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Michele Radosevich


Michele Radosevich focuses on litigating state and local tax issues for clients doing business in Washington state. She works in commercial litigation and administrative law, representing trade groups and governmental entities. A former lobbyist before the Washington Legislature, Michele also provides advice on lobbying and campaign finance regulation.

Representative Experience

League of Education Voters v. State

Represented Governor Christine Gregoire in arguing that the two-thirds requirement for tax increases is a justiciable issue. 176 Wn.2d 808 (2013)

Sprint Spectrum, L.P. v. Department of Revenue

Represented Sprint in case involving use tax on cell phones and the scope of the residential telephone sales tax exemption. 174 Wn. App. 645 (2013)

Wells Fargo Bank N.A. v. Department of Revenue

Represented Wells Fargo Bank in action contesting the meaning of a settlement agreement previously entered into by the parties. 166 Wn. App. 342 (2012)

Tax litigation for Qualcomm Inc.

Represented Qualcomm, Inc. in tax litigation and obtained Washington State Supreme Court decision holding that Qualcomm's vehicle tracking system was not a telecommunications service subject to sales tax. 171  Wn.2d 125, 249 P3d 167 (2011)

Represented large Internet based company in data center tax litigation

Represented large Internet based company in litigation over preferential tax treatment for data centers. Obtained highly favorable settlement. (2010)

Property tax exemption, Legacy Salmon Creek Hospital

Obtained Board of Tax Appeals decision holding that hospital's outpatient imaging center was entitled to property tax exemption because of clinical integration with hospital. Decision was affirmed on appeal to superior court, leading to a rulemaking proceeding to adopt the Legacy holding in 2009. Docket Nos. 06-062 and 06-063 (Bd. of Tax  App. 2007)

City tax on NIH research grants for nonprofit medical research institute

Obtained administrative reversal of Seattle's position that National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants are subject to gross receipts tax when received by nonprofits. (2006)

Locke v. Reed; Grange v. Locke

Defended Washington's Secretary of State as Special Assistant Attorney General in Supreme Court mandamus actions filed by the Governor seeking to keep a referendum off the ballot. Locke v. Reed, No. 75392-0 (2004), Grange v. Locke, et al., 153 Wn.2d 475 (U.S. 2005).

Washington State Legislature v. State

Represented the Washington Legislature in Thurston County Superior Court and the Washington Supreme Court in testing the scope of the governor’s line item veto authority. 139 Wn.2d 129 (1999)

Professional & Community Activities

  • President, Washington State Bar Association, 2012  
  • Law Alumni Board, Seattle University School of Law, 2002-present
  • Adjunct professor, Legislative Process, Seattle University School of Law, 1998-present

Professional Recognition

  • Named "Woman of the Year," Women's Law Caucus, Seattle University School of Law, 2013