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Steven S.

Steven Stark

507 reviews
For over 30 years, Steven Stark has offered counsel to non-profit organizations and private companies. He has a passion for helping small businesses in particular since he himself started several businesses of his own in New York and Florida. He understands the importance of small businesses having a reliable attorney to advise them about legal matters from their inception.
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Joshua Garber

282 reviews
Representing notable clients like Tesla and the City of Los Angeles, Josh Garber excels at helping clients with employment and labor laws. Many of his past clients have had great success using Josh for employment agreements and Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) hearings. With his practical advice, he has even helped clients avoid going to court.
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Sue D.

Sue Dunbar

260 reviews
Go with Sue Dunbar if you want a big law firm experience with a small law firm cost. Sue's experience working at Robins Kaplan LLP and serving as special counsel to Senator Joseph Dunn has landed her big-name clients like BestBuy, Time Warner Cable, and Yahoo!. Currently, Ms. Dunbar specializes in knowledge about confidentiality and privacy laws regarding sensitive trade secrets.
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Drew S.

Drew Stokesbary

29 reviews
Drew Stokesbary is a corporate lawyer that primarily specializes in providing legal assistance to startup companies. He has been licensed to practice law in Washington for the past four years. Drew received a legal degree after he graduated from the Notre Dame Law School. He specializes in legal cases related to securities and finances, as well as labor and employment law. In July 2015, Drew founded a law boutique, Stokesbary PPLC, where he now acts as a managing member.
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Ryan C.

Ryan Carpenter

5 reviews
Ryan Carpenter serves as Attorney and Managing Director of Carpenter Wellington, and advises clients across multiple industries, on a range of corporate and commercial tran... read more
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Carl M.

Carl Marquardt

11 reviews
Carl Marquardt is a commercial litigator with twenty years of experience. His practice focuses on real estate and business law. Formerly a shareholder with the firm Stokes Lawrence, Carl represented corporate defendants in class action lawsuits. From 2010-2013 he was legal counsel to Seattle Mayor Michael McGinn. Carl participates in the King County Neighborhood Legal Clinic Program.
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Madhu S.

Madhu Singh

4 reviews
Madhu Singh has a passion for the city of Seattle and, especially, helping entrepreneurs and small businesses in Seattle’s community. She takes pride in working closely with her clients to find solutions for their entrepreneurial needs. Madhu is also a pioneer and takes a nontraditional approach to legal support in order to foster hands-on-collaboration, efficiency, and agility in handling her clients’ legal matters.
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Shanika W.

Shanika Weerasundara, Attorney, Mba

2 reviews
Shanika Weerasundara uses her experience in product development, corporate law, and finance to help her clients. She has over 8 years of experience and works with all types of clients including international agencies, startups, and even corporations. Shanika first started practicing commercial law in Sri Lanka and has brought her knowledge and willingness to help to Seattle. Having represented many top name clients, Shanika is ready to help you navigate business and corporate law.
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Kenneth M.

Kenneth Mitchell-Phillips

Kenneth Mitchell-Phillips owns and operates a full-service law firm out of Oregon and Washington serving businesses of all sizes. From small start-ups who just opened their doors to Fortune 500 companies of the Northwest, Mitchell-Phillips focuses his 25-years of business experience on helping his clients with business transactions, real estate matters, civil litigation, and estate planning.
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Marcus H.

Marcus Harjani

A graduate of Duke, USF, and Berkeley, Marcus has spent the past decade working at the intersection of law and technology advising growth stage companies, entreprenuers, an... read more
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