Helsell Fetterman Welcomes Scott Johnson

Scott Johnson has joined Helsell Fetterman’s environmental, land use and real estate practice groups.

Scott earned his law degree from the University of Washington School of Law and his bachelor’s degree from Washington State University. He started his legal career at the Washington State Attorney General’s Office, Labor and Industries Division and a few years later, moved to Arizona to join the Navajo Nation Department of Justice.  At the Navajo Nation, Scott worked on issues such as housing, finance, federal contracting and grants, employment, and government operations.

In 1999, Scott returned to Seattle and joined the Civil Division of the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, where he spent the next 12 years.  The majority of his time was with the Transportation and Real Property Section  where he advised King County agencies regarding compliance with environmental laws; negotiated and drafted agreements for complex real property transactions; and advised the King County Council, the Executive’s Office, and agencies within the executive branch on a myriad of operational and policy issues related to public transportation, park operations, and real estate management.  While at the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, he worked on issues arising from the development of East Lake Sammamish Trail, and representing King County in matters related to the Lower Duwamish Waterway Superfund site.

In 2011, Scott left King County and opened a solo practice focused on environmental, land use and real estate matters, particularly with respect to the purchase, development and remediation of contaminated property.