Clark, Catherine C.
Address: 2200 6th Avenue Suite 1250, Seattle, WA 98121
Lawyer Firm: The Law Office of Catherine C. Clark, PLLC
|Areas of Practice||Real Property Use & Ownership, Personal Injury, Appeals, Expert Witness & Consulting, Mediation & Arbitration, Commercial Litigation|
Law Office of Catherine C. Clark, PLLC Seattle, WA Partner: March 2006 to presentPractice Areas: Litigation (real estate, eminentdomain/condemnation; municipal law); Transactional (realestate, business entities); Appellate Practice; ExpertWitness & Consulting Williams Clark, PSC Bothell, WA Partner, January 2002 to January 2006Attorney, December 1999 December 2001Practice Areas: Litigation (real estate, eminentdomain/condemnation; municipal law); Transactional (realestate, business entities); Appellate Practice; ExpertWitness & Consulting Appellate Opinions Kubec v. Zuluaga, No. 54091-2-I (July 5, 2005, Unpublished Opinion) (Successful defense of summary judgment awarding purchaser client damages and attorneys fees against seller relating to seller’s fraud and misrepresentation relating to real property); City of Lynnwood v. Video Only, Inc. 118 Wn. App. 674, 77 P.3d 378 (2003), review denied January 7, 2004 (Successfully argued in a challenge to public use and necessity in an eminent domain action that the project must be considered as a whole and not be limited to the single property named in the suit); Currin v. Raff, No. 50557-2-I (April 21, 2003, Unpublished Opinion), review denied, December 2, 2003 (Successful defense of restraining order against neighbor preventing trespass and summary judgment quieting title against neighbor’s claims of adverse possession); Peterson v. Rayfield, No. 49527-5-I (September 3, 2002, Unpublished Opinion) (Successful defense of verdict in favor of our interpretation of roadway maintenance agreement which interpretation did not restrict development of client’s property); Sattler v. Northwest Tissue Center, 110 Wn. App. 689, 42 P.3d 440 (No. 48157-6-I March 18, 2002, review denied October 29, 2002) (Reversal of trial court dismissal on summary judgment case involves the Uniform Anatomical Gifts Act); Gaylord v. Snohomish County et al., No. 46663-1-I (November 26, 2001, Unpublished Decision) (Successful defense against attorneys fee claim by Snohomish County under Land Use Petition Act); Faulkner v. Racquetwood Village Condominium Association, et al. , 106 Wn. App. 483, 23 P.3d 1135 ( June 4, 2001 ), review denied (December 2001) (Successful defense of condominium unit owner against claim by crime victim and homeowners association for damages from a crime which originated in common area of condominium). Oles Morrison Rinker & Baker LLP, Seattle, WA Associate Attorney, January 1996 September 1999Practice Areas: Litigation (real estate, construction, landuse, insurance defense and coverage analysis);Transactional (real estate, business entities); and,Appellate Practice. M.A. Mortenson Company, Inc. v. Timberline Software Corporation, et al., 140 Wn.2d 568, 998 P.2d 305 ( May 4, 2000 ) (First case in Washington on the efficacy of software licensing agreements); Neckas v. Holt , 96 Wn. App. 1009 (June 21, 1999, Unpublished Opinion) review denied, 139 Wn.2d 1024 ( February 8, 2000 ) (Successful defense of appeal from trial court award to client case involved adverse possession claim by neighbor). Stewart Holding Company (n/k/a Pacific Northwest Title Insurance Company), Seattle, WAClaims Counsel, June 1993 December 1995Practice Areas: Real Estate Claims Counsel for title andescrow agents in Alaska, Oregon, and Washington;resolved claims made against title insurance policiesincluding coverage issues; focused on title, escrow,corporate, commercial, debtor/creditor and insurancecoverage; and supervised outside counsel. Seligmann, Dreiling & Beckerman, Seattle, WAAssociate Attorney, August 1992 April 1993Practice Areas: General Litigation. Washington Supreme Court, Olympia, WALaw Clerk for the Honorable Robert F. Brachtenbach,August 1991 August 1992 Professional Memberships United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth CircuitUnited States District Court for the Western District of WashingtonUnited States District Court for the Eastern District of WashingtonAmerican Bar Association (Real Property Section & Condemnation Committee)Washington State Bar Association, admitted November 1991 (Litigation, Real Property Sections)King County Bar AssociationCommercial Real Estate Women (CREW), December 2003 to presentWomen’s Business Owners, May 2006 to present Honors & Awards WASHINGTON STATE BAR ASSOCIATION, BEST OF CLE 2006, December, 2006, Topic: The Law of Adjoining Properties
Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation 2004 WASHINGTON STATE BAR ASSOCIATION, June 2005
Rising Star in Washington Law WASHINGTON LAW & POLITICS MAGAZINE, December 2001
WSTLA Law Student Public Service Award, 1991 Certifications Washington State Department of Licensing, Certified Instructor, Real Estate Law/Real Estate Finance/Real Estate Closing Practices/Property Management & Leasing/Legal Aspects/Ethics & Standards of Practice, No. I2051, Expires August 21, 2007.
National Institute of Trial Advocacy, Graduate, June 2001 Education Gonzaga University School of Law, Spokane, WA Juris Doctorate, 1991 Activities & Honors: Law Review, Moot Court Council
University of Washington, Seattle, WA Bachelor of Arts, History & Political Science, 1985 Activities & Honors: Academic Honors; PacWest All Conference Academic Award; Four Year Varsity Letter & Athletic Scholarship Swimming Significant Publications West Legal Ed. Online, www.westlegaledcenter.com, Mastering Real Estate Titles and Title Insurance in Washington, Fall 2003.
King County Bar Association, BAR BULLETIN, Volume 21, Issue 11, July 2003, Profile of James F. Nagle.
King County Bar Association, BAR BULLETIN, Volume 21, Issue 10, June 2003, Valuation of Leisure Time.
King County Bar Association, BAR BULLETIN, Volume 20, Issue 11, July 2002, 15 Practical Points for Writing a Brief.
John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1998 CONSTRUCTION LAW UPDATE (N. Sweeney ed.), Contributing Author, Correction or Withdrawal of a Bid: A State Law Survey.
Catherine Cecily Clark, Video Trial Transcripts: A Review of Washington’s Current System, 26 GONZ. L. REV. 585 (1991). Seminars Scheduled Speaker, NATIONAL BUSINESS INSTITUTE, Resolving Title Issues, December 2006. Topics: The Concept of Marketable Title and Avoiding Ethical Issues in Real Estate
Scheduled Speaker, NATIONAL BUSINESS INSTITUTE, Eminent Domain: Legal Updated, October 2006. Topic: Key Eminent Domain Concepts
Speaker, WSBA Boundary Law Seminar, July 2006, Topic: Theories Relating to Boundary Disputes & Ethics
Speaker, WSBA Litigation Section Midyear, June 2006, Topic Real Estate Mock Expert Witness Examination
Speaker, NATIONAL BUSINESS INSTITUTE, A Step-by-Step Guide to Understanding Easements in Washington, February 2006. Topics: Foundational Principles of Easements and Effectively Resolving Easement Disputes
Speaker, LAW SEMINARS INTERNATIONAL, Government Takings, December 2005. Topic: Loss of Income & Other Damages: The Property Owner’s Perspective
Speaker, NATIONAL BUSINESS INSTITUTE, Meeting the Challenges of Washington Real Estate Title: Identifying Defects and Finding Solutions, November 2005. Topic: The Anatomy of a Real Estate Title & Ethics
Speaker, EAST KING COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION, October 19, 2005, Topic: Practical Solutions to Boundary Disputes
Speaker, NATIONAL BUSINESS INSTITUTE, An Advanced Look at Washington Real Estate Law, July 2005. Topics: Title Law and Ethical Obligations in Real Estate
Speaker, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONAL MORTGAGE WOMEN, Seattle Puget Sound Association LPO Seminar, March 2005. Topics: Title Insurance & Ethics
Speaker, NATIONAL BUSINESS INSTITUTE, Meeting the Challenges of Washington Real Estate Titles & Title Insurance, February 2005. Topic: The Anatomy of a Real Estate Title
Speaker, NATIONAL BUSINESS INSTITUTE, Washington Real Estate Title Law, October 2004. Topics: Commercial and Residential Title Examination & Ethics
Speaker, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONAL MORTGAGE WOMEN, Northwest Region Conference, October 2004. Topics: Title Insurance Policies, Ethics & Escrow Disputes
Speaker, INSTITUTE FOR PARALEGAL EDUCATION, The Essential Title Examination Guide for Washington Paralegals, September 2004. Topics: Title Problems? No Problem & Five Things You Need to Know About Title Insurance
Speaker, NATIONAL BUSINESS INSTITUTE, An Advanced Look at Washington Real Estate Law, August 2004. Topics: Title Insurance, Ethics and Closing the Transaction
Speaker, NATIONAL BUSINESS INSTITUTE, The Keys to Success in a Real Estate Transaction in Washington, February 2004. Topics: Title Insurance, Ethics and Closing the Transaction.
Speaker, HALF MOON LLC, Practical Real Estate Title Skills in Washington, December 2003, Topic: Constructing a Chain of Title
Speaker, NATIONAL BUSINESS INSTITUTE, Real Estate Title Law: Problems & Solutions, November 2003. Topics: Title Insurance, Ethical Considerations, Access & Road Issues.
Speaker, GONZAGA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW, Boundary Disputes, Ethics & Practical Solutions, October 2003. Topics: Theories of Boundary Disputes, Ethics & Practical Solutions
Speaker, COLDWELL BANKER BAIN, Mercer Island Washington, September 2003, Topic: A Practical Approach to Boundary Disputes What Does a Realtor Do?
Speaker, WASHINGTON STATE BAR ASSOCIATION, The Law of Adjoining Properties: Handling Matters Relating to Neighboring Lands, May, 2003. Topic: Principles of Boundary Law.
Speaker, NATIONAL BUSINESS INSTITUTE, Mastering Real Estate Titles and Title Insurance in Washington, May 2003. Topics: Ethical Considerations and Title Insurance Claims and Litigation.
Speaker, NATIONAL BUSINESS INSTITUTE, The Keys to Success in a Real Estate Transaction in Washington, January 2003. Topics: Title Insurance and Closing the Transaction.
Speaker, KING COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION 2002 REAL ESTATE INSTITUTE, Title to Real Estate: Problems & Solutions, December 2002. Topic: Title Insurance.
Speaker, NATIONAL BUSINESS INSTITUTE, Real Estate Title Law: Problems & Solutions, August 2002. Topic: Title Insurance.
Speaker, NATIONAL BUSINESS INSTITUTE, The Keys to Success in a Real Estate Transaction in Washington, December 2001. Topics: Title Insurance and Closing the Transaction.
Speaker, LORMAN EDUCATIONAL SERVICES, Real Property Security Instruments in Washington, December 2001. Topic: Liens Against Real Property.
Speaker, NATIONAL BUSINESS INSTITUTE, The Paralegal’s Role in the Real Estate Transaction in Washington, December 2000. Topic: Title Insurance.
Speaker, KING COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION 1999 REAL ESTATE INSTITUTE, December 1999. Topic: Acquisition of Private Property for Public Projects.
Speaker, NATIONAL BUSINESS INSTITUTE, The Paralegal’s Role in the Real Estate Transaction in Washington, June 1999
Speaker, WASHINGTON COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT LOAN FUND, Purchase & Sale Seminar for Non-Profit Developers, May 1999. Topic: Negotiation Strategies.
Speaker, KING COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION, Real Estate for the Non Real-Estate Practitioner, March 1999.
Co-Chair, WASHINGTON STATE BAR ASSOCIATION, Essentials of Real Estate, November 1993 and February 1995
Community Activities Helping Hands for the Disabled, Advisory Board Member/Counsel, January 2000 to Present
King County Bar Association, Judicial Appreciation Dinner Committee, 1994 to 1995; YLD Programs Committee, 1993 to 1995
King County Superior Court Arbitrator, 1999 to Present
University of Washington Big W Club, Secretary, June 2005 to Present, Board Member, June 2002 to present
University of Washington Athletic Department Hall of Fame Selection Committee, 2004
University of Washington Swimming Alumni Board Member, September 1998 to Present
University of Washington Pre-Title 9 Dinner Committee, January 2006 to Present
University of Washington Alumni Advisory Committee for Head Swimming Coach Search, August 2006 Personal Interests Snow skiing, travel, movies/film, reading.
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