Kim Allen, Attorney -­ Land Use

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Kim comes to WPG with a deep base of land use experience as a planning commissioner, and hearing examiner. She also serves as VP of the Redmond WA City Council.

Kim’s land use and political experience has been tapped to streamline the permitting process for private clients from initial application through approval. She also specializes in actively representing applicants at hearings with complicated land use issues and intense public opposition to arrive at solutions that lead to approval. Kim works collaboratively with planning staff, planning commissions and elected officials to initiate and advance code amendments to address industry problems and streamline the permitting process for her clients.

Before joining the Wireless Policy Group, Kim served as a land use hearing examiner for cities and counties throughout the Puget Sound region, rendering land use decisions in hundreds of varied land use entitlements and appeals. She also provided hands on training for planners on hearing presentation skills, case law updates and annual reports to elected officials.

Kim has also served as an elected member of the Redmond City Council since 2006, and is active in regional transit and growth management policy making. She also served 2 terms as a planning commissioner and has chaired the Council’s Planning and Public Works Committee. Her political experience has been fundamental to obtaining successful telecommunications code amendments in several states.

Ms. Allen has also pursued a civil litigation practice in Beverly Hills CA, for financial and small corporate clients and also served as in house litigation counsel for Shell Oil Company in California. She brings her experience in a large multinational corporate legal department to facilitate the business driven outcomes of her clients.

Bar Admissions

  • Washington, 2005
  • California, 1987 (inactive member in good standing)
  • Arizona, 1985 (retired in good standing)
  • Michigan, 1984 (retired in good standing)

Education

Kim is a graduate of the University of Michigan, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Michigan State University/Detroit College of Law, where she earned the degree of Juris Doctor Cum Laude.

Contact

  • Phone: 425.628.2666
  • Email: kim.allen @ wirelesspolicy.com
  • Mail: P.O. Box 34628, #75604, Seattle, WA 98124