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"I love to find creative and cost-effective solutions to the challenging problems that confront my clients."

Lucy Clifthorne represents individuals and businesses in a wide range of matters, from litigating disputes to helping them structure and plan business transitions.  She is active in the firm's business, litigation, estate planning and real estate practices.

After graduating magna cum laude from the Seattle University School of Law in 1997, where she served as research and technical editor on the Seattle University Law Review and was active on the moot court board, Lucy served as clerk to Washington State Court of Appeals Judge J. Dean Morgan before joining Vandeberg Johnson & Gandara in 1998. She is a member of the Washington State Bar and admitted to practice in the Federal District Court for the Western District of Washington and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Prior to becoming a lawyer, Lucy obtained a BA from Beloit College in 1981 and an MA in Journalism from the Ohio State University in 1987, where she was a member of Phi Kappa Phi. Lucy lived in Okayama, Japan for three years with her family, where she was a faculty member in the international department of a local college.

Beyond the law, Lucy enjoys cycling, hiking and samba dancing. She serves as president of the Board of Directors of SafePlace, a nonprofit agency in her home town of Olympia. She also serves on the Professional Advisors Committee of the Greater Tacoma Community Foundation. 

E-mail: lclifthorne@vjglaw.com