Experienced real estate attorney.
In 1999 I started practicing law in Seattle after graduating from the University of Washington School of Law. Initially I worked solely as a civil litigator. In 2005, I started my own solo practice focused on residential real estate. I've continued it through today (with a few law partners along the way).
I have extensive experience with both transactions and litigation in real estate. On the transaction side, I've helped many people successfully buy or sell a home. I've also helped clients prevail in court. I've litigated several matters, from filing the initial complaint, through discovery, trial, and final entry of judgment. I've also successfully handled matters on appeal, including the reported case of Hanks v. Grace.
Dynamic Real Estate Innovator.
In addition to being an attorney, I am a licensed Managing Real Estate Broker and the founder of Added Equity Real Estate. It is the only non-MLS real estate firm in the State of Washington. This allows me to help folks in the Seattle area sell their homes without paying a commission to a buyer's agent (the hallmark of the MLS). This in turn earns them thousands of additional dollars upon their sale.
Since 2005 I have been working for change. I am devoted to promoting the interests of consumers and reducing costs in real estate - while carving out a market opportunity for myself in the process. I've blogged extensively over the years, and I maintains an active Twitter feed (@LawyerBroker).