Bart J. Freedman, Program Co-Chair, is a partner with K&L Gates LLP. He assists local governments with the acquisition of real estate under the threat of eminent domain and through condemnation proceedings. He also represents property owners in the areas of government condemnation and eminent domain and compulsory purchase.
Kinnon W. Williams, Program Co-Chair, is Of Counsel at Foster Garvey PC, assisting clients in eminent domain and municipal law matters. He represents both public entities and private property owners in negotiations, mediation, and bench and jury trials, including successfully arguing cases before the Washington State Supreme Court.
Kenneth Barnes, MAI, CRE, is a Certified General Real Estate Appraiser working with McKee Appraisal. He has appraised and analyzed a wide variety of commercial property types, and provided critical appraisal, consultation and litigation services to a diversified range of clients. He has authored a number of articles in the Appraisal Journal.
S. Murray Brackett, MAI, a principal with Allen Brackett Shedd Valuation, has been with the firm since 1985. His appraisal experience includes all types of commercial and industrial real estate valuation, specializing in such diverse properties as airport related facilities, conservation easements, development lands and partial acquisitions.
Andrea L. Bradford is a principal at Foster Garvey PC. Her practice focuses on helping government entities resolve complex disputes. She has represented clients in a variety of matters involving the Public Records Act, public works and environmental litigation. She is also experienced in advising school districts on a variety of issues.
Keith A. Kemper has been with Ellis Li & McKinstry PLLC since 1989, practicing in the area of eminent domain. He has defended owners in takings by the City of Everett, the Department of Transportation, the Washington State Convention Center, the City of Seattle, the Port of Seattle, Sound Transit, the Monorail, and utility companies.
Rep. Derek Kilmer serves as the United States Representative for Washington’s 6th Congressional District where he is focused on getting our economy and Congress back to work. He earned over a decade of experience working in economic development in the Puget Sound region before putting his experience to work in Olympia.
Jamie L. Lisagor is a partner at Pacifica Law Group LLP. She practices trial and appellate litigation on behalf of public, private, and non-profit clients, with a focus on constitutional, municipal, commercial, and intellectual property law. She has represented clients in successful appeals before both state and federal courts.
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.
Natalie J. Reid is an attorney at K&L Gates LLP and a member of the environment, land & natural resources practice group. Her practice focuses on regulatory compliance, litigation, environmental permitting, transactions involving natural resource & energy issues, and on legal issues arising under eminent domain actions.
Faith A. Roland, SR/WA, is the Director of Real Property for Sound Transit, helping to deliver an exceptional transit system throughout the Puget Sound region. She has over 20 years’ experience managing infrastructure acquisition projects and previously served as International President for IRWA, where she is a recognized thought leader.
Peter K. Shorett, MAI, CRE, FRICS, is a shareholder and the Executive Vice President of Kidder Matthews. He has a widely diversified background in appraisal, market analysis and counseling in support of litigation, for the development, acquisition, sale, leasing and financing of major urban real estate throughout the Western U.S.
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/relocation issues.
Adrian Urquhart Winder is a principal at Foster Garvey PC. She represents public agencies and property owners in eminent domain, relocation assistance, and real estate/land use matters, including trial and appellate litigation. She also advises clients on matters of municipal governance, open government, and constitutional and statutory rights.