Brian E. Lawler
  • Seattle Office

    801 Second Avenue, Suite 700
    Seattle, WA 98104
  • Email:

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Bar Admissions

  • California
  • Washington
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Washington

Brian E. Lawler

Of Counsel

Brian focuses his practice on real estate, land use, environmental, special purpose district, and general corporate law. He has received the highest possible ratings from Best Lawyers of America, Martindale Hubbell (Preeminent “AV”), Washington SuperLawyers, and AVVO. He is also recipient of the Best of the Best CLE Award in Subdivision Law from the Washington State Bar Association. 

After attending Dartmouth College and the University of California at Berkeley, Brian received his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. He has served as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Washington Foster School of Business for two decades. An active and committed supporter of causes in the local and global community, he has served as founder and board chair of the Puget Soundkeeper Alliance Legal Committee, Special Hearings officer and pro bono counsel for the Washington State Youth Soccer Association, and executive board member and pro bono counsel for the Nepal Rural Dentistry Project. 

Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia
  • University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California
    • A.B. - 1973
    • Major: Political Science ( Natural Resource Policy)
  • Dartmouth College
Representative Transactions
  • Overlake Farms B.L.K. III, LLC v. Bellevue-Overlake Farm LLC, 196 Wn.App. 922 (Div. 1 2016)
  • Association of Rural Residents v. Kitsap County, 4 P.3d 115, 141 Wn.2d 185 (Wash. 2000) (Amicus).
  • King County v. King County Dept. of Development and Environmental Services, 273 P.3d 490, 167 Wn.App. 561 (Wash.App. Div. 1 2012).
  • Dash Point Village Associates v. Exxon Corp., 937 P.2d 1148, 86 Wn.App. 596 (Wash.App. Div. 1 1997).
  • Kelly v. County of Chelan, 237 P.3d 346, 157 Wn.App. 417 (Wash.App. Div. 3)
  • McClure v. Delguzzi, 767 P.2d 146, 53 Wn.App. 404 (Wash.App. Div. 2 1989).
  • Yoshio Akada v. Park 12-01 Corp., 678 P.2d 1314, 37 Wn.App. 221 (Wash.App. Div. 1 1984).
  • J & B Development v.King County, 100 Wn.2d 299, 669 P.2d 468 (1983)
Professional Associations and Memberships
  • Washington State Bar Association, Member, 1978 - Present
  • Seattle- King County Bar Association, Member, 1978 - Present
Honors and Awards
  • Best Lawyers in America © - In the Practice Area of Land Use and Zoning, (2015 – Present)
  • Martindale Hubbell Preeminent AV Rating - 5 out of 5 (1990-Present)
  • Washington SuperLawyers, 2003 - Present
  • AVVO Rating - 10 out of 10
  • Washington State Bar Association “Best of the Best” CLE Award, Subdivision Law
Best Lawyers, Brian Lawler, 2020

Brian E. Lawler

Of Counsel

Brian E. Lawler

Brian focuses his practice on real estate, land use, environmental, special purpose district, and general corporate law. He has received the highest possible ratings from Best Lawyers of America, Martindale Hubbell (Preeminent “AV”), Washington SuperLawyers, and AVVO. He is also recipient of the Best of the Best CLE Award in Subdivision Law from the Washington State Bar Association. 

After attending Dartmouth College and the University of California at Berkeley, Brian received his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. He has served as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Washington Foster School of Business for two decades. An active and committed supporter of causes in the local and global community, he has served as founder and board chair of the Puget Soundkeeper Alliance Legal Committee, Special Hearings officer and pro bono counsel for the Washington State Youth Soccer Association, and executive board member and pro bono counsel for the Nepal Rural Dentistry Project. 

  • Seattle Office

    801 Second Avenue, Suite 700
    Seattle, WA 98104
  • Email:

    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • Washington
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Washington
Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia
  • University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California
    • A.B. - 1973
    • Major: Political Science ( Natural Resource Policy)
  • Dartmouth College
Representative Transactions
  • Overlake Farms B.L.K. III, LLC v. Bellevue-Overlake Farm LLC, 196 Wn.App. 922 (Div. 1 2016)
  • Association of Rural Residents v. Kitsap County, 4 P.3d 115, 141 Wn.2d 185 (Wash. 2000) (Amicus).
  • King County v. King County Dept. of Development and Environmental Services, 273 P.3d 490, 167 Wn.App. 561 (Wash.App. Div. 1 2012).
  • Dash Point Village Associates v. Exxon Corp., 937 P.2d 1148, 86 Wn.App. 596 (Wash.App. Div. 1 1997).
  • Kelly v. County of Chelan, 237 P.3d 346, 157 Wn.App. 417 (Wash.App. Div. 3)
  • McClure v. Delguzzi, 767 P.2d 146, 53 Wn.App. 404 (Wash.App. Div. 2 1989).
  • Yoshio Akada v. Park 12-01 Corp., 678 P.2d 1314, 37 Wn.App. 221 (Wash.App. Div. 1 1984).
  • J & B Development v.King County, 100 Wn.2d 299, 669 P.2d 468 (1983)
Professional Associations and Memberships
  • Washington State Bar Association, Member, 1978 - Present
  • Seattle- King County Bar Association, Member, 1978 - Present
Honors and Awards
  • Best Lawyers in America © - In the Practice Area of Land Use and Zoning, (2015 – Present)
  • Martindale Hubbell Preeminent AV Rating - 5 out of 5 (1990-Present)
  • Washington SuperLawyers, 2003 - Present
  • AVVO Rating - 10 out of 10
  • Washington State Bar Association “Best of the Best” CLE Award, Subdivision Law
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