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Eric Nielsen

Eric (he/him) was a small business owner when he decided to attend law school. He graduated Cum Laude from Seattle University School of Law in 1982, served as a judicial law clerk, and then a trial attorney for a Seattle public defender office. He later joined a public defender appellate firm and eventually became its Assistant Director. In 1994, Eric founded the firm that became Nielsen Koch & Grannis.

Eric has litigated hundreds of appeals in the Washington state and federal appellate courts. For 27 years, he has served as legal counsel for a local Indian tribe and has tried complex treaty rights cases in federal court. He also is a trial and appellate judge for several local tribal courts.

Eric is licensed to practice in the state and federal courts of Washington and has consistently been recognized as one of Washington’s best lawyers by Washington Law and Politics and Seattle Met magazines. He has spoken at a number of seminars on appellate practice and Indian law issues.

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