Brad Lewis is counsel in the firm's Seattle office and is a member of the firm's Power practice group and Construction and Infrastructure practice group.
Brad advises clients who are involved in the development, design, construction, and operation of projects of all types, including solar, wind, energy storage, electricity transmission and infrastructure, private commercial development, and public works and infrastructure, renewable energy, and private development. He deals with matters covering the entire life cycle of construction projects, including bidding and soliciting bids, contract drafting and negotiation, contract risk assessment, contract administration (including change order management), and project closeout. He has experience with a broad range of project-related contracts, including EPC, O&M, equipment supply, design-build, GC/CM, traditional general contracting, design services, development services, and construction management agreements.
In addition, Brad represents energy-industry and commercial development clients in connection with corporate and portfolio acquisitions and project financing, conducting diligence review and providing risk assessment and contract advice in relation to proposed, ongoing, and completed projects and their associated contracts.
Prior to attending law school, Brad worked in construction project management for two California general contractors. He helped manage and oversee the construction of several multimillion dollar projects, both public and private, ranging from commercial office buildings, hotels, and retail centers to a new, 80-acre public high school campus. He also helped manage and oversee various aspects of project development, including entitlements, permitting, and design-build, bidding, and contracting.
Brad worked as a summer associate for the firm in 2011. He served as a judicial extern in 2010 for the Washington Court of Appeals, Division II, where he gained valuable experience in appeals, procedural matters, and a wide variety of substantive areas of law.
During law school, Brad was a Notes and Comments Editor for the Washington Law Review. He also was an active member of the Moot Court Honor Board, participating in moot court competitions and winning multiple individual and team awards, including First Place Oralist and Second Place Team in the 1L Mock Trial Competition, as well as First Place Brief, Second Place Oralist, and First Place Team in the 2L/3L Appellate Advocacy Competition. He also earned CALI Excellence for the Future Awards in Contracts, Legal Writing, Consumer Bankruptcy, and Corporate Bankruptcy.
- Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch, Construction Law, 2020-2021
- “Construction Law for the Real Estate Practitioner,” WSBA Real Property Law Seminar, April 7, 2017.
- “Practical Issues in Inefficiency Claims,” WSBA Construction Law Section Mid-Year CLE, June 10, 2016.
- “Construction Law for the Real Estate Practitioner,” Rapidly Developing Changes in Real Estate Litigation, WSBA CLE in partnership with WSBA Real Property Probate and Trust Section, April 2017.
- “Practical Issues in Inefficiency Claims,” WSBA Construction Law Section Midyear – Construction Contract Damages, WSBA CLE in partnership with WSBA Construction Law Section, June 2016.
- “Washington Court of Appeals Confirms Enforceability of Termination-for-Convenience Clauses and Holds that Implied Covenant of Good Faith Places No Limits on Express Termination-for-Convenience Clauses,” K&L Gates Construction Law Blog, January 2016.