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MEET CYNTHIA

The Law Offices of Cynthia Anne Kennedy, PLLC is a boutique land use and real property law firm based in Gig Harbor and serving all of western Washington.  The Firm was founded by Cynthia Kennedy, a seasoned land use attorney with over 20 years of experience as a partner at Seattle’s largest and most established law firms.

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  • Founder and Principal of the Law Offices of Cynthia Anne Kennedy, PLLC, a land use and real property boutique law firm, from 2011-present.

  • Ms. Kennedy been recognized five times by Washington Law & Politics as a Rising Star.

  • Shareholder Partner with the Natural Resources practice group focusing on land use, at the venerable Seattle law firm of Graham & Dunn PC, from 2009–2011.

  • Partner with the Environmental & Land Use practice group at the global firm of K&L Gates LLC, from 2007–2009.

  • Associate and Partner with the Environmental & Land Use practice group at the prestigious Seattle law firm of Preston, Gates & Ellis LLC, from 1999–2007.

  • Associate at the Seattle law firm of Bogle & Gates from 1998–1999.

PROFESSIONAL
EXPERIENCE
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  • Ms. Kennedy earned her juris doctor at Georgetown University Law Center and two master’s degrees at George Washington University.

  • J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, in 1997

  • M.A. in Environmental and Resource Policy from George Washington University, in 1994.

  • M.A. in International Affairs from George Washington University, in 1992

  • During law school, Ms. Kennedy served as an Editor for the Georgetown International Environmental Law Journal. After law school, Ms. Kennedy interned during Summer 1996 as a law clerk for the Hon. Moody R. Tidwell, III, U.S. Court of Federal Claims.

EDUCATION
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  • Member of the Washington State Bar Association.

  • LEED Accredited Professional (LEED®-AP), Green Building Certification Institute. 

  • Presenter at legal conferences on land use permitting.

  • Secretary and Board Member of the Gig Harbor Rotary Club 2015-2021.

COMMUNITY
INVOLVEMENT
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