James C. Hanken joined the firm March 1, 2007 and is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell.
Jim’s experience as a lawyer commenced with joining the Washington State Attorney General’s office in September 1965. He was assigned to the Department of Natural Resources where he practiced timber, land management and shoreline law for the State of Washington. On July 1, 1967, he joined the law firm of Johnson, Johnson & Inslee. On July 1, 1969 he joined the law firm of Lenihan, Ivers, Jensen & McAteer. He continued in practice with that firm through mergers until 2002 when he left then then-named Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt for solo practice. He has received an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest possible rating. He has been acknowledged as a “Super Lawyer” by the Washington Politics & Law magazine. Mr. Hanken has substantial experience dealing with environmental and real estate matters on behalf of developers, property owners and corporate interests. He has dealt with shoreline management, critical area issues, environmental proceedings, and real estate development throughout his entire practice. Mr. Hanken’s practice also includes representation of individuals, companies and organizations in general real estate and commercial transactions.