Unwavering Integrity. Proven Excellence.
Recognized Experience. We are a Firm Founded to Serve Pacific Northwest Clients.

LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

Pacifica acknowledges the Coast Salish peoples of this land on which we work.  We also are honored to live and serve communities on the ancestral lands of the nations whose current lands we call Washington including the Chehalis, Chinook, Colville, Cowlitz, Duwamish, Hoh, Jamestown, Kalispel, Kikiallus, Lower Elwha, Lummi, Makah, Marietta Band, Muckleshoot, Nisqually, Nooksack, Palouse, Port Gamble, Puyallup, Quileute, Quinault, Samish, Sauk-Suiattle, Shoalwater, Skokomish, Snohomish, Snoqualmie, Snoqualmoo, Spokane, Squaxin Island, Steilacoom, Stillaguamish, Suquamish, Swinomish, Tulalip, Upper Skagit, Wanapum, and Yakama nations.

WHO WE ARE

Dynamic and value-driven

Pacifica was formed as an innovative law firm committed to the dynamics and values that drive Northwest companies and civic entities. Since our launch in 2011, we have grown significantly, and we now provide public and private clients with extensive experience in litigation, appeals, public finance, construction, real estate, nonprofit, and school district and municipal law.

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OUR MISSION

Talent, creativity and integrity

We are a law firm committed to serving public and private clients in the Pacific Northwest with focused and sophisticated talent, intellect, creativity and unwavering integrity. We offer a range of services to help our clients address their most pressing legal needs.

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OUR VALUES

Respect, care and honesty

We value each other and will treat every person with the same measure of respect and care that we would expect of them. We will be open, honest and civil in all of our dealings. We recognize that we are all linked in a community and are committed to giving of our time and means to that community. We value our differences and recognize the importance of diversity in our firm, in the legal profession and in our community at large. We value balance in our work and lives. We are committed to building an enduring law firm with a stellar reputation.

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DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION

Committed to Meaningful Change

We are committed to realizing our statement of values in our differences and our recognition of the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion in our firm, in the legal profession and in our community at large. We acknowledge the work to be done, and celebrate progress where we see it, including women as a majority of our equity partners at Pacifica. We pledge to conduct ourselves and our business in a manner that meaningfully advances the cause of racial equity and social justice. The firm’s Equity & Inclusion Team, Carlos Chavez, Miriam Chung, Kym Evanson, Christie Lundquist, and Alanna Peterson, together with firm’s senior leadership and administration, will continue to focus on the real challenges and necessary opportunities to increase equity and inclusion at Pacifica and beyond.

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RECOGNITION

COMMUNITY AND PRO BONO CLIENTS

 

  • Abu Bakr Islamic Center
  • ACLU of Washington
  • Affordable Housing Investment Fund Task Force
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • American Whitewater Access Fund
  • Arts Fund
  • Association of Legal Administrators
  • Bainbridge Island Fire Department
  • Bellwether Housing
  • Broadway Bound Children’s Theatre
  • BSF International
  • Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA Seattle)
  • Campaign for Equal Justice
  • Cascade Bicycle Club
  • Center for Children and Youth Justice: Lawyers Fostering Independence
  • Chief Seattle Club Board of Directors
  • City of Seattle Families & Education Levy Oversight Committee
  • City of Seattle Urban Forestry Commission
  • City of Seattle Waterfront Steering Committee
  • College Spark Washington Board of Trustees
  • College Success Foundation
  • Council of Public Legal Education
  • Cultural Access Washington
  • Downtown Seattle Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Federal Civil Rights Clinic at the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington
  • Forterra
  • Friends of Waterfront Seattle
  • Foundation for Seattle Colleges
  • Franklin High School PTA
  • Great Peninsula Conservancy
  • Greater Seattle Morehouse College Alumni Association
  • Huskies@Work Program
  • KEXP Amplifier
  • KIND (Kids in Needs of Defense)
  • King County Bar Association (KCBA)
  • King County Bar Association Appellate Section
  • King County Land Conservation Advisory Group
  • Korematsu Center for Law and Equality
  • Leadership Tomorrow
  • Legal Voice
  • Local Candidate and Ballot Political Campaigns
  • Loren Miller Bar Association
  • MAMAs
  • Mary’s Place
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers (NABL)
  • Nature Consortium
  • National School Board Association’s Council of School Attorneys
  • Nia Tero
  • Ninth Circuit Attorney Mentor
  • Ninth Circuit’s Pro Bono Program
  • Northwest Immigrant Rights Project
  • OneAmerica
  • Pacific Northwest Chapter of Women in Public Finance
  • Pike Place Market Foundation
  • Puget Sound Finance Officers Association
  • QLaw Foundation
  • Schools First
  • Seattle Art Museum
  • Seattle Ethics and Elections Commission
  • Seattle for Everyone
  • Seattle Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda (HALA)
  • Seattle Opera Board
  • Seattle Parks Foundation
  • Seattle Public Library
  • Seattle Tennis Club
  • Seattle United for Immigrants
  • Special Olympics of Washington
  • St. Joseph Parish and School
  • Teach for America
  • Treehouse
  • UW College of Build Environments/Runstad Center
  • UW President’s Minority Community Advisory Council
  • Washington Association of Land Trusts
  • Washington Association of Municipal Attorneys (WSAMA)
  • Washington Council of School Attorneys
  • Washington Public Treasurer’s Association
  • Washington Recreation and Conservation Office
  • Washington State Bar Association Board of Directors
  • Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges
  • Washington State Budget and Policy Center
  • Washington Trails Association
  • Washington Trust for Historic Preservation
  • Woodland Park Zoological Society
  • Your House Boxing and Community Club
  • Youth in Focus
  • YWCA – Seattle/King/Snohomish