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Jon has more than 30 years of experience in construction law, with both transactional and litigation matters, emphasizing resolution of construction disputes, preparation of construction-related agreements and real estate law.

He focuses his practice in the preparation of construction-related agreements, as well as claims for delay, impact damages, and changed work for general contractors and subcontractors. He has drafted construction and design contracts for some of the largest construction projects in the Pacific Northwest and covering virtually all forms of contracting (lump sum, cost plus, guaranteed maximum, construction management, design-build, general contractor/construction manager, architectural agreements, consultant agreements, etc.). Jon also has mediated, arbitrated, litigated, and handled appeals of claims of all sorts pertaining to development and construction projects, such as claims for delay, lien and retainage claims, and claims against payment and performance bonds.

Jon’s work has included state and federal road and highway projects, subdivision earth and utility work, drilling projects, detention facilities, Washington State Convention and Trade Center, and various other commercial and industrial facilities.

Community Activities

  • Architects Without Borders, Seattle
  • North Seattle Community Accountability Board

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  • Washington, 1986
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit


J.D., University of Washington School of Law, 1986

M.B.A, University of Washington, 1986

A.B., Stanford University, 1982

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