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John W. Milne

Phone: 425-450-4237

Legal Assistant

Leslie Addis

Direct: 425-450-4201


Having practiced law for almost 35 years, John serves as general counsel for many of his clients, providing a full range of legal services to numerous municipal corporations. John also advises profit and nonprofit corporate clients in the areas of land use management and development regulations, property transactions, utility system rates, ordinances and other issues. John has extensive experience with mediation, arbitration and litigation in the context of land use and construction disputes, enforcement actions, condemnations and administrative proceedings. He has assisted municipal clients with more than 100 public works projects and has substantial expertise in the development process, including site acquisition and permitting, architectural and engineering service contracts, private and public works bidding, assistance to consulting engineers and staff during construction, and negotiation, arbitration and litigation of construction claims.

Publications & Presentations

  • Author, Insurance and Indemnity Requirements for Contracts, Washington Water and Sewer Risk Managment Pool

Honors, Awards & Special Recognition

  • Rated “AV” by Martindale-Hubbell*, highest rating obtainable for bar association members

Professional & Civic Involvement

  • Washington State Bar Association, Member
  • King County Bar Association, Member
  • East King County Bar Association, Member
  • Selective Service System, Board Chair
  • University of Washington Law School, Associate Professor, 1979-1981


John enjoys skiing, tennis, hiking, road biking, theatre, movies and spending time with family.