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Dick has more than 50 years of experience assisting clients with matters related to land use, the environment and municipal law.

Dick's experience includes the representation of landowners, developers, municipalities and citizen groups in virtually all areas of state and local land use regulation before state and local agencies and trial and appellate courts.

Dick was also recently singled out by the highly-regarded Chambers USA legal directory, which annually interviews firm clients. In addition to a top-ranking of Foster Garvey's Land Use group, Chambers described Dick as “one of the leading lights of the land use community and such an expert that people go to him with any arcane question.”

Professional Activities

  • Northwest Land Use Review, Editorial Advisory Board, Member, 1983-present
  • Private Sector Review Panel, Washington State Local Ordinance Study Commission Member, 1987-1988
    • Environmental and Land Use Law Section, Chair-elect, Chair and Past-Chair, 1983-1985
    • Executive Board, Environmental and Land Use Law Section, Member, 1978-1985
    • Environmental and Land Use Law Section Newsletter, Co-editor, 1978-1984
  • Washington State Climate Action Team SEPA IWG, Co-Lead, 2008-present
  • Washington State Commission on Environmental Policy, Legal Technical Committee (review and revision of State Environmental Policy Act), Member, 1981-1983
  • Washington State Department of Ecology, Advisory Committee on SEPA and Climate Change Impacts, 2008-present
  • Washington State Public Trust Doctrine Advisory Commission, Member, 1990-1992



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Speaking Engagements

Past Appearances


  • Washington, 1967


J.D., University of Washington School of Law, 1967

B.A., University of Washington (magna cum laude), 1964

Honors & Recognition

  • Chambers USA (Washington) Leading Individual, Real Estate Law: Zoning/Land Use, 2009-2018
  • Association of Washington Business, Heavy Lifter Award, 2013
  • 2010 Top Lawyer, Seattle Metropolitan magazine
  • Top Lawyers in Washington, Environmental/Natural Resources, Washington CEO, 2008
  • Washington Super Lawyer list, 2002-2006
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Phi Delta Phi
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV rating
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