Municipal Practice  

Lighthouse Law Group attorneys are experienced at guiding cities in nearly every aspect of the laws effecting governmental entities in Washington.  We provide a wide range of legal services, including counseling cities on land use, planning, permitting, land acquisition, franchises, employment and labor matters, purchasing and contracting, public works construction, construction claims, litigation, grants and loans, and environmental and regulatory proceedings. Our attorneys also regularly work with cities on issues relating to ethics in government, the open public meetings act and public records requests. 

Our attorneys serve as City Attorney, Associate City Attorney and Special Counsel for numerous cities and other municipal entities across the region.  Lighthouse Law Group currently represents the cities of Edmonds, Maple Valley and Langley as City Attorneys, as well as the City of Port Orchard as Associate City Attorney for Labor and Employment matters.  Our attorneys have also served as Special Counsel for Sound Transit and the City of Sumner.  Before joining Lighthouse Law Group, our attorneys represented numerous municipalities, in virtually every aspect of municipal law, including the Cities of Woodinville, Bellevue, Gig Harbor, Issaquah, Lynnwood, Poulsbo, Bothell, Edgewood, Redmond, Anacortes, Washougal and Long Beach, as well as the Seattle Popular Monorail Authority (aka Seattle Monorail Project), Sound Transit, and Clark, Snohomish and Cowlitz Counties.


All of our attorneys with Lighthouse Law Group PLLC have devoted a significant portion of their practice to municipal clients in special roles.  Our firm handles most aspects of municipal law including but not limited to the following:

  • Water and Sewer Moratoria
  • Utility Extension Agreements
  • Annexation Agreements
  • GMA Compliance
  • SEPA Compliance
  • Impact Fees
  • Sign Codes
  • Code Enforcement
  • Damage Claims
  • Defense of City Officials
  • Public Works Bidding
  • Constitutional Claims
  • Labor & Employment
  • Public Disclosure
  • Real Estate Acquisitions
  • Condemnation
  • Right-of-Way Use
  • City Planner Training