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Schwabe Names Two New Shareholders in Seattle

April 2, 2010


The Seattle office of regional law firm Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt recently named Colin Folawn and Larry Costich as shareholders.

"These two exceptional attorneys each bring unique strengths to the firm and we are very pleased to announce their new roles as shareholders," said Mark Long, managing partner at Schwabe.

Folawn limits his practice to disputes involving contracts, torts, professional liability, and legal ethics. He assists clients at all stages, including pre-litigation negotiation, hearings, civil jury trials, and appeals. Folawn has served as counsel to attorneys, physicians, product manufacturers, software developers, insurance companies, automobile dealerships, rental companies, and small businesses. He has been named a "Rising Star" by Washington Law & Politics. In late 2009, he received the Defense Associate of the Year Award from Washington Defense Trial Lawyers. Folawn graduated summa cum laude from Seattle University School of Law.

Costich focuses his practice on litigation and transactional matters in the areas of land use, environmental, natural resources and manufacturing, real estate, and construction law. He represents clients in matters of land use development, natural resource and water rights acquisition, community association governance, and construction contract provisions and dispute resolution. He also advises clients on enforcement of land use and environmental provisions addressing regulatory compliance and natural resource protection. Costich graduated cum laude from the Seattle University School of Law.