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GWYN ELIZABETH STATON

Phone: (206) 784-6044

Fax: (206) 784-8487

E-mail: contact

 

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS:

Experienced attorney and manager with extensive background in business and in complex commercial litigation including contracts, real estate, banking, creditors' rights and bankruptcy.

Substantial experience representing banks, hotels, airlines, restaurants and small businesses in commercial, contract and real estate matters, and assisting businesses in organizational planning and operations, and contracts.

Excellent organizational, analytical, communication and negotiation skills.

 

LEGAL EXPERIENCE:

1991 present Attorney and Business Consultant. Seattle, Washington.

General commercial practice including business organizational planning and consulting, contracts, real estate and civil litigation.

1989 1991 Attorney and Shareholder. Essenburg, Staton, Sullivan & Thoreson, Seattle, Washington.

Principal expertise in commercial litigation and resolution of disputes involving contracts, warranties, negligence, real estate and creditors' rights.

Extensive experience in contracts, general business advice and planning, trademarks, copyrights and licenses, as well as representation of secured and unsecured creditors in bankruptcy cases and adversary proceedings.

1983 1989 Attorney and Managing Shareholder. Essenburg & Staton, Seattle, WA.

Co-founded and managed all aspects of commercial law firm while carrying full caseload.

Directed the growth of the firm from 3 to 13 lawyers and from 2 to 13 legal assistants, law clerks and staff. Supervised teams of attorneys, law clerks and staff in numerous complex litigation cases.

1979 1983 Attorney. Graham & Dunn, Seattle, Washington.

General civil and corporate practice with emphasis in commercial litigation, real estate and contracts.

 

1978 1979 Instructor, Legal Writing and Research, Marshall-Wythe School of Law, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia.

1976 1977 Assistant Regional Administrator of National Banks, Richmond, Virginia, and National Bank Examiner, Washington, D.C.

 

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS:

Washington State Bar: Corporations, Business, Banking, Trial Practice, and Creditor/Debtor Law Sections of the Washington State Bar; and King County Bar. Admitted to practice in all Washington state courts: the United States District Court, Western District of Washington, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

 

PUBLICATIONS:

Editor, Guide to Trial Practice in King County, Seattle King County Bar Association.

"The Statute of Limitations in a Criminal Case: Can it be Waived?" 18 Wm & Mary Law Review 823 (1977).

Editor of numerous published articles, including "Constitutional Fair Use," 20 Wm & Mary Law Review 85 (1978), winner of the 1979 National Ross Essay Award.

 

PROFESSIONAL AND CIVIC ACTIVITIES:

Board of Trustees, Seattle-King County Bar, Young Lawyers Division; Co-Chair, Long Range Planning Committee of Board of Trustees; Chair, Judicial Evaluation and Information Committee.

Washington Real Estate Broker's License.

 

EDUCATION:

Executive Master of Business Administration: 1992, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.

Juris Doctor, 1979, Marshall-Wythe School of Law, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia. Class Standing: 10/147

Honors: William and Mary Law Review; Notes and Comments Editor; Order of the Coif;

American Jurisprudence Book Award (awarded for highest grade in Torts);

St. George Tucker Honor Society (awarded for academic achievement and civic contribution);

Phi Delta Phi Scholarship Award (awarded for excellent scholastic performance)

Bachelor of Arts, Economics and Psychology, 1976, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia.

Honors: Dean's List, Graduated with distinction.

 

INTERESTS:

Hiking, skiing, photography and golf. Middle Atlantic Junior Golf Champion.

 

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