Charles E. Maduell focuses his practice on land use law and litigation. He advises and represents property owners, businesses, and developers on all aspects of real property development and related litigation in Washington, from securing land use approvals and entitlements at the administrative level to challenging or defending state and local government land use decisions in state and federal court.
Representative issues and projects include Growth Management Act compliance, zoning, shoreline and wetland regulation, and SEPA compliance for a wide variety of residential, commercial, and industrial projects, including residential subdivisions, office and apartment buildings, business parks, hospitals and medical clinics, wireless telecommunication facilities, shoreline development, and retail shopping centers and stores.
Chuck has more than 25 years’ experience representing clients before state and local administrative agencies and hearing examiners, Growth Management Hearings Boards, the Shorelines Hearings Board, and in state and federal courts, and is a frequent speaker on land use law and litigation.
Before entering private practice, Chuck was head of the Land Use and Environmental Law Section of the King County Prosecutor’s Office, where he advised and represented the King County Executive and Metropolitan King County Council on Growth Management Act, land use and zoning issues.
Professional & Community Activities:
- Board of Directors, ROOTS Young Adult Shelter
- Executive Committee, Environmental and Land Use Law Section, Association of Washington Business
- King County Bar Association
- J.D., Gonzaga University School of Law, 1985, summa cum laude
- Comments Editor, Gonzaga Law Review
- Dean’s Award, First in Graduating Day Class
- B.A., Humanities, California State University, Chico, 1979
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