Barker Martin

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Dean Martin

Phone: 206-381-9806

Fax: 206-381-9807

Throughout his legal career, Dean’s practice has focused on construction defect litigation.  In 1993, Dean started devoting substantially all of his practice to condominium and multi-family residential defect cases.  That practice has included successfully prosecuting claims directly against developers, general contractors, subcontractors, architects, engineers and their respective insurance companies.  Dean has always assisted his construction defect clients with their day to day general counsel issues.  In recent years, this area of his practice has expanded greatly.  Outside the office, Dean is an avid fly fisher and golfer and is the proud father of two.


  • J.D., University of Washington School of Law, 1992
  • B.A., University of Washington, 1988
  • Member, Delta Epsilon Honor Society

Bar Admissions

  • Washington
  • Oregon
  • United States District Court for Western District of Washington
  • United States District Court for the District of Oregon
  • Federal Claims Court

Professional Memberships

  • King County Bar Association
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Washington State Community Associations Institute
  • Oregon State Bar Association
  • Oregon Community Associations Institute
  • Oregon Washington Community Association Managers

Appellate Court Decisions – Lead Appellate Counsel

  • Park Avenue Condominium Owners Association v. Buchan Developments, L.L.C. 117 Wn. App. 369 (2003)

Publications and Presentations

  • “9th Annual Construction Defects: Update and Strategies” for The Seminar Group, December 8, 2012
  • “You Have the Power, Use it Wisely – Association Board Member Powers and Duties” from CA Day, WSCAI, October 20, 2012
  • “Yellow Brass Plumbing Defects: Move Over Building Envelopes, There’s a New Leak in Town” from the WSCAI Journal, September 2012
  • “IPEX Kitec Class Action Lawsuit Update,” September 29, 2011
  • “Exterior Repairs and RCW 64.55” from Community Associations (CA) Day, WSCAI, September 22, 2007
  • “Transition of Control” from the  Managers Only Meeting, WSCAI, July 12, 2007
  • “Adopting and Administering Rules, By-Laws and CC&R's,” March 13, 2007
  • “Governing Documents and Related Liability,” September 19, 2006