November 22, 2014

About Us

Background

In 2000, JMMK broke from a major law firm in Seattle and set up shop on the eastside to provide enhanced personal attention, reliable and responsive service, and efficiencies and cost-effectiveness to our clients keeping in mind each client’s particular financial circumstances and objectives.

Bob Johns began his career as senior King County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, where he represented the Building and Land Development (now known as DDES), Planning, and Public Works Divisions. In 1984, he went into private practice with a major Seattle law firm where he established and managed its land use and construction department.  He was soon joined by Mike Monroe and then Darrell Mitsunaga.  Mike was a former Assistant City Attorney for the City of Seattle who had been representing numerous Seattle agencies in land use and environmental law, both as an advisor concerning significant public projects and in litigation.  Darrell initially clerked with Judge Keith Callow, Washington State Court of Appeals, Division I, and then entered private practice with a focus on civil/construction litigation.  Bob, Mike and Darrell have worked together since then in the real estate development, construction, and condemnation arenas.

In 2001, we were fortunate to add Duana Kolouskova, a former Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for Snohomish County who had represented the Planning and Development Services and Public Works Departments, the Hearing Examiner and the County Council on wide variety of land use and planning issues, including litigation.