Lacey Hatch, who for 10 years represented Bellevue as senior assistant city attorney and senior legal planner, has joined the Olympia-Tacoma law firm of Phillips Burgess, where she will focus her practice in the areas of municipal law, land use, and environmental law and litigation.
A graduate of the University of Montana School of Law and a resident of Gig Harbor, Hatch has devoted nearly 15 years to the practice of municipal law. In addition to her work on behalf of the City of Bellevue, she has been city attorney for the municipalities of Roslyn and Algona, and assistant city attorney for DuPont and Tukwila. In these roles, she has handled myriad land use issues, including client advising, code enforcement, project review, code drafting and interpretation, and litigation.
“The addition of Lacey Hatch to our talented legal team brings an important public-sector legal perspective that will serve our clients particularly well,” firm co-founder Heather Burgess noted. “Hatch has extensive experience working with land use planners, city administrative staff, and state and federal regulatory officials.
“She has appeared before numerous planning commissions, city councils, and committees of the Washington State Legislature. Her pre-existing contacts and excellent professional reputation will accrue immediately to the benefit of our firm and the clients we represent.”
An established and expanding regional law firm, Phillips Burgess focuses its practice primarily on real estate, land use, and environmental law. It repeatedly is recognized among America’s Best Law Firms in the areas of environmental law and litigation by U.S. News & World Report.