What We Do


McCullough Hill attorneys have a successful record in the mediation of land use disputes. The combination of our substantive knowledge, our long-standing legal experience, and our commitment to courteous, sound, interest-based negotiation enables us to bring warring parties to peaceful resolution. We will offer candid appraisals of the parties’ litigation stances, and work diligently to reach creative compromise that addresses each party’s goals, minimizes each party’s risks, and reduces overall transaction costs.

Land Use Litigation & Mediation Client Work


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Seattle Transportation Impact Fees

Seattle, WA

Land Use - Litigation

Successfully overturned environmental determination for new impact fees in Seattle Hearing Examiner litigation.

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Terminal 5

Seattle, WA

Land Use – Litigation

Obtained reversal by Hearing Examiner and Superior Court of land use code interpretation disallowing moorage of vessels related to exploratory oil drilling at Terminal 5 in Seattle.

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7009 Greenwood Avenue –Shared Roof Project

Seattle, WA

Land Use - Litigation

Entitle and obtain contract rezone for a 35-unit project with a large percentage of family-size units; successfully defend the project against multiple City Council and LUPA appeals.

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Olympia Area Rezone

South Puget Sound

Land Use - Litigation

Defense of 150-acre rezone before Growth Management Hearings Board and Superior Court, which upheld rezone.

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GIS Plaza

Bellevue/Redmond/Kirkland

Land Use – Litigation

Successful defense of permits for mixed use project before Hearing Examiner.

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King County Children and Family Justice Center

Seattle, WA

Land Use – Litigation

Successful defense of permits before Hearing Examiner, Superior Court, and Court of Appeals.

Land Use Litigation & Mediation Attorneys