Loni L. Hinton

Associate
Seattle, WA
Overview

About Loni

Loni L. Hinton is an associate attorney in the Seattle office and practices with the firm’s Construction and Design group. Loni assists land owners, developers, contractors, subcontractors, design professionals, and product manufacturers with risk management, contract drafting and negotiation, course of construction disputes, and construction defect claims.

As a fourth-generation property developer in Western Washington, Loni is keenly aware of the technical and market-driven challenges her clients face. Prior to joining the firm, she was a law clerk and associate attorney at Heffernan Law Group PLLC. While in law school, Loni clerked at the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office’s Economic Crimes Unit, Northwest Justice Project’s Foreclosure Prevention Unit, and several other private real estate and land use law firms.

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Experience

Experience

  • Managed day-to-day operations and defense strategy for several product manufacture, supply, and subcontractor entities involved in seventeen complex construction defect cases in Oregon and California, with claims ranging from $10 million to $72 million.
  • Experienced alternative dispute resolution advocate for real estate, construction, and coverage disputes.
  • Collaborated with an array of construction and engineering experts by revising expert reports and preparing experts for presentations and depositions.
  • Contributed to a variety of motions and briefs, including summary judgments and demurrers, by analyzing how underling legal arguments impact insurance coverage, conducting legal research, and revising drafts and supporting materials.
  • Coordinated discovery for several complex construction defect and commercial litigation lawsuits.
  • Prepared settlement agreements, common interest agreements, indemnity agreements, and other non-traditional contracts to resolve complex litigation and real estate development matters.
  • Drafted construction contracts for owners, construction managers, and contractors.
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Honors

Honors & Activities

Professional Honors & Activities

  • Alaska Bar Association
  • Washington Bar Association
  • State Bar of California
  • WSBA Construction Law Section (pending)

Civic Activities

  • Young Professionals Advisory Board Member, Washington Policy Center, 2017-present
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