Attorneys in the Change Order Claims Practice

Garth A. Schlemlein


Mr. Schlemlein obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Science in Building...

Jesse O. Franklin IV


Mr. Franklin has been recognized annually since 2007 by The Best Lawyers in America for his work in construction law, including...

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Appellate Practice

Admiralty and Maritime

Workers Compensation Defense

Contract Termination

Construction Contracts


Design Defects Litigation

Jobsite Accidents OSHA and DOSH Proceedings

Utility Conflict Disputes

Woman Business Enterprises

Minority Business Enterprises

Entity Formation

Business Counseling & General Corporate


Construction and Condominium Defect Litigation

WISHA and OSHA Violations

Surety Law

Surety Claims

Scope of Work Disputes

Prompt Payment Act Disputes

Professional Errors and Omissions

Procurement Methodologies

Lien and Bond Claims

Government Contracts

General Construction Counseling

Disadvantaged Business Enterprises

Delay Impact and Disruption Claims

Construction Partnerships, Joint Ventures, Limited Liability Companies

Construction Insurance Issues

Construction Claims

Construction and Design

Construction Defect Litigation

Change Order Claims

Construction Cost Accounting Payment and Collection Issues


Bid Protests

Title and Title Insurance

Real Estate Development

Lease Disputes

Real Estate Litigation

Premises Liability

Easement Disputes

Commercial Ownership, Leasing and Management

Purchase and Sales

General Real Estate Counseling

Workers Compensation

Women and Minority Owned Businesses

Business Purchase and Sales

Estate Planning, Wills and Probate



Business Transactions

Business Formation and Counseling

Wage and Hour Litigation

Trust and Estate Litigation

Trade Secrets and Unfair Competition

Title Insurance Disputes

Securities Litigation

Residential Landlord Tenant Disputes

Professional Liability

Product Liability Litigation

Personal Injury and Wrongful Death

Insurance Litigation

FINRA Arbitrations

Fiduciary Litigation

Employment Disputes and Litigation

Director and Officer Liability

Consumer Protection Litigation

Collections and Fraudulent Transfer Litigation

Corporate and Entity Governance Disputes

Construction Litigation

Business Disputes

Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights

Banking and Lender Liability Litigation


Administrative Hearings

General Civil and Commercial Litigation

Alternative and Early Dispute Resolution

Land Use

Other Practice Areas

Our Seattle based legal practice emphasizes finding practical, common sense resolutions to complex business, real estate, construction and general litigation disputes as well as counseling our clients on corporate and transactional matters. We don’t do everything, but what we do, we do very well.