Margaret Y. Archer, Chair, Board of Directors and Managing Partner
  • Before earning her law degree, magna cum laude, from Gonzaga University School and joining GTH in 1991, Margaret Archer was a financial analyst for Westinghouse Hanford Company. She puts her business acumen and insight into the world of finance to good use in her position on our board of directors and in her practice areas of land use, real estate litigation and commercial litigation.

    Margaret has served her community in several capacities including membership on the board of directors of Tacoma Shared Housing Services, as a board membership and board president of Tacoma Little Theater, and as a mentor for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Team in Training.

  • Education

    • J.D., Gonzaga University School of Law, 1991
    • magna cum laude
    • Thomas More Scholarship recipient
    • B.A., Accounting, Gonzaga University, 1984
    • cum laude

    Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

    • Washington State Courts
    • U.S. Supreme Court
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
    • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington
    • U.S. Court of Federal Claims

    Professional & Bar Association Memberships

    • Washington State Bar Association

      • Member, Environmental and Land Use Law Section
      • Member, Litigation Section
    • Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association

    Professional History

    • Joined Firm in 1991
    • Adjunct Professor, Seattle University School of Law, 2002
    • Financial Analyst, Westinghouse Hanford Company, 1984-88
    • Chair, Board of Directors and Managing Partner, 2018

    Honors & Awards

    • Selected for inclusion in the 2011-2019 Washington Super Lawyers lists
    • Ranked in the Top 100 List in the 2016 & 2019 Washington Super Lawyers
    • AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale Hubbell
    • Ranked as Top 50 Women, 2013-2019 by Washington Super Lawyers

    Community Activities

    • Tacoma Little Theater, past Board of Directors and past President

    • Tacoma Shared Housing Services, past Board of Directors

    • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Team in Training, Mentor

  • Representative Matters

    • Litigation of real estate and land use disputes in State courts, including the Courts of Appeals

    • Litigation of Land Use Petition Act appeals

    • Litigation of comprehensive plan appeals before Growth Management Hearings Board

    • Litigation of Shoreline Management Act appeals before Shoreline Hearings Board

    • Litigation of environmental issues before the Pollution Control Hearings Board

  • Reflection pond by the Tacoma Glass Museum
  • Fireboats on the Seattle Waterfront
  • Duwamish Waterway and brown field cleanup
  • Pioneer Square
  • Tacoma Arches at the History Museum
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Telephone: 253.620.6500  Fax: 253.620.6565


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Telephone: 206.676.7500  Fax: 206.676.7575