Abigail Pearl DeWeese

Abigail Pearl DeWeese


Direct: 206.470.7651

Main: 206.623.1745

Fax: 206.623.7789

Phone: 206.470.7659

Professional Overview

Abigail provides critical insight and advice to residential, commercial, and institutional developers. She has devoted her career to understanding the challenges faced by developers, land owners, and architects throughout Washington in all aspects of land acquisition and development, from initial due diligence to full entitlement and defending appeals. Abigail takes great pride in offering an integrated suite of services, including providing land use, environmental, and real estate advice.

With a depth of experience in the Puget Sound Region, including in Seattle, Bellevue, Redmond, Kirkland, and Renton, clients benefit from Abigail’s solution-oriented approach and deep insight into their business challenges. Abigail’s practice has been particularly active in Bellevue since the Downtown zoning code update. Since then, she’s been involved with projects in Bellevue that total over 2.9 million square feet of commercial development and provide over 1000 residential units, with more in the pipeline. 

Additional areas of focus include:

  • Office
  • Multi-family residential
  • Academic
  • Non-profit
  • Religious
  • Historic preservation/ Adaptive re-use


  • Junior League of Seattle, Provisional Class of 2017 - 2018
  • Seattle Design Foundation, Board member
  • Philanthropy and Marketing Advisor, Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority, Alpha Lambda Chapter
  • Repeatedly recognized by Best Lawyers in America®: Ones to Watch in the fields of Land Use & Zoning Law and Real Estate Law, most recently for 2022.
  • Extern to the Honorable James L. Robart, Federal District Court for the Western District of Washington.
  • Legal Intern, Sexual Violence Law Center.
  • Legal Intern, Snohomish County Legal Services.
  • Extern, Earthjustice.
  • Moot Court Honor Board 1L Mock Trial Competition quarterfinalist, 2011.
  • Gates Public Service Law Scholarship finalist, 2011.
  • J.D., University of Washington School of Law, Concentration in Environmental Law, 2014     
    • Executive Editor of Notes and Comments, Washington Journal of
      Environmental Law and Politics
    • Co-Author, Washington Environmental Law Year in Review,
      3 Wash. J. Envtl. L. & Pol’y 347, (2013)
    • President, UW Law Women’s Caucus
    • Global Outreach Coordinator, Law Students for Reproductive Justice
    • Captain, Inter-American Sustainable Development Moot Court Team
    • Treasurer, GreenLaw
  • B.S., Public Health, B.A. with Distinction, Women Studies, University of Washington, 2010
    • New Leadership Institute of Puget Sound, UW Women’s Center     
    • President and Founder, Students for Civic Engagement on Homelessness
    • Peer Educator, ASUW Committee Organizing Rape Education

I love to travel and I've been lucky to explore some amazing parts of Indonesia, Ghana, and Colombia. In my free time, I enjoy exploring Seattle's restaurants with my husband and friends, practicing yoga, and watching Husky football.