William T. Lynn, Partner
  • Bill Lynn has been with GTH since 1979 and his approach has always been characterized by an emphasis on problem solving. His primary areas of practice include land use and zoning, real estate, environmental law and municipal law. He has provided land-use representation for large and small residential, commercial, industrial and mixed-use projects throughout the Puget Sound area and is experienced at litigating matters under the State Environmental Policy Act.

    An active member of his community, Bill has served on the board of the Cascade Land Conservancy and on the legal trust committee of the Building Industry Association of Washington. He has been a member of the board of directors of Tacoma/Pierce County Habitat for Humanity since 2009 and he is also a longstanding supporter of the Point Defiance Zoological Society.

  • Education

    • J.D., Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California at Berkeley, 1977
    • B.A., University of Washington, 1974
    • cum laude
    • Phi Beta Kappa

    Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

    • Washington State Courts

    Professional & Bar Association Memberships

    • Building Industry Association of Washington

    • Federal Bar Association of the Western District of Washington

    • Washington State Bar Sections on Environmental and Land Use Law, Real Property Probate and Trust

    • American Bar Sections on Local Government Law and Real Property, Probate and Trust

    Professional History

    • Joined firm in 1979
    • Clerked for Justice Floyd V. Hicks, Washington State Supreme Court, 1977-78

    Honors & Awards

    • Selected for the 2004-2019 Washington Super Lawyers Lists
    • Best Lawyers - Seattle, 2015 Energy Regulatory; Land Use and Zoning
    • Best Lawyers in America, 2016-2018 Environmental Law, Land Use and Zoning Law, Real Estate Law

    Community Activities

    • Tacoma/Pierce County Habitat for Humanity Board, 2009-Present

    • Cascade Land Conservancy Board, 2005-09

    • Building Industry Association of Washington Legal Trust Committee, 2001-04

    • Point Defiance Zoological Society Zoobilee Co-Chair, 1995 Executive Committee, 1994-96

  • Representative Matters

    • Ongoing representation of Cascadia Development Corporation on all land use, utility, growth management, environmental and real estate matters relating to development of a 4700-acre planned community.

    • Land use representation for large and small residential, commercial, industrial and mixed-use projects throughout the Puget Sound area.

    • Extensive surface mining, natural resources and shoreline work.

    • Litigation in State Environmental Policy Act matters.

  • Pioneer Square
  • Fireboats on the Seattle Waterfront
  • Reflection pond by the Tacoma Glass Museum
  • Tacoma Arches at the History Museum
  • Duwamish Waterway and brown field cleanup
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1201 Pacific Ave, #2100, Tacoma, WA 98402
Telephone: 253.620.6500  Fax: 253.620.6565


One Union Square, 600 University St, #2100, Seattle, WA 98101
Telephone: 206.676.7500  Fax: 206.676.7575