Seattle Based Construction Law Firm Sets Up Shop in Oakland

Oles Morrison Rinker & Baker, LLP Announces New Partner Robert L. Leslie to Head California Office

SEATTLE, Washington, May 16, 2012 – On May 1, Oles Morrison Rinker & Baker, LLP, one of the Northwest’s most respected law firms with practice areas in construction, government contracts, business law and commercial litigation, opened an office in the Bay Area of California and welcomed new partner Robert L. Leslie to head the office.

The new office is located at 1901 Harrison Street, Suite 1650, Oakland, California 94612. In addition to its headquarters in Seattle, the firm has an office in Anchorage, Alaska.

Rob Leslie is an accomplished Oakland based attorney with over 35 years of experience. Mr. Leslie’s practice focuses on large, complex construction projects and government contract law, primarily in engineering, heavy and underground construction. Previously, Mr. Leslie was a partner with McInerney & Dillon, where he practiced since 1980.

Prior to 1980, Mr. Leslie was an officer in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps, where he represented the Army in construction and procurement litigation.  From 1969 to 1971, Mr. Leslie was an infantry officer in North Carolina and then with the 101st Airborne Division in Vietnam.

“We are pleased to welcome Rob as a partner and as the leader of our first office in California” said Craig Rusk, one of the firm’s managing partners.

Since the 1930s, the focus of Oles Morrison’s practice has been on construction, government contracts and public procurement. The firm represents both national and international clients on projects in the United States and abroad. With offices in Washington, Alaska and California attorneys provide timely and cost-effective solutions to the most complex problems.

About Oles Morrison Rinker & Baker LLP
Founded in 1893, Oles Morrison is one of the Pacific Northwest’s oldest and most respected law firms.  Since the 1930s, the focus of our practice has been on construction, government contracts, and public procurement.  We represent both national and international clients on projects in the United States and abroad. From our offices in Washington, Alaska and California, we are able to deploy attorneys who have the experience necessary to provide timely and cost-effective solutions to the most complex problems. Oles Morrison is also able to address the wide range of legal matters that most businesses face: employment, bankruptcy and insolvency, tax and estate planning and business formation. More information is available at www.oles.com.

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