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Geoff Grindeland

Co-Founder & Managing Member

Attorney admitted to practice in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska

Geoff founded Seamark Law Group after 14 years at one of Seattle's premier mid-sized law firms. He has tried multiple cases to favorable verdicts in federal and state courts, and has represented municipalities at more than a dozen inquests into deaths arising from officer-involved shootings. Geoff was also one of the attorneys for the prevailing party in Egbert v. Boule, a case in which the U.S. Supreme Court held there is no cause of action against federal officers for Fourth Amendment claims related to border-security activities or for First Amendment retaliation. He is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and the University of Virginia's School of Law. Prior to attending law school, Geoff was a Navy pilot who flew both helicopters and airplanes and managed safety, flight-training, and aircraft-maintenance programs. He's particularly proud of his work defending law-enforcement officers and he also enjoys cases that involve scientific, engineering, or other technical issues. Geoff has served as President of the King County Bar Association's Aviation Section, as President of the Board of Directors of Helpline House (a food bank and social-services organization on Bainbridge Island), and as a member of the Washington State Bar Association's Court Rules and Procedures Committee. Super Lawyers Magazine has selected Geoff to its “Super Lawyers” list each year since 2013.

geoff@seamarklaw.com

(206) 502-2511

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Nikki Carsley

Co-Founder & Member

Attorney admitted to practice in Washington

Nikki is a co-founder of Seamark Law Group. Her civil-litigation practice focuses on municipal law, police liability, and tort defense. She helps effectively and efficiently resolve high-stakes disputes through litigation, mediation, and trial. Nikki graduated from the University of Washington School of Law with high honors. During law school, she served as a managing editor for the Washington Law Review and was selected by the faculty as a teaching assistant for first-year legal writing classes. Nikki worked at a mid-sized firm in Seattle before co-founding Seamark. She currently serves on the Young Professionals Board for Treehouse, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of youth in foster care across the state. Super Lawyers Magazine has put Nikki on its “Rising Stars” list annually since 2016.

nikki@seamarklaw.com

(206) 502-2545

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Gretchen Graham Salazar

Attorney

Admitted to practice in Washington

For more than twenty years, Gretchen has litigated cases in trial courts throughout the state, as well as handling appeals in the Washington Court of Appeals, the Washington Supreme Court, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Her practice includes employment law, tort defense, municipal law, and complex commercial matters. She also regularly advises clients on a variety of business and employment issues, helping them avoid litigation, maximize opportunities, and achieve positive outcomes. Gretchen graduated first in her class at Seattle University School of Law, where she also served as Editor-in-Chief of the law review. Prior to joining Seamark, she was an attorney and shareholder at Mills Meyers Swartling in Seattle. In her free time, Gretchen enjoys volunteering at the Magnuson Park Food Pantry, walking her dog, and spending time with her family.

gretchen@seamarklaw.com

(206) 502-2521

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Lisa Kopecky

Paralegal

Lisa has more than two decades of experience as paralegal and a private investigator. She’s a charter member of the Washington Association of Legal Investigators and has worked in law firms, a public-interest organization, and the law department of a global corporation. Lisa earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa and a master’s degree from the University of Washington. In her spare time, she enjoys rooting for her favorite collegiate and high-school lacrosse teams.

lisa@seamarklaw.com

(206) 502-2540

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Nicole Hashmeh

Paralegal

Prior to entering the legal field, Nicole worked as a researcher and historical consultant to authors of both fiction and nonfiction books. She has also held a variety of positions in leadership, program development, and teaching. Nicole earned a bachelor’s degree from Emory University and a master’s degree from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Outside of work, Nicole enjoys board games, picnics, and attending the theater.

nicole@seamarklaw.com

(206) 502-2510