal finance and general municipal law. Prior to joining Pacifica, Josephine was a Legal Honors Attorney for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. In that role, she represented the federal government in multifamily housing and healthcare…

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Municipal Law   Public Finance  

Kymberly Evanson

Partner

Kymberly Evanson represents public, private, and not-for-profit…

Education   Litigation   Municipal Law   Non-Profit   Politics & Policy   Public-Private  

Kymberly Evanson

Partner

Kymberly Evanson represents public, private, and not-for-profit clients in trial and appellate litigation matters, with a focus on constitutional, municipal, elections, and administrative law. She regularly advises clients in litigation matters arising under the First Amendment, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Administrative…

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Education   Litigation   Municipal Law   Non-Profit   Politics & Policy   Public-Private  

Taki V. Flevaris

Associate

Taki Flevaris focuses his practice on appellate,…

Litigation   Municipal Law   Politics & Policy  

Taki V. Flevaris

Associate

Taki Flevaris focuses his practice on appellate, constitutional, and governmental litigation. In addition to working on cases directly involving federal, state, and local governments, Taki has litigated in numerous subject areas, including antitrust, bankruptcy, campaign finance, class actions, contracts, copyright, defamation, election law, eminent…

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Litigation   Municipal Law   Politics & Policy  

Deanna Gregory

Partner

Deanna practices municipal finance and general municipal…

Municipal Law   Public Finance   Public-Private  

Deanna Gregory

Partner

Deanna practices municipal finance and general municipal law, with emphasis on general obligation and utility revenue financings. Her experience includes serving as bond counsel, disclosure counsel, and underwriter’s counsel on financing matters for a variety of public entities, including cities, public utility districts, public…

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Municipal Law   Public Finance   Public-Private  

Chris Hirst

Partner

Chris practices in the areas of municipal…

Education  

Chris Hirst

Partner

Chris practices in the areas of municipal and education law, and represents a variety of public school districts and other public entities, both directly and indirectly through a major school district risk retention pool. He represents school districts in student-related disputes, public owners in construction…

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Education  

Erik Jennings

Associate

Erik Jennings is an associate in the…

Real Estate  

Erik Jennings

Associate

Erik Jennings is an associate in the real estate practice group. His practice focuses on real property transactions, in particular, complex commercial leasing. In addition to leasing, Erik has a background in the acquisition and disposition of commercial properties, housing regulatory compliance, and real estate finance.

Prior…

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Real Estate  

Gerry Johnson

Partner

Gerry Johnson’s law practice focuses on major…

Municipal Law   Non-Profit   Public-Private   Real Estate  

Gerry Johnson

Partner

Gerry Johnson’s law practice focuses on major community building projects, particularly those involving the participation of both the public and private sectors. Gerry has been counsel to projects ranging from initial development and expansion of the Seattle Art Museum; the recovery of the downtown…

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Municipal Law   Non-Profit   Public-Private   Real Estate  

Sarah C. Johnson

Partner

Sarah focuses her practice on municipal and…

Education   Litigation   Municipal Law   Politics & Policy  

Sarah C. Johnson

Partner

Sarah focuses her practice on municipal and education law, as well as trial and appellate litigation. Sarah assists school districts and other municipal entities in the areas of litigation, general counseling, public records compliance, open public meetings and other areas of law affecting local governments. Sarah…

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Education   Litigation   Municipal Law   Politics & Policy  

Jon Jurich

Associate

Jon Jurich concentrates his practice in municipal…

Municipal Law   Non-Profit   Public Finance   Public-Private   Real Estate  

Jon Jurich

Associate

Jon Jurich concentrates his practice in municipal finance and general municipal law. He has worked on conduit issues for housing and nonprofits, as well as bond issues for school districts, cities, and counties, as bond, disclosure, issuer, and underwriter’s counsel. Jon’s experience includes Washington…

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Municipal Law   Non-Profit   Public Finance   Public-Private   Real Estate  

Paul J. Lawrence

Partner

Paul Lawrence is the senior litigation partner…

Education   Litigation   Municipal Law   Politics & Policy   Public-Private  

Paul J. Lawrence

Partner

Paul Lawrence is the senior litigation partner at Pacifica Law Group LLP. Paul concentrates his practice on complex appellate and civil litigation, including commercial, municipal, constitutional, environmental, and insurance coverage cases in federal and state courts.

Paul’s appellate experience includes over fifty appeals principally in…

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Education   Litigation   Municipal Law   Politics & Policy   Public-Private  

Stacey C. Lewis

Partner

Stacey Lewis serves as lead attorney for…

Municipal Law   Public Finance   Public-Private  

Stacey C. Lewis

Partner

Stacey Lewis serves as lead attorney for Pacifica’s bond and/or disclosure counsel teams serving the University of Washington, University of Oregon, Oregon State University, Portland State University, the Washington State Convention Center Public Facilities District, the Port of Seattle, the cities of Bellevue, Tacoma,…

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Municipal Law   Public Finance   Public-Private  

Jamie L. Lisagor

Partner

Jamie practices trial and appellate litigation on…

Education   Litigation   Municipal Law   Non-Profit   Politics & Policy   Public-Private  

Jamie L. Lisagor

Partner

Jamie practices trial and appellate litigation on behalf of public, private, and non-profit clients, with a focus on constitutional, municipal, commercial, election, and intellectual property law. She has represented clients in successful appeals before both state and federal courts, including the Washington appellate courts, and…

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Education   Litigation   Municipal Law   Non-Profit   Politics & Policy   Public-Private  

Claire McNamara

Associate

Claire’s practice is focused on trial and…

Litigation  

Claire McNamara

Associate

Claire’s practice is focused on trial and appellate litigation on behalf of public, private, and non-profit clients.

Before joining Pacifica, Claire served as a judicial clerk to Judge Jill Johanson of Division II of the Washington State Court of Appeals. Claire is committed to public…

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Litigation  

Richard A. Moore

Partner

Rich Moore counsels public and private clients…

Construction   Public-Private   Real Estate  

Richard A. Moore

Partner

Rich Moore counsels public and private clients in commercial leasing and real property transactions. His practice includes the representation of landlords and tenants in complex retail, office, industrial, telecommunications, life sciences, and other specialty leases. Rich serves as leasing counsel to some of the…

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Construction   Public-Private   Real Estate  

Athan P. Papailiou

Associate

 

Athan Papailiou is an associate in Pacifica’s…

Litigation   Politics & Policy  

Athan P. Papailiou

Associate

 

Athan Papailiou is an associate in Pacifica’s litigation practice group.

Athan represents public and private clients in complex appellate and civil litigation. A broad-based counselor, Athan provides legal advice in numerous subject matters.

Before joining Pacifica, Athan served as a judicial law clerk to Justice Debra…

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Litigation   Politics & Policy  

John Parnass

Partner

John is a construction lawyer advising clients…

Construction   Litigation  

John Parnass

Partner

John is a construction lawyer advising clients on public and private infrastructure projects, including transit, water/wastewater systems, roads, bridges, and tunneling projects, as well as large commercial, medical, sports, and educational facilities. His practice is divided between transactional work (contracts, bid documents, specifications review)…

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Construction   Litigation  

Alanna E. Peterson

Associate

Alanna practices in Pacifica’s litigation and education…

Education   Litigation  

Alanna E. Peterson

Associate

Alanna practices in Pacifica’s litigation and education groups.

Before joining Pacifica, Alanna was a litigation associate in the Seattle office of a large international law firm, where she represented public, private, and non-profit clients in a wide variety of disputes involving constitutional, administrative, intellectual property,…

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Education   Litigation  

Faith Pettis

Partner

Faith Pettis serves as bond counsel and…

Education   Housing   Municipal Law   Public Finance  

Faith Pettis

Partner

Faith Pettis serves as bond counsel and outside counsel to state and local governments, with a primary focus on housing, education, and nonprofit finance. Her clients range from state agencies and housing authorities to local school districts and include the Washington State Housing Finance…

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Education   Housing   Municipal Law   Public Finance  

Jay Reich

Partner

Jay Reich joined Pacifica Law Group in…

Municipal Law   Politics & Policy   Public Finance   Public-Private  

Jay Reich

Partner

Jay Reich joined Pacifica Law Group in July 2011 after two years as Deputy Chief of Staff to Commerce Secretary Gary Locke in Washington, D.C. In that role he was the primary liaison between the Secretary and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the…

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Municipal Law   Politics & Policy   Public Finance   Public-Private  

Matthew J. Segal

Partner

Matt Segal’s practice focuses on litigation, counseling…

Litigation   Municipal Law  

Matthew J. Segal

Partner

Matt Segal’s practice focuses on litigation, counseling and dispute resolution for public and private clients.

Matt’s litigation experience spans the appellate and trial court level, with an emphasis on complex appellate matters, federal and state constitutional law, municipal law, insurance coverage, land use, public records,…

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Litigation   Municipal Law  

William H. Singer

Associate

Will is an associate in Pacifica’s public…

Municipal Law   Public Finance  

William H. Singer

Associate

Will is an associate in Pacifica’s public finance and municipal law group. He serves primarily as bond counsel and disclosure counsel in a variety of tax-advantaged financings. Will also advises municipal governments on a range of general matters.

Prior to law school, Will worked in…

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Municipal Law   Public Finance  

Jessica A. Skelton

Partner

Jessica Skelton has extensive experience representing public…

Litigation   Municipal Law   Non-Profit   Politics & Policy  

Jessica A. Skelton

Partner

Jessica Skelton has extensive experience representing public and private clients at both the trial and appellate court levels and in alternative dispute resolution proceedings. Her practice emphasizes complex commercial litigation, federal and state constitutional issues, real estate litigation, eminent domain, and election law. Jessica…

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Litigation   Municipal Law   Non-Profit   Politics & Policy  

Denise Stiffarm

Partner

Denise practices in the areas of municipal,…

Education   Municipal Law   Politics & Policy   Real Estate  

Denise Stiffarm

Partner

Denise practices in the areas of municipal, land use, and education law. She spends a significant portion of her practice providing land use, real estate, general municipal, and public policy advice to school districts. She also has experience working on a variety of public/private…

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Education   Municipal Law   Politics & Policy   Real Estate  

Ian S. Taylor

Partner

Ian Taylor counsels public and private clients…

Real Estate  

Ian S. Taylor

Partner

Ian Taylor counsels public and private clients regarding real estate leasing, development, purchase and sales, and regulatory compliance. He has extensive experience negotiating and drafting lease agreements and purchase and sale agreements, monitoring and managing property leases, providing advice and drafting documents related to…

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Real Estate  

Zak Tomlinson

Partner

Zak Tomlinson’s practice focuses on the construction…

Construction   Litigation  

Zak Tomlinson

Partner

Zak Tomlinson’s practice focuses on the construction industry, and he counsels clients at every phase of the construction process. His representative clients include public owners (including utility and school districts), private owners and developers, general contractors, and design professionals. He advises clients on the…

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Construction   Litigation  

Sarah S. Washburn

Associate

Sarah focuses her practice on trial and…

Construction   Litigation  

Sarah S. Washburn

Associate

Sarah focuses her practice on trial and appellate litigation on behalf of public, private, and non-profit clients. She advises clients in numerous subject areas, including constitutional law, contracts, election law, eminent domain, municipal law, and construction law.

Before joining Pacifica, Sarah interned for Heart of…

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Construction   Litigation  

Susan Winkelman

Associate

Susan represents public school districts in a…

Education  

Susan Winkelman

Associate

Susan represents public school districts in a variety of areas. Her practice focuses on representing school districts in special education, labor and employment, and student matters. Susan provides general counsel and advice regarding compliance with state and federal education laws, including issues related to students…

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Education  

Greg Wong

Partner

Greg Wong serves as legal counsel to…

Education   Litigation   Municipal Law   Non-Profit   Politics & Policy   Public-Private  

Greg Wong

Partner

Greg Wong serves as legal counsel to a diverse group of public, private, and not‑for‑profit clients. Greg specializes in complex issues, often ones that impact people’s lives in the Pacific Northwest. As a litigator and appellate attorney, he has been successful in the trial…

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Education   Litigation   Municipal Law   Non-Profit   Politics & Policy   Public-Private  

Marni H. Wright

Partner

Marni Wright counsels landlords and tenants in…

Real Estate  

Marni H. Wright

Partner

Marni Wright counsels landlords and tenants in all aspects of office, industrial, and retail lease negotiations, including complex transactions such as data centers, and distribution facilities in excess of 1,000,000 square feet. She also represents borrowers, developers, and property owners in managing, acquiring, or…

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Real Estate  

Andrew R. Zellers

Associate

Andrew’s law practice is focused on…

Real Estate  

Andrew R. Zellers

Associate

Andrew’s law practice is focused on real estate transactions for public and private entities, especially sophisticated commercial office, retail and industrial lease transactions. Before joining Pacifica, Andrew clerked for the Honorable Susan Owens of the Washington Supreme Court.

Andrew is committed to public…

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Real Estate