Main Phone: 206.623.3427Fax: 206.682.6234
PRACTICE EMPHASIS AND EXPERIENCE
ConstructionBusiness & Real EstateGovernment ProcurementCommercial Litigation Intellectual Property Licensing
For more than 20 years, Douglas Oles has concentrated his practice on helping clients to avoid and resolve disputes on complex contracts relating to construction, supply, real estate development and intellectual property licensing. He has prepared, negotiated and litigated claims resulting in recoveries in excess of $100 million on major projects performed for government agencies and private owners. Most of his work has been in the western United States and Alaska, but assignments have ranged from Europe to South America.
As a principal developer of the firm's international contracts practice, Mr. Oles has joined the faculty at five conferences of the Canadian Bar Association's National Construction Law Section, and he chaired the first construction conference to be planned jointly by the Canadian and American Bar Associations.
"Dispute Review Boards," OMRB Construction and Public Contract Law Seminar (2005)
"Negotiating Changes to ‘Standard' Form Contracts," OMRB Construction and Public Contract Law Seminar (2004)
London Super Conference (2002-2006)
Society of Construction Law Conference in London (October 2008)
"Construction Damages and Remedies," American Bar Association (2004)
"The Construction Lawyer," ABA Forum on the Construction Industry Quarterly Law Journal, Editor (1997‑2000)
"Washington Building Contracts and Construction Law" (1996)
PROFESSIONAL AND CIVIC INVOLVEMENT
American College of Construction Lawyers, FellowAmerican Bar Association – Chair, Forum on the Construction Industry (2005-2006)American Bar Foundation, FellowAmerican Arbitration Association Panel of ArbitratorsWashington State Bar Association, Construction Law SectionInternational Bar AssociationPresident, The Rainer Club (2007-2008)
Washington State CourtsU.S. District Court, Eastern District, WashingtonU.S. District Court, Western District, WashingtonU.S. Court of Federal ClaimsNinth Circuit Court of AppealsU.S. Supreme Court
J.D., with honors, University of WashingtonB.A., History, with distinction and department honors, Stanford University (Phi Beta Kappa)