Jonathan K. Sitkin


Jon’s practice concentrates on land use, zoning, shoreline and critical areas regulation, State Environmental Policy Act compliance, water rights, and real estate transactions. His practice involves all aspects of compliance with federal, state and local laws, regulations and policies relating to land development, project permitting and real estate transactions. Jon coordinates and supervises all aspects of the firm’s clients in matters involving land development, development entitlement and the siting and permitting of public facilities and private developments, including intergovernmental agreements such as annexations and/or joint service agreements for public entities. As the land use, real estate, and municipal issues in Northwest Washington become increasingly complex and challenging, clients willingly turn to Jon’s solution-oriented practice. Jon limits his practice to the representation of property owners, developers, governments and water associations.

  • Western Washington University
    (B.A., Political Science with Honors, Minor Russian Language, 1984)
  • Seattle University (formerly University of Puget Sound) (J.D., 1987)
Professional Associations & Memberships
  • Washington State Bar Association (admitted 1988)
  • United States District Court — Western District of Washington
  • Whatcom County Bar Association
Community Involvement
  • Whatcom Business Alliance
  • PeaceHealth Hospital Foundation, Board of Directors
  • Rotary Club of Bellingham Foundation, Board of Directors
  • Bellingham Rotary Club, Member