Klien D. Hilliard
Klien Hilliard is an associate on the firm’s construction practice team who represents general contractors, subcontractors, developers, and property owners throughout the Pacific Northwest on a wide range of projects from commercial construction, public road and utility projects, hotels, apartments, and federal procurement. She advises private and public sector clients including representation before state, federal, and local agencies.
Klien’s experience includes both litigation and successful alternative dispute resolution of construction matters. In a recent complex dispute, Klien successfully obtained full recovery of attorneys’ fees and costs through strategic briefing and motion practice. Additionally, Klien’s practice also includes advocacy for state and federal small, minority, and women-owned business programs, advising clients on certification, eligibility issues, and appeals.
Prior to Joining Miller Nash LLP Plus
Represented a public works contractor in a jury trial, successfully obtaining full recovery on breach of contract and indemnification claims.
Successfully appealed decertification of a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and Woman/Minority-owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE).
- Association of Women and Minority Businesses, Member
- Washington State Bar Association, Member
- Construction Law Section
- Labor & Employment Law Section
- Oregon State Bar, Member
- National Association of Women in Construction, Puget Sound Chapter, Member
- Associated General Contractors of America, Washington Chapter, Member
- Risk Management Society, Washington Chapter, Member
Outside the Office
In her spare time, Klien can be found baking, playing board games, or running around and exploring with her dog.