Best Law Firm

With more than 950 lawyers in 19 offices across the United States and Asia, Perkins Coie LLP represents great companies across a wide range of industries and stages of growth—from start-ups to FORTUNE 50 corporations.


Perkins Coie is frequently recognized for its leadership in the legal profession:

·        Ranked #49 on the American Lawyer 100 list (2014)

·        Listed on FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” for 13 consecutive years (2003 - 2015)

·        Ranked as a leading firm in Chambers USA with 128 attorneys listed in 10 key markets across the country. The firm received Band 1 rankings (2014) in 19 practice areas.

·        207 lawyers named among the "Best Lawyers in America" (2014)

·        17th largest law firm, by attorney headcount, in the U.S. (Law360, 2014)

·        Earned the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's top rating of 100 percent in the Corporate Equality Index (2009 - 2014)

·        Gold Standard Certificate from Women in Law Empowerment Forum (2011 - 2014)

·        Honored by Working Mother and Flex Time Lawyers as one of the "Best Law Firms for Women" (2008, 2009, 2011 - 2013)

·        Named one of 50 recipients in the 2013 AA RP Best Employers for Workers Over 50 Award, co-sponsored by Society for Human Resource Management

·        Received ABA ’s inaugural Champions for Disability Inclusion in the Legal Profession Award 2014

Main Location

1201 Third Avenue, Suite 4900
Seattle, WA 98101-3099
Phone: 206-359-8000
19 offices in 3 countries

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Barry J. Reingold Barry J. Reingold Perkins Coie LLP
Practicing in: Advertising Law
Practicing in: Advertising Law

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"Top-Listed" National Awards
"Top-Listed" in the US in Environmental Law with 24 lawyers.
"Top-Listed" in the US in Litigation - Environmental with 15 lawyers.
"Top-Listed" in the US in Litigation - Land Use and Zoning with 6 lawyers.
"Top-Listed" in the US in Copyright Law with 10 lawyers.
"Top-Listed" in the US in Patent Law with 20 lawyers.
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Client Comments

"In both permitting and litigation, Sandy Macky has given us outstanding representation and counsel. We would recommend him without hesitation."
- Kyle Heaton
Port of Centralia
"Alexander ("Sandy") has been an invaluable member and asset to the Association of Washington Business. Our organization lobbies the Washington state Legislature and state agencies on behalf of over 6500 members on a variety of issues, including environmental issues. Sandy's legal knowledge and practical experience with land use and environmental law have been instrumental in assisting us with reviewing and commenting on a variety of legislative bills. Sandy always approaches controversial issues with a positive, constructive, and proactive attitude."
- Christian McCabe
Association of Washington Business
"Realvest Corporation has been benefiting from Sandy Mackie's land use counsel for over 15 years. We are a development company with larger than average projects and we consider Sandy to be the most knowledgeable land use attorney in the state of Washington. He simply knows whereof he speaks; he doesn't have to look laws up - he knows them. Thus, if we need quick information, we get it. If we need detailed briefs or argumentation with Cities and Counties, he is the man to persuasively deal with the issue. He has saved our skins many times. "
- Anonymous
"I have worked with Alex on both domestic and international professional service contracts for close to 15 years. Her reputation as an effective real estate attorney is terrific and her ability to assist our firm in a timely and professional manner is consistently automatic. Alex is an unwavering advocate on behalf of her clients and has the set of skills to effectively negotiate tricky issues in a non-adversarial manner, which leads to agreement without alienating potential clients. She understands what is important to us as a service provider and also understands the needs and requirements of our clients; she can facilitate a mutual understanding and ultimate agreement in a cost effective and efficient manner. "
- J. Neale Scotty
Thompson, Ventulett, Stainback & Associates, Inc., Architects
"Alex is a seasoned real estate lawyer who I have worked with on transactions for many years. She is experienced and her commitment adds substantial benefits to the deals we have worked on; most notable are her perspective on market conditions and the ability to blend legal and commercial issues into practical advice. I would highly recommend her for real estate transactional business."
- Anonymous
"Alexandra Cole is very responsive to, and aware of client needs. She has excellent problem solving and facilitating skills to achieve a desired outcome."
- Anonymous
"Alex Cole is knowledgeable, with many years of experience in her practice area. She is also creative and responsive to her clients' needs. She is always our "go-to: source for any construction related legal matters."
- Anonymous
"Alex, without question, is one of the Best Lawyers in America. She is responsive, solution oriented, and understands the budgetary pressures faced by in-house counsel. She is well respected in the legal community and uses her sense of humor to mitigate those difficult moments that exist in all negotiations."
- Anonymous
"Bruce Bonjour and his colleagues at Perkins Coie have been excellent in their service to Community Reinvestment Fund, USA. Bruce is the rare lawyer who combines excellence as a lawyer and understanding as a human being. He pioneered the development of CRF's secondary market for community development loans, and helped to transform how Wall Street looks at this market. He has advised CRF on more than $1 billion in transactions that have brought capital to businesses located in some of the country's most distressed communities. He is terrific!"
- Frank Altman
Community Reinvestment Fund, Inc
"Bruce is the best attorney I have worked with in my career. I work in a somewhat obscure corner of securitization and structured finance -- using these techniques in the field of community development and affordable housing. I worked with Bruce to bring to market the first ever rated security backed by community development small business loans -- a feat that would not have been possible without the combination of Bruce's deep expertise in securitization and structured finance, and his passion for bringing capital to meet the needs of low-income people and communities. Bruce also worked with me to learn the business of structuring transactions utilizing the New Markets Tax Credit during the first year that it was available, when regulations were still in flux and investors were unfamiliar with the vehicle. Bruce is extremely creative in solving problems of structuring transactions, negotiates very effectively on behalf of his client, has an impressive breadth of knowledge, and is always a pleasure to work with."
- Mary Tingerthal
Housing Partnership Network
"Bruce Dick has a good understanding of the business environment and more importantly a "deal" lawyer who will do the utmost to make the deal go through."
- Dita Bronicki
Ormat Technologies, Inc.
"Bruce delivers one of the best combinations of legal expertise and business strategy in the Seattle area. He has been with me through four startups and three successful exits, and has provided consistently excellent counsel, great connections, and a lot of hard work. I highly recommend Bruce as one of the region's very best technology business attorneys."
- Dan Elenbaas
Clearshift Corporation
"Bruce Dick is an exceptional attorney who not only knows the law but offers candid advice that you can put to direct use in your business."
- Anonymous
"Bruce Cross' expertise in his field is remarkable. But what makes Bruce invaluable is his deep understanding of our business."
- Willie Abadilla
Puget Sound Energy
"My experience in Labor Relations spans more than 30 years. I've been fortunate in that time to work with a number of talented labor lawyers. Of the group, Bruce Cross is the best I've known. What makes him the best is his skill in listening to the client and using the client as a collaborator in preparing for litigation. He has a humble approach, which results in an amazing win record. He is truly a gentleman and a scholar who knows how to win."
- Mark Bowman
Puget Sound Energy
"When we have a complex labor issue, Bruce is the person we turn to. Bruce provides practical and useful advice that can immediately be put to use. Bruce has a way of taking a complex legal issue and boiling it down to the important points to consider and addressing each of those points to provide a well thought-out strategy that meets the business objectives. Bruce is extremely assessable - surprisingly so, considering how busy he is. In addition to labor strategy and questions, Bruce is very knowledgeable on general employment matters and Washington unique issues, such as wage and hour, discrimination, and leave laws. Bruce is very personable and easy to work with. He knows what inside lawyers and clients need. We recommend him to others without any hesitation."
- Colette Wolf
Boise Cascade, L.L.C.
"Bryan has always been very responsive. He also understands the business issues and provides a very pragmatic and sensible solution or approach."
- Tom Loughran
"Cal Keith is very knowledgeable about the law and our business, and always delivers advice and guidance in a very practical, cost-effective manner."
- Anonymous
"Christopher gives the best customer service of all of my outside counsel."
- Anonymous
"Christopher is a rare lawyer who combines absolute subject matter expertise with creativity, empathy, and a willingness to think outside the box for his clients. He is a pleasure to work with, and I would recommend him without reservation."
- Anonymous
"Cody Weston is a sharp, honorable, and highly professional individual. Facing a long and difficult legal battle, I found tremendous comfort knowing that Cody was at my side. He epitomizes the legal professional, and his experience as a Marine officer shows through in his incredible sense of integrity. He is a brilliant lawyer."
- James Cragg
Special Operations Technologies, Inc
"Mr. Colonel Betz not only has a second to none understanding of his area(s) of practice, his "bed-side manners" and professionalism are of equal caliber. He is also a man of his word and utmost integrity. He has the highest possible recommendation I can give."
- Mark K. Oliver
Oliver Capital Management, Inc.
"There is no other attorney I trust more than Colonel Betz when it comes to expertise, integrity, and professionalism."
- Anonymous
"Craig Boggs is responsive, thorough, and practical. He is a very good strategic thinker."
- Anonymous
"A serious journalist can have no better friend than Dan Barr. During the past 15 years that I’ve worked as a reporter and editor in Arizona, I’ve called him hundreds of times, including, on occasion, when sheriff’s deputies were screaming in my other ear threatening arrest. Dan memorably litigated a case in which Scottsdale City officials thought they would withhold employment records of a police officer who was involved in a drunken hit-and-run accident that crippled a county sheriff’s deputy. Dan won so convincingly, the judge ruled from the bench and Arizona courts have cited that decision in public records cases ever since. On a personal note, Dan kept me out of the joint when a public defender in a murder case argued that I should be held in contempt of court for refusing to roll on a source. Another time, Dan calmly explained to a city attorney and an assistant police chief’s personal attorney the night before publication why we were refusing their directives to spike a story I had written that detailed the assistant police chief’s illegal drug use. I’ve celebrated many victories with Dan -- and I’ve never had the opportunity to ponder a loss. Paul Giblin, co-owner of The Arizona Guardian and winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for local reporting PAUL GIBLIN Public affairs U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Qalaa House Kabul, Afghanistan "
- Paul Giblin
U.S. Army
"I used the services of Perkins Coie's attorneys from numerous offices over a period of years and grew to trust and like them, both as lawyers and as people. But of all those extraordinarily talented folks, Dan Barr stood out as a star. He is confident, reserved, knowledgeable, and always prepared. He brought the rare combination of legal expertise and great common sense to each of the cases entrusted to him."
- Anonymous
"David Bledsoe has been our environmental attorney for over 10 years. During this time, he has earned our complete trust and respect for the way he watches over and protects our Company's best interests. Mr. Bledsoe is not an attorney who tells his clients what they want to hear. He does an exceptional job of presenting all aspects of a problem or issue and then, if requested, will offer what he feels is the best approach. I have learned to truly value his opinions as they are measured and always tied to what is best from a business perspective. David is loath to unnecessarily 'spend' the clients money unless absolutely necessary and cost effective. Bottom line: I couldn't be more comfortable with having David Bledsoe represent us. If there is a way to obtain favorable results, Mr. Bledsoe will "take the ball into the end zone". If not, Mr. Bledsoe will mitigate the negative impact as much as possible. "
- Bryce DuPere
Carlton Company
"David is an exceptional trial attorney when it comes to dealing with environmental and construction contract issues. He is excellent at discovery planning, preparation, and execution. He is very strong in trial planning, and he exercises careful and efficient management of his own staff and resources to achieve the desired outcome at the best practicable cost to the client."
- Michael Nearing
MasTec, Inc.
"David Bledsoe has a first-class legal mind, is a terrific communicator with the business client, and has the trust and respect of the judiciary. I don't know what more you could ask for in an environmental/natural resources attorney or in a litigator. I have seen David in action in the courtroom and have read his briefs: crisp, clear, analytical writing and forceful, but careful, delivery in front of a judge (and, as I have said, the ones I have seen him before like him.) When thrown into a brand new area - one that carries a lot of transactional weight, too, and is, perhaps, outside of his traditional expertise - he excels and dives in, analyzes, and asks all the questions that need to be asked. Expect to be arguing all the issues ahead of time when David is on point. In addition, and of equal importance, you can expect to get a meaningful answer/pathway at the end of the process. Mr. Bledsoe has been chosen for the most important work of the corporation I represent, and, in my judgment, my corporation has been well served. "
- Richard A. Schneider
Longview Fibre Paper and Packaging, Inc.
"From 1994 through 2000, I was the responsible in-house attorney when Mr. Bledsoe represented The Boeing Company in environmental litigation and other environmental matters. The litigation involved a three-week trial in Federal District Court in Portland, Oregon, and Mr. Bledsoe was well organized and efficient; he worked well with me and with Boeing witnesses and others involved in the trial preparation. He was able to communicate clearly his objectives with the case. He was effective in both direct and cross-examination, and his objections were well taken. During the same time period, Mr. Bledsoe successfully obtained dismissal of a case against Boeing on substantive and innovative legal grounds that saved significant legal expense and potentially sums in settlement. More recently, I have talked with my colleagues who work with Mr. Bledsoe from time to time, and he continues to have a reputation for being a thorough, efficient, and effective attorney. "
- Thomas Waite
The Boeing Company
"Mr. Bledsoe has consistently provided valuable counsel to Dana Corporation for the past five years. David has demonstrated the ability to clearly and concisely outline the issues and options available to us and has been able to move the settlement process along through negotiations and creative thinking. Dana will continue to use Mr. Bledsoe's services as our needs dictate."
- Paul Renberg
Dana Corporation
"Mr. Bledsoe is an excellent attorney with outstanding analytical and writing skills. He can take highly complex issues and describe them for non-experts in a clear, understandable manner. He is especially good at providing practical advice and alternatives."
- Anonymous
"David Bledsoe has been a great asset for our environmental program in the Northwest, keeping our company out of a potentially damaging CERCLA matters. He brings a broad knowledge of the law, environmental science, and the local agencies."
- Anonymous
"I have worked with Dave Burman for more than 20 years on legal matters relating to libel, access to public records, reporter subpoenas, and similar matters that come up in newsrooms. Dave has always been responsive and helpful, even when issues crop up late on Friday afternoons, which they always seem to do. His counsel has ranged from informal advice over the telephone to representing a reporter in a long legal dispute involving a former sheriff. The advice has always been on target. I don't believe we've ever failed to prevail in actions relating to freedom of information or protection of reporters' rights. Dave also has been cognizant of the cost of counsel and has assigned legal interns or lawyers with less experience to help offset costs. However, he has always maintained a high level of involvement in the work being done, and I have never felt we ever got less than Dave's best. He has also come to the newspaper on several occasions and held workshops with reporters and editors at no cost. To say that I would recommend him highly would be an understatement."
- Stan Strick
The Herald
"Dave is an outstanding lawyer and strategist. He is ethical, thoughtful, and persuasive. He is one of the best attorneys I have ever met."
- Anonymous
"David Burman is an excellent attorney who will not disappoint if one is looking for counsel who will provide an objective assessment and legal analysis of a situation. He rightly has a superb reputation as being one of the best litigation attorneys in the Puget Sound Region. David is also practical in his approach, and can be trusted to provide the best advice one can hope for."
- Anonymous
"Dave is a terrific lawyer - brilliant, passionate, creative, and tireless. He knows the right manner for all occasions, whether it is with courts, adversaries, or clients. His numerous pro bono contributions must also be applauded."
- Anonymous
"David Neff is a consummate professional willing to tell clients the truth and give a broad-based perspective to almost any dispute or challenge. He has a total commitment to excellence and is unwavering in his support of his clients."
- Biff Hawkey
Hostmark Hospitality Group
"David is an outstanding individual of the highest ethical character. He gives his opinion even if it is not in agreement with the majority. He acted as "General Counsel" to our Board of Directors at our company for more than five years, and we valued his opinion and sought his advice on numerous corporate issues. He and Perkins Coie are extremely knowledgeable in M&A transactions and they made the process very efficient. I will definitely use David and Perkins Coie if the opportunity arises."
- Anonymous
"Domingo Such is one of the few Trust and Estate attorneys that I work with who truly understands the needs of both the family and the business. Very few attorneys have this level of sophistication and sensitivity."
- Andrew D. Keyt
The Family Business Center, Loyola University Chicago
"Donald Kari has exceptionally strong expertise in energy law."
- Anonymous
"Dori is a valuable business partner to Continental Mills. I don't hesitate to pick up the phone and call Dori because I know that she and her associates will provide balanced, comprehensive counsel in a timely manner on a wide range of topics. We have been able to execute effectively without internal general counsel largely due to Dori's support of our organization. Dori has a deep knowledge of many business issues, and when the need arises for a deeper expertise in a specific area, she does a great job of bringing the right resources to the table - not just the right technical skills, but the right style to match our management style. I am very pleased to have Dori as part of our team."
- Michael Castle
Continental Mills, Inc.
"Ms. Brewer has an uncanny ability to listen to a complex business problem and provide a creative solution that meets all the goals of the parties. Suggestions are always taken with an open mind - even from non-legal sources! She is timely, thorough, and focused at all client meetings. She is a wonderful individual and a sharp legal mind to partner with for all business legal needs."
- Nancy Zevenbergen
Zevenbergen Capital Investments LLC
"Ms. Brewer has provided our company with outstanding support as our legal counsel on all legal matters. She serves as a key support to our Board of Directors meetings and she provides fast and efficient support to our executive team. Both she and her firm can support just about any issue facing companies in this ever-changing business environment. She is truly a key member of our team."
- Thomas Campanile
Oberto Sausage Company
"Ed's great, and his work is very appreciated!"
- Craig Newmark
craigslist, Inc
"Eric Dejong is a very understanding and knowledgeable attorney. He explained what I didn't know and offered insights into issues I never would have thought about. He made a difficult process as easy as it could be. He is highly recommended."
- Carmine Bonanno
Voyetra Turtle Beach, Inc.
"Eric Fjelstad has great relationships with Alaskan regulators and with Regional EPA, together with strong technical abilities and good judgment. He is responsive and communicates clearly and effectively."
- Anonymous
"Ms. Sroufe is the consummate professional. She has extensive securities law as well as board governance experience. She instills confidence in her clients and works hard to provide total client service."
- Stephanie Daley-Watson
Safeco Corporation
"Evelyn is a very experienced, very capable attorney on all corporate matters and M&A."
- Anonymous
"Evelyn is a pleasure to work with. She is extremely smart and knowledgeable and has a wealth of experience. At the same time, she uses common sense and understands the practical needs and constraints of her clients. She brings great value to the table whenever we need her."
- Anonymous
"My experience as a client of Geoffrey Robinson has been nothing short of spectacular. Mr. Robinson possesses a deep knowledge of the very complicated and often litigious nature of real estate development in California. In an industry where certainty is an elusive goal, Mr. Robinson has inspired confidence in our company and has given us the legal tools and advice to see our goals through to fruition. One of the many qualities that makes Mr. Robinson a very good attorney is his ability to accomplish our goals in an expeditious manner, which I find critical to our success. It is remarkable that this can often be attained without controversy, which speaks to Mr. Robinson's effectiveness in working with others and the respect he garnishes from his peers. It is without hesitation that I offer my utmost respect and admiration for Mr. Robinson, a true scholar, gentleman, and asset to the legal profession in California. "
- Chris Luffman
CreekBridge Homes
"George is the consummate professional and his integrity is above reproach. Given his extensive experience and willingness to put together the right team for any situation, I would work with George as an advisor on any legal matter."
- Kelly Price
MainStreet Property Group LLC
"Georges always provides prompt, useable advice and has been most helpful in the negotiations of many of our agency contracts."
- Bill Mills
WE Connor & Associates
"Grace is very thorough and provides great client service -- communication, explanation, etc."
- Anonymous
"Grace Han emphasizes client service."
- Anonymous
"Graehm has an excellent litigation management background, and is with a bulldog in motions practice."
- Anonymous
"Gregg is an outstanding Washington tax attorney. He is responsive, thorough, and creative in his advice, and he is also genuinely collegial with others. He is a valued advisor to AOL and other Time Warner divisions."
- Shawn Cox
"He provides excellent client service. He is very thorough in analyzing problems."
- Bharat Patel
Apria Healthcare
"Gregg jumped in to assist us with a pressing matter. Gregg is extremely knowledgeable about Washington tax law, and has effectively advised us throughout the process. He has made himself available whenever necessary, and has made every effort to successfully meet several emergency deadlines. He has been a pleasure to work with, and an asset to our project. "
- Anonymous
"Gregg is a man among boys in terms of Washington State tax controversy. His relationship with the Department of Revenue is unmatched. He is very easy to work with, generally responsive, and a great communicator. "
- Anonymous
"Gregg Barton is an outstanding Washington state tax lawyer. He has helped Plum Creek and my prior employer, AT&T Wireless, resolve complicated disputes with local taxing jurisdictions in a favorable manner. Gregg is very professional and results oriented. "
- Anonymous
"Mr. Barton is an outstanding attorney. He prepares well; he is respected by peers and clients; he is knowledgeable, professional, and efficient. Mr. Barton thinks critically and is quick on his feet. He did an outstanding job for our Company. We were well represented and we received tremendous value for the work and fees charged. He exceeded our expectations and I would recommend him highly to other clients."
- Anonymous
"I have always been taught if you wish to hire an attorney or law firm to do your bidding, ask the opposing counsel who they would not like to see on the other side of the room; they chose Perkins Coie and Guy Martin. Guy and his team have brought a level of experience, both from their office and their outside contacts, that is helping our community as a whole and our company, specifically, in dealing with an opposing party that is extremely well funded and politically connected. We have been able to not only keep our opponents at bay, but Guy is putting us in a position to win where no else thought we could. Ease in communication, blending with our team, insightfulness with our issue, camaraderie - these all describe Guy's characteristics. In the four years we have worked on our issue, ego, arrogance, and a closed mind have never been things I could attribute to Guy. The only thing that can be said of Guy that has the slightest hint of negativity is that when he is buying drinks he orders scotch from the bar gun and when I'm buying drinks he orders 25-year-old McCallans. The highest compliment I can give to Mr. Martin is that I would recommend him and his firm to any one dealing with a like issue and I guarantee you I don't do that lightly. "
- George Teeny
Last Frontier & The New Phoenix Casinos
"Howard is very responsive and knowledgeable. He understands the commercial/business issues and is sensitive to clients' concerns in this regard."
- Anonymous
"Jim has always been very responsive, makes sure all the details are complete, and looks out for the bank's interest."
- Byron Richards
U.S. Bank National Association
"Jim Gidley stepped into a dangerous case outside Oregon, brought it back on track and secured a favorable result. Since then, he has been our "go-to" person for all legal matters in Oregon."
- Robert Hunter
Altec Industries
"James Gidley is a very good attorney who obtains very good results."
- Lynne Tomeny
Terex Corporation
"Since 1985, I have worked with Jim in my capacity as general counsel to three public companies and CEO of two private ones. He is a superb, highly skilled transactional attorney with exceptional expertise in the field of biotechnology. Having Jim on my team has ensured the highest level of success in favorably concluding numerous complex transactions. Any firm represented by Jim is truly fortunate to have the services of one of the finest attorneys in America."
- Jeffrey Miller
NeuroTherapeutics Pharma, Inc.
"I have worked with Jim on a number of transactions over the past four to five years in my role as Vice President of Business Development at AnorMED. Jim has been an excellent partner in all my licensing and business transactions. I found that he had a very broad knowledge base and experience in pharmaceutical licensing and general corporate maters. Jim's drafting skills were superb, and his attention to detail was superior. He showed a high level of commitment to all our projects and helped us keep our timelines in all our transactions, despite some inconvenient last-minute requests. I have enjoyed my time working on projects with Jim, and have appreciated the high standards to which he holds himself, his strong work ethic, and his high level of integrity. "
- Paul Brennan
"Jeff Hollingsworth is an incredibly smart and responsive employment attorney and litigator who provides excellent client service, without a lot of ego, in a very cost effective way."
- Anonymous
"Jeff has worked hard to develop an excellent rapport with our company, and is among the most practical and pragmatic lawyers we have ever worked with in any field. His skill in negotiating and resolving our matters through litigation management is exceptional."
- Anonymous
"John Squires has excellent subject matter expertise and is a strong business advisor."
- Manavinder Bains
"John has provided a courteous, informed, and timely service. He has been instrumental in guiding our IP efforts. "
- Rory Pynenburg
Micro Power Electronics
"John Thomas has great experience, is very responsive, and communicates well. He is someone to trust and have confidence in that your matter is being handled with skill."
- Anonymous
"John Kaplan is an excellent attorney and very responsive. "
- Anonymous
"John is skilled, determined and knowledgeable. He takes time to really understand the case and the facts from client's perspective. He will lay out the strengths and weaknesses of a client's position without blowing smoke. He tells it like it is and passionately argues the law. He is extremely well prepared from every perspective: knowing your case, knowing the law and knowing the courts. "
- Anonymous
"Joe is great at reading the overall situation (your position, what you're trying to achieve, what the judge may think about your arguments and evidence), and he's super at putting forward the most compelling arguments and knowing what to leave aside. He is very good in argument."
- Mark Rogers
Insight Enterprises, Inc.
"Karen McGaffey is efficient, with tremendous legal and industry knowledge, and excellent legal option identification."
- Brett Oakleaf
Proximity Energy Storage, LLC
"It was a pleasure to work with Karen. She has a pleasant demeanor that serves her practice well. She is able to be firm and compelling without compromising the delicate relationships that permeate the environmental law landscape in Washington State. I would be pleased to work with her again and would recommend her without reservation to my peers."
- Anonymous
"Ken has done an excellent job for us. He has worked with us on legal matters since the early 90's. He has handled acquisitions, corporate matters, as well as contracts. Ken is effective, communicates well, and discusses all points with his client. He will do all he can to get the best transaction, deal, or contract for his client. Ken is an excellent person and an excellent attorney."
- Robert Krems
LB Industries, Inc.
"Kurt's expertise is broad and deep. I would recommend him without reservation."
- Anonymous
"Leon Kellner is a very effective and cost-conscious insurance coverage lawyer. Leon has a great ability to simplify the issues and develop and execute an effective and successful solution."
- Thomas Knapp
Sucampo Pharmaceuticals
"Linda Walton is an amazing litigator and won a multiparty case for our company that I assessed as extremely high risk."
- David Miller
Qwest Communications Int'l. Inc.
"Lorri is one of the most respected charity lawyers in the state and we are honored to have her services on behalf of our mission. She is extremely thorough and very knowledgeable. However, she does this while also being genial and supportive."
- Joe Womac
Fulcrum Foundation
"I have worked with Lynne Graybeal on all our trademark work since 1999. She is a consummate professional. Her knowledge of trademark law is unparalleled. Lynne has always been incredibly timely in responding to a very demanding client. I highly recommend her work."
- Anonymous
"There is no one smarter or more dedicated than Marc Elias. He not only knows the law, he cares about his clients. He is professional, dedicated, hardworking, and as smart as they come. Even though his area of expertise is campaign law, I would use him for any serious legal matter that may arise. If he does not know that area of the law, he will figure it out."
- Anonymous
"We have used Mark Whitlow to handle a total of six land use actions. He has been meticulous in both his preparation and presentation of the applications to the hearing body. He has achieved a 100% success rate for us and this is a testament to his knowledge of the complex land use codes in our area as well as his ability to work collaboratively with the land use agency staffs. We couldn't have been more pleased with his efforts on our behalf."
- Robert Braddock
Jordan Cove Energy Project
"Mark did a great job on the legal services we needed his help on. He is a professional and represented his client and company very well."
- Derrick Welling
The Williams Companies, Inc.
"Mark brings a wealth of experience, outstanding skills, and a genuine interest in his clients. Consistently, he is responsive, cost effective, and meets or exceeds our expectations. He has built a very strong reputation within our company and, yet, he tackles every new issue (small or large) as if it was his first opportunity to make a good impression on a new client."
- Steve Secrist
Puget Sound Energy
"Mark Schneider is an experienced litigator and environmental lawyer who has done consistently excellent work on many matters we have worked on together over a period of about 15 years. He is especially good in the area of client relations."
- Anonymous
"Mr. Lybecker is an attorney who embodies virtually every characteristic you hope to find in counsel. He's got great command of the 40 Act, an insatiable intellectual curiosity and a passion for his clients' issues. He is highly analytical, an outstanding teacher, always available and, moreover, an interesting individual. Most importantly, he does what he does without hubris. "
- Martin Eng
Western Technology, Inc.
"I trust Maurice's judgment and legal analysis. He's my go-to patent attorney. He quickly understands complex technologies and can get right to the core of any invention."
- Anonymous
"Maurice was known to me by reputation before we engaged him. My experience with him has uniformly been positive and has exceeded expectations. My organization's technical staff has consistently been impressed with the extent of his understanding of their specialty areas. He provides first-rate legal work and advice."
- Anonymous
"As in-house counsel for two large retail corporations, I have worked with many attorneys over the years. Michael Barrett is one of the most competent, responsive, professional, and cost-effective real estate attorneys with whom I have worked. I have no hesitancy in giving him my highest recommendation."
- C. Lee Mumford
Starbucks Coffee Company
"Michael Barrett is one of the most professional, knowledgeable, and cost effective real estate attorneys with whom I have ever worked."
- Anonymous
"Mike is a lawyer's lawyer with that rare gift of blending intellect, knowledge, and experience with superb communication and interpersonal skills."
- Michael Hostina
University of Alaska Fairbanks
"Mike Owen is an extremely conscientious and creative attorney. He has represented me for nearly ten years on several matters and I have always been pleased with his work. Mike looks for solutions to contentious issues, always focused on his client's best interests. I have recommended Mike to my clients and they have been extremely pleased with his work as well."
- Charles Dreifus
Charles J. Dreifus & Associates
"Michael O'Warnecke's experience is beyond reproach. His attentiveness to detail and responsiveness is an 11 on a scale of 10. Michael commands the respect of judges, juries, and opposing counsel, and it is also rare but rewarding, to see that he has charisma, a well-rounded personality and an understanding that there are business decisions involved in every litigation that are paramount to the perceived success of a matter by the client."
- Brian Foley
NeoStrata Company, Inc.
"Mike Warnecke is the consummate patent trial lawyer and a true professional. He is a "go-to guy" in any patent or litigation related matter. I consider him at the top of the list when the call arrives due to his superior results and bang for the buck."
- Brian Foley
NeoStrata Company Inc.
"Mike is simply "the best". There truly is no comparison. He is the most thoroughly respected legal counsel I have ever been associated with in my 33 years in the fire service. He is so respected that both management and labor speak highly of him and enjoy working with him. Again, he is truly "the best"."
- Allen Church
South King Fire & Rescue
"Mike's great strength is in combining big law talent with down-to-earth personal relationship skills."
- Anonymous
"Mr. Patrick Simpson is extremely knowledgeable and responsive in all work he has performed for our company. I recommend him highly to all I know."
- Ronald Witcosky
Chelmax, Inc
"Patrick brings tremendous ability and credibility to bear. He is a straight-forward communicator, a style which is very much appreciated."
- Anonymous
"Ramsey Al-Salam is a fantastic lawyer and a good person. He is very smart."
- Jeff Christianson
F5 Networks Inc.
"Ramsey is the first one I think of when I have an IP matter for outside counsel. He is very easy to work with and is very expert in his field. I recommend him highly."
- Jim Hamley
The Boeing Company
"Rick Sevcik understands our mission very well, which translates into legal advice that is right on target and cost-effective."
- Bernadette Petrauskas
Ravinia Festival Association
"Rick has been our primary contact for the last couple of years, and the alternate to our primary contact for many years before that. His extensive knowledge of non-profit/charities law has enabled us to respond quickly and confidently to legal or regulatory concerns in this area."
- Anonymous
"Attorney Richard Lorenzen's extensive experience and deep understanding of the Bankruptcy Code has helped us in numerous matters. More importantly, his keen sense of strategy has allowed us to resolve matters quickly, with a focus on our business goals. "
- Alex Killick
CWCapital Asset Management, LLC
"I can easily say, without hesitation or exaggeration, that there is no better lawyer than Dick Prentke in terms of representing owners in construction matters. This is true for any location, not just Seattle. Dick has mastered all of the skills necessary to merit this praise: a deep and unfailing knowledge and understanding of the underlying law; the ability to communicate knowledge to clients, opposing counsel, judges and juries; the respect of colleagues, fellow practitioners and the Bench; and an extraordinary range of experience in all manners of construction related issues and disputes. Plus, he's just a really great guy. "
- James Niemer
Sound Transit
"I have worked with Richard Prentke on numerous design and construction agreements, as well as a few major disputes over the last 15 years, and have found his services invaluable. His ethical standards are a match for his professional excellence. The public agency I work for has received high value from his work. I recommend him without hesitation."
- Ed Peters
Edmonds School District
"Bob Giles is very professional and responsive to client needs. As the head of the firm he does less day-to-day legal work, but can pull together all required resources in a responsive and efficient way."
- Dita Bronicki
Ormat Technologies, Inc.
"Robert Giles is extremely knowledgeable, gives good advice, and provides the correct legal answer in a very timely manner."
- Thomas Herche
United Warehouse Company
"Robert Miller has excellent litigation management skills. He has a very strong knowledge of the court and opposing counsel. He is always at least one step ahead of the opposition."
- Anonymous
"Ronald Lowe is one of the best Real Estate Attorneys in Arizona."
- Anonymous
"Although expensive, without a doubt Ronald Berenstain is one of the finest lawyers around."
- Anonymous
"Ron provided great service throughout a long process. I would heartily recommend him to others."
- Anonymous
"Scott is a perfect example of the "best of breed" that you can find at a big firm like Perkins. He has a couple decades of experience, specifically litigating intellectual property cases. He clearly knows which facts are going to be relevant and how to structure his work and his thinking to best highlight those facts. He can distill everything that a client knows and feels into a worthwhile litigation strategy. More important, he is also a great coach for clients who want to understand more about the internal workings of IP law."
- Anonymous
"The very best in his practice area, the California Environmental Quality Act."
- Anonymous
"Steve Koh consistently provides excellent legal advice, representation, and work product. Moreover, he is responsive to clients, understands the business, and is practical. He has integrity, good judgment, and is well-regarded by clients and the legal community, as well as the community at large."
- Vanessa Lee
The Boeing Company
"Steve Koh is an excellent litigation attorney who has the ability to assess a situation quickly and provide legal counsel and trusted recommendations. His background as a former DOJ attorney is sets him apart from others, as he will always present with credibility to those who knew him and/or knows of his reputation for integrity, excellence, and trustworthiness. He also has a proven track record for doing well in international arbitration, particularly in difficult circumstances. I would not hesitate to recommend Steve to my colleagues and those at other companies."
- Anonymous
"Stewart has a tremendous client service orientation and is focused entirely on providing excellent, useful advice, and practical solutions to problems. He also has a great collaborative approach, and brings in subject matter experts where needed to supplement his knowledge. "
- David Walton
"Susan is one of the best lawyers in the country in her field. She is available 24x7 with very fast responses. She is a pleasure to work with and continuously comes up with great ideas"
- Kevin Keleghan
Formerly, APAC Customer Service
"Susan Daley is simply an outstanding lawyer."
- Anonymous
"Tom Bell is the lead lawyer on nearly all the Information Technology work his firm does for our company. He is an exceptional IT and general business lawyer. Tom is dedicated to providing high quality legal services. He is widely respected in our legal community, very ethical, and an absolute pleasure to work with. I give him my highest endorsement. "
- Anonymous
"Mr. Platt was an invaluable resource to our organization as we conducted negotiations with a union seeking to represent one of our operational units. He provided excellent legal advice and assisted us in conducting the process with utmost professionalism. With his help, we ultimately achieved the results we were looking for."
- Lawrence Krauter
Spokane International Airport
"Tom is a highly skilled, highly detailed, very experienced lawyer who has the rare ability to also see the forest along with the trees. While he charges the not cheap going rate (you get what you pay for), his vast knowledge and insight allow him to quickly grasp complicated matters and efficiently provide the required legal advice necessary to navigate the complex world of Environmental Law. You can pay less, but it will likely take longer to resolve matters, and if the advice is not right, it can cost you big time in the future. My only reluctance in giving this good review is the fear that Tom will become too busy to handle our future needs. You cannot go wrong with Tom Lindley on your team."
- Elaina Jackson
Pacific Wood Preserving Co.
"Tom is one of the best environmental attorneys that I have worked with. He is extremely experienced, easy to work with, timely in responding, effective with others, clear in his communications, etc. He is very respected amongst his peers for his integrity, work ethic, and skill at developing strategies. He has the ability to quickly grasp the significant legal issues and facts in any given case and then develop the most effective strategy to protect and promote his clients' interest. "
- Charles Logue
Clean Water Services
"Tom provides excellent and concise advice in a timely manner."
- Kathryn Silva
Zidell Companies
"Tom has always been very professional, timely, informative, and helpful. His knowledge of environmental issues is outstanding, and when he doesn't know the answer he is quick to point me in the right direction to ensure my needs are met. I appreciate his candor and thorough coverage of topics."
- Kimberly Howard
Owens Corning
"Tom has been more than our attorney -- he has been a valuable advisor to us as we navigated some difficult waters. His degree of preparation and his ability to anticipate, together, have served us tremendously well. I don't know if we would have achieved what we have without him."
- Anonymous
"Mr. Lindley has been an extremely effective advocate for the Umatilla Chemical Agent Disposal Facility. He has both the personal knowledge and the resources to provide top quality support to the project. He is always responsive to our needs, no matter when an issue arises. He also has the capability to see the bigger picture in issues and provide recommendations that have a balance between being tactical and strategic."
- Anonymous
"V. has done an excellent job in protecting our interests in aviation product-liability litigation. He has a keen intellect, demonstrates excellent judgment, and is dedicated to our best interests."
- Anonymous
"Bill is exceptionally responsive to our leasing needs, as well as capably assisting with more institutional issues. He is bright and articulate, with the ability to translate complex issues into easy to understand language."
- Lisa Stewart
Urbis Partners
"In both permitting and litigation, Sandy Macky has given us outstanding representation and counsel. We would recommend him without hesitation."
- Kyle Heaton
Port of Centralia
"Alexander ("Sandy") has been an invaluable member and asset to the Association of Washington Business. Our organization lobbies the Washington state Legislature and state agencies on behalf of over 6500 members on a variety of issues, including environmental issues. Sandy's legal knowledge and practical experience with land use and environmental law have been instrumental in assisting us with reviewing and commenting on a variety of legislative bills. Sandy always approaches controversial issues with a positive, constructive, and proactive attitude."
- Christian McCabe
Association of Washington Business
"Realvest Corporation has been benefiting from Sandy Mackie's land use counsel for over 15 years. We are a development company with larger than average projects and we consider Sandy to be the most knowledgeable land use attorney in the state of Washington. He simply knows whereof he speaks; he doesn't have to look laws up - he knows them. Thus, if we need quick information, we get it. If we need detailed briefs or argumentation with Cities and Counties, he is the man to persuasively deal with the issue. He has saved our skins many times. "
- Anonymous
"I have worked with Alex on both domestic and international professional service contracts for close to 15 years. Her reputation as an effective real estate attorney is terrific and her ability to assist our firm in a timely and professional manner is consistently automatic. Alex is an unwavering advocate on behalf of her clients and has the set of skills to effectively negotiate tricky issues in a non-adversarial manner, which leads to agreement without alienating potential clients. She understands what is important to us as a service provider and also understands the needs and requirements of our clients; she can facilitate a mutual understanding and ultimate agreement in a cost effective and efficient manner. "
- J. Neale Scotty
Thompson, Ventulett, Stainback & Associates, Inc., Architects

Perkins Coie LLP

Main Location

1201 Third Avenue, Suite 4900
Seattle, WA 98101-3099
Phone: 206-359-8000
19 offices in 3 countries


John DevaneyManaging Partner


Michael GlaserBusiness
Tom LindleyEnvironment, Energy & Resources
Lee CurtisGovernment Contracts
Paul ParkerIntellectual Property
Kevin HamiltonLabor & Employment
Joseph MaisLitigation
Jan CunninghamPersonal Planning
Marc EliasPolitical Law
Bruce CampbellProduct Liability
Mark BirnbaumReal Estate & Land Use


Partners: 406
Of Counsel: 26
Associates: 388
Other Lawyers: 14
Paralegals: 145
Non-Legal Employees: 910
International Partners: 2
International Non-Legal Employees: 6

Practice Areas

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Litigation - Labor and Employment
Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions
Litigation - Patent
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