Mary DeVuono Englund is with the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office in Seattle, Washington. She has twenty years of experience in public and private sector construction law, insurance coverage, commercial litigation, real property, tax and bankruptcy matters. Representing public and private property owners, contractors, and businesses in state courts, U.S. District Court, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, dispute review board hearings, arbitrations, and mediations. She has advised and collaborated with clients on contract development and contract negotiations for infrastructure construction, public/private partnership development, and sustainable energy projects. She also provides strategic planning and proactive advice on construction contract administration and insurance coverage.
She is admitted to the Washington State Bar Association since 1987, the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington since 1988, and the United States Court of Federal Claims since 1997. She attended the University of Washington School of Law and received her J.D. in 1987. She attended the University of Washington Jackson School of International Studies from 1984 to 1985. She received her Bachelor’s degree in 1984 from the University of Illinois and was an Edmund J. James Scholar.
Karl F. Oles is a partner of the firm practicing in the Construction and Design group. For more than 30 years, he has helped owners, architects, engineers, and contractors solve complex legal problems through negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and trial. Karl has also drafted, negotiated, and analyzed multimillion-dollar design and construction contracts on a wide variety of construction projects. He serves as an arbitrator on the American Arbitration Association’s construction panel. He is coauthor of the current standard treatise on Washington lien law.