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Gregory F. Cromwell
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  • Partner

Location:

Kent, WA

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253-893-5007

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Gregory F. Cromwell’s practice focuses primarily on homeowners’ and condominium Associations. His law practice focuses on representation of homeowners’ and condominium owners’ Associations.  He has provided legal representation for Associations for over 30 years.   He and his team of two (2) associate attorneys (Peter Wilburn and Jennifer Hill) and three (3) paralegals (Margret Merritt, Elizabeth Thomas, and Tiffany Jacobsen) currently represent over 200 Associations, working with property managers and self-managed Associations to ensure the best possible Board decisions on Association matters and outcomes on client issues.  He regularly speaks at seminars and workshops for directors and officers of Associations.  He is a member of the Community Associations Institute, a national organization dedicated to the advancement and improvement of homeowners’ associations, with resources which aid in handling Association issues.   He has been an expert witness in a federal court case, assisting an Association defend its actions in enforcing no-business-use covenants.

He firmly believes in the importance of active Associations, because they protect the marketability and value of owners’ properties, and the quality of life for owners residing in the community. He also believes in an approach to problem solving which involves fair, consistent and courteous interaction with owners who are the subject of assessment and covenant issues with the association, while firmly protecting associations’ interests.

Greg and his Association Team have extensive litigation experience, having handled a substantial number of trials, mediations, and arbitrations.

During law school, Greg was a legal intern in the office of Governor Dan Evans. During his earlier years of practice he served as a judge pro tem for over twenty years for several District and Municipal Courts, thereby gaining valuable insight into what is important to judges during hearings and trials. For fourteen years he was one of the founding directors and an officer of the National Bank of Tukwila, a community national bank which, through a series of bank mergers, eventually became a part of Wells Fargo Bank. During that period he served on the bank’s Executive Loan Committee, gaining excellent hands-on experience and insight into the loan and security documents utilized by banks, and banking standards for lending (well before the subprime loan debacle occurred).

Areas Of Practice

  • Homeowners' and Condominium Associations
  • Real Property

Bar Admissions

  • Washington
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit

Education

  • Seattle University of Law, Tacoma, Washington
    • Juris Doctor - 1976
    • Honors: With Distinction
  • University of Washington
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 1973

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Washington State Bar Association
  • South King County Bar Association