Garth A. Schlemlein

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Construction Litigation Attorney in Seattle, WA

Schlemlein Fick & Scruggs, PLLC
 | SODO Commerce Building, 66 South Hanford Street, Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98134
Phone: 866-321-2634
Fax: 206-448-8514
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2009, 2019
Licensed Since: 1983
Practice Areas:
  • Construction Litigation: Business (50%),
  • Business/Corporate (10%),
  • Real Estate: Business (10%),
  • Securities Litigation (10%),
  • Securities & Corporate Finance (10%),
  • Business Litigation (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Garth A. Schlemlein is a founding member of the Schlemlein Fick & Scruggs PLLC law firm Seattle, Washington. A highly rated attorney with more than 35 years of legal experience, Mr. Schlemlein focuses his practice primarily on construction law and litigation as well as real estate law and litigation, and he also has extensive experience with nearly all areas of business and corporate law.

A 1979 graduate of the University of Washington, Mr. Schlemlein earned his Bachelor of Science in building construction and operated his own construction company for years before transitioning into law. He then attended University of Puget Sound School of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 1983 and his license to practice from the Washington State Bar Association that same year.

In 1985, he received his license to practice from the Alaska Bar Association, and he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Western and Eastern Districts of Washington and the District of Alaska, as well as before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.

Mr. Schlemlein's years of experience in the construction industry allows him to offer unmatched advocacy and support to contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, designers and other related professionals for all of their complex legal needs, and he has earned a reputation for his ability to quickly analyze his clients' situations and help them resolve their disputes efficiently. He also provides exceptional counsel to those he serves in order to help them avoid litigation in the first place.

Fully devoted to his practice, Mr. Schlemlein is a member of the public procurement and construction law sections of the Washington State Bar Association, and he is highly active in the American Bar Association Construction Industry Section. Mr. Schlemlein also conducts lectures and continuing legal education seminars on a variety of subjects related to construction and real estate law.

Among his numerous accolades, Mr. Schlemlein is the recipient of the Thurgood Marshall 2014 Excellence in Law Award.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Construction Litigation (50%)

Business/Corporate (10%): Business Formation and Planning

Real Estate (10%)

Securities Litigation (10%)

Securities & Corporate Finance (10%)

Business Litigation (10%)

Focus Areas

Business Formation and Planning


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Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2009, 2019

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About Garth Schlemlein

Admitted: 1983, Washington

Professional Webpage:


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

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1989
  • Alaska, 1985
  • Washington, 1983
  • American Bar Association (Construction Industry)
  • Washington State Bar Association (Public Procurement and Construction Law Sections)
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. District Court District of Alaska
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Washington

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

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

Educational Background:

  • University of Washington, B.S., 1979
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Office Location for Garth A. Schlemlein

SODO Commerce Building
66 South Hanford Street, Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98134

Phone: 866-321-2634

Fax: 206-448-8514

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Last Updated: 1/14/2019

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