Public Entities

Pacifica attorneys value their relationships with public entities and dedicate significant effort to understanding the specific issues they face.  We are cognizant of the constraints under which public clients operate, including their responsibility to taxpayers and the related increased scrutiny in the decision-making process.

Public clients turn to Pacifica attorneys for assistance in a wide variety of litigation matters, including their most complex and high-profile cases. We have represented public entities at all levels, from assignment as special attorneys general for the State of Washington to special prosecuting attorneys for counties, to acting as attorneys for cities, counties, school districts, port districts, and other special purpose districts.

The Scope of Our Litigation Representation for Public Clients

Public entities call upon Pacifica lawyers to litigate a wide-range of issues, including cases involving questions of constitutional and statutory authority, open public meetings and records, election law, and other federal and state laws and regulations applicable to public entities.

Our Public Entity Clients

Pacifica has long-standing relationships with public entities across the state and are routinely called upon to represent them in a variety of practice areas.  Among others, our public clients include the State of Washington, King County, the City of Seattle, the City of Bellevue, the City of Everett, the City of Portland, the City of Tacoma, the Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority (Sound Transit), Pierce Transit, the University of Washington, the Ports of Seattle, Olympia, and Pasco, the Pike Place Market, and the Washington Major League Baseball Stadium Public Facilities District.

Practice Attorneys

Kai Smith

Kai Smith

Sarah S. Washburn
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