Maili C. Barber

Phone: 425-450-4251

Legal Assistant

Lien Le

Direct: 425-450-4273


Maili is a seasoned attorney with a robust focus on municipal and intellectual property law. Previously as a City Attorney for multiple cities she managed a diverse portfolio of legal responsibilities, including the drafting and revision of technical vendor contracts, SAAS agreements, and advising on code enforcement and public records issues. She also serves as a subject matter expert in police advising and animal hearings.


Her tenure as a City Attorney involved representing multiple cities' legal departments in various courts and administrative hearings, crafting essential legal processes and municipal codes, and drafting documents that set standards later adopted by other municipalities. Her resume highlights her capabilities in developing effective legal frameworks and handling complex civil and criminal litigation.


In addition to her municipal law practice, Maili actively engages in intellectual property law, particularly focused on contractual agreements in technology (including implementation of AI) and data sharing. Her involvement in registering trademarks, drafting artist licensing agreements, publicity waivers, and negotiating multiple cloud services agreements underscores her competence in this field.


Committed to promoting diversity and equity, she champions related initiatives that influence and support all departments within her professional sphere. Maili combines her legal prowess with a commitment to community and professional development, making her a distinguished figure in her areas of practice.

Professional & Civic Involvement

  • Latino/a Bar Association of Washington, Member
  • Asian Bar Association of Washington, Member
  • Washington State Bar Association