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Clayton P. Graham

Clayton Graham focuses on the areas of land use planning and real estate transactions. Clayton advises clients on permitting and land use issues under state and local regulations, including local zoning codes, historic preservation laws, the Shoreline Management Act, the Growth Management Act, and the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA), and represents clients in administrative and judicial appeals of land use decisions. He performs due diligence in connection with real estate acquisition and finance, and creates covenants, easements and licenses.

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Representative Experience

Land use and zoning litigation for Verizon Wireless

Administrative hearings and superior court appeals involving the siting of wireless communication facilities throughout the state of Washington. (Ongoing)

Plan, zoning and development agreement for Pope Resources and Olympic Property Group

Representing master developer National Historic Town of Port Gamble, Wash., on comprehensive plan, zoning and development agreement. (Ongoing)

Real estate development for Seattle Children's Hospital

Development, permitting, and implementation of buildout, including successful challenges seeking to overturn, the long-term master plan for 1.2 million square feet of pediatric hospital and outpatient medical services. (Ongoing)

Real estate transactions for Seattle Housing Authority

Assist master developer in sales of residential lots to commercial builders at master-planned communities. (Ongoing)

Land use litigation for national retailer

Land use litigation involving siting of retail stores throughout Washington, including successful representation in LUPA cases in Washington superior courts and courts of appeal. (Ongoing)

Suquamish Tribe v. Central Puget Sound Growth Management Hearings Board

Brief appeals challenging Kitsap County's Rural Wooded Incentive Program affecting rural cluster development of 8,000 acres of Pope Resources lands on behalf of Pope Resources. 156 Wash. App. 743 (2010)

New facility siting and development for Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Represented Seattle Cancer Care Alliance for the siting and development of a new proton therapy center in Seattle. (2009) Read more

Professional & Community Activities

  • Board of Trustees, 2011-present; Strategic Issues Committee, 2012-present – King County Municipal League Foundation
  • Leadership Tomorrow, Class of 2013
  • Volunteer Attorney, Housing Justice Project
  • Board of Directors, Vice President, Community for Youth, 2008-2010
  • Asset Management Committee, St. Andrew's Housing Group, 2007- 2009
  • Chair, 2013-2014; Vice Chair, 2012-2013; Secretary, 2010-2012 – Environmental and Land Use Law Section, King County Bar Association
  • Washington State Bar Association   
  • National Association of Office and Industrial Properties

Professional Recognition

  • Named "Outstanding Young Lawyer of 2013" by King County Bar Association
  • Selected to “Washington Rising Stars,” Thomson Reuters, 2013