About Our Firm
Durkee & Hennessey provide legal counsel to regional, national, and international clients who do business in the Pacific Northwest. We help clients deal with the legal issues that affect successful growth, critical transactions, and business decisions.
We have a strong record in our fields of expertise. Our clients benefit from seasoned counsel who grasp issues quickly, apply their skills with a minimum learning curve, and bring added value in industry knowledge and contacts. While we are serious, tenacious advocates, clients find us approachable, responsive and easy to work with.
HOW WE WORK: We stress the right resource for the particular client need. If the task is straightforward, one attorney is often sufficient. If it calls for a mix of expertise, we assemble a team that fits the requirement. One partner coordinates services and stays in touch with the client’s representative.
We also stress a pro-active practice by frequently conducting legal educational seminars for our clients in our areas of practice; by drafting and reviewing contacts; and by counseling clients in appropriate courses of action.
We have also been guest speakers for a number of professional organizations as well as the Washington State Bar Association on matters relating to construction law and related legal issues.
We have a long history of working successfully with client general counsel. Also, we are frequently engaged by lead counsel to clients who need a capable local law firm that knows the state and local business climate, political issues, policy makers, courts and regulatory agencies.
Durkee & Hennessey has received the highest possible evaluation from Martindale Hubble™, the AV rating.
It is always our goal to obtain the best possible result, as quickly and as inexpensively as possible.
Stephen R. Durkee
Mr. Durkee has extensive experience in commercial and general litigation, with an emphasis on breaches of contract involving construction, business matters, real estate and related disputes. His clients include business owners and individuals as well as contractors, sureties, public owners and developers. He has successfully litigated cases in various State and Federal Courts, as well as numerous administrative forums
Jeffery A. Hellinger
Mr. Hellinger has over 20 years of experience in commercial, consumer and general business litigation, with an emphasis on construction law and debtor-creditor collection matters. He is extremely well versed in pursuing and defending bond and lien claims on residential, commercial and public projects as well as in reviewing, drafting and negotiating contracts. He has extensive experience in both residential and commercial construction practices
Stephen P. Hennessey
Mr. Hennessey’s practice focuses on commercial and general litigation, with an emphasis on construction litigation, construction-related collection matters and business and real estate disputes. He represents clients in state and federal courts and in mediations and arbitrations. His clients include owners, general contractors, subcontractors and sureties. Mr. Hennessey has extensive experience in reviewing, drafting and negotiating contracts and prosecuting and defending against construction claims and general litigation matters.
Our Clients Love Us
Durkee & Hennessey have won, or settled successfully, innumerable types of business and commercial disputes by hard work, listening to their clients and paying attention to detail. They use these skills for individuals, as well as large and small businesses.
- Roger B. (Peer Review)
Durkee & Hennessey
Handles both modest and complex multi-party litigation, throughout the Northwest, and they understand the expense and stress in resolving every case. They guide clients through the legal process to resolve disputes as economically and efficiently as possible. In a tech-savvy world, where interactions can be impersonal, Durkee & Hennessey are committed to their clients, always responding quickly to a client’s communications and concerns.