MAY 9, 2013 – Clayton Graham, a senior associate in the real estate and land use practice group at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, has been named the Outstanding Young Lawyer of 2013 by the King County Bar Association.
Graham, who practices in Davis Wright's Seattle office, will be honored at the bar association’s annual dinner next month.
"All of us who work with Clayton are delighted that he is receiving this much-deserved recognition for his exceptional work on behalf of clients and the community," said Don Percival, chair of the real estate and land use practice group at Davis Wright.
Graham has assisted clients with a broad range of issues that arise in the acquisition, development, use, and sale of real property. He regularly handles real estate transactions involving commercial, industrial, and forest land, and has assisted clients with a number of complex land use projects as well as disputes relating to development.
Graham has also taken full advantage of DWT’s historical commitment to pro bono work. In addition to working on various asylum and immigration matters for Spanish-speaking clients, he has regularly volunteered for the Housing Justice Project, defending residential evictions in King County Superior Court. He also represented the Real Change newspaper in a dispute with a neighborhood group over the publication’s move to a new headquarters in Seattle’s Pioneer Square.
Graham’s other community activities include:
- Serving on the Board of the Municipal League Foundation of King County.
- Joining the 2013 class of Leadership Tomorrow.
- Serving for three years on the board of Community for Youth, which creates mentoring opportunities for at-risk youth.
- Serving for three years as a member of the Asset Management Committee for Saint Andrew’s Housing Group, an affordable housing charity.
Within DWT, Graham is a member of the firm’s New Associate Committee, which helps integrate newer lawyers into the firm, and serves on the firmwide Attorney Evaluation Committee.
Clayton is also currently serving as Vice President of the KCBA’s Environmental and Land Use Law Section and will serve as President starting this year.
Graham received his B.A. in Spanish and International Studies, with a minor in French, from Oregon State University, his M.A. in Ibero-Romance Linguistics from University of Texas at Austin, and his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.
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