Reuben Schutz, Senior Associate
  • Before becoming an attorney, Reuben worked in the construction and building trade. He puts his prior life experience to good use in his practice areas of environmental and land use law. In addition to being a skilled attorney, Reuben is a compassionate advocate who loves working with his clients to solve problems and keep goals and objectives on track.  

    Reuben began his career at the Washington Supreme Court where he served as law clerk to Justice Charles W. Johnson. Prior to that, he served as extern to Judge James L. Robart at the Federal District Court in Seattle.

    Reuben is active in his community, serving on the board of Safe Streets Tacoma and providing pro bono representation at the neighborhood law clinic and as a cooperating attorney with the ACLU of Washington.

    When not practicing law Reuben enjoys exploring Western Washington and beyond with his wife and two young sons.

  • Education

    • J.D., Seattle University School of Law, summa cum laude
    • B.A., University of Washington

    Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

    • Washington State Courts
    • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington

    Professional & Bar Association Memberships

    • Washington State Bar Association

    • Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association

    • American Bar Association

    Professional History

    • Joined the firm in 2012.
    • Law Clerk to Charles W. Johnson, Washington Supreme Court, Olympia, WA
    • Extern to James L. Robart, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington

    Honors & Awards

    • CALI Awards for Highest Grade in Criminal Law, Torts, Civil Procedure, Legal Writing, Constitutional Law, National Security Law, and International and Foreign Law Research
    • Seattle University Law Review, Lead Article Editor
    • Finalist, Mark Reutlinger Excellence in Legal Writing Scholarship
    • Finalist, Cheney/Metzger Legal Writing Scholarships
    • Selected as a Washington Super Lawyers, Rising Star (2017-2018)
  • Representative Matters

    • Reuben assists landowners with a wide variety of real estate and land use disputes in state court. He also helps real property owners navigate various land use matters relating to permitting and development.

      In addition, Reuben aids his clients with the drafting of easements, boundary-line adjustments, and other land-use related legal documents. 

  • Pioneer Square
  • Reflection pond by the Tacoma Glass Museum
  • Fireboats on the Seattle Waterfront
  • Duwamish Waterway and brown field cleanup
  • Tacoma Arches at the History Museum
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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