Katherine George and Scot Johnston’s unique partnership combines nearly 50 years of legal experience. Their expertise spans special education law, disability discrimination and bullying in schools, open government and public records cases, land use law, and business transactions. They aim to help families, individuals, and businesses make informed decisions and assert their rights.
Katherine has been in private practice for more than 10 years, focusing on administrative and appellate law. She has represented appellants and amicus parties in dozens of precedent-setting cases. In the civil rights arena, she has extensive experience helping parents improve special education for children with disabilities.
She also has substantial experience helping news organizations and citizens exercise their right to know what government agencies are doing, including handling numerous cases under state and federal sunshine laws. Katherine’s practice also has emphasized protecting the environment from harmful developments.
Katherine began her law career in 2005 as a law clerk to the Hon. Gerry Alexander, then chief justice of the Washington Supreme Court. Before practicing law, Katherine worked as a political reporter and assistant city editor at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer for 15 years.
- Seattle University School of Law, cum laude
- University of Missouri-Columbia School of Journalism
ADMISSIONS TO PRACTICE:
- Washington State Bar Association
- U.S. District Court, Western Washington
- Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals
- Supreme Court of the United States
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