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Denise M Hamel

Denise M Hamel

Of Counsel
Seattle, Washington

Denise's real estate work includes negotiating and drafting purchase and sale agreements and leases, handling real estate closings, drafting covenants, conditions, restrictions and easements and real estate-related litigation such as partition or boundary dispute actions.  Her land use work includes advising developers and individuals with land use issues during development and when they need to appear before city councils, environmental hearings boards and in superior court in Land Use Petition actions. Denise also handles title insurance company claims both on behalf of the title company and as counsel for their insureds.  Because many of Denise's land use or real estate clients (and her husband) are contractors, she also has experience dealing with construction matters, such as liens. Denise's municipal work includes assisting water and sewer districts in condemnation, collection and other matters.

Litigation Percentage

  • 30% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Washington, 1991


  • University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, Washington
  • Muskingum College, New Concord, Ohio
    • B.S. - 1982
    • Major: Interdisciplinary Psychology/Biology
  • University of Washington School of Public Health, Seattle, Washington
    • M.S. - 1988

Honors and Awards

  • Martindale-Hubble AV rating

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Washington State Bar Association, Member
  • King County Bar Association, Member
  • Washington State Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust Section Member
  • King County Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust Section Member