Experience & Practice Areas.

 

Brett has 20 years of experience serving the Cities of Kent, Bremerton, Puyallup, and Sumner.  Prior to joining Weed Graafstra, he served 11 years as the Sumner City Attorney.   Brett has extensive experience in advising municipal clients in all facets of municipal law, including risk management, land use and planning, public works, public records, code enforcement, open public meetings, real estate transactions, and employment.   He has also worked as a municipal prosecutor and has managed various criminal prosecution departments and provided legal advice to police departments.  Having worked for cities of various sizes, Brett has developed a talent for finding creative solutions to complex issues within the resources available.  Brett is looking forward to assisting you with your municipal law related matters. 

 

Admitted to Practice:

Washington, 2000

U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington, 2001

Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit, 2001

United States Supreme Court, 2001

 

 

Professional Activities:

Washington State Municipal Attorney Association & Civil Topics Committee Member

Washington State Bar Association

J. Reuben Clark Law Society – Pro Bono Recognition Recipient 2015

Snohomish County Bar Association Prior Board Member Exodus House, Sumner WA

 

Education:

Brigham Young University, B.A.  1995

Seattle University School of Law, J.D. 2000

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