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Rod P. Kaseguma

Phone: 425-450-4241

rkaseguma@insleebest.com

Legal Assistant

Leslie Addis

Direct: 425-450-4201

Email: laddis@insleebest.com

Having practiced law for over 40 years, Rod focuses his practice on municipal law, with an emphasis on land use and development, intergovernmental agreements, code enforcement, and administrative appeals. He serves as city attorney for cities, and as general and special legal counsel for water-sewer districts, flood control zone districts, fire districts, cooperative agreement agencies, and a transportation benefit district. He also serves as legal counsel to the Washington State Association of Sewer and Water Districts. He advises and represents his municipal clients on a wide range of matters, including public records disclosure, open meetings, public works bidding, budgets, utility rates, eminent domain, acquisition of goods and services, employment agreements, and preparation of laws and regulations. With his extensive experience in land use and development, Rod is well positioned to assist his municipal clients with development permits and approvals, comprehensive plans and development regulations, development agreements, State Environmental Policy Act issues and appeals, Growth Management Act issues, court challenges to land use decisions, and other land use, zoning, and land division matters. He also handles complex issues related to public works construction, local improvement districts, service plans, and multi-jurisdictional projects and activities.

Honors, Awards & Special Recognition

  • Rated “AV” by Martindale-Hubbell*, highest rating obtainable for bar association members
  • Selected, Super Lawyer, Washington Law & Politics, 2000- 2005

Professional & Civic Involvement

  • King County Bar Association, Member

     Board of Trustees, 1995 - 1996
     Young Lawyers Section Board of Trustees, 1982 - 1985

  • Washington State Bar Association, Member
  • Children's Home Society of Washington

     Chair, State Board of Trustees, 2003 -  2009
     State Board of Trustees, 1993 - present
     Executive Committee, 1995 -  present

  • Children's Home Society and Trust Foundation

                President,  2014 - 2016
                Director, 2014 - present

  • Asian Bar Association of Washington

                Mentorship Program

  • Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority

                Chair, Board of Directors, 1990 - 1994
                Director, 1988 - 1999

  • King County Seahawks/Kingdome Renovation Task Force, Member, 1996
  • King County Executive Select Committee on Regional Finance and Services, Member, 1984