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Palachuk, Geoff

801 Second Avenue, Suite 1000Seattle, WA 98104- 1515

Updated: 02/02/2018


Geoff is a trial lawyer who focuses on construction litigation. He navigates a variety of construction and commercial property disputes. He advises owners, lenders, architects, general contractors, and subcontractors in many different phases of pre-dispute and dispute resolution, and has representative experience in state and federal courts. 

Before joining JBSL, Geoff worked at a large firm as an insurance attorney, where he defended regional utilities, railroads, and...


Office Info

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Associate

Practice Areas

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Litigation

Representative Clients

  • Benaroya Companies
  • Cosmos Group
  • Harvey Brand
  • Puget Properties LLC
  • R|Miller Inc.
  • Samis Foundation & Samis Land Co.
  • Serpanok Construction Inc.
  • Skidmore Janette
  • University of Washington


Bar Admissions

  • Washington, 2014
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Washington, 2014
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Washington, 2015
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 2015

Other Affiliations

  • KCBA Social Committee (Vice Chair)
  • Microsoft & Hispanic National Bar Association Intellectual Property Law Institute (Fellow)
  • King County Bar Association, Judiciary and Litigation Committee (Member)
  • NAIOP (Member)
  • King County Bar Association (Young Lawyers Division)
  • Washington State Bar Association (Construction Law Section)
  • American Bar Association, Construction Law (Member)
  • American Bar Association, Young Lawyers (Member)


  • Super Lawyers, Rising Star, Construction Litigation, 2018
  • Super Lawyers, Rising Star, Construction Litigation, 2017
  • Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished, 2017
  • Top Lawyers, Seattle Met, 2017
  • Best Lawyers, Spokane Coeur d’Alene Living, 2016
  • Board of Trustees, King County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division

Pro Bono Activities

  • Meals on Wheels, Volunteer
  • Catholic Charities, Spokane
  • Project Playmaker, Portland


  • Notre Dame Law School, Notre Dame, Indiana, 2014
    Law Journal: Journal of College and University Law, Article Editor
  • University of Oregon, 2009
    Honors: With Honors

Fraternities and Sororities

  • Delta Tau Delta


Published Works

  • CONSTRUCTION LAW, Washington Lawyers Practice Manual, Chapter 25 (2018)
  • Aereo, Brining the NFL to a "Cloud" Near You, 50 Gonz. L. Rev. 117 (Spring 2015)
  • Transformative Use Test Cannot Keep Pace with Evolving Arts, 16 U. Denv. Sports & Ent. L.J. 233 (Fall 2014)

Office Information


801 Second Avenue, Suite 1000Seattle, WA 98104- 1515


  • 206-292-1995


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