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Contact Jackee

2801 Alaskan Way, Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98121
T: 206.777.7559

Jacqualyne J. Walker

Partner

Jackee Walker helps local governments navigate all aspects of the eminent domain process, inverse condemnation, regulatory takings, and the associated valuation. She has been involved in many complex and high-profile public projects in the Pacific Northwest. Jackee is known for her success resolving cases short of the courtroom, but when litigation is unavoidable, she has successfully first-chaired tried multimillion dollar cases in Washington courts. Jackee focuses on understanding her clients’ overall objectives, internal processes, and construction timelines. Her clients include local transit authorities, counties, cities, special districts, and utility companies.

Jackee is a frequent guest speaker on legal issues involving eminent domain law and has served as author and editor for a number of state and national legal treaties on the topic. Since 2015, Jackee has been selected every year for inclusion as a Rising Star in Washington Super Lawyers magazine.

Representative Experience

  • Represented local transit authority in a multi-day condemnation trial for light rail expansion project. A Petitioner’s verdict of more than $1 million less than owner’s just compensation evidence awarded by the court. No fees or costs awarded to property owner. (2019, Bench Trial) 
  • Represented local city in a condemnation of property rights for road-widening project. Settled at mediation for $120,000 less than owner’s just compensation evidence. (2019) 
  • Member of trial team that represented local transit authority in a multi-week condemnation trial for light rail expansion project. Jury returned verdict for $1.4 million less than owner’s just compensation evidence. No fees or costs awarded to property owner. (2018, 12-Person Jury Trial) 
  • Member of trial team that represented local transit authority in a multi-week condemnation trial for light rail station project. Jury returned verdict that did not exceed the transit authority’s pretrial settlement offer and ultimately offset the just compensation award for a special benefits credit. No fees or costs awarded to property owner. (2018, 12-Person Jury Trial) 
  • Represented local utility district in navigating final action procedures and pre-condemnation of transmission easement. (2017) 
  • Represented local pipeline company in navigating final action procedures and condemning demolition of residential structure constructed above pipeline. (2017-2018) 
  • Represented local transit authority in condemnation trial for light rail expansion project. A just compensation verdict that did not exceed the transit authority’s pretrial settlement offer awarded by the court. No fees or costs awarded to property owner. (2015, Bench Trial)
  • Represented local transit authority in condemnation trial for light rail expansion project. A just compensation verdict that did not exceed the transit authority’s pretrial settlement offer awarded by the court. No fees or costs awarded to property owner. (2014, Bench Trial)
  • Member of trial team that represented local transit authority in condemnation trial for light rail expansion project. A Petitioner’s verdict awarded by the court. No fees or costs awarded to property owner. (2014, Bench Trial)
  • Represented local transit authority in three-week condemnation trial for light rail expansion project. Jury returned verdict for nearly $1.5 million less than owner’s just compensation evidence. (2013, 12-Person Jury Trial) 
  • Member of trial team that represented local transit authority in multi-week condemnation trial for light rail expansion project. Jury returned verdict in less than two hours for an award that did not exceed the transit authority’s pretrial settlement offer. No fees or costs awarded to property owner. (2013, 12-Person Jury Trial)
  • Defense of personal injury claims against oil company client. (2012-2015)
  • Successfully represented Sound Transit in obtaining settlements in hundreds of condemnation matters.
  • Member of trial team that represented local fire district in condemnation trial for fire station expansion project. A just compensation verdict that did not exceed the fire district’s pretrial settlement offer awarded by the court. No fees or costs awarded to property owner. (2010, 6-person Jury Trial)