Jeffrey Taraday has limited his practice to municipal, land use and real estate law since being admitted to the Washington bar in 1998. He has served as city attorney to cities of various sizes (population ranges from 1,000 to 40,000) and types (strong mayor and city manager forms of government). Currently, he serves as city attorney for the cities of Edmonds and Maple Valley. In addition to his city attorney work, he is periodically retained to handle special projects by other public entities. Most of these special projects relate to land use and real estate matters, including complex condemnation matters. Jeff founded Lighthouse Law Group PLLC in 2010 for the purpose of creating an efficiently organized municipal law firm than only employs attorneys of the highest integrity. He frequently presents on legal ethics at the proceedings of the Washington State Association of Municipal Attorneys. Jeff counts among his personal strengths diplomacy, introspection, critical thinking, and staying composed under pressure.


  • Seattle University, J.D., cum laude, 1998
  • Washington University, B.A., 1990

Admitted to Practice

  • Washington, 1998

Professional Affiliations

  • Washington State Association of Municipal Attorneys, Board Member
  • Washington State Bar Association