Bart J. Freedman, Program Co-Chair, is a partner with K&L Gates LLP in the area of condemnation. He has assisted local governments with the acquisition of real estate under the threat of eminent domain and through condemnation proceedings. He also has represented property owners in the areas of government condemnation and eminent domain and compulsory purchase.
Kinnon W. Williams, Program Co-Chair, is a shareholder with Inslee Best Doezie & Ryder PS. He is author of the Washington State Bar Association’s Real Property Desk Book Chapter on Eminent Domain, a course facilitator for the International Right of Way Association, and a frequent speaker and writer on matters involving eminent domain and easements.
Senator Curtis King, Special Presenter, represents the 14th Legislative District with the Washington State Senate. Since his original appointment in 2007, he has been a member of the Senate Transportation Committee, on which he currently serves as the Ranking Minority Member. He is also a member of the Senate Labor & Commerce and Rules Committees.
Stephen A. Martinko, Special Presenter, is a Government Affairs Counselor with K&L Gates LLP in the firm’s Washington, DC Public Policy and Law practice. He has extensive experience working with clients with interests in nearly all modes of transportation, as well as infrastructure-related innovative financing and public/private partnerships.
Heather A. Cunningham, a shareholder at Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt PC, has been advising and representing citizens facing eminent domain issues since 1996. She has been involved in every aspect of eminent domain over the years, from pre-condemnation planning and negotiation through litigation and, when necessary, appeal.
P. Stephen DiJulio, a member with Foster Pepper PLLC, focuses on litigation involving state and local governments; civil service and public employment; land use and environmental law. His experience includes representation of jurisdictions on eminent domain, utilities, local improvement districts, facility siting and contractor litigation.
Anthony Gibbons, MAI, CRE is the founder of RE-SOLVE, a company providing real estate appraisal, counseling, mediation and arbitration services that he formed in 1999. He entered private appraisal practice in January 1983. He is on the Runstad Center Advisory Board and teaches in the University of Washington’s commercial real estate certificate program.
Marc R. Greenough is a member with Foster Pepper PLLC in the firm’s Municipal Government and Public Finance practices. He serves as bond counsel, underwriters' counsel and disclosure counsel on general obligation, revenue and special obligation financings by state, local and tribal governments.
Brian T. Hodges, a Senior Attorney with Pacific Legal Foundation, focuses his practice on defending the right of individuals to make reasonable use of their property, free of unnecessary and oppressive regulations. Prior to 2006, he was in private practice for several years, where he focused on appellate advocacy.
Timothy J. Holzhauer, MAI, SR/WA/MRICS, is a Director, Valuation & Advisory Group, with Cushman & Wakefield of Washington, Inc. He is also a member of the Valuation & Advisory Dispute Analysis and Litigation Support Practice Group, with a focus on advisory services, litigation support and easement/right of way assignments.
Edward C. Lin is an Assistant City Attorney with the Office of the City Attorney, City of Seattle. He focuses on condemnation and real property matters. Previously, he was counsel at Perkins Coie LLP, where he advised clients regarding condemnation actions (placing a focus on condemnee representation), purchase and sale agreements, leasing, etc.
Bates McKee, MAI, CRE, AI-GRS, founded the firm of McKee Appraisal in 1990. He frequently performs appraisal, consulting and litigation services for parties to eminent domain. Extensive project appraisal work includes all segments of the Sound Transit Link projects, the Alaskan Way Viaduct replacement project, and the Seattle Waterfront.
Faith A. Roland, SR/WA, is Senior Vice President, Northwest Region, with Contract Land Staff LLC. She provides leadership and oversight for the NW Office along with serving as Client Liaison throughout North America. She was formerly founder and CEO of Roland Resources, Inc. and has over 20 years of experience managing infrastructure acquisition projects.
Jessica A. Skelton, a partner with Pacifica Law Group LLP, has extensive experience representing public and private clients in both trial and appellate litigation and in alternative dispute resolution proceedings. Her practice emphasizes municipal law, federal and state constitutional issues, real estate litigation, and eminent domain and relocation issues.
Kevin Workman is Director of Real Property with Sound Transit. He has over 22 years of real estate experience, nine of those working for public agencies in Washington State. He has served in his current position for the past three years and has also worked as a Real Estate Supervisor for King County and the U.S. Department of the Interior.