Patricia L. Taraday

Ms. Taraday provides her clients with zealous advocacy and thoughtful advice in various areas of municipal law.  Follow this link for a printable version of Patricia's complete curriculum vitae.  A representative sample of her work experience with respect to public entities includes the following: 
 

·         Drafted various ordinances for municipalities.

·         Researched various legal issues for municipalities, including regulation of door-to-door solicitation and whether it interfered with citizens First Amendment rights.

·         Provided support for major litigation including analyzing hundreds of pages of expert and public testimony and determining all potential LUPA appellants in case involving potential development of over 6000 dwelling units.

·         Prosecuted code enforcement cases for a municipality and successfully defended City before Hearings Examiner in land use case.

·         Drafted pleadings including successful summary judgment motions.

·         Litigated misdemeanor jury trials, bench trial, pre-trial hearings and contested hearings. Interviewed witnesses in preparation for trial and evidentiary motions.


Education
 
Bar Admission– Washington, 1999

Seattle University Law School, J.D., Cum Laude, 1998

University of Washington B.A.,1995