Seattle-based Garvey Schubert Barer has grown to house a legal
team of more than 100 attorneys in Seattle, Portland, New York,
Washington DC, Alaska, and Beijing. With practice areas ranging
from environmental law to intellectual property litigation, the
firm has represented regional clients in the Pacific Northwest and
international clients doing business across the Pacific.
Pacific Northwest to Pacific Rim
Garvey Schubert Barer's entrepreneurial tradition stretches back
to 1966, when the firm was founded by three law school classmates
just two years out of school. Garvey Schubert Barer's practice
areas include business and corporate law, environmental and natural
resources, intellectual property, employment and labor, real
estate, litigation, government affairs and trusts and estates. Most
recently, the firm launched a hospitality, travel, and tourism
practice based out of Seattle.
Garvey attorneys provide business and litigation advice to
clients in the high tech, trade and transportation,
maritime/admiralty, real estate, communications, and media sectors.
The firm's client roster has included diverse private, public, and
international interests including the Nautilus Group, China
International Marine Containers Group, Taco Bell Corp, China Ocean
Shipping, the Quileute Indian Tribe, and the Seattle Housing
Game, Set, Match
Perhaps the firm's most recognizable clients-at least among
tennis fans-are Venus and Serena Williams. Former Garvey partner
Keven Davis, who represented Serena Williams from the time she was
just eight years old, helped secure her position on the U.S.
Olympic team after a top-ranking doubles player challenged the U.S.
Tennis Association's selection process prior to the 2000 Sydney
Olympic Games. Later in their career, Davis helped Venus Williams
negotiate a lucrative contract with Reebok.
Garvey Schubert Barer also had a hand in a less inspiring sports
story. Tonya Harding hired attorneys from the firm for her defense
on charges related to the 1994 attack on Harding's figure skating
rival, Nancy Kerrigan.
Pro Bono without Borders
Garvey attorneys are encouraged to devote 10 percent of their
time to pro bono efforts, which have included helping refugees
seeking asylum in the U.S. through the Northwest Immigrant Rights
Project, representing Guantanamo prisoners, working with the Robert
F. Kennedy Memorial Center for Justice and Human Rights and
offering counsel for the Holocaust Ghetto Workers Reparations