February 13, 2013 – The Metropolitan King County Council today voted to appoint Foster Pepper member Rod Dembowski to fill the District 1 vacancy left by Bob Ferguson, who was elected to the Washington State Attorney General and vacated his seat effective January 16, 2013. District 1 includes approximately 220,000 people and covers Shoreline, Lake Forest Park, Kenmore, and sections of Kirkland, Bothell, and Woodinville.
“We are incredibly proud of Rod’s appointment to the King County Council and wish him all the best,” said Robert Kunold, Jr. the firm’s managing partner, “Rod built a strong practice during his tenure at Foster Pepper and proved himself an effective attorney for our clients drawing on his experience in both the public and private sectors. We look forward to following his work with the Council.”
Rod has been with the firm since 2000 and is chair of the firm’s Real Estate Litigation group and concentrates his practice in commercial dispute resolution, emphasizing real estate, related lending matters, and commercial contract disputes. He has represented multiple municipal clients in a wide range of cases, including parks funding, solid waste, and redistricting lawsuits. He has also litigated constitutional, election law, and ballot measure matters. Rod was recently recognized as a Washington Super Lawyer® and was singled out six times as a “Rising Star.”
Prior to joining Foster Pepper, Rod served as marketing and operations analyst with PACCAR Financial Corp., and as an executive office policy analyst for King County Executive Gary Locke.