John C. McCullough
Phone: 206-812-3377

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Jack focuses on land use and real estate financing and development issues for projects throughout the state of Washington.


  • Harvard College, A.B., 1978
  • Harvard Law School, J.D., 1982
    Commencement Orator, 1982

Professional Recognition

  • 2010 Seattle Land Use Lawyer of the Year (Best Lawyers in America)
  • Best Lawyers in America (1995-present) 
  • Chambers USA:  America’s Leading Lawyers for Business
  • Seattle Magazine: Best Lawyers in Seattle
  • Washington Law & Politics:  Superlawyer (Top 100 Washington lawyers)
  • Washington Law & Politics:  Top 40 Environmental Lawyers

Representative Projects

  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation headquarters 
  • headquarters development
  • Starbucks headquarters development
  • Microsoft Redmond West Campus
  • The Bravern (Bellevue, WA/1.8 million s.f. mixed-use complex)
  • Chihuly Exhibition Hall at Seattle Center 
  • NikeTown (Downtown Seattle retail/entertainment complex)
  • Overlake Christian Church (Redmond, WA/5000-seat church facility)
  • Elliott Bay Marina (Seattle, WA/1200-slip saltwater marina)

Professional and Civic Activities

  • Downtown Seattle Association
    • Chair (2012-14)
    • General Counsel/Board of Trustees (1989-2012)
  • Urban Land Institute (former Seattle Chapter Trustee)
  • Pike Place Market Foundation (former Board member)
  • Mountains to Sound Greenway (former Board member)
  • Municipal League (former Board member)
  • Seattle-King County Convention & Visitors' Bureau (former Board member)
  • WSBA Environmental and Land Use Law Section

Admitted to Practice

  • Washington, 1982
  • United States District Court (W. Dist. Wash.)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals (9th Circuit)

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