Courtney E. Flora
Phone: 206-812-3376

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Courtney counsels clients in all aspects of land use law. Her practice emphasizes Growth Management Act (GMA) and State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) compliance, critical areas, stormwater, and floodplain regulations, and transportation concurrency.

Areas of Emphasis

  • Advise clients through the entitlement process, including vesting strategies and code and comprehensive plan amendments.
  • Negotiate with jurisdictions and state and federal agencies regarding development agreements and permit conditions.
  • Litigate zoning and permit related appeals before local governments, boards, and state courts.
  • Mediate land use and environmental disputes.


  • Deputy prosecuting attorney for Snohomish County in the Land Use and Environmental Unit 
  • Law clerk to the Honorable Susan R. Agid at the Washington State Court of Appeals, Division I

Professional & Civic Involvement

  • Executive Committee Member, WSBA Environmental and Land Use Law (ELUL) Section
  • Co-Chair, 2008 ELUL Section Midyear Meeting and Conference
  • Author, “State Environmental Policy Act” Chapter of the Washington Lawyer’s Practice Manual, 2005-2009
  • Editorial Board Member, ELUL Section Newsletter, 2007-2009
  • Board Member, NW SEED (Sustainable Energy for Economic Development)
  • Urban Land Institute
  • Mother Attorneys Mentoring Association of Seattle
  • UW Professional Skills and Mediation Training Program


  • "Rising Star," Washington Law & Politics


  • Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College, J.D., and Certificate in Environmental and Natural Resources Law, 1998 
    • Dean’s Fellowship
    • Law Review Articles Editor
    • Cornelius Honor Society
  • University of Michigan, B.A., High Honors and Distinction, 1995

Admitted to practice

  • Washington State Bar Association, 2000
  • Oregon State Bar Association, 1998

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