Jeffrey Erwin

Jeffrey Erwin

Jeffrey Erwin entered private practice following years with the Washington State Attorney General’s Office where he served as a litigator representing the Department of Transportation in real property, environmental, and condemnation matters. Previously, Jeffrey represented the Department of Social and Health Services where his practice focused on constitutional law and civil rights cases in the federal courts. Prior to entering the legal profession, Jeffrey enjoyed a diverse career, including work in ecology, real estate development, and white-water rafting. Jeffrey is known as a creative problem solver and thoughtful communicator who is guided by a strong sense of practicality and dedication to excellence.

Areas of Practice

Jeffrey focuses his practice on real property, estate planning, probate, land use, and environmental law, and provides advice to clients on these issues and a wide range of business, transactional and contract matters. Jeffrey has handled complex hazardous waste cases, land use appeals, property torts such as inverse condemnation, trespass, and nuisance, real property disputes, and real estate transactions. Jeffrey’s past and present practice emphasizes eminent domain and condemnation actions, in which he represents both property owners and government entities.  Jeffrey also enjoys working closely with individuals and families to ensure that their estate planning needs are met, and he has been actively expanding his practice in elder law and ageing issues.

Admitted to Practice

o Washington
o U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington
o U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington
o U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Academics

o J.D., University of Oregon School of Law, Eugene, OR
o Certificate of Completion in Environmental and Natural Resources Law
o Certificate of Pro Bono Achievement
o B.S., cum laude, Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO

Publications

o Judicial Settlement Conferences: Promoting the “Just, Speedy, and Inexpensive” Resolution of Disputes in the U.S. District Court of Oregon, For the District of Oregon, Vol. VIII, No.2, Spring 2003

Professional and Community Activities

o Thurston County Bar Association http://216.92.113.137/
o Thurston County Chamber of Commerce www.thurstonchamber.com
o Washington State Bar Association www.wsba.org

o Thurston County Agricultural Advisory Committee, Member

o Tenino Planning Commission, Member

o Northwest Ecobuilding Guild, South Sound Chapter http://ecobuilding.org/chapters/south_puget_sound/welcome
o Leadership Thurston County, 2010 Graduate

o Knee Deep Ranch, Owner