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Eileen Keiffer

Eileen M. Keiffer

Contact:

 

Eileen@MadronaLaw.com

425-201-5111, ext. 1

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Overview & Experience

Eileen handles a wide variety of municipal matters, such as ordinance and policy drafting, land use, public procurement and contracting, utility, telecommunications, open government, code enforcement, 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 LUPA petitions and eminent domain cases. She also has extensive experience with administrative hearings, both before municipal hearing examiners as well as before state agency adjudicative bodies. 

​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 City Attorney for the City of Bothell and as contract Assistant City Attorney for the City of Mercer Island. 

Awards

Rising Star, Utilities, Washington Super Lawyers Magazine (2018, 2019, 2020, 2021)

Rising Star, State, Local & Municipal, Washington Super Lawyers Magazine (2022)

Education

Texas Tech University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2007

University of Texas, B.A., magna cum laude, 2004

 

Admitted to Practice

Washington, 2016
Texas, 2007 (Inactive)

U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington, 2019

 

Professional Involvement

Washington State Association of Municipal Attorneys
Washington State Bar Association (WSBA)
Administrative Law Section, WSBA

At Large Member (2022-present)

Immediate Past Chair (2021-2022)

Chair (2020-2021)

Chair Elect (2019-2020)
CLE Committee Chair (2019-2020)

Secretary (2018-2019)

Newsletter Committee Chair (2017-2019)

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