Linda White Atkins has over 30 years of experience in helping clients create tailor made solutions to tough real estate problems. From NGOs, to local businesses, to national telecommunications providers, every new project starts with individual attention to understanding the client’s unique goals and strengths, together with the project details and context in the human and natural environment. Time well spent at the outset leads to creative and effective strategies that succeed in the often contentious public entitlement process, a process that can overwhelm or even sink an otherwise great project.
Linda’s broad background in commercial real estate deals combined with decades of experience in natural resources and land use permitting gives her a “big picture” view of the multiple factors that can complicate a project, and insight on the best path to reach the desired goal. Her education as a writer and 10+ years of experience as an appellate lawyer allow her to tell a persuasive story, and her many years of engaging with local government over the permit counter and with the public in meetings and hearings make her an unflappable communicator and advocate.
Agriculture and natural resources
NGOs & local improvements
Admitted to Practice
U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
U.S. District Court Western District of Washington
J.D., University of Washington School of Law, 1988
- Recipient, Vivian Carkeek Memorial Prize
B.A., English, University of Washington, 1976, magna cum laude
- Phi Beta Kappa
Memberships & Affiliations
- Board of Directors, Together Center
- ABA Section of Environmental, Energy, and Resources
- KCBA Environmental and Land Use Section
- WSBA Real Property, Probate & Trust Section and Environmental and Land Use Law Section