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Brian Guthrie

Lawyer

Excellent legal representation begins with actively and compassionately listening to your client. Too many lawyers gloss over this critical threshold step and make assumptions about their client’s needs and goals based upon their “significant experience” dealing with “similar” legal issues in the past. Unfortunately, these poor communication skills breed cookie-cutter legal strategies that often fail to efficiently achieve the client’s goals.

Thoughtful, effective and efficient legal counsel can only occur after a lawyer has taken the time to understand the full context of their client’s situation. Everyday I strive to provide superior client service by engaging in the lost art of being a patient and active listener. Armed with a deep understanding of my client’s unique situation and goals, I collaborate actively with my client to develop a custom-tailored legal strategy. As a result, I have achieved consistently excellent results for my clients. I look forward to the opportunity to learn more about how I can help solve your unique legal problem.

Represented joint venture general contractor on a large public highway and tunneling project in a multi-million dollar arbitration with an electrical subcontractor. Successfully negotiated a favorable settlement of the parties’ claims.

Represented general contractor on a design-build public highway expansion project in a multi-million dollar lawsuit with the lead designer. Successfully negotiated a favorable settlement of the parties’ claims at mediation.

Represented subcontractor on federal project in a multi-million dollar Miller Act lawsuit with the general contractor. Successfully negotiated a favorable settlement of the parties’ claims at mediation.

Represented subcontractor on private project in downtown Seattle in a lien foreclosure lawsuit. Successfully negotiated a favorable settlement of my client’s lien claim at mediation.

Represented general contractor on a design-build public bridge and highway project in a multi-million dollar lawsuit against the lead designer. Successfully negotiated a favorable settlement of the parties’ claims at mediation.

Represented subcontractor on private hotel project in a multi-million dollar dispute with the general contractor. Successfully negotiated a favorable settlement of the parties’ claims without litigation.

Construction Law

  • Public Contracting (federal, state, county, city)
  • Bid Protests
  • Liens
  • Contract drafting/negotiation
  • Complex construction claims resolution

Commercial Litigation

  • Real Estate
  • Land Use
  • Breach of Contract
  • Property Rights / Eminent Domain
  • Tax
  • Professional Negligence
  • Insurance Coverage

University of Washington School of Law | J.D. 2008

University of Washington | B.A. 2005

CFMA Puget Sound Chapter, Board Member
AGC of Washington
NUCA of Washington