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HCMP Names Two New Principals in Litigation and Real Estate Groups

January 26, 2023  By HCMP Law Offices

Hillis Clark Martin & Peterson P.S. has announced that litigation attorney Jessica Kerr and real estate attorney Matthew Markovich have been appointed principals of the firm.

“Jessica and Matt are excellent attorneys and are well-known for their responsive, timely, and thoughtful client advice,” said Ryan Durkan, HCMP’s managing principal. “HCMP is proud of their great reputations for wide-ranging expertise in litigation and real estate practices. We look forward to their continued success at the firm. “

Mary Crego Peterson, HCMP’s litigation practice team leader, shared, “We value Jessica’s contributions to the firm and her clients, particularly with respect to appellate matters, and are excited about her continued commitment to the greater legal community.”

“Matt has earned a reputation for providing complex real estate advice to our clients throughout the Pacific Northwest. We congratulate him on this career milestone and all his professional accomplishments,” said Kurt Kruckeberg, HCMP’s real estate practice team leader.

Jessica practices civil litigation and appellate advocacy on behalf of public, private, and non-profit clients. Her experience spans all levels of state court practice, federal trial court and appellate work, alternative dispute resolution, and administrative hearings and reviews. Jessica has a varied commercial litigation practice, and she also especially enjoys working on matters involving complex procedural questions, constitutional law, and civil rights. Prior to joining HCMP, Jessica served as a law clerk to Justice Mary Fairhurst of the Washington Supreme Court and an extern to Judge Robert S. Lasnik of the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington.

Matt represents clients in a range of real estate transactions, including property acquisitions and sales, leases and ground leases, joint ventures, construction and development contracts, formation of commercial and residential condominiums and homeowners’ associations, and financing transactions. Matt leverages his proactive, detail-oriented approach to solve problems, provide practical advice to clients, and close deals. His work frequently involves complex transactions for clients in the healthcare, professional sports, building materials and asset management industries. Matt also partners with HCMP’s land use attorneys to provide full-service representation to developers. Prior to joining HCMP, Matt attended law school and started his real estate practice in Los Angeles. He maintains his license to practice in California.