Overview & Experience
Eileen handles a wide variety of municipal matters, such as legislation and policy drafting, land use, code enforcement, public procurement and contracting, utility, telecommunications, open government, and general municipal advice. She has a passion for utility and telecommunications issues, including negotiating franchise and telecommunications leases, crafting ordinances governing telecommunications deployments, as well as advising on complex utility projects, such as ULID formation and assessment, latecomers’ (reimbursement) agreements, and capital project deployment. Eileen also excels in the courtroom, and handles litigation, such as nuisance actions, LUPA petitions, and eminent domain cases. She also has extensive experience with administrative hearings, both before municipal hearing examiners as well as agency administrative law judges.
Prior to co-founding Madrona Law Group in 2019, Eileen spent three years practicing municipal law in Washington for a small boutique law firm. She also practiced municipal, utility, and administrative law in Texas for almost a decade before moving to Washington in 2016.
Eileen prides herself in providing excellent advice and service to cities, no matter the size, having represented extremely small municipalities, large metropolitan cities, and clients of all sizes in between. She seeks to provide tailored advice to fit the needs of all of her clients.
Eileen currently serves as the contract Assistant City Attorney for the City of Mercer Island and Interim City Attorney for the City of Bothell.
Rising Star, Utilities, Washington Super Lawyers Magazine (2018, 2019, 2020, 2021)
Rising Star, State, Local & Municipal, Washington Super Lawyers Magazine (2022)
Texas Tech University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2007
University of Texas, B.A., magna cum laude, 2004
Admitted to Practice
Texas, 2007 (Inactive)
U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington, 2019
Washington State Association of Municipal Attorneys
Washington State Bar Association (WSBA)
Administrative Law Section, WSBA
Chair Elect (2019-2020)
CLE Committee Chair (2019-2020)
Newsletter Committee Chair (2017-2019)