Conveniently located in Central Washington, Yakima is a vibrant city where you can find the cultural, dining and social activities found in larger cities, as well as the “small town feel” that builds communities and offers the opportunity for you to get to know your neighbors.
Known as Stokes Lawrence Velikanje Moore & Shore (SLVMS), our Yakima office has the reputation as being the leading law firm in Central Washington, particularly for clients in the thriving agriculture industry. Leading agriculture companies turn to our lawyers for counsel on a broad range of business issues, including employment, commercial litigation, corporate transactions and succession planning. Our senior lawyers are not only highly regarded by our clients, but are also recognized as being among the top lawyers in the state. And they enjoy closely mentoring more junior lawyers, helping them to advance their careers through opportunities to do substantive work directly with clients.
Quality of Life
When not working, SLVMS staff can be found volunteering with one of Yakima’s many arts or community organizations, or enjoying the more than 300 days of sunshine by exploring the abundant outdoor activities available throughout the area. Add to that the attractive cost of living and easy access to big-city amenities, and you can understand why more professionals are finding Yakima a great place to live and work.
“Yakima is a great place for a young family. We love the proximity of mountains and outdoor activities, yet we’re still close to Seattle. It’s a great community. I’m from the Midwest and feel that Yakima has Midwestern values. To me, it really felt like home.”
— Charissa Johnston
“This is a wonderful place to live. There is great weather and access to outdoors, an affordable lifestyle and no traffic! I’ve enjoyed growing my practice at SLVMS. Junior lawyers have the opportunity to work directly with clients and to work independently faster than at larger firms.”
— Ellen Jackson