The City of Bremerton has a contract with the Law Offices of Alex Sidles to provide hearing examiner services. The hearing examiner is an objective, third-party reviewer. He convenes public hearings to decide certain land use and code enforcement matters. He takes evidence in the form of testimony and exhibits and then applies the city code to make a decision. Parties appearing before the hearing examiner may engage a lawyer to represent them, although many parties choose to represent themselves. Regardless of whether a party has engaged a lawyer, Alex Sidles is committed to providing a fair, impartial, and respectful hearing for everyone involved.
Alex Sidles is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Law. He practiced land use and environmental law in Seattle for many years before becoming a hearing examiner. Prior to law school, he served in the United States Marine Corps.