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Ellen Conedera Dial



Ellen Conedera Dial is a partner in the firm's Real Estate group. She focuses her practice on all aspects of real estate development and financing, including acquisitions and dispositions, leasing, land use and zoning. In addition to numerous professional and civic activities, Ellen served as President of the Washington State Bar Association for the 2006 - 2007 term. Ellen is co-author of the WSBA Real Property Deskbook Chapter on the "Law of Landlord and Tenant" and is frequently invited to speak on real estate, leasing and related title and environmental matters.

Professional Recognition

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2005 - Present: Real Estate Law
  • Ranked by Chambers USA, as "America's Leading Real Estate Lawyers," 2003 - 2014
  • Listed in Washington Law & Politics, "Washington's Super Lawyers," 2003 - 2014
  • Recipient of the Washington State Bar Association's Award of Merit, 2004
  • Listed in Vault:  View From the Top, "Legal Women Leaders," 2006
  • Recognized by Washington CEO as one of the Top Lawyers In Washington, 2008
  • Peer Review Rated AV in Martindale-Hubbell
    (AV®, BV® and CV® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.)

Professional Leadership

  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow of the Foundation, 2004
  • Washington State Bar Association, President, 2006 - 2007; President-Elect, 2005 - 2006; Chair, Ethics 2003 Committee; Chair Emeritus of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Section Executive Committee; former Chair: Legislative Committee; Character and Fitness Committee; Committee on Code of Professional Responsibility
  • King County Bar Association, Co-Chair: 2004 Awards Committee


  • Hon. Charles Horowitz, Washington State Supreme Court, 1977 - 1979


  • Cornell Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 1977
  • Cornell University, A.B., English, magna cum laude in English with distinction in all subjects, 1968

Bar Admissions

  • Washington


Chambers Ranked