Representing the Pacific Northwest Since 1953

Lisa Marie Hammel | Staff Attorney

Email: lmh@williamspsc.com | Phone: (425) 486-8138

Practice Areas
Contracts • Real Property And Leases • Construction Defect
Civil Litigation • Wills And Estate Planning

LISA M. HAMMEL focuses on the representation of municipal and private clients in cases involving contract disputes, condemnation, real property and leases, and civil litigation. She also prepares simple wills, cohabitation agreements, and health care directives for private clients.

Ms. Hammel brings interdisciplinary skills to the practice, with degrees in law and engineering. She has experience in industrial and automotive manufacturing, and was an officer in a residential construction company for more than 10 years.

Ms. Hammel serves as an arbitrator for both King and Snohomish counties’ mandatory arbitration programs administered under the jurisdiction of the respective Superior Court systems. She also provides private arbitrations for businesses and individuals.

Ms. Hammel has served as a volunteer attorney with Eastside Legal Assistance since 1996, helping low-income clients with criminal and civil matters including domestic violence, consumer and landlord/tenant issues, wills and contracts.

ADMITTED TO PRACTICE

  • Washington, 1996
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Washington

HONORS AND RECOGNITION

  • Rated “Exceptionally Well Qualified” for Everett Court Commissioner Seat, January, 2006
  • Law & Politics “Rising Star,” 2002 and 2006

EDUCATION

  • Seattle University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 1996
  • General Motors Institute, B.S., Industrial Engineering, 1988

MEMBERSHIP

  • King County Bar Association
  • Snohomish County Bar Association
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Washington Defense Trial Lawyers Association

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Attorney, Williams & Williams PSC, March 2009-present
  • Attorney, Salmi & Gillaspy, February 2008-March 2009
  • Attorney, Kingman Ringer & Horne, 2003-2008
  • Arbitrator for Snohomish County, 2002-present
  • Arbitrator for King County Mandatory Arbitration Program 2002-present
  • Hearing Officer, Attorney Discipline hearings, 2010-2011
  • Attorney, Merrick Hofstedt & Lindsey, 1996-2003
  • Volunteer Attorney, Eastside Legal Assistance, 1996-present
  • Engineer, Texaco Lubricants Company, Seattle and Detroit, 1988-1996
  • Engineer, Cadillac Motor Car, Detroit, MI, 1983-1986

SIGNIFICANT SEMINARS

  • Speaker, NBI, “Henry M. Jackson High School, Mill Creek, Washington, “Student Law Day,” May 1, 2013
  • Speaker, NBI, “Williams & Williams Community Seminar, Bothell, Washington, “Basics of Estate Planning,” March 20, 2013
  • Speaker, NBI, “Eastside King County Bar Association, “Powers of Attorney in Washington,” December 6, 2012
  • Speaker, NBI, “Nightmare Clients, How and Why They Make You Miserable; Remedies and Strategies for Prevention,” June, 2011
  • Speaker, Northwest Justice Project, “Landlord’s Duties Regarding Water Intrusion and Mold,” November, 2011
  • Speaker, WSBA CLE – Mold & Moisture CLE, Speaker, “A Landlord’s Responsibilities to Residential Tenants,” October, 2011
  • Speaker, NBI, “Organization Equals Success – Preserving and Structuring the Evidence for Trial Presentation,” August 2010
  • Speaker, WSBA CLE – Mold & Moisture CLE, “A Landlord’s Responsibilities to Residential Tenants,” November 2007
  • Speaker, Half Moon Seminars for Design Professionals, “Testifying as an Expert,” October 2007
  • Speaker, Half Moon Seminars for Professional Engineers, “Testifying as a Witness in a Civil Case,” April 2006
  • Speaker, NBI, “Making the Construction Project Work,” January 2006

BIOGRAPHY

  • Volunteer attorney, Eastside Legal Assistance Program, Northshore Senior Center, and Kirkland Senior Center, 1996-present
  • Puget Sound Komen – Grace Notes Event Committee, 2013-present
  • Member, Northshore Senior Center Resource Committee, 2013-present
  • Chairman, Camano Island Animal Shelter Association, 2000-2002
  • Board of Directors, Tam O’Shanter
  • Enjoys golf, fly fishing, running, volleyball