Professional Biography
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Mica D. Klein Partner

  • Seattle

    D +1.206.359.6023

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    1201 Third Avenue, Suite 4900

    Seattle, WA 98101-3099




Mica Klein, Assoc. DBIA™, focuses her practice on complex construction transactions and litigation. As a member of Perkins Coie’s nationally recognized Construction practice (ranked Tier 1 nationally for Construction Law in U.S. News “Best Lawyers and Law Firms” and Band 1 in Washington by Chambers USA), Mica counsels project owners across Washington, the United States, and international jurisdictions, regarding all aspects of construction, ranging from project development to project closeout.

Mica’s practice spans both public and private projects ranging from small (under $100,000) tenant improvement projects to $100M+ new construction. As part of her practice, she regularly drafts and negotiates a range of agreements, including complex construction contracts (fixed price, design-build, general contractor/construction manager (GC/CM), engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC)), professional services contracts, and various other modified American Institute of Architects (AIA) and bespoke agreements. In addition, Mica regularly serves as project counsel, providing her clients full-service advice regarding project planning, implementation, and completion. In this role, she routinely assists her clients in the evaluation and negotiation of significant change orders, and throughout the closeout process.

For her public clients, Mica regularly advises on Washington’s Public Works Law (RCW 39.04), as well as regarding GC/CM and design-build projects procured under Washington’s Alternative Public Works Statute (RCW 39.10) and other similar state laws. In addition, she has extensive experience in responding to and defending public clients against bid protests and addressing various other public procurement issues.

When disputes arise, Mica advises her clients regarding all aspects of construction dispute resolution, including mediation, arbitration, and litigation. In this capacity, she has successfully represented clients in state and federal courts throughout Washington and the United States, and has achieved a track record of success at obtaining prompt, high value resolutions for her clients.

Ranked by Chambers USA Two Years in a Row


Professional Recognition

  • Listed in Chambers USA as "America's Leading Lawyers" for Construction, 2022 – 2023
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for Construction Law; Education Law; Litigation - Construction Law, 2021 – 2024
  • Civil Libertarian Award, American Civil Liberties Union of Washington, 2014

Professional Leadership

  • Washington State Bar Association, Construction Section, Member
  • Washington State Bar Association, Litigation Section, Member
  • King County Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • NAIOP Washington, Commercial Real Estate Development Association, 2022 – 2023
  • Bellevue Arts Museum, Board of Trustees, 2015  2016

Related Employment

  • Perkins Coie LLP, Summer Associate, 2012
  • U.S. District Judge Clark Waddoups, Salt Lake City, UT, Judicial Extern, 2011





Bar and Court Admissions

  • Washington
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington


  • UC Berkeley School of Law, J.D., 2013
  • University of Washington, B.A., History, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 2010