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Richard O. Prentke

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2003

Perkins Coie LLP

Dick Prentke, Chair of the firm's Construction Group, has more than 30 years of experience handling construction transactions, counseling and disputes. His work includes preconstruction, architectural, engineering, construction-management, consultant, design-build, design-build-operate, EPC, turn-key, procurement, and construction transactions; advice on all aspects of the design, procurement, and construction process; and dispute resolution including alternative dispute resolution (mediation, intervention, DRBs, mini-trials, and arbitration) and litigation of construction, procurement, technical, and competition issues.

Case History

  • Other Court Admissions
    • U.S. Supreme Court
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
    • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington
    • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington
    • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

Client Comments

  • "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
    Senior Legal Counsel
    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

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Locations

1201 Third Avenue, Suite 4900
Seattle, WA 98101-3099
Phone: 206-359-8404
Firm Phone: 206-359-8000

Practice Areas

  • Construction Law (Arbitration and Mediation, Commercial Development, Commercial Litigation, Condominiums, Construction Disputes, Contract Review and Negotiation, Design, Residential Development)
  • Litigation - Construction

Education

  • Princeton University (BSE) (1967)
  • Harvard University Law School (J.D.) (1974)

Bar Admissions

  • Washington, United States