Law Offices of Cynthia Anne Kennedy, PLLC



The Law Offices of Cynthia Anne Kennedy, PLLC is a boutique land use and real property law firm based in Gig Harbor and serving Western Washington. The Firm provides comprehensive property law services to public and private sector clients, delivering big city law firm experience at affordable rates.

Meet Cynthia

The Law Offices of Cynthia Anne Kennedy PLLC was founded by Cynthia Kennedy, a seasoned attorney with 15 years of experience as a partner at Seattleā€™s largest and most established law firms.

  • Shareholder Partner with the Natural Resources practice group at the venerable industry–focused Seattle law firm of Graham & Dunn PC, from 2009–2011.
  • Partner with the Environmental & Land Use practice group at the global firm of K&L Gates LLC, from 2007–2009.
  • Associate and Partner with the Environmental & Land Use practice group at the prestigious Seattle law firm of Preston, Gates & Ellis LLC, from 1999–2007.
  • Associate at the Seattle law firm of Bogle & Gates from 1998–1999.

Ms. Kennedy earned her juris doctor at Georgetown University Law Center and two master’s degrees at George Washington University.

  • J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, in 1997
  • M.A. in Environmental and Resource Policy from George Washington University, in 1994.
  • M.A. in International Affairs from George Washington University, in 1992

During law school, Ms. Kennedy served as an Editor for the Georgetown International Environmental Law Journal. After law school, Ms. Kennedy interned during Summer 1996 as a law clerk for the Hon. Moody R. Tidwell, III, U.S. Court of Federal Claims.


An established leader in her practice areas, Ms. Kennedy is:

  • A LEED Accredited Professional (LEED®–AP), a distinction she earned through the Green Building Certification Institute. As a LEED®–AP, Ms. Kennedy has demonstrated a thorough understanding of green building practices and sustainable development principles, as well as the LEED Rating System.
  • A frequent presenter at legal conferences and events about shoreline issues, land use permitting and entitlements.
  • A Washington Rising Star recognized by Washington Law & Politics in: 2000, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2007.


The Law Offices of Cynthia Anne Kennedy PLLC comprehensively services all aspects of property law. The Firm handles all aspects of real property representations, including: strategic planning, advice and counsel, document drafting, due diligence, permitting, transactions, complex negotiations, appeals and litigation. The Firm provides representation on matters such as:

  • Property Rights Disputes
  • Ownership, Use and Development Rights Issues
  • Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions (CC&Rs)
  • Easements, Rights–of–Way, and other Real Property Agreements
  • Utilities, Roadways, and other Real Property Access Issue
  • Purchase and Sales and other Real Estate Transactions
  • Land Use Planning, Permitting and Development Entitlements
  • Steep Slope, Wetland, Shoreline and other Critical Area Issues
  • Environmental and Natural Resource Issues


Ms. Kennedy has represented dozens of public and private sector clients in a wide variety of real property matters in jurisdictions throughout Washington and other parts of the Pacific Northwest. Notably, Ms. Kennedy was the legal team coordinator for the Tacoma Narrows Bridge Project, helping to meet an expedited schedule for completing the environmental review and obtaining 20 major federal, state and local land use permits and environmental approvals within a one-year period.


Cynthia Anne Kennedy
P.O. Box 1477
Gig Harbor, WA 98335

Office: (253) 853–3907
Mobile: (253) 691–0547
Fax: (253) 858–8938