J. Vander Stoep

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Government Affairs and Communications. Mr. Vander Stoep specializes in helping clients with their strategic, government affairs, and communications goals. He has worked with dozens of public agencies, public figures, and businesses as a communications consultant and strategist. Clients have included Microsoft, the Russell Company and Trident Seafoods.

Mr. Vander Stoep has over three decades of experience in politics, public policy, and communications. At age twenty-one he managed a successful legislative campaign. At twenty-three he won election to the Washington State House of Representatives where he served for six years. As an elected official, he developed an understanding of the issues important to the Pacific Northwest as well as the fundamentals of policy-making and public communications.

J. is a founding partner of Washington2 Advocates and Sound Counsel. These organizations are devoted to helping clients with communication and governmental affairs issues. J. is intimately involved with helping clients prepare for and respond to events requiring a crisis communications response.

Real Property. Mr. Vander Stoep’s traditional legal work primarily involves matters related to real property. He has successfully litigated many boundary and timber trespass matters and also assists clients with local governmental zoning and land use related issues.

Order of Barristers. Washington State Representative, 1981-1987. Chief of Staff to United States Senator Slade Gorton, 1990-1993.

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Civil Litigation
  • Government
  • Property Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
360-748-9281  Phone
360-748-3184  Fax
University Attended:
Western Washington University, B.A., 1979
Law School Attended:
University of Washington, J.D., 1989
Year of First Admission:
1989, Washington; 1989, U.S. Supreme Court
Lewis County (President, 2000) and Washington State Bar Associations; Washington State Trial Lawyers Association.
Birth Information:
Chehalis, Washington, May 20, 1957
Hobbies & interests:
Mr. Vander Stoep lives just outside Chehalis with his wife and daughters. He enjoys music, tennis, fishing, and digging clams

Peer Reviews

4.8/5.0 (12 reviews)
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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Senior Associate on 01/11/12 in Civil Practice

    J. is an outstanding litigator. His personal integrity and ethics are exemplary.

    J. is an outstanding litigator. His personal integrity and ethics are exemplary. Read less

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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Government Counsel on 01/10/12 in Commercial Litigation

    J. is one of the smartest people I know. I would want him on my side no matter what the issue.

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Chehalis, Washington

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