Garth A. Schlemlein

Founding Member

About Garth

Mr. Schlemlein obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Science in Building Construction in 1979. Prior to obtaining his law degree, Mr. Schlemlein worked in the construction industry and owned his own construction firm. Mr. Schlemlein's practice has focused on construction law, and includes the representation of prime contractors, subcontractors, design professionals, fabricators, suppliers, and owners, sureties and lending institutions. Mr. Schlemlein also represents parties in real estate transactions, as well as general commercial litigation. Mr. Schlemlein's 33 years in the construction industry allow him to quickly analyze and effectively resolve disputes as well as assist in preventative planning to avoid such disputes.

Mr. Schlemlein was selected by Washington Law and Politics for inclusion in its 2009 Washington Super Lawyers and received the Thurgood Marshall 2014 Excellence in Law award.

Areas of Practice

Professional Memberships

  • Washington State Bar Association (Public Procurement and Construction Law Sections)
  • American Bar Association (Construction Industry)


  • Washington Super Lawyers, 2009
  • Thurgood Marshall 2014 Excellence in Law

Speaker and Lecturer

  • Association of General Contractors of Washington
  • American Arbitration Association
  • Washington State Association of Homebuilders
  • Washington Council of School Attorneys
  • Washington Risk Management Association
  • Multiple CLE's