Jacob’s practice focuses on representing both public and private sector clients with complex land use and environmental matters and in administrative proceedings and state and federal court litigation. His experience encompasses a wide range of projects, including mix-used residential developments, renewable energy facilities, and public facilities. He has significant experience navigating myriad regulations affecting development, such as Washington’s State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA), the Growth Management Act (GMA), and the federal Clean Water Act (CWA). Drawing on his past experience as legal counsel to numerous city governments, Jacob is highly-skilled at counseling clients through multifaceted local government policies and procedures, including open public meetings, public records, and public-private partnerships (PPP).

  • Experience
  • Professional Affiliations

    American Bar Association

    Real Property, Trusts, and Estates Section Fellow

    Urband Land Institute, Northwest Chapter

    Young Leaders Group

    Bellevue Chamber of Commerce

    Young Executives Program

    A Regional Coalition for Housing (ARCH)

    Citizens Advisory Board Chair

    Central Washington University Alumni Association

    Board of Directors

    Downtown Bellevue Association

    Land Use and Livability Committee

    Bellevue Chamber of Commerce

    Planning, Land Use, and Sustainability Committee

  • Awards & Honors

    "One's to Watch" by Best Lawyers

    2021

  • Bar & Court Admissions
    Washington State Bar
    U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington
    U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington
  • Government Service
  • News & Presentations
  • Thought Leadership

Areas of Focus

Education

University of Washington School of Law LL.M., summa cum laude, 2017, Editor, Business and Human Rights Journal

Gonzaga University School of Law J.D., summa cum laude, 2014, Editor-in-Chief, Gonzaga Law Review

Central Washington University B.A., Political Science, summa cum laude, 2009