SCB has a long history of representing governmental entities as both general and special counsel since the firm was established in 1915. Some of our past clients include the state Attorney General's Office; the cities of Seattle, Bellevue, Oak Harbor, Enumclaw, Snoqualmie, Wenatchee, Milton and Redmond; King, Kitsap, Pierce, Island, Chelan and Whatcom counties; Sound Transit; Puget Sound Clean Air Agency; Snohomish County PUD; the Municipality of Metropolitan Seattle; the Seattle Housing Authority; the ports of Kalama, Bellingham, Seattle, and Woodland; and the Federal Way Water & Sewer District; the Kitsap County Public Utility District; the Grays Harbor Fire District; and the Prosser School District.
We have developed the substantive knowledge and practical experience to help governments deal effectively with their unique concerns, ensure that their transactions are successful, and avoid unnecessary risk and delay.
The scope of our work for public entities includes all elements of municipal and local government activities, including:
When possible, we focus on preventive law when working with public entities. This approach avoids the back-end cost of litigation and is better suited to public responsibilities and accountability. Our attorneys have been routinely successful in litigation and appeals, making significant contributions to Washington law.
SCB Completes 23 Years Serving as Mill Creek's General Counsel
During 23 years serving as the City of Mill Creek's General Counsel, SCB helped Mill Creek grow from 3,500 residents to over 19,000 people; handled the legal infrastructure needed to develop a new 30-acre Town Center; and guided the permitting and buildout of dozens of subdivisions, numerous annexations; and prepared hundreds of ordinances, resolutions, and contracts. Scott Missall served as City Attorney during that time, with primary assistance from Claudia Kilbreath (employment, personnel and labor relations), Chris Pothering (public works, contracts, and public records disclosure), and many others. For more information on SCB's Municipal and Government Law practice, please contact Scott Missall (206.682.3333 or firstname.lastname@example.org).